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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Teaching Theme Printables – Anchor Charts, Mentor Texts, Practice Pages”

by Kristine Nannini
3rd – 6th Grade

FREE Theme Printables (Anchor Charts, Mentor Texts, Practice Pages)

Determining theme is a higher-order thinking skill that many students may struggle to grasp at first. The reason for this struggle is that theme is inferred (unless your students are reading fables with explicitly stated morals).

The goal of this free resource is to help your students understand the concept of theme and provide them with multiple opportunities to practice, and eventually master, this concept.

Included in this free resource:

-Three Printable Determining Theme Anchor Charts

-Determining Theme Mentor Text Recommendations

-Printable Practice Pages (The Invisible Boy and a blank generic version)

-Clickable link to my Theme: Differentiated Reading Passages and Questions

These resources compliment my informative blog post at Young Teacher Love Blog.

ClickHERE to read my blog post on Teaching Theme in the Upper-Elementary Classroom

Thank you, and enjoy!

Copyright© 2017 Kristine Nannini

All rights reserved by author.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Sequence Activity”

by Ruth S.
3rd – 9th Grade

Sequence Activity

These are great activities to reinforce sequence using clue and transition words. Kids have to identify the clue words in the sentences, then draw one line under the event that happened first, and two lines under the event that happened second.
PLEASE NOTE: This packet of sequence activities has been modified and pages have been added. Please upload the new activities that include more activities and teaching suggestions.

More sequence activities.

Sequence Packet

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The following are just some of the resources I offer on Teachers Pay Teachers. To find more, look for CUSTOM CATEGORIES on my store pages and select a subject.

COMMON CORE

The following resources can be used with any book or story! Student friendly rubrics are included!

Common Core ELA Informational Text PostersCommon Core Figurative LanguageCommon Core Reading ThemesCommon Core Reading Standards Main IdeaCommon Core Setting ComparisonsCommon Core Foundational Skills Task Cards Great informal assessment to determine who needs review or who has achieved mastery. Use year to year
Common Core Character ComparisonsCommon Core Problems and SolutionsCommon Core Reading Standards Cause and Effect

NONFICTION

Close Reading Informational Text Polar Bears
This is the perfect informational text, no prep resource, to connect English Language arts with social studies and science! The article about polar bears’ lives in the arctic regions of Earth and how they survive, will inspire your students to research these beautiful animals on their own. Creative activities! Questions and answers are included.

Nonfiction Bingo A great way for students to become very familiar with nonfiction features.

Nonfiction Detective Task Cards Pre- reading, reading and post reading cards!

Nonfiction Find It and Check It This packet helps to reinforce nonfiction text.

Common Core Informational Text Article (Cheetah) FREE!

ALL TIME FAVORITES

Novel Response Cards Use with any book or story. Perfect for small groups, independent work, literature circles, guided reading and centers. This is one of my most popular resources! Use year to year with your students!

Number the Stars 19 Page Packet This is now a 70 page packet! There is an informational article about World War II for pre reading activities, with questions and answers. Also included are maps of Europe and Denmark with questions and answers. This provides students with a historical perspective of World War II. Covers all reading strategies and more!

Similes Metaphors and More Use with any book or story! Examples and definitions are given on each page.

Nonfiction Bingo A great way for students to become very familiar with nonfiction features

Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets A very handy reference chart with examples of figurative language as well as other activities. Students use their copies of the chart as they work on written assignments in class. . A VERY popular resource all teachers must have!

Movie Review for Students Keep your students focused as they watch videos in class. Add these sheets to your sub folder!

Fantasy Essential Elements Literature Unit

BOOK REPORTS AND OTHER REPORTS

Book Report Trifold Use With Any Novel Use the pages year to year with any fiction book or story. Students will be motivated to work for the extra bonus points that are offered! A note to parents is also included with all the instructions about the report and a slip to send back to you. Complete instructions are included.

Design a Game Book Report An amazing book report. Students create games based on stories they’ve read. All time favorite activity loved by students, their parents, teachers and administrators! Encourages students to read different genre. Have a Game Day!

Bloom Ball Reports Inspires students to “think out of the box” to create reports for any subject, book, or story. Use with any fiction, nonfiction or subject. Based on the latest Bloom Taxonomy verbiage. These reports encourage higher-level thinking and make colorful year round classroom displays! Students, teachers, parents and administrators love the reports! For 5th grade and up. Middle and high school teachers tell me they’re using them too!

GRAMMAR AND SPELLING

Parts of Speech Animal Theme Posters Laminate for future use!

Subject and Predicate ActivitiesIrregular Past and Participle Forms of Verbs

Adjective Adverb Game Common Core SupplementAdjective Adverb Task CardsCommon and Proper Nouns Practice for the Common CoreCommon Proper Nouns Game

Spelling Activities To Use with Any Spelling List
How to Spell Plural Nouns FREE!

SCOOT GAMES FUN!

Scoot Fun! Adjectives
Scoot Fun! Nouns
Scoot Fun! Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs
Scoot Fun! Prepositions
Scoot Fun! Subjects Predicates
Scoot Fun! Verbs

LITERATURE GUIDES AND BOOK ACTIVITIES

Al Capone Does My Shirts
A Wrinkle in Time Literary Activities
A Wrinkle in Time Whole Book Assessment and Extension Activities
Bridge to Terabithia Student Worksheets
Brians Winter Student Worksheets Gary Paulsen’s survival books keep students on the edges of their seats!
Chasing Vermeer 65 Comprehension Activities Task cards
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
Fairy Tales Worksheet PacketFun! Imagine Cinderella’s glass slipper is a sneaker and she arrives to the ball in a limo. Students love these activities!
Fantasy Essential Elements Literature Unit
Frindle Literature Guide 87 pages. Includes an informational article about the Bill of Rights and Freedom of Speech with questions and answers. Is freedom of speech different in the classroom than what is says in the Constitution?
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Activities
Hatchet Student Worksheets
Holes by Louis Sachar Student Worksheets
Hoot Student Worksheets
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Lord of the FliesLove that Dog,Test
Maniac Magee 32 Page Packet
Maniac Magee Task Cards
Maniac Magee Bullying
Maniac Magee Vocabulary
Maniac Magee Fortunate and Unfortunate Events If you purchased my Maniac Magee packet, please do no purchase this. It is in the packet.
Moby Dick
Number the Stars 19 Page Packet This is now a 70 page packet!
The Kite Runner
The Tiger Rising Activities
Where the Red Fern Grows Activities
Woodsong Packet

VOCABULARY DETECTIVES

Who doesn’t love a contest? You’ll notice that even your most reluctant readers will join in this weekly fun! See the links for more details.
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 4 Pronouns, Proper Nouns, Conjunctions
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 5 Similes, Metaphors, Personification
Vocabulary Detective Task Cards 6 Common Proper Nouns and ContractionsHOLIDAYS AND SEASONAL PRODUCTS

St.Patricks Day Legend of Irish Leprechauns WorksheetsIreland Mini Report for St. Patricks Day FREE!

Thanksgiving Activity Five Kernels of Corn A true story about the Pilgrims starving time when they had only five kernels of corn to eat each day.
Thanksgiving Word Art Poster FREE!

New Year Resolutions Mine My Town My Country The World School is included in this packet. Students think “out of the box” to write the resolutions.

Autumn and Fall Writing Papers Creatively designed writing paper for final drafts of poems and stories.!

Autumn ELA Student Worksheets

Halloween Task Cards and Writing Activities Fun creative task cards students love!

Christmas and Holiday Language Art Activities

North Pole Headline News Students have fun writing news articles about the North Pole. Examples of headlines are: Santa Loses His Cell Phone, Santa Buys an iPad, Rudolph’s Nose Turns Blue and many more! Fun!

North Pole Prepositions FREE! Fun!! You’ll love your students’ illustrations of the sentences with prepositions!

Veterans Day An inspiring project that’s loved by students, parents and teachers!

Langston Hughes Dreams FREE! A fantastic resource to encourage your students to follow their dreams. Use during Black History Month, to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday or add it to your poetry unit!

SNOWBALLS

These activities can be hands on cut and paste activities or students can write their answers on the snowballs.
Snowball Antonyms
Snowball Synonyms
Snowball Math Addition Subtraction
Snowball Math Multiplication and Division

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Behavior Forms for Teachers Forms all teachers need!

Behavior Reinforcing Student Responsibility

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Flashcards Motor Skills | Free”

by A Teachable Year
Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Flashcards can be used in many ways to introduce and practise vocabulary, grammar structures,  as well as consolidate, recycle and extend children’s language. 

So make learning vocabulary with your ESL/EFL students fun!

This product includes colorful flash cards to review and practice vocabulary related to motor skills.

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Creative Writing Bundle

Description

This Creative Writing bundle has been created to teach students the basic elements of writing. It begins with a PowerPoint to introduce how students should approach creative writing and includes activities to help students create believable and interesting characters, how to build suspense, and basics of the elements of fiction and plot.

Check out the individual resources for more information.

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Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

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Total Pages
13 pages and 11 slides
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


Frankenstein Unit (Digital resources)

Description

FRANKENSTEIN UNIT – Complete with no prep for you.

***NEW – This unit is now distance learning ready.

-Students may complete the work in a Google Docs.

-Students make complete the work on PDF forms, save it, and send it to you.

-Students may also complete the work using Google Slides.

This unit is created using the 1831 edition of the novel.

This unit has been created with the teacher in mind. The material is geared toward senior students with a focus on the construction of arguments. It also teaches the importance of historical context as well as literary allusions in the development of themes.

I am a strong believer that when students work with a specific purpose in mind, they become better learners. That’s why my units contain only quality and worth-while activities. You will find no busy work here. Every lesson focuses on teaching students analytical and essay writing skills.

All of the thinking and planning is done for you. The lesson plans are detailed and comprehensive. The student guide is visually appealing, and so the teacher puts effort where it needs to be. The answer key is complete and detailed. All you need to do is to purchase this unit and photocopy it.

Take a look at the preview for more information.

The unit includes:

1) The Teacher Package

❒ contains 23 detailed lessons (60-90 minute lessons)

❒ leading discussion questions and skill-building activities (with detailed instructions for the teacher)

❒ important chapter notes on analysis

❒ the teacher package helps the teacher stay on task and stay organized because the planning has been done for you.

2) The Student Package (19 pages)

❒ pre-reading activity

❒ study guide questions (*improved with more thinking questions for students)

❒ a fact sheet regarding the Prometheus myth

❒ activity on the use of nature in romantic literature

❒ an activity based on the symbols in the novel

❒ several activities that teach argument development

❒ activity on theme development

❒ an activity on characterization to bring about themes

Available in PDF forms, on Google Slides

Available as a booklet and as individual activities to make sharing with students easier.

3) A comprehensive answer key (32 pages)

❒ detailed answers to ALL student activities and work

❒ an annotated copy of the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and activity answer key.

4) Also included:

❒ a PowerPoint introducing the novel’s historical context and the author

❒ a copy of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

5) Various evaluations are also included: ALL EVALUATIONS ARE IN WORD DOCUMENTS to MODIFY FOR CLASSROOM NEEDS.

❒ Test on letters 1-4 and chapters 1-10 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)

❒ Test on chapters 11-18 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)

❒ Unit evaluation (Choice between an essay (several different versions), a debate, a unit test – all the work process is included)

ANSWER KEYS AND EVALUATION GRIDS ARE INCLUDED FOR ALL EVALUATIONS.

*As a bonus, I have included two automatic comment generators for Word documents (with drop-down boxes.)

Documents are downloaded as PDF files (except for evaluations)

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Thematic Poetry Unit: Editable

Much Ado About Nothing Complete Unit

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Lord of the Flies Unit – No Prep Required

Hamlet Complete No Prep Unit

Romeo and Juliet – No Prep Unit

Death of a Salesman – No Prep Unit

Wuthering Heights Student Workbook


It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
125 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month


Poetry Unit EDITABLE

Description

This product is available at a lower cost. Click on the link below for more information.

Poetry Unit for Senior Students (Bundled) – Editable in Word

I love poetry! I love reading it, I love teaching it, and I love the discussions I can have with my students because of it. May students (and some teachers) dislike poetry because they think it’s too difficult. I once had a student tell me that poetry was like a “code” that needed to be unlocked. Cringe!! Some poems are meant to be analyzed. Some poems and meant to sound beautiful, and some poems are meant to be simple and enjoyed for what they are. This unit has a little of all of those things.

Students love this poetry unit. It is a complete unit with no prep required on the teacher’s part. This 2 week unit includes a student guide, 12 detailed lesson plans, a multimedia presentation (no internet connection required), a complete answer key with annotated poems (this is a teacher favorite!) , and an end of the unit evaluation with answer key.

Just print it and teach it. It really is that easy.

This bundle includes individual lessons devised to teach students the importance of:

❒ Figurative language (its uses and effects)

❒ How to read poetry

❒ The importance of rhythm

❒ The importance of tone and attitude in a poem

❒ Types of poetry

❒ How to analyze poetry

❒ How to appreciate poetry (even when you don’t understand it)

This unit’s focus is the analysis of poetry and teaches students how to make inferences, which is a skill they must learn for their other subjects as well.

Poems include authors such as Emily Dickinson, Dorothy Parker, Thomas Gray, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Alfred Noyes, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman.

The unit has been conceived to last 12 days – with 65 minute periods (although they are easy to modify).

The unit includes:

1 – The teacher guide (Contains 12 comprehensive lesson plans to teach the poems included in the unit. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH THIS UNIT HAS BEEN DONE FOR YOU. )

2 – The student package (Contains students’ notes, poems, and questions) (28 pages)

3 – The answer key includes annotated poems and answers to all student activities, as well as an example of paragraph developing a theme in poetry (saving you time).

4 – A multimedia PowerPoint presentation to introduce the unit (17 slides) – NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED

A total of 68 pages + 17 slides are included in this package.

This unit is complete and does all of the thinking for you. All you need to do is to print out and photocopy the student package, and you’re set.

Check out this sample lesson from the unit:

Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)

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

Inference Cheat Sheet

Romeo and Juliet No Prep Unit

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
68 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks


Romeo and Juliet Unit – No prep required

Description

ROMEO AND JULIET UNIT

This bundled unit has been designed to make life easier for the Language Arts teacher. It contains a teacher guide with detailed lessons, a student guide with all of the notes required by students, an answer key for students’ work, and three evaluations (answer keys and evaluation rubrics included). All you need to do is print and begin teaching.

This purchase includes:

❒A comprehensive Teacher guide with 15 detailed lessons (7 pages)

❒A student guide with guiding questions and activities (focus on characterization, themes, figurative language, irony, etc…) -10 pages

❒A Scavenger Hunt activity to introduce students to Shakespeare and his times (includes eight colorful cards and a PowerPoint with answers.)

❒A detailed answer key for students’ work (10 pages)

❒A quiz on Acts 1 and 2 – answer key included

❒Oral presentation on Irony – evaluation rubric included

❒Culminating Activity – Students write a children’s story based on the themes in the play. Evaluation rubric as well as work process sheets included (7 pages)

There are a total of 51 pages included in this unit.

The unit will last between 17 to 20 periods. (3 – 4 week unit)

All that’s left is to teach. I hope you enjoy this unit.

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Much Ado About Nothing No Prep Unit

Poetry Unit for Senior Students

Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

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


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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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


Analyze This! A Step-by-Step Guide to Analysis

Description

Analyze This! is a step-by-step guide to analyzing literature

I created this bundle to help my students understand analysis and how to apply their newfound skills to write an effective essay. In my 21 years of teaching High School English, I have repeatedly noticed that students often have difficulty in knowing how to analyze and use the information to write with a purpose in essay form. This step-by-step guide for high school students simplifies the process and gives students and teachers all of the tools they need to become successful literary critics.

The bundle includes:

❒ A page with suggestions on how to use the bundle.

❒ Two pages explaining the difference between analysis and literary analysis.

❒ One page on how to create an effective outline (what content should be included).

❒ An exercise using the “Ant and the Grasshopper” fable to help students analyze elements of plot, characterization, symbolism, theme, and setting.

❒ An answer sheet with detailed information.

❒ Instructions on how to use the above information to focus a topic and write a thesis statement.

❒ An outline activity – students need to complete an outline using a given thesis statement.

❒ An answer key (with a possible outline) to help student compare their outline with this one.

The bundle includes 13 pages and two to three days worth of lessons.

This is a practical and simple way to guide students through the analytical process.

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days


EDITABLE – Death of a Salesman Unit (Digital copy included)

Description

***NEW – A digital copy of all the student activities is now available in a Google Docs format to facilitate distance learning.

This unit and all of its components are completely EDITABLE in Word Documents. This allows teachers the flexibility to make the unit their own.

A non-editable version of this unit is available at a lower cost. Click here for more information. Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman used to be one of my least favorite plays to teach. I found it depressing, and I had a difficult time teaching it in a way that was meaningful to students. Then, I created this bundle so that students would not only learn about drama, tragedy, irony, etc. but also think about their own futures, while they are contemplating their post-secondary education. While Willy Loman’s dreams are unrealistic and unattainable, students contemplate their own dreams, strengths, and weaknesses. You will definitely have more than a few excellent discussions when teaching this play.

This unit has been conceived with the teacher in mind. It contains a Student Guide, a Teacher Guide, and a comprehensive Answer Key. All you have to do is print the packages and teach them. It’s as easy as that! I’ve also included two different options for end unit evaluations, which both contain evaluation grids and answer key. The unit is, in my opinion, visually appealing and the contents teach analysis of literature.

What the bundle contains: (The documents are in PDF as well as Word format.)

The Student Guide contains 16 pages: (2 versions, with graphics and one without)

❒Notes on the American Dream

❒An anticipation guide

❒An in-depth look at success as it pertains to the lives of the students (which can, later on, be related to the play.)

❒Thematic comprehension questions for each act

❒Work on motifs and symbols used in the play

❒Work on characterization

❒Notes on tragedy (Aristotle’s definition and modern definition)

❒Review notes for students

Answer Key contains 29 pages:

❒Answers to ALL of the students’ work

❒Introduction to Arthur Miller

❒Comprehensive notes on each scene of the play (to help students understand and appreciate literary techniques used by the author)

❒List of themes and how they are developed – Revue sheet

The final evaluation contains three different options:

1) A unit test with an answer key. Contains 3 essay type questions.

2) An essay. Contains essay topics, work process (steps 1…..), an outline guide, and an evaluation grid.

ALL EVALUATIONS ARE FORMATTED IN WORD DOCUMENTS FOR EASY CHANGES AND MODIFICATIONS AND INCLUDE A COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER KEY.

The Teacher Guide contains 5 pages:

Includes 8 complete lessons that leave the teacher nothing to do, but to teach.

Lesson 1: Historical context and pre-reading

Lesson 2: Setting and reading (there are specific pages assigned to each lesson)

Lesson 3: Symbols, Motifs and reading the play

Lesson 4: Character chart and reading the play

Lesson 5: Reading – exploring irony and the meaning of the title

Lesson 6: Reading and a look at the difference between modern and classic tragedy

Lesson 7: Theme development and review

Lesson 8: Evaluation (Option 1 – test (answer key included), Option 2 – Essay (evaluation grid, work process, outline included)

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Lord of the Flies No Prep Unit

Much Ado About Nothing No Prep Unit

Romeo and Juliet No Prep Unit

Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Poetry PowerPoint Review Trivia Slides”

by Just Add Students
5th – 8th Grade

Use these six poetry “trivia” slides to

  • review
  • play a game
  • warm up
  • transition from one event to the next
  • provide exit ticket questions
  • introduce concepts
  • quiet your class
  • reinforce concepts
  • introduce lessons

Multiple choice responses make it a fun table or team activity.

These are perfect for National Poetry Month — or any time you want to review figurative language or elements of poetry.

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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.

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Sentences Grammar Circles For Easy & Effective Grammar

Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

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


Essay Writing Flip Book

Description

The Essay Writing Flip Book is a resource that I created for my students for essay writing. Even when they have learned the basics of the essay, they soon forget important details. This guide is an ‘at a glance’ resource where students can quickly find the information they need so that they can concentrate on the bulk of their arguments.

The Flip Book contains:

❒ Pre-writing: finding a topic, understanding it, writing a thesis statement

❒ Introduction writing: tips for writing and starting an intro, and proper format

❒ The body of the essay – paragraph format, how to build arguments, and other tips

❒ Quotations (2 pages) – how to use quotes in an essay, how to incorporate quotes, in-text- citation using MLA format, etc.

❒ Transitions – how and why to use them, a list of commonly used transitional words and expressions

❒ MLA format

❒ Revision Checklist

8 pages of information in all!


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “How to Format a MLA Paper”

by MrsTech
9th – 12th Grade

This activity walks students through step by step instructions on how to set up a paper in MLA format. The paper itself it set up as an MLA paper, so the students can see how one should look once they have all elements set up correctly.

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Thematic Poetry Unit – EDITABLE (Digital copy included)

Description

***EDITABLE RESOURCE****

**** A non-editable version of this resource is available at a lower cost. Click here to preview the unit. Thematic Poetry Unit

***A digital copy of the student activities in Google Slides is included as well for distance learning.***

The comprehensive poetry unit that teachers, as well as students, can enjoy. I want to demystify poetry, and I make it my goal for students to enjoy the reading and studying of poetry.

At the beginning of every poetry unit, I ask my students this question, “How do you feel about poetry?” My heart always sinks when most admit to disliking it. I make students this promise, and now I am making you this promise, with this unit, I might not convert you into a poetry lover, but I promise that you won’t hate it. (We need realistic expectations.) This unit includes a variety of poetry genres and activities to help students understand that poetry is not about finding the correct answer but appreciating someone else’s point of view on a subject (even if students don’t quite understand or like it). In short, this unit teaches students how to approach, think, and write about poetry. Each lesson focuses on an element of poetry that will further students’ ability to analyze, to read between the lines, and to become independent learners.

The unit includes:

❒Student worksheets and poems

❒15 complete lessons (with an introduction, transitions and activities, and conclusion). The lessons also include the learning goals for students.

❒A comprehensive answer key for all worksheets, annotations to all poems, examples of paragraphs for students.

❒A final unit test (PPT – editable) with the answer key. Includes student success criteria and an evaluation grid. The poem on the test is Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Masks.” For copyright purposes, the poem cannot be published on the test. However, I have left room on the editable test for the teacher to insert a copy of the poem.

A comment sheet for easy and meaningful retroaction on students’ test is also included. This will facilitate the marking process. (editable)

❒A Jeopardy game to review figurative language (PPT)

***All pages are editable in a PowerPoint document. The background has been secured to ensure proper formatting.

Summary of lessons included:

❒ Lesson 1: Introduction to poetry – Includes a journal prompt, notes on how to approach poetry, an activity to familiarize students with poetry further, and a review on figurative language (with notes.)

❒ Lesson 2: Figurative Language Review – The lesson includes a journal prompt (a creative poetry activity), students will play Figurative Language Jeopardy (PPT) to review figurative language.

❒ Lesson 3: Introduction to analysis – The lesson includes a journal prompt, students will learn to analyze poetry using Walt Whitman’s “When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer” and “The Quiet Patient Spider.”

❒ Lesson 4: Fun with metaphors – This lesson includes a journal prompt, a “Fun with Metaphors” worksheet to help students further understand metaphors, students will analyze William Blake’s “A Poison Tree,” and will complete the worksheet on the poem.

❒ Lesson 5: Fun with allusions – This lesson begins with a journal prompt, a “Fun with Allusions” worksheet, students analyze Simon and Garfunkel’s song “The Sound of Silence.” (poem not included) However, a blank (editable) page is included in the document to paste the lyrics from the internet. This will help you create a more cohesive looking unit.

❒ Lesson 6: Tone and Attitude – Students will do a video (or song version) comparison analysis by completing the “Video Comparison” worksheet.

❒ Lesson 7: Symbolism – Students will complete the “Fun with Idioms” worksheet, will analyze Robert Frost’s poems “The Road not Taken” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” they will complete the worksheets for both poems, and learn how to write a PEEL paragraph using the notes provided.

❒ Lesson 8: Writing about poetry – This is a writing clinic of sorts where students will learn to identify strong topic sentences and well-developed paragraphs. An example of a well-developed paragraph is included.

❒ Lesson 9: Historical allusions: This lesson begins with a journal prompt, students will analyze Cara Dillon’s song “There were Roses” and complete the accompanying worksheet. (Please note that this poem is not included.)

❒ Lesson 10: Thematic connections – Students will work in collaborative groups on the “Thematic Connections” worksheet, which compares two of the poems studied in the unit. *An optional activity is included: Students will write a comparative paragraph comparing one similar theme in both poems. An example of a paragraph is included.

❒ Lesson 11: Allusions and analysis – this lesson begins with a journal prompt, The study of Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” by watching a Ted Talk, analyzing Mumford and Son’s song “The Cave,” and completing the worksheet. (Please note that the song lyrics are not included.)

❒ Lesson 12: Connections – students will learn to make important connections in poetry by completing the worksheets of the “Battle of the Pronouns” and “Cave vs. Cave” to further develop the themes in Mumford and Son’s song “The Cave.”

❒ Lesson 13: Theme review – Students will refine and review how to develop a theme in a poem (which applies to any work of literature) by completing the worksheet “The Cave – Themes and Meanings,” students will then write a theme in paragraph form.

❒ Lesson 14: Evaluation (test) – editable with answer key and comment sheet to facilitate marking

Check out the free sample lesson: Free Poetry Lesson on Metaphors

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Total Pages
78 pages and 28 slides
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks


Lord of the Flies Unit (No prep required) – Digital copy included

Description

***NEW – All student activities are available in PDF and Google Docs format.

*** The presentations are also available in both PowerPoint and Slides format.

An editable version of this unit is available by clicking on the link below

Lord of the Flies EDITABLE.

This Lord of the Flies Unit has everything required to teach this unit. All of the thinking and preparation has been done for you.

Everything you need to teach The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is found in this unit.

❒ Includes journal prompts to further students’ understanding and to understand thematic development in the novel further.

❒ PowerPoint presentation with historical context and background information

❒ (Optional) PowerPoint presentation about the origins of evil furthering understanding of Golding’s themes

❒ Guess Who? Game to help students trace character development in a fun and practical way

❒ Student workbook with all of the photocopies, student activities, comprehension and thematic questions, etc… (Photocopy the booklet once and you don’t have to think about it for the rest of the unit.)

❒ Links to audiobooks for easy chapter reading.

❒ The Answer Key for all student work.

❒ Includes comprehensive chapter notes to help with reviewing chapters previously read and allowing students to take notes concerning important information.

All tests have two versions – which is nice when you teach more than one group at a time.

❒ Test on the first seven chapters (2 different versions – both in a Word document for easy modifications. Answer keys provided for both evaluations.)

❒ Final evaluation includes two different options. Option 1: 2 different unit test versions (two different tests – answer keys for both are included), Option 2: an Essay with all materials included (evaluation grid, outline package, etc.…)

❒ 17 complete and detailed lesson plans to guide and orient your students. Journal prompts with ideas to further discussion, step by step instructions… This makes for super easy planning.

❒ A Jeopardy Game (on PowerPoint) to review the novel and to prepare for the final evaluation

The unit includes 103 pages and 76 slides.

Guide to lessons’ focus points:

Lesson 1: Introduction to the background and historical context

Lesson 2: Focus on leadership

Lesson 3: Introduction to the symbolism in the novel

Lesson 4: Characterization

Lesson 5: Writing exercise (paragraph and argument development)

Lesson 6: Reading period

Lesson 7: Civilization vs. Savagery (Includes cyberbullying and dangers of social media, etc.…) Practical applications of the novel.

Lesson 8: Review analysis skills

Lesson 9: Test on chapters 1-7 (Choice of multiple-choice questions or development questions)

Lesson 10: Reading period

Lesson 11: Thematic Meaning activity

Lesson 12: Characterization (character development)

Lesson 13: Literary conflicts in the novel

Lesson 14: Symbolism

Themes: 15: Themes

Lesson 16: Novel review and Jeopardy game

Lesson 17: Evaluation (Choice of two unit tests or an essay)

You’ll never have to worry about what you will be teaching on any given day.


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Total Pages
103 pages and 76 slides
Answer Key
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Who, What, When, Why, Where, How printables with Common Core”

by McLaren Marvels
1st – 4th Grade

I use these printables before, during, and after a unit. Next week we are starting our unit on Egypt. I put the students into pairs and they get to choose which sheet they want to fill out. They have to write five questions about the unit. If they have the ‘Why’ paper, they have to come up with 5 ‘why’ questions. I make every group choose a different question. Then I read them all to the class. After that, I post them in the room. As we are learning, if they hear an answer to a question, I let them get up and fill it in. At the end of the unit if we have any unanswered questions, we go in the computer lab and do a little research to see if we can find the answers. They love these! These printables correlate with common core standard RL.2.1.
These can also be used as a literacy center. You can laminate them and put them in a folder with different pictures and the students can ask questions about the pictures.

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Brave New World Student Workbook (Digital copy included)

Description

***NEW – This unit is now distance learning ready.

-Students may also complete the work using Google Slides.

Brave New World Student Workbook contains everything a teacher needs to teach Huxley’s novel. Instead of the boring question and answer format, the Student Workbook prompts students’ ideas about characters, asks them to comment on significant quotes, and to notice some of the essential techniques used by the author such as symbolism, allusions, themes, etc. in each of the chapters. I have created this resource for my own classes, and students love the meaningful format.

In addition, a comprehensive answer key is also provided for the teacher. You now have all of the flexibility needed for your lesson plans with all of the work provided for you.

More specifically, the Student Workbook contains (23 activity pages):

❒ An introductory activity and anAnticipation Guide.

❒ Chapter 1 with a focus on characters, setting, castes, and meaningful questions.

❒ Work page on Castes from the novel making connections with the castes in

Hinduism.

❒ Chapters 2 & 3 focus on historical illusions and important facts from the novel.

❒ A characterization chart.

❒ Chapters 3 & 4 with a focus on symbolism, religious allusion, characterization,

and important facts from the novel.

❒ Chapter 6 with a focus on conflicts, significant quotes, and important facts from

the novel.

❒ Review pages for chapters 1-6 with a focus on historical allusion, Huxley’s

warnings for the future, and the significance of setting and mood. (This is a

good quiz preparation)

❒ Chapter 7 with a focus on important facts from the novel and characterization.

❒ Chapters 8 & 9 with a focus on characterization, Shakespearean allusions,

flashback technique, important facts from the novel, and student inferencing.

❒ Chapters 10 & 11 with a focus on characterization, conflict, important facts from

the novel, and the different types of irony found in the novel.

❒ Chapters 12 & 13 with a focus on important facts from the novel, connections to

Shakespearean allusions, and characterization.

❒ Chapters 14 & 15 with a focus on important facts from the novel, making

connections to significant quotes, allegorical (archetypal) characters in the

novel.

❒ Connections from Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave to Huxley’s characters and

situations. (With directions to a Ted Talk for further explanation)

❒ Making connections to a modern song for further analytic connections to both

the novel and to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.

❒ Themes and meaning activity to further the meaning of Huxley’s themes and

how they can relate to us today.

❒ Chapters 16 & 17 with a focus on the Pros and Cons of freedom, important

philosophical concepts from the novel, and allegorical messages in the novel.

❒ Chapter 18 with a focus on important facts from the novel and their significance.

Students have the opportunity to inference their opinion of the ending with the

possibility of discussing the importance of mental health in society.

❒ Shakespearean allusions activity page with a focus on making connections with

John’s feelings.

❒ The Noble Savage activity page with an explanation of the concept. Students

are asked to consider the Noble Savage perspective to develop important

themes and messages in the novel.

❒ Predictions activity page where students are asked to infer Huxley’s possible

messages for our society today.

❒ Themes in Brave New World activity page where students are asked to develop

important themes from the novel.

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Teaching the Essay Package

Description

TEACHING THE ESSAY – AN EASY TO USE GUIDE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

The Teaching the Essay package has been devised as a resource to help guide students develop their essay writing skills. This comprehensive package includes details on how to structure an essay as well as how to develop arguments. This visually attractive handout contains practical examples and guides students with revision questions to keep them on track.

The package focuses on: (Package contains 13 pages)

❒ Format (Introduction – thesis, development, conclusion)

❒ Developing arguments

❒ Tips for writing

❒ Practical examples

❒ Quote insertion and selection

❒ Comprehensive transitions list

❒ How to analyse

❒ Paragraphing and how to format arguments within the paragraphs

❒ A practical example of the paragraph

❒ Style and flow (transitions)

❒ Revision questions

❒ Practical essay analogy

❒ Strategies in writing

I have been using and revising this document for over 10 years and it has proved to be a most useful tool for teaching the essay.

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Total Pages
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Short Vowels Word Work Free Sample”

by Fairies and Lesson Plans
1st – 2nd Grade

If you would like to try a small sample of my Short Vowels Word Work, please go ahead and download this free file!

You can purchase the bundle HERE.

Need it digitally?

*ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL RESOURCE (GOOGLE SLIDES AND POWERPOINT).

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The complete product offers 20 weeks of Word Work with focus on short vowel word families. It is made with only a hint of clip art. You can use the activities to teach the words in your small group lessons, in your literacy centers, and as homework. Each lesson’s materials are labeled with numbers and word family names for easy identification.

If you would rather not print the “in color” version, just use the black and white pages.

One of the features that makes this product unique are the short stories with comprehension questions! They provide reading practice of the target words in context plus a comprehension piece. The words are not taught only in isolation! They are practiced in context as well!

This product requires students to think deeper and work harder.

Each one of the 5 packets come with

• a poster for each word family

• a sorting mat

• 40 sorting cards

• 4 word box worksheets (matching the sorting cards)

• 4 short stories with multiple choice comprehension questions

• 4 fill in the blanks activities

Besides sorting, use your cards and posters to:

• play BINGO,

• put words in ABC order,

• have partners quiz each other,

• send home for extra reading practice

Word families in the Short a Packet

• -an,

• -ab,

• -at,

• -ag

• -am,

• -ad,

• -ack,

• -ap

Word families in the Short e Packet

• -ed,

• -ell,

• -et,

• -est,

• -eck

Word families in the Short i Packet

• -in,

• -ill,

• -it,

• -ing,

• -ip,

• -ick

Word families in the Short o Packet

• -ot,

• -op,

• -ob,

• -ock

Word families in the Short u Packet

• -um,

• -uck,

• -unk,

• -ug,

• -un,

• -ump

Happy Word Working!

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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.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “GL Blends”

by The Education Highway
1st – 2nd Grade

Free phonics printables for GL Blends. Match GL blend pictures to words, read, cut and glue, and read and answer questions for a reading passage.

Included for your little learners

  • Match the words to the picture (2 pages)
  • Read, cut and glue based on description
  • Read and answer question about a passage with GL words.

Resources to Check out:

Writing Dictionary

Community Helper: We are Farmers

I appreciate your feedback!

If you have a question or a comment email theeducationhighway@gmail.com

Hope this product brings a smile to your day!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Punctuation – Meet the Punc Friends! – Anchor Charts FREEBIE AUSSIE VERSION!”

by Once Upon A Classroom
Pre-Kindergarten – 4th Grade

You are downloading Farrah Full Stop and Emily Exclamation Mark to replace the US versions of these posters in the original download.

Pair these posters with the student reader for a complete lesson. You can grab the Aussie version here!

Adam Apostrophe can be found here.

The inspiration for these posters came from an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G set of books called Meet the Puncs by Barbara Cooper. If you’ve never heard of them, you can check them out here!

Your feedback always brightens my day!

Copyright © 2014 Erin Palleschi

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Passages – Spring”

by Winnie Kids
Kindergarten – 1st Grade

FREE 3 sample pages from my ‘Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Passages –

Spring’

FREE Reading Comprehension is a set of 3 spring themed reading passages for emergent and early readers.

Each reading passage has three questions.

The questions are a mix of multiple choice and short answer.

If you liked this freebie, check out the full packet!

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April 2022 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern 

Welcome to our April Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like to wish you a happy and prosperous spring.  We have so many fab tips this month from fun activities, ELA and reading ideas, to high interest learning. You don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators.

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April Activities Just for Your Students
Some fun and engaging activities for you to do with your students during the month of April or whenever.
 
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Read Aloud Magic
Add a little magic to your read-alouds by taking your students through a portal inside the book.
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5 Ways to Up the FUN Factor at the End of the School Year
 

The end of the school year can be difficult at best and disastrous at worst. Your students are ready for summer, and you are anxious to close the year out without incident. Here are 5 ways to up the FUN factor at the end of the year

 
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Make an Old Story New Again
 

Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Rework a plot from a story you’ve read or a movie you’ve seen and make it your own.

 
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Junk Art
 

One of the best things about teaching reading is that you can find anything to read about any holiday and make it teachable. When April rolls around, one of my favorite Earth Day activities is making art from junk and having students write stories about their creations.

 
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Let’s Play Bingo!
 
Learn 3 ways to use BINGO in your math class.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Words Their Way Word Sorts”

by Teacher’s Open House
1st – 3rd Grade

Use these command cards in centers! Students will use them to color words in the word sorts with the yellow level Words Their Way book.

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Free Inference Cheat Sheet

Description

Do your students insert examples and quotes into their texts without properly analyzing them? Without proper analysis, an essay can sound like a long, drawn-out list written in complete sentences. We teach students to infer and to analyze, but they sometimes forget to incorporate this into their texts and essays.

I have created an “Inference Cheat Sheet” with key inferencing words and phrases to remind students that after inserting a piece of evidence, they need to explain its relevance.

Included are:

❒ Two different styles of the at-a-glance “Cheat Sheet.”

❒ An inference poster (8.5×11) – as seen on the cover.

❒ Two different styles of letters for an inference bulletin board.

❒ A copy of ALL the phrases used on the Cheat Sheet to create a bulletin board in class.

I hope that this resource will be helpful to students in your classes.

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


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

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


Hamlet Unit No prep (digital unit)

Description

NEW addition – The student activities included in this unit are now in Google Docs and Google Drawing. Make distance learning a breeze with this new addition.

(Stay tuned for evaluations in Google Forms)

Please note that MOST evaluations are still available in Word format for easy modifications.

One entire month of planning done for you – I dare you to enjoy Shakespeare.

I love teaching Shakespeare’s plays, and I want you to love it too. I’ve been teaching and improving this unit for over ten years. All of the thinking has been done for you. I love annotating my plays and books. I’ve taken all of the annotations made in my play over the years and incorporated them in a guide to help you guide students and help students understand. Many people (including teachers) get overwhelmed with Shakespeare because of the language. This unit has been created with the student in mind. The activities are thorough, but simple enough for students to understand and enjoy the play.

This unit has everything a teacher needs to teach Hamlet. Just photocopy and teach. Seriously it’s that easy. There’s no longer a need for hours of research and piecing together bits of information and activity sheets you don’t know what to do with.

This is a whole, complete unit, from scene summaries, important notes and annotations notes to help students understand what they are reading. I have also included an introduction to the play, a student guide, a teacher guide with detailed lesson plans, quizzes, a creative assignment, and tests (all with answers and evaluation grids), and a comprehensive answer key. Everything has its place and teaches a specific skill.

The unit is appropriate for students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

The unit includes :

NOTE: All activities, teacher notes, and lessons are available in PDF format only.

Student activities are also available in Google Docs format and are modifiable in the docs itself.

❒An attractive, interactive, multimedia PowerPoint presentation introducing the play (17 slides)

❒A Student Study Guide (with activities, Act, and scene questions…) and various activities (16 pages)

❒Study Questions are available in two different formats – Print saver (with all questions on one page – students write their answers on a separate sheet) and Long Form (Where space is provided for students to write their answers directly on the question sheet)

❒A Teacher Guide (with detailed, comprehensive lessons, unit plan, and additional notes to guide students.) -9 pages and 17 complete lessons. The teacher Guide includes journal and discussion prompts and list of speaking roles if reading out loud in class)to help with time management and organization.

❒18 pages of comprehensive scene summaries and important notes for each scene (annotations for each scene) ***THIS IS A TEACHER FAVORITE!

A creative Hamlet Guess Who? Game to help students understand the characters. (What’s fun about this game is that it can be played from the beginning of the play right to the end, and students’ answers will change depending on the act they are reading.) LOTS OF FUN!

❒A comprehensive answer key for all questions and activities. (24 pages)

❒Comprehension quiz on Acts 1 and 2 in Word format for easy modifications (with evaluation grid) and answer key.

❒Option 1: Mid-play evaluation – The Parody – creative writing and analysis (in Word format for easy modifications – with evaluation grid)

❒Option 2: Mid-play evaluation – The Parody – a creative group presentation (Only available in PDF format)

❒Summary guide (highlighting the significant events from each scene with important analytical information) – Throughout my years of teaching this play, I have amounted excellent notes and annotations, listing the most significant actions throughout each scene. I have retyped these annotations to help you teach the play, so your students will understand it (and so will you). (18 pages)

❒The culminating evaluation includes three different versions of the final unit test with evaluation grid and answer key (in Word for easy modifications)

Includes a total of 115 pages.

Check out this sketchnote resource to further student comprehension:

Hamlet Scene Summary Visual Notebook

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Total Pages
110 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month


Frankenstein Bundle (Digital)

Description

This Frankenstein bundle has been created with both the teacher and students in mind.

It contains the teacher lesson plans, two different workbooks (to suit different learning needs or to use with different groups), all evaluations for the unit, and comprehensive answer keys for all work.

Check out the individual bundle previews for more information.

FRANKENSTEIN UNIT – Complete with no prep for you.

This unit is created using the 1831 edition of the novel.

This unit has been created with the teacher in mind. The material is geared toward senior students with a focus on the construction of arguments. It also teaches the importance of historical context as well as literary allusions in the development of themes.

I am a strong believer that when students work with a specific purpose in mind, they become better learners. That’s why my units contain only quality and worth-while activities. You will find no busy work here. Every lesson focuses on teaching students analytical and essay writing skills.

All of the thinking and planning are done for you. The lesson plans are detailed and comprehensive. The student guide is visually appealing, and so the teacher put efforts where they need to be. The answer key is complete and detailed. All you need to do is to purchase this unit and photocopy it.

Take a look at the preview for more information.

The unit includes:

1) The Teacher Package

❒ contains 23 detailed lessons (60-90 minute lessons)

❒ leading discussion questions and skill-building activities (with detailed instructions for the teacher)

❒ important chapter notes on analysis

❒ the teacher package helps the teacher stay on task and stay organized because the planning has been done for you.

2) The Student Package (19 pages)

❒ pre-reading activity

❒ study guide questions (*improved with more thinking questions for students)

❒ a fact sheet regarding the Prometheus myth

❒ activity on the use of nature in romantic literature

❒ an activity based on the symbols in the novel

❒ several activities that teach argument development

❒ activity on theme development

❒ an activity on characterization to bring about themes

3) A comprehensive answer key (32 pages)

❒ detailed answers to ALL student activities and work

❒ an annotated copy of the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and activity answer key.

4) Also included:

❒ a PowerPoint introducing the novel’s historical context and the author

❒ a copy of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

5) Various evaluations are also included: ALL EVALUATIONS ARE IN WORD DOCUMENTS to MODIFY FOR CLASSROOM NEEDS.

❒ Test on letters 1-4 and chapters 1-10 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)

❒ Test on chapters 11-18 (choice between multiple choice OR development questions)

❒ Unit evaluation (Choice between an essay (several different versions), a debate, a unit test – all work process is included)

ANSWER KEYS AND EVALUATION GRIDS ARE INCLUDED FOR ALL EVALUATIONS.

*As a bonus, I have included two automatic comment generators for Word documents (with drop-down boxes.)

Documents are downloaded as PDF files (except for evaluations)

The Frankenstein Workbook was created as a different way to learn from Mary Shelley’s novel. (1831 edition)

The Student Workbook has 30 pages that focus on themes, symbols, important quotes, characterization, romantic and gothic literature, biblical and literary allusions, and elements of the plot.

The format includes symbols to help guide students in theme development and allow them to build on characterization, symbolism, and meaningful allusions in the novel in a clear and more visual way.

PRODUCT CONTENT:

Student Workbook x1 (30 pages)

Answer Key x1

Copy of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner x1

Annotated copy of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner x1

Please note that this is a digital download in PDF format and that the pages are not editable.

WORKBOOK CONTENT:

❒ Background information

❒ Anticipation Guide and Introductory Activity

❒ Letters 1-4

❒ Chapters 1&2

❒ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (allusion in the novel)

❒ Chapters 3, 4 & 5

❒ Chapters 6, 7 & 8

❒ Chapters 9 & 10

❒ Chapters 11 & 12

❒ An activity

❒ Supplementary activity – Nature in Romantic Literature

❒ Chapter 13 (activity)

❒ Chapters 14 & 15

❒ Chapter 16

❒ Chapters 17 & 18

❒ Chapter 19

❒ Chapters 20 &21

❒ Chapter 22

❒ Chapters 23 & 24`

❒ Activity on symbolism

❒ Activity on theme development

Paragraph Writing Activity in conjunction with Frankenstein

Very often, students have difficulty with the analysis process involved in literature. Where they not only have to analyse but now have to apply their newfound skills to a well-developed paragraph, some students become overwhelmed with the process.

This particular activity will focus on both the analysis and writing a paragraph using the PEEL method.

Paragraph writing and analysis are two essential components in essay writing. To facilitate this process, I have created a lesson where students can become more comfortable with the revision process by modelling the proper steps from beginning to end. The lesson includes modelling of the writing process from understanding the topic to the final draft. See preview for details

This lesson can only be used after students have read chapter 19 from the novel Frankenstein.

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