Category Archives : 8th Grade


Free Group and Skit Evaluation Rubric

Description

Group work is always tricky to evaluate because there is so much going on. In addition, as educators, we are required to give detailed feedback on students’ performances.

I created this FREE document to make the teacher’s job easier, and to allow students to be responsible for their success as well.

Self-evaluation grids are a great way to guide students in their evaluations. Students will know exactly what is expected of them and will be made responsible for their success. This package can also easily be changed to be used as peer evaluations.

This self-evaluation grid will help students as well as teachers to assess students’ group work. When students use this grid to assess their work, there are no surprises when they receive their final mark. This grid, in particular, allows the students to become organized and responsible for their individual parts.

These self-evaluation grids are also very helpful to teachers:

❒ Helps the teacher justify the final mark;

❒ Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;

❒ Helps parents and students better understand the task required;

❒ Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

Because of formatting issues, this package was created in a PDF document, but I can easily email you a Word file to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

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Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

ELA Report Card Comments

I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

Opinion Piece Bundle

Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Description

The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Appropriate for grades 7 to 9, students learn how to recognize and write a supported opinion using Louis Sachar’s novel “Holes.”

The bundle includes:

❒ An activity sheet on “What is a Supported Opinion?” (with answer key)

❒ Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

❒ The evaluation which contains the instruction sheet and list of topics (that were selected for students of different needs. Students who are high achieving might select one of the more complex topics, while a student who struggles can choose a more obvious one.)

❒ An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

❒ All writing process directions and sheets are included (Pre-Writing or Brainstorming sheet and a Paragraph Organizer)

❒ Also included is an example of the writing process from beginning to end to help students fully understand what the task entails. (Pre-Writing sheet, Paragraph Organizer and the final draft, which includes format expectations.)

Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

You may also be interested in the following products:

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Opinion Piece Bundle

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
4 days


How to write a paragraph

Description

The Paragraph package is an easy to use document that will help students learn how to write effectively using the proper form.

The document includes a detailed description of the different types of paragraphs as well as how to effectively write the paragraph (with sentence by sentence instructions).

You may also be interested in the following products:

Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Sentences Grammar Circles

For Easy & Effective Grammar

Short Story Bundle

Spelling Flip Book

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Description

This “Cheat Sheet” was designed to help students while writing in English. This at a glance 2 page sheet is colorful and has an easy to find layout to help students remember certain important things while they write.

I allow my students to use this in class when writing a test. This is not a grammar lesson, but it will remind students about the grammar they’ve learned in the past.

Some of the reminders included:

❒ parts of speech

❒ transitional words

❒ quotation marks (how and when to use them)

❒ basic sentence structure

❒ spelling tips (plurals of nouns and IE rule)

❒ punctuation rules (apostrophe, colon, semicolon)

The other side of the page has comma rules:

❒ with coordinate conjunctions

❒ with introductory elements

❒ with other elements (dates, parenthetical expression, nouns in a direct address)

❒ with adjectives

❒ with appositives

It also contains tips on things to avoid, such as writing a paragraph shorter than 4 sentences. And, it contains a list of things to do, such as make sure that your paragraphs contain at least 2 pieces of evidence.

You may also be interested in the following products:

Essay Writing Flip Book

How to Write a Paragraph

Inference Cheat Sheet

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Sentences Grammar Circles For Easy & Effective Grammar

Spelling Flip Book

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


ELA Report Card Comments

Description

The end of a school year or semester is always a challenge for English Language Arts teachers. Between the marking, end of the year activities, and packing up your class for the following year, creating individual and meaningful comments on students’ report cards can be challenging.

I say, take back your weekends! I am sharing my mid and end of year ELA report card comments with you. There are over 70 comments for you to use and personalize your ELA report cards.

There are comments on:

❒ supporting an opinion

❒ argument development

❒ speeches

❒ theme development

❒ theme development while using historical context for analysis purposes

❒ supporting arguments in essay form

❒ reading strategies

❒ reading comprehension

❒ group work and literature circles

❒ novel study

There are also a slew of next step comments as well.

Each section is divided by levels 1,2, 3, and 4 where you can select the appropriate comment to accompany the mark the student received.


You may also be interested in the following products:

Comment Bank

Group Work Assessment Tool

Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Bundle

Teaching the Essay Package

Thesis Writing Activity

Thesis Writing Poster

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREEBIE | Vocabulary for ELA | Middle and High School | Differentiated”

by Pagecraft ELA
6th – 12th Grade

A simple poster or handout aimed at 11-16 year olds. This resource should prompt students to develop their vocabulary in English Language and Literature, and makes a good addition to a Literacy display.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Morning Work! Do it now 1!”

by Dual Dialects
3rd – 12th Grade

Practice writing and reading skills with STAAR -like questions while learning about Latin American and Caribbean history, figures, fiction, and geography! This is a WARM UP, but can also be used as homework or in stations. This activity is in ENGLISH and is beneficial not only for students testing for the STAAR, but also can be used for upper grades to practice comprehension and writing (editing and revising) skills.

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I Have, Who has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language and Poetry

Description

The goal of this game is to help students memorize and understand FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE through the use of games. Playing rather than memorizing is a fun activity that will engage students in a classroom.

Included in this purchase is the MASTER SHEET, which contains the answers, attractive STUDENT CARDS, which you can print and cut out in colour (on card stock and laminate for sustainable use), and A SET OF RULES explaining how the game works.

This package contains 23 cards and 12 extra blank cards in case you have a bigger class.

NEW – Now includes editable, blank cards.

You may also be interested in the following:

Analyze This!

Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

Parts of Speech Grammar Circles

Poetry Lesson: Analyzing Poetry

Poetry Unit for Senior Students

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A


The Fun They Had Mini Short Story Unit – Digital Download in Google Drive

Description

With online learning becoming more prevalent in our society, most of our students have experienced traditional learning in a classroom with socialization and online at home.  Both approaches to learning come with their own sets of challenges and rewards. Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Fun They Had” introduces an interesting opportunity for students to discuss the importance of social and human contact in learning.

 Appropriate for grades 7-10

Resource contains

❒ Lesson plan to guide the teacher

❒ Pre-reading journal activity, a brief introduction of the author and historical context 

❒ A copy of the short story with directions on how to annotate the work

❒ Comprehension questions (in both Google Docs and Google Forms formats)

❒ A copy of the short story both annotated for the teacher and without annotation for students

❒ An answer key

❒ An optional Letter Writing Enrichment Activity

❒ Evaluation or enrichment activity (with rubric and self-evaluation checklist)

Pages total 17 pages and a Google Forms

The resource is completely editable in Google Docs and Forms.

When your purchase is complete, you will download a PDF document containing the links to the digital resources.  You will be invited to make a copy of the document and save it in your drive. 

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ELA Literature Study Unit

Opinion Piece Bundle

Rain, Rain, Go away Short Story

Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Bundle

Seventh Grade Short Story

Charles by Shirley Jackson

The Elevator Short Story

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
17 and 1 Google Forms
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Figurative Language Review Sheet”

by English Oh My
6th – 9th Grade

Are you working on figurative language or do you need a quick review of terms or application? Grab this free product, review terms and have your students analyze figurative devices.

You will receive:

1. Figurative Language with an Answer Key

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Free Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

Description

FREE Super Hero themed Parts of Speech Posters are a great visual way to teach students to remember the nature of words. This is a great addition to any language arts class.

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English Grammar Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Parts of Speech Grammar Circles

Sentences Grammar Circles For Easy & Effective Grammar

Spelling Flip Book

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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FREE MATH LESSON – “Free! Fun Math animation based activity for multiplication and problem solving.”

by PrepToon – Math Animations
5th – 8th Grade

The Mall of Amazingness is a fun and short animation video followed by a question and the solution.

The animation is lively and engaging and will encourage critical thinking and problem solving in students. It depicts a scenario in which Sammy’s Uncle gave Sammy a gift certificate for $50.00 to spend in a mall.
Sammy’s challenge is to determine which combination of choices would help him spend every penny.

Teachers have used this in class and found it very creative and useful in engaging students.

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Included:

2-minute animation video showing the Math real life scenario
Problem text followed by a question and the solution

Format:
The file is in MP4 format, which is playable on any PC/Mobile/Mac.


PrepToon by Ruchira Modi & Joseph Abraham is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature

Description

ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature

This bundle has everything needed to teach any work of literature, to start literature circles, or as an alternative to independent book reports. It also teaches literacy skills which are essential for students to add meaning to content.

Now comes with a fill in the blank PDF for students who prefer using the computer

There are 24 pages in the unit guide that include:

❒ Anticipation guide

❒ Prediction chart

❒ Plot Chart

❒ Plot chart (graphic organizer)

❒ List of character traits and a STEAL chart for characterization

❒ Characterization graphic organizer

❒ STEAL characterization graphic organizer

❒ Character traits graphic organizer

❒ Conflict activity

❒ Personal word wall

❒ Important passages (quotes) activity sheet

❒ Questions for Comprehension (generic- before, during, and after reading)

❒ Event map

❒ Chapter summary pages

❒ Making inferences activity sheet

❒ Activity on author’s purpose

❒ Themes and how to develop them

❒ How to develop themes in paragraph form (using PEEL)

❒ Paragraph graphic organizer (using PEEL)

❒ How to answer a test question in paragraph form (using PEEL)

Included are 2 evaluations with rubrics:

1) Writing a journal as one of the characters in the story (focus on characterization)

2) Writing a newspaper article on an event from the story (focus on plot and cause and event)

Characterization poster for the classroom is also included in two different formats (legal size paper required).


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Opinion Piece Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
31 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Viking FUN FACTS: Leif Eriksson Day is October 9th”

by Gail Hennessey
4th – 8th Grade

Use this free handout to share information on the Vikings. Included are several extension activities to use with students to learn about the Vikings.


Leif Eriksson Day is October 9th.

* There are different spellings for his name.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Poster: Whose Job Is It?”

by Schoolhouse Treasures
3rd – 12th Grade

This was just too cute to not share! Author is unknown. This is a priceless freebie!
2 Versions included – B W and Lavender
Graphics by Katie Dang
Created by Schoolhouse Treasures -2013 All Rights Reserved

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Back to School Name Origin & Autobiography Tri-Folds”

by James Whitaker
3rd – 12th Grade

[[Autobiographical Series]]
Autobiographical & Etymological Name Origin Tri-Fold
Grades 3-12
Product Overview/Preface:

Explore the origin of your students’ first name and surname. Names are the prelude to our identity and hold deep rooted semantic personal origins. Use these awesome Tri-Folds to get to know your students and kick start a positive, long lasting rapport. Your students will never forget the essence of their names and will learn a valuable, empowering aspect of their identity.

Includes:
< 2 Pre-made Tri-Folds
< 7 Insert Pages
< 1 Customizable Tri-Fold
< 1 First Name Pre-Planning Sheet
< 1 Surname Pre-Planning Sheet
< 2 Styles of Mini Fold-Ems

Suggested Etymological Topics:
< History & Country of Origin
< Religion & Ethnicity
< Diminutives
< Feminized Forms
< Variations in other Languages
< Cognates
< Famous People with Given Names
< Popularity

Suggested Autobiographical Topics:
< Autobiography
< Parent Interview: Legacy of Name
< Likes/Dislikes
< Favorites: Food, Music, Film, Literature, Animals, Games, Places
< Greatest/Worse Moments
< Family Members
< Photos
< Quotes

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Short Story Bundle Unit Plan

Description

The Short Story Bundle is 4 short story mini-units for the price of one. See the preview for more details.

Seventh Grade Short Story Mini Unit is a great way to start any literature unit. Suitable from grade seven to ten, this unit reviews literary elements and allows students to practice identifying all important elements.

The unit includes:

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ an anticipation reading guide

❒ a two-page literary element cheat sheet

❒ plot graph

❒ word wall

❒ character trait explanation sheet

❒ characterization activity

❒ writing evaluation (or activity) with evaluation sheet

❒ comprehensive answer key for all activities.

18 pages total

“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes:

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ questions for comprehension

❒ a plot chart organizer

❒ activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing

❒ an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)

❒ an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form

❒ a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs

❒ an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph

❒ an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”

❒ a comprehensive answer key for all handouts

❒ a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

This short story mini-unit features Shirley Jackson’s short story “Charles.” Appropriate for grades 7 to 10, the lessons focus on the development of theme and paragraphs.

Included in the mini-unit is:

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ a prediction chart

❒ an anticipation guide

❒ activity sheet (select important passages in the text for theme and paragraph support)

❒ author’s purpose activity sheet

❒ how to develop a theme sheet with an example

❒ a graphic organizer to help students plan their paragraph

❒ an answer key for all activities

❒ 3-day lesson plan for easy planning

16 pages total

The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unit includes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.

The resource includes:

❒ an anticipation guide

❒ a copy of the short story

❒ questions for comprehension

❒ plot graph activity-❒Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

❒ a personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding

❒ a comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

❒ An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story.

❒ A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending.

24 pages total

Individual Short Story Mini-Units:

Charles by Shirley Jackson

Rain, Rain, Go away Short Story

Seventh Grade Short Story

The Elevator Short Story

You may also be interested in the following products:

ELA Literature Study Unit

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Spelling Flip Book

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
74 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Trauma Informed School Counseling Confidentiality Posters”

by Whimsy in School Counseling
Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Confidentiality posters for your office! Free, snazzy, psychoeducational Confidentiality Posters for the Trauma Informed School Counselor. Because everything can be a learning moment, from the passive learning from your office decor to the active learning students encounter in your office and their classrooms. Various backgrounds, including dinosaurs, kittens, tribal print, unicorns, glitter, rainbow, chalkboard, tie-dye, galaxy print, and more!

Confidentiality posters are quite literally a necessity for school counselors, but that doesn’t mean they have to be scary or boring! In true school counseling style these confidentiality statements build on the standard exclusions to become an opportunity for education.

Each poster says this or a variation of this:

Confidentiality

(or, the rules about what stays between us and what doesn’t.)

Chats with the door open or in the hallway aren’t confidential… Other people can hear us!

When the door is closed everything you tell me stays between us unless…

1. You tell me you are going to hurt yourself.

2. You tell me someone is going to hurt you.

3. You tell me you are going to hurt someone.

4. There is a medical emergency.

5. You tell me something like “I can’t see the board in math!” I would ask the math teacher to move you to the front row and ask the school nurse to check your eyesight.

In other words, I only need to share the details of what we talk about if your wellbeing is at stake. I do this because I care and because I am legally bound to do so. I will always do my best to let you know before I share anything we talk about so it isn’t a surprise to you.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Sci-Fi Laser Saber Origami FREEBIE”

by Innovative Teacher
2nd – 8th Grade

You have just found a gem! My students have thoroughly enjoyed creating this origami while igniting their critical thinking process. At the same time, you get at least 20-30 minutes of quiet time while your students work independently and they get to take home their handmade treasures.

In this product, you will receive detailed written AND pictured instructions on how to fold a 6 by 6-inch paper origami. The two forms of instructions are given to help you differentiate between your student’s various learning styles.

You also receive a preprinted template for each student that will guide them in the folding process at their own pace. This template will greatly help those students that have never folded origami before. You also have the option to print the template on white or colored paper.

This is a low prep activity for you and loaded with tons of creativity for your students!

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August 2021 Teacher Talk

 Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

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It’s August Teacher Talk Time…..Hopefully you have a wonderful year whether you are physically in your classroom, using a hybrid model, or distance learning.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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Is Summer Vacation Over Already?

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Someone posted on Facebook that August is like Sunday for teachers! We’re elated when the weekend comes around, and love Saturday, it’s one of our fun days, but then the dreaded Sunday comes, you have to correct papers, do lesson plans, and go to bed at a reasonable hour, you know the routine. Here are some great tips for connecting with your students on the first day.

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Take the Stress Out of This year’s Teacher Evaluations

By Retta London of Rainbowcity Learning

How to get a head start on prepping for stress-free teacher evaluations this year.

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Starfish Up!

By Gini Musanno of Reading Spotlight

Hopefully, normal and safe school operations will be returning this fall, but will your students be wilting at their desks before long? This a simple reminder that a constant requirement for kids to sit in desks quietly hour after hour will be a difficult challenge for all, and actual torment for some.

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How Many Classroom Rules Do You Need?

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

Now that most of us are getting geared up for a new school year, it’s time to think about what classroom rules need to be established. I would suggest making a few general rules that are clear and understandable since being too specific often leads to complicated, wordy rules that might cover every possible situation.   ✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿

Bingo Lingo

By Renee Heiss of  All-American Teacher Tools

Bingo Lingo gives teachers many options for creating and playing bingo with their students.

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Comparing and Contrasting Two Short Stories

by Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Learning to compare and contrast two short stories is a great lesson for the beginning of the fall semester.
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Back-to-School Writing Activities In-Person & Digital

By Katie Auer of Loving Language arts

10 engaging back-to-school writing activities for grades 4-8
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6 Helpful Tips for the First Day of School

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn 6 great tips for a successful first day of school

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First Day of School Picture Books

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Are you looking for diverse reads that are inclusive? A great class library has books that provide those mirrors, windows and sliding doors that are for all students!
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How to Teach Word Problems? Teach 5 Steps in Solving Word Problems on the First Day of School…

By Victoria Leone of The Best of Teacherpreneurs

If teaching word problems continues to be your math nemesis, try something different this year and start teaching the Word Problem of the Day.


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Meet The Teacher Templates”

by The Creative Spot
Kindergarten – 8th Grade

3 Meet The Teacher Templates! 2 versions of each.

If you need different wording or content, feel free to message me your request!

Please enjoy and let me know in the comments!

This product can be used for your classrooms or for your own TPT products you sell.

If used for commercial purposes, please read the terms of use.

Terms of Use:

– This resource is not to be sold, distributed or resold as your product.

– This resource may be used as a part of a larger design.

– Please provide credit to “The Creative Spot” by attaching a link to my TPT store or by including my brand logo.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE FONTS: KB3 Artisan (Personal Use: K26 Series)”

by KB3Teach
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Black ink-lettered box characters with a European flair for bulletin boards, project covers, photo captions, yearbooks, and scrapbooking projects. Free for personal use. Have fun creating!

(Note: If you purchased the Fonts Mega Pack, this font will be included in the next upload. With the Mega Pack license, you are entitled to use this font in your commercial products at no additional charge.)

For information on purchasing a license to use this font in your commercial products for sale, click here: COMMERCIAL LICENSE (Single Font License)

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This font is part of the K26 Series which includes EXTENDED LATIN CHARACTERS AND SYMBOLS. More K26 Fonts on the way! Click “Follow” above to receive new product notifications from TpT.

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Free Fonts (Personal Use)

Commercial License (Single Font License)

Commercial License (Multi-Font Value Packs)

K26 Series: Extended Latin Symbols & Characters

KB3TEACH FONTS MEGA PACK

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CLIPART RESOURCES:

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*While this font is offered free for personal use, it remains the sole property of KB3Teach, and may not be repackaged or resold without written permission.*

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Early Intervention – “I don’t just play“ Poster – Speech Therapy”

by The SLT Scrapbook
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

This free poster for early intervention SLPs makes the perfect addition to any speech therapy room or office.

This poster is based on a recent popular Instagram post and SLPs had requested for it to be turned into a poster, so here it is!

As Early Intervention Therapists we do a lot more than “just play” in our sessions. This beautiful poster summarises the important role we have.

About:

There are 3 color versions and one BW version of the poster included.

The posters are in American Letter size.

If you have liked this freebie, you may also like…

“Benefits of Play” Freebie Poster

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Chalkboard Glitter Labels – Rainbow Labels”

by Moonlight Creations
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

28 baroque chalkboard cliparts with colorful and glittery borders

■ Included : 28 cliparts
■ Format : PNG
■ Resolution : 300 dpi
■ Size : 5 inch

■ License : Personnal & Commercial Use

This kit contains 28 baroque chalkboard cliparts with colorful and sparkling borders.
There are 16 different colors.

The chalkboards were made with high-quality realistic texture.
Each clipart is individually wrapped in PNG with high resolution (300 dpi).

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I Have, Who has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language and Poetry

Description

The goal of this game is to help students memorize and understand FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE through the use of games. Playing rather than memorizing is a fun activity that will engage students in a classroom.

Included in this purchase is the MASTER SHEET, which contains the answers, attractive STUDENT CARDS, which you can print and cut out in colour (on card stock and laminate for sustainable use), and A SET OF RULES explaining how the game works.

This package contains 23 cards and 12 extra blank cards in case you have a bigger class.

NEW – Now includes editable, blank cards.

You may also be interested in the following:

Analyze This!

Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

Parts of Speech Grammar Circles

Poetry Lesson: Analyzing Poetry

Poetry Unit for Senior Students

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A


Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

Description

Are you looking for a new way of introducing poetic devices in your class? This PowerPoint document is a great way to review poetic terms or to help students learn them.

I play this game from grade 9 to grade 12 and all of the students love them.

Directions on how to play the game are also included.

You may also be interested in the following products:

Creating a Board Game Assessment Tool

I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

Parts of Speech Grammar Circles

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

Spelling Flip Book

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
28 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE MISC. LESSON – “Be Kind Classroom Decor Poster”

by Love of First
Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Here’s a little sample freebie {colorful & printer-friendly) to spruce up your classroom decor while promoting kindness among your students.

Check out the whole pack here:
Motivational Classroom Posters

Enjoy!

Love of First

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Spelling Flip Book

Description

The Spelling Flip Book is designed to help young learners become familiar with spelling rules and to incorporate them into their work.

Students can color and personalize their flip books to enhance the spelling learning experience.

I always like encouraging my students to use their flip books as reference sheets when they are working to promote good spelling habits. The goal is that eventually, by using the flipbook when working, the student will begin to remember common errors made in the past and correct them. I have had much success with this strategy in my classes.

I’ve also included a color copy and an answer key – a total of 18 pages.

You may also be interested in the following products:

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Opinion Piece Bundle

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Sentences Grammar Circles For Easy & Effective Grammar

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “5 Journal Bell Ringers for the Middle School Classroom”

by Making ELA Matter
7th – 10th Grade

This is a collection of 5 quick write journal topics that I use in my classroom. These can be used as bell ringers or as a spring-board to introduce a new topic. Suggestions for use are included in the downloaded product.

If you enjoy this sample product, see my set of 45 journal topics HERE.

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Sentences – Grammar Circles for easy and effective grammar

Description

Teach grammar in a creative and meaningful way. No more boring grammar.

Simplify your life and make grammar fun and effective.

One of the biggest challenges I had in my English classes was how to fit in grammar with everything else I had to teach. I would give students grammar pages, and then we would correct them together. It was tedious, and it took forever! What’s more is that students were not learning the way I wanted them to. They wouldn’t apply what they had learned from the grammar pages and activities.

I found a solution!

Grammar Circles. Grammar Circles are very similar to literature circles in the sense that students are teaching one another grammar. It is a fun and functional way to teach and learn grammar. Although this may be done individually, it can also be completed as a group where students, through a specific process outlined in the package, teach one another grammar. They also correct the work together, so the teacher has very little to do.

The package includes:

1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, directions, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (16 pages)

Activities included focus on:

❒ the logistics of the sentence (the basic parts)

❒ the prepositional phrase

❒ the adjective phrase

❒ the adverb phrase

❒ the verbal phrase

❒ the appositive phrase

❒ the independent and subordinate clauses

❒ subjects and predicates

❒ fragments

❒ run-on sentences

❒ types of sentences

2) A teacher Guide with easy to follow instructions on how to organize the Grammar Circles.

3) The Answer Key – devised to allow students to correct their work and learn from one another.

For those who are from Ontario, Canada – this unit adheres to the Grade 9 English Curriculum (academic). The unit can be taught in any grade to about sentences.

(27 pages total for this unit)

You may also be interested in the following products:

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

How to Write a Paragraph

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Spelling Flip Book

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A