FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Black History Month Digital Catalog for Middle School and High School”

by James Whitaker

4th – 12th Grade

Black History Month Digital Catalog for Middle School and High School (Grades 7-12)

**This Resource does not contain Freebies; instead it is a Catalog of Dynamic Black History Month Resources from Exemplary TpT Teacher Authors. Browse through some fantastic products conveniently collected in one place! Thank you.**

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the struggles, sacrifices, triumphs and continuing accomplishments of African Americans. Black History is profound and rich and should go beyond the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In an effort to support educators who desire to take their Black History Month Studies beyond MLK, teacher authors from all across the country have put together this digital sampler.

The Black History Month sampler is full of resource links to units of study designed to expose students to a wealth of other influential African Americans. It is our hope these resources will pique students’ interests and lead them on a path of self-reflection where they can pursue independent research and a broader spectrum of such an important subject.

Please check out the links for the other Digital Sampler Books

Black History Month Digital Resource Sampler K-2

Black History Month Digital Resource Sampler 3-6

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How to write a paragraph

Product 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).

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Kinesthetic Sight Words: Get Your Move On!”

by One Room Schoolhouse

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Project on a whiteboard so everyone can see. Each slide of the video has a sight word on it. It will show for 4 seconds before moving on to the next word. After 6 words, there will be an exercise slide that shows for 8 seconds. Students can do the exercise until the next word shows.

*Self-playing so the teacher can monitor the class or work with a small group

*Fry’s Words 1-100

*Perfect time filler when students finish a few minutes early

*There is no music due to copyrights. You can play calming music from YouTube or from your personal library.

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Kinesthetic Sight Words: Get Your Move On! Set 3

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Poetry Unit

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Poetry Unit for Senior Students (Bundled)

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 these individual lessons from the unit:

Poetry and Imagery – Langston Hughes

Tone in poetry – Robert Frost

Rhythm in Poetry

Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)

Free Poetry Lesson: Analysing Poetry (NO PREP)

Lesson on Allegory and Symbolism Analysis in Poetry is ready to teach (NO PREP).

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Free Lab Team Roles”

by The Science Penguin

4th – 8th Grade

This Lab Team Roles Freebie contains information about using lab group jobs, 5 posters, and student role cards.

Check out the Mad Scientist Room Decor Set to see more fun, useful science classroom decorations!

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Spelling Flip Book

Product 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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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Tale of Despereaux Free Graphic Organizer for Writing”

by Margaret Whisnant

4th – 6th Grade

Add this free graphic organizer, entitled Hovis the Threadmaster, to your resources for teaching Kate DiCamillo’s delightful story. Students begin with what they know about this mysterious minor character and then use their imaginations to add biographical info to explain the elusive mouse’s surprising wisdom and inside information concerning the workings of the castle. A fun opportunity for students to share and compare their Hovis blogs.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Toy Bin Labels”

by Denise Hill

Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten

These toy bin labels are perfect for your playroom at home, or daycare/preschool classroom. Just print, laminate, and stick! 🙂

{See this on the Blog Here!}

Clipart by Krista Wallden & Font by KG Fonts.

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Teaching the Essay Package

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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.

It’s teaching made easy!

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


Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

Product Description

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, except for the evaluations, are in PDF format.)

The Student Guide contain 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

-Poem association (Langston Hughes’ poem)

-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

Final evaluation contains three different options:

1) A unit test with 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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Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Teaching The Essay Package

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

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



FREE MISC. LESSON – “Freebie! Sandy Distressed Paper and Pencil Collection”

by KB Konnected

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Soon to be published is a TpT Clip Artists e-book. A great way to discover new clip artists stores. I’m adding this freebie to my store so anyone new to KB…Konnected Clips can check out my work and also as a thank you to all of my current customers and followers. (I would appreciate feedback if you pick up this freebie. Thanks!)

“Sandy” is a distressed paper/pencil collection. If you haven’t checked out any of my distressed collections here is a perfect way to do so. I’ve had excellent feedback so far so I thought I would create another one.

Collection includes:
5 distressed papers (blue, green, orange, pink and purple)
5 distressed pencils (blue, green, orange, purple and line art)
1 BONUS doodle frame with a translucent center

11 png images in all. 300dpi

I will share the link to the TpT Clip Artists e-book when it’s available.

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All for Christmas “Shabby Chic” Collection
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Georgina Grunge Background Papers
15 Shiny Frames – Valentine’s Day Collection Shiny Jazzy Letters and Numbers – Candy Colors Shiny Frames – Candy Colors (coordinates with my Jazzy Letter)

Commercial use welcome. Thanks for following guidelines of my TOU.KB Konnected TOU
1. May not be sold as clip art, frames, borders, or digital papers.
2. All your commercial products/freebies using KB…Konnected clip art/frames/papers/graphics must include my credit button (included in file) with a link to my store.
3. All your products/freebies must be in a flattened (locked) format such as PDF.
4. KB…Konnected retains all copyrights to images/graphics and you may not claim them as your own.
5. May not be used for Smartboard (or interactive whiteboard) products.


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Brave New World Student Workbook

Product Description

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 Anticipation 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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Total Pages
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Leap Year Birthday Poem FREE FEB 2020”

by One Arts Infusion Collaborative

1st – 4th Grade

This rhyming story/poem tells of the experience of a young girl whose birthday is on Leap Year Day, February 29, as she considers the ramifications of one birthday every four years. This young girl grows up to be my nana.

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Much Ado About Nothing Unit

  • Product Description

“Much Ado About Nothing Unit” is a complete, no prep unit that is ready to teach the instant you download it. I love Shakespeare, especially his comedies, and I really want students and teachers alike to love it too. The activities and accompanying lessons in this unit demystifies Shakespeare and makes it relatable to students. The unit included all lesson plans with 16 comprehensive lessons and reading schedule (with learning objective listed for each lesson), all student activities, evaluations, rubrics, comprehensive answer keys for all work and assignments, and fun bonus materials to suit your students’ interests.

The unit is appropriate for grades 9 through 12.

Take a look at the unit preview for more visual details. The unit includes:

A total of 100 pages in PDF and 12 PowerPoint slides are included in this unit.

Act and Scene Guide (Includes the characters found in the scene and the approximate reading time.)

Teacher Guide (lesson plans) – 16 easy to follow lessons, learning objectives, reading schedule, with included reading prompts, journal entries, and exit tickets (or closing activities.)

Students Activities include:

❒ Pre-Reading Activity

❒ Act 1 Comprehension questions

❒ Act 2 Comprehension questions

❒ Act 3 Comprehension questions

❒ Acts 4-5 Comprehension questions

❒ Who’s who in Act 1

❒ Literary Devices (Act 1)

❒ Characterization Activity

❒ Subplot Activity

❒ The Plan (conflict)

❒ Dogberry’s Malapropisms

❒ Much Ado About Noting (theme work)

❒ Activity on Symbolism

❒ Activity on Theme

Comprehensive Answer Key for ALL activities.

Evaluations include:

❒ Quiz on Acts 1 and 2 (With answer key and rubric)

❒ Beatrice vs. Benedick (oral presentation skits)- rubric is included

❒ Fake News – newspaper article (writing activity) – with rubric

❒ unit test – with answer key and rubric

❒ Song analysis Activity for theme review (optional evaluation or activity) – with rubric

Optional bonus activities are also included

❒ A love letter activity (Optional evaluation – rubric included)

❒ A Dear Abby activity

❒ Behind the Mask – an anti-bullying campaign (can be used as an evaluation – rubric included)

❒ Additional journal topics

To further student learning, a Guess Who? For Much Ado game is included. This is a fun way to learn about the characters in the play. And, as the play progresses, students’ questioning must change to keep track of character growth. (30 slides)

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
98 Pages and 30 Slides
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month



FREE MISC. LESSON – “Leap Year *FREEBIE*”

by Jennifer Drake

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Find the supplemental pack that goes with this HERE! too! And read about it in more detail on my blog!

Click here for cute and fun Leap Year Crowns!

Leap year is just ’round the corner … how about focus on the number ’29’ all day long!

This a list of ’29’ things to do revolving around the number 29!

This Pack Includes:
*29 Activities To Do
Revolving Around the Number ‘29’
~5 Math Related Ideas
~9 ELA Related Ideas
~1 Science Related Idea
~5 Getting Active Ideas
~4 Getting Crafty Ideas
~5 Miscellaneous/Fun Ideas

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Happy Leap Year Activities Fun!

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Free: Exploring the Elements of Fiction in Creative Writing

Product Description

As an introduction to story writing and the creative writing process, these visual notes are a great way for students to understand what that process is and what it is not.

Note sheet includes the following topics:

What makes a story good?

What about the plot?

Narrative unity

Building suspense

Includes practical examples as explanations

The resource also includes a chart to help students think about the important elements in their own stories.

Please see the preview for more details.

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Leap Year”

by Janet Rainey

3rd – 5th Grade

After researching and/or learning about Leap Year, students can use this graphic organizer and coordinating writing paper to express how they feel about February 29th happening only once every four years.

Please note that the informational text needed to write this opinion piece about Leap Year is not included in this FREE download.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Ocean Animals Short Reads (Free Sampler)”

by Growing Smart Readers

3rd – 4th Grade

Read about the Angler Fish, the Clownfish, and the Mimic Octopus! This resource includes informational paragraphs and follow-up questions for vocabulary and sentence writing.

This 3 page sampler contains short factual paragraphs; quick reads… so kids can glean the main facts and key ideas about each animal.

I created these for some of my students who get too stressed when they see long passages. Having less complex text makes it easier for them to read and feel successful.

Use them for independent work, center work, or as a supplement to a unit study on the ocean or ocean animals. These are especially great for summer school or after school mini lessons.

ELA Common Core Standards are listed for second and third grade level expectations.

Consider the priced version if your students were successful with this sampler.

The new complete set of Ocean Animals Short Reads is now at: Ocean Animals Short Reads (Informational Passages)

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Building Suspense in Creative Writing

Product Description

In creative writing, the only thing that will keep the reader engaged in your story until the last page is by building effective suspense. This resource includes a visual chart of the different types of suspense to include in writing and includes relevant examples and tips to achieve it.

In addition, also included in this resource are two suspense building activities and 4 pages of notes on how to effectively build suspense within any type of story.

Please see the preview for more details.

It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MATH LESSON – “Leap Day Activities”

by Lindsay Perro

6th – 8th Grade

This FREE resource allows you to bring a little bit of Leap Day themed fun to your math classroom! Included are two different activities :

Activities included :

  • Leap Year Scatter Plot Activity – Students compare their leap length to their height by graphing class data and analyzing the correlations.
  • Leap Year Math Activity – Students analyze the relationship between leap years in a given date range. They also determine how many leap years occur in other ranges. On the second page, students are given the “rules” for determining whether or not a year is a leap year and are asked additional questions about specific years and date ranges.

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Licensing Terms :

By purchasing this product, you own a license for one teacher only for personal use in their own classroom. Licenses are non-transferable and therefore can not be passed from one teacher to another. If the teacher who purchased this license leaves the classroom or changes schools, the license and materials leave with that teacher. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire team, grade level, school or district without purchasing the correct number of licenses. If you are a coach, principal or district interested in transferable licenses that would accommodate yearly staff changes, please contact me for a transferable license quote at lindsayperro@gmail.com.

Copyright Information :

© Lindsay Perro. Please note – all material included in this resource belongs to Lindsay Perro Inc. By purchasing, you have a license to use the material but you do not own the material. You may not upload any portion of this resource to the internet in any format, including school/personal websites or network drives unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students, not other teachers or anyone else on the internet.

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

Product 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.

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.

It’s teaching made easy!

I will be adding to this resource. Click on the Follow Me section at the top of my store page and you will be notified when I have revised this product or when a product is on sale. Of course, downloading the revised version will be free.

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “PowerPoint: C. S. Lewis’ Magician’s Nephew novel study”

by Kathleen Applebee

4th – 9th Grade

Save time and paper with this 165 slide PowerPoint and 25 .PDF reproducibles in a ZIP file, everything you need for a novel study of The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis is included {review questions, writing prompts (multiple prompts for each chapter to make choices and differentiating instruction easier), vocabulary work (including illustrated dictionary, parts of speech, affixes; roots and sorts), graphic organizers, projects, fact and opinion and more.}

Graphics help students visualize. Links to free online review games are included. The preview consists of materials for chapter 1. Answers for most of the .PDFs are contained in the Power Point.

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Wuthering Heights Student Workbook

Product Description

Wuthering Heights Student Workbook contains everything a teacher needs to teach Bronte’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. Instead of writing information about themes, symbolism, characterization, etc. on separate sheets apart from the chapter questions, everything is integrated in a simplified way.

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 work on (42 activity pages):

· Important information from each chapter

· Setting description and symbolism

· Characterization (you can see the characters develop as the students’ read)

· Gothic elements

· Symbolism

· Themes

· Supernatural occurrences

· Significant quotes

· Narration

· Allusions

· Sociogram (to show characters’ relationships)

· Inferencing questions to further students’ understanding

· Family tree (to help students remember who is who)

· Conflicts

· Literary techniques used by the author

· Characterization chart

Please see the product preview for more information.

This resource includes 84 pages in total. Please see the preview for further details.

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Total Pages
84 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 months


FREE MATH LESSON – “Spiral Math Homework Binder Covers and Spines”

by In the Math Lab

1st – 5th Grade

This download is for purchasers of my Spiral Math Homework sets.

Do you store the original copies of Spiral Math Homework in a binder?

Here is a colorful cover and spine to insert into your binder.

There is an EDITABLE text box on the cover for you to customize.

Grades 1 – 5. Just print the grade you need.

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Romeo and Juliet Unit – No prep required

Product 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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It’s teaching made easy!

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


FREE MATH LESSON – “Subtraction Quick and Easy to Prep Center Game the Difference is Zero Freebie”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

FREE DOWNLOADS: FREE – Quick and Easy to Prep Subtraction Center Game- The Difference is Zero Concept FREE Subtraction Center Game.

{All answers are zero which reinforces the concept that any number less the same number will always result in zero.}

*Revised 4/27/2015 with crisper fonts and newer graphics.*

This free math resource includes:
Four center game pages in color
MATH CENTER sign
Teacher directions and Common Core sheet

SEAT WORK DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING! 🙂

Common Core:
2.OA.B.2, K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.C.6

© 2010 – 2015, Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Keywords: FREE DOWNLOADS. FREE DOWNLOAD, FREE, Free Center, Free Subtraction Center, Free Center Game, Free Download, Free Subtraction Center Game, Subtraction, Difference is Zero, Subtraction Center Games, Math Stations, Small Group Remediation, Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, First Grade, Second Grade.

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ELA Literature Study Unit – Use with ANY Work of Literature

Product 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)

It’s teaching made easy!


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Total Pages
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Custom Discounted Bundles”

by Teaching is a Work of Art

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM BUNDLE!!

Get your custom discounted bundle by selecting 6 or more products from my store. Email me with your selection, and I’ll then bundle them up for you and upload the zip file on TpT and you just have to purchase it from my store. The bundle discount is 20% off.

Please look at the thumbnails to read the easy to follow steps so that you can create your own custom bundle.

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Little Love Letters (Adjectives & Valentines)

Little Love Letters

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Little-Love-Letters-Valentines-and-Adjectives-3577781rs

Encourage friendship and community in your classes while improving vocabulary at the same time—so much better than those common, perfunctory, pre-printed Valentines! The set includes a Matching Exercise (with KEY) for improving knowledge of adjectives that explore character traits. They are then used as prompts for the blank, individual Valentines that are included. Ideas to make this process easy for busy teachers are also included.


Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Product 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.)

It really is teaching made easy! Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

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ELA Literature Study Unit to Use with ANY Work of Literature

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
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