Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint

Product Description

The Introduction to Creative Writing PowerPoint is an easy way to introduce both a creative writing unit or a creative writing class. The PowerPoint includes thought-provoking questions and includes an overview of what writing should and shouldn’t be.

The PowerPoint includes 13 slides with the following titles:

❒ Activity on students’ expectations of the class

❒ All about being a writer

❒ Course overview (ex. Characterization, story structure, etc.)

❒ Stephen King on Writing

❒ Inspirational quotes from famous writers about writing

❒ The writing process

❒ General and realistic goals in writing

❒ Students’ personal goal about writing

❒ Ice-breaking activity (So… What’s your story?)

❒ Grammar and spelling in writing

❒ Formatting

❒ Homework activity

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Total Pages
13 slides
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “10 Sensational Story Starters for 5th and 6th Grade Students”

by Tracy Wasem

5th – 6th Grade

Students will revel in the creative, detailed writing prompts. Bone chilling to laugh out loud humorous, the starters are springboards for success. Students will be carried to the future, transported to the past and improve their writing skills in the present.
The provided 10 story starters are an excerpt from 101 Sensational Story Starters for 5th and 6th Grade Students by Tracy Wasem

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Parts of Speech Grammar Circles (Superhero Themed)

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Superhero themed Parts of speech Grammar Circle Unit

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

I found a solution!

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

Once these circles have been implemented and students know who their group members are and what they are supposed to do, it is a great prep to leave a supply teacher.

The package includes:

1) A Student Packet – which contains the Literature Circle directions, the notes, and activities, and a “Mark Calculation” page to keep track of their marks. (27 pages)

Activities included focus on:

❒nouns

❒adjectives

❒verbs

❒adverbs

❒prepositions

❒conjunctions

❒putting it all together

❒correct use of pronouns

❒who and whom

❒that and which

❒who’s and whose

❒that and who

❒pronoun case

❒pronoun agreement

❒active and passive voice

❒verb tenses (present, past, future)

❒verb uses (consistency in verb tenses)

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

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

Also included are free Superhero Themed Parts of Speech Posters to decorate your class.

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

(51 pages total for this unit)

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Fable Freebie: The Tortoise and the Hare”

by Jan Gervais

2nd – 4th Grade

Included: A 3-page adaptation of the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare”. Please leave me some feedback!

This freebie is part of my product “More Emergency Sub Plans for 3rd Grade”.

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Creating Characters in Creative Writing

Product Description

In creative writing, it is very important to create strong and dynamic characters. In addition, characters within a story need to have strong motivation, and their interactions with other characters need to add interest and appeal to the reader.

Included within this resource is a visual reminder to students in creative writing when it comes the time to incorporate characters in their work.

Also included is a worksheet that will guide students in creating a strong main character and a second worksheet for orchestrating dynamic and plot-driven secondary characters that will keep the reader interested until the end of the story.

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Buddy Reading Discussion Cards”

by Teacher Trap

2nd – 4th Grade

I made these little cards to help keep my “buddies” engaged in meaningful conversations while partner reading. I copied mine front to back on colored cardstock, laminated, chopped, hole-punched in the corner, and made little rings of questions that buddies can easily grab.

I teach my kids a pattern for buddy reading –
Partner A reads a page while B listens and follows along.
Partner B asks A a question from the ring.
Partner B reads a page while A listens.
Partner A asks B a question from the ring.

It seems to help both partners stay on task even if the other one is reading.

Thanks! If you’d like to check out my blog post about these handy cards just click the link for Teacher Trap. 🙂

Also, for more resources on getting deeper discussions going, check out my newest product – Book Clubs Made Easy

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Brave New World Student Workbook

Product Description

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

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

-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 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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Answer Key
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FREE MATH LESSON – “Area Formulas Foldable”

by Mrs E Teaches Math

8th – 10th Grade

Area Formulas Foldable

This foldable helps students organize the area formulas. The foldable uses a full page, so it will not fit in an interactive notebook as-is. The inside is blank for students to draw their own diagrams, write the formulas, or fill in whatever they need to help them.

Sample pictures and detailed folding instructions are included.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “SeeSaw Centers Teen Numbers FREE SAMPLE distance learning”

by Jayne Gammons

Kindergarten

FInd SeeSaw Centers Teen Numbers HERE

Includes 5 activities and 5 matching assessments all PRELOADED into SeeSaw.

CLICK the links provided in the download.

SAVE each activity to your library.

ASSIGN each activity as needed to individual students, groups, or the whole class.

Each activity includes:

-a learning target

-a video students watch before starting

This free sample includes the link to one center.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Macbeth Background Research Questions”

by Different Drummer Secondary Resources

9th – 12th Grade

These questions are helpful for students who are trying to understand the background of Macbeth. There are seven questions that require students to research about the historical facts, people, myths, legends, beliefs of the period, and some of the reasons why Shakespeare is said to have written this play.

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Teaching the Essay Package

Product 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
13 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A


FREE MATH LESSON – “Kaboom – 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication FREE”

by Dang’s Digs

3rd – 4th Grade

My students LOVE Kaboom! It’s wonderful for practicing any skill that needs repetition. I hope you enjoy it!

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Free: Super Hero Themed Parts of Speech Posters

Product Description

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

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


FREE MATH LESSON – “Addition and Subtraction within 20”

by Angelina Kelly

1st – 3rd Grade

Here are sample pages from my insect themed addition and subtraction within 20 packet. I hope you enjoy this freebie!

Find the entire product here: Addition and Subtraction within 20

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Comment Bank

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Do you run out of meaningful criticism for your students’ high school papers and work?

I created this comment bank because I had the same problem. After a little while, you don’t know what to write on a student’s test.

The Comment Bank has been constructed to save the Language Arts teacher time when offering constructive and helpful comments on students’ evaluations. Marking papers in any Language Arts class is always a lengthy process. Increasingly, teachers are being asked to write more detailed comments to highlight students’ strengths and weaknesses, and sometimes we run out of ideas. Being the vigilant teachers we are, and wanting to help our students achieve their potential is and will always be one of our priorities. To this end, when marking students’ papers, writing down everything we want to say to them about their papers would be a very lengthy process. I have decided to share my personal comment bank with you.

The bank comments on the following areas:

❒Structure

❒Communication

❒The next step

❒Mechanics

❒Style

❒Persuasion

❒Analysis


The package contains 7 pages of comments, which are divided by levels of accomplishment A, B, C and D. (levels 100 to 50)

Included in this package are over 120 comments for students. You can get inspiration from these pages to handwrite your comments, or you can do what I do and copy/paste your comments into a word document, print, and staple the comment to the students’ evaluations. This is a real time saver. Parents, students, and school administration LOVE this method of feedback. And, this way, it takes much less time to be much more efficient. I hope you enjoy it!

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


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Reading Response Sheets”

by Learning with Mrs Langley

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Do you love your listening station but need something to keep kids accountable? Would you like them to focus on a specific comprehension skill for the week while they are at it? These Reading Response Sheets can be used in centers, after independent reading, or with a listening station for students to write and draw about the book they read.
Includes:
Characters
Setting
Problem/Solution
Beginning, Middle, End
Main Idea/Details

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And a little MATH!
Daily Math Review 1st Grade Quarter 1
Daily Math Review 1st Grade Quarter 2
Daily Math Review 1st Grade Quarter 3
Daily Math Review 1st Grade Quarter 4

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Creative Writing Activity

Product Description

TOW (Thought of the Week) is a great way to get students started in the creative writing process. The teacher can use the writing prompts as a writing activity, a one-time evaluation, or as a semester-long evaluation.

Included is:
❒ 20 weeks of creative writing prompts (3 different choices per week)

❒ An instruction sheet for students

❒ An editable due date sheet (in PDF)

❒ Three editable evaluation sheets (work process, oral, and writing) in Word for

easy modifications.

I’ve used these prompts for years now, and every year I’m surprised at how much students enjoy this activity. I thought that it was time I shared.

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Introduction to Creative Writing

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Semester


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Poetry Sonnet 97 Close Reading, Analysis, and Constructed Response”

by Secondary Strategies

10th – 12th Grade

Free Poetry No Prep Sonnet 97 Close Reading and Constructed Response

This Print-and-Use poetry lesson on Sonnet 97 is ready to go! This complete lesson includes everything you’ll need: A Bell Ringer / Exit Ticket, Close Reading of the poem (with answer key), Analysis Questions based on the CCSS standards (with answer key), an Objective Summary, a Constructed Response, and a Constructed Response Rubric.

This lesson is complete and requires NO PREP on your part! Print everything out and you’re ready to go!

This lesson includes:

Student Materials: Three-part lesson (Use one, two or all three parts.)

Optional: Bell Ringer / Exit Ticket

Part 1: Poem Close Reader with ANSWER KEY!

Part 2: Analysis Questions that focus on CCSS: Inference, Tone and Theme
and Objective Summary with ANSWER KEY!

Part 3: Constructed Response with separate pages for each of the following: (to make for easy customization and copying)
• Prewriting
• Fast draft with instructions
• Final draft with instructions
• Teacher Materials: Constructed Response Rubric

I sincerely hope that you enjoy using this poetry resource with your students. If you do, there will be more to come. Stop back by or follow me so that you’ll be the first to know when more poetry resources are added to my store.

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Maryann

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Space Bingo”

by Dashing Kiddos

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Included:

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Charles by Shirley Jackson Short Story Mini-Unit

Product Description

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 later 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

All the prep work has been done for you.

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Total Pages
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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 days


Free: Inference Cheat Sheet

Product 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
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Metaphor Infographic Poster for Grammar Instruction”

by ESL Lifeline

6th – 12th Grade

These two visuals are perfect for introducing the concept of metaphors to your English and ESL students. The examples are designed to cater towards an Asian audience and contain themes of both Cambodia and Thailand. The first infograph uses the visual of an iceberg. The second infograph uses the visuals of both an iceberg and a market. This is the perfect visual reference for supporting any lesson on figurative language.

THE PACKAGE: 2 Infographs

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Comparing the Protests in Hong Kong to the American Revolution!”

by MsMcMillan

8th – 12th Grade

Compare the current news of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong to the American Revolution! Your students can make connections between the causes, methods, and messages of these movements.

This activity prompts students to read two articles to learn more about the protests in Hong Kong. Then, students will complete a chart summarizing the two different movements: the American Revolution and the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. 

Next, students will be asked to complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the movements. 

Lastly, students will be asked to create tweets supporting/condemning the Hong Kong protests while making connections to the American Revolution.

Use this relevant, timely resource to have students think deeply about the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong in the 2000s and the pro-democracy movement in America in the 1770s.

Let me know how this resource works for your students!

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Remembering the American Revolution Stations: Wrap-Up for Revolutionary War Unit

Guns and Ships Lyrics Analysis: Using Hamilton to Teach the American Revolution

Global Issues Summit: Role Playing as World Leaders (Current Events/Issues)

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Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Jeopardy Game

Product Description

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

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

Directions on how to play the game are also included.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “NGSS Physical Science Review Puzzles and Skill Boosters”

by Ratelis Science

6th – 8th Grade

A free sample of three different puzzle worksheets from my sets of Next Genertion Science Standards review puzzles for middle school physical science that have students practice critical thinking skills and apply concepts from DOK level 1 and 2 needed to grapple with the performance expectations for NGSS MS-PS-2-2, NGSS MS-PS-3-1 and NGSS MS-PS-1-1

Great for stations, homework, early finishers or emergency sub plans.

FREE Sample Includes these three Puzzles

1) What would you get if you crossed Christmas with St. Patrick’s Day? NGSS PS-1-1

  • This puzzle requires students to use data about the mass and volume of 8 different coins and a data table to determine the letter code for solving the riddle.
  • Students can be expected to know the formula for density and fill it in the provided space or you can give students the formula in advance.
  • Coin 4 requires students to use deduction skills to determine the correct volume of the coin.
  • Density is a physical property of matter and is a commonly used as evidence to identify specific types of matter as described in NGSS PS-1-1

2) What movie do teenage ghosts love to watch? NGSS PS3-1-1

  • Halloween Themed (Ghost) puzzle.
  • Questions require students to calculate work, and potential energy using the provided formulas.
  • Also to work with kinetic energy quantitatively (have to determine the new amount of Kinetic Energy if the Mass is halved or doubled while the speed stays the same or if the speed doubles, while the mass stays the same)

3) What do you get when you cross a lizard and a bee? NGSS 2-2

  • Students solve net force diagrams to determine the missing force to put the object into equilibrium (net force = 0N)

CONTAINS

Cover, TOU and teacher notes (3 pages)

3 different Puzzles with Answer Keys (6 pages)

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• Thermal Energy Review Puzzles NGSS Skill Boosters MS-PS-3-4 and MS-PS-1-4

• Variables, Density and Metric System Review Puzzles NGSS SEP Skill Boosters

• NGSS Physical Science Puzzles, Review Worksheets, and Task Card Decks Bundle

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Building Suspense in Creative Writing

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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.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Digraph CK Matching Activity”

by Pen and Paper Phonics

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

A quick and easy activity to practice reading ‘ck’ words, as well as to reinforce the ‘ck’ rule: that it comes after a short vowel sound, at the end of a word.

Cut out the cards, lay them face down and takes turns to turn over two cards to see if they match.

There’s a black and white version, a color version, and a version with coding marks for extra support in reading the words.

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Romeo and Juliet Unit – No prep required

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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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Answer Key
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Snow Cone Categories Speech Therapy”

by Mrs H’s Speech Therapy Room

2nd – 6th Grade

Here is a free sample from a giant pack of summer fun!

If you enjoy it you can make summer therapy exciting and low prep with the full pack of language and vocabulary games and home practice pages. Geared for 2nd through 6th grade students. The themes include :

~Snow Cone Categories
~Barbeque Associations
~Camping Multiple Meanings
~Seashore Synonyms
~Amusement Park Antonyms
~Ocean Past Tense
~Zoo Functions
~Ice Cream Definitions
~Patriotic Past Tense
Summer Speech Therapy Pack

The cards are designed to print and laminate. They can be easily cut and used to play numerous games such as memory, go fish, I have who has. Another option is to keep one sheet whole and match the coordinating cards as you would for bingo or a cover up game. The possibilities are endless.

I have printed this pack on a high speed black ink printer and the pages come out nicely in grayscale. So if you don’t choose to use color ink they are still functional 🙂

Carryover assignments are provided and can be sent home for practice or completed as a pre or post test to show progress in therapy.

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Solar System Speech Printable Pack

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Rubrics: Self Evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics

Product Description

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

Included within this document are over 20 different self-evaluation grids.

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

Helps the teacher justify the final mark;

❒ Helps the teacher create meaningful evaluation grids;

❒ Helps to identify students’ weaknesses and strengths;

❒ Helps parents and students better understand the task required;

❒ Helps teachers create rubrics for the final evaluation.

This package was created in a Word document in order to be easily modified and changed according to the individual teacher’s needs.

This self-evaluation package contains self-evaluation grids for:

❒ Newspaper article

❒ Short story writing (intermediate and senior)

❒ Essay writing (various different types)

❒ Essay evaluation rubrics (for teacher –with and without sources)

❒ Independent study unit

❒ Research paper

❒ Skits

❒ Board game

❒ Group work

❒ Opinion piece

❒ Editorial

❒ Friendly letter

❒ Debate

❒ Movie review

❒ Journals

❒ Scrapbook

❒ Seminar

❒ Speech

❒ Riddle writing

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