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Entire English Curriculum (minus novel units) Common Core Aligned

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This product is my entire 8th grade English curriculum (Minus the novel studies and Washington D.C. Field Trip), but it could work for 7-10 grades depending on your states standards.

Background about me:
I have been teaching 7/8 grade English for 8 years. I have worked with standard, inclusion, and advanced classes.

Awards:
Last year I won teacher of the year for my division and teacher technology of the year for my region.

Standardized Test Scores
In my state, (which is Virginia and has SOLS) students take two standardized tests in reading and writing/editing concepts. In the past four years of using this curriculum I have create I earned an average of 97.5% in writing and 93.75% in reading which isn't too shabby!

Snapshot of my classroom:
As soon as my students walk into my classroom they have a bell ringer that covers all aspects of topics covered within the classroom, and a journal question that requires them to write 3-5 sentences daily. (Journal Qs really help to get to know students personally)

I made it my personal goal a few years ago to introduce almost every literary concept in my classroom with songs and movie clips so that the segue into identifying them in literature would be smoother and less painful for the kids! I scoured every resource I could think of to find songs and movie clips to do this. Every single literary concept I teach has either a prezi with movie clips and/or songs. Kids LOVE this!

I created an entire year program in which students interact with root words, prefixes, suffices, and context clues three times a week. Monday students get a list of 6 roots/prefixes that they must define and place in context or the correct multiple meaning. On Wednesdays students read a high interest nonfiction article with Mondays prefixes and roots within the article (they must use knowledge of the roots and context to determine the meaning of the word). There are 5 comprehension and analytical questions on each article. On Fridays students take a 20 question multiple-choice test on the words of the week.

For writing I teach a modified version of Step-Up-to-Writing which incorporates colors into the writing process, which has worked wonders for me! I like to give students a wide range of writing prompts so they are prepared for any possibility. I also like to err on the side of caution when it comes to editing and proofreading and have my students edit a myriad of sentences.

My students have weekly homework that they must read one assigned story from the textbook and fill out a short story form on the story that we go over every Friday.

What is included in this product?:

This year's lesson plans is the free preview item (I have now updated my lesson plans to be common core aligned). Everything that you see there is included in this (Aside from the novel units) and more. I have created so much that I rotate things out each year so I don't get bored!

I created this option because quite a few people wanted the option of the rest of my materials apart from the novel units.

******The text that I use for homework are also not included because they are in my textbook, but almost every single one of those is available online*****)

List of what you will be receiving:
-----Foreshadowing-----
Foreshadowing Prezi
Foreshadowing Test
Identifying Foreshadowing in Songs
Foreshadowing Charts for 4 stories
Foreshadowing Lesson Plan
Conflict, symbolism, foreshadowing in Red Riding Hood Movie

-----Figurative Language -----
Figurative Language in Popular songs
Figurative Language Prezi
Figurative Language Prezi Version One
Identifying Figurative Language in Music Activity
Figurative Language PowerPoint and Game
Figurative Language Sort
Figurative Language Lesson Plan
Figurative Language Homework Sheet
Figurative Language Quiz

-----Symbolism -----
Disney Color Symbolism Activity
Identifying Symbolism in Songs
Identifying, explaining, and understanding Literary Symbolism
Literary Symbolism Prezi
Symbolism In Dreams Activity
Symbolism test with Answer Key
Technology Symbolism Activity
Symbolism Lesson Plan
CSI Symbolism Powerpoint review game

-----Point of View -----
Explore the three types of point of view!
Identifying Point of View Practice worksheets
Point of View in Songs Activity
Point of View Prezi
Point of View Test with Key
Point of view Lesson Plan
Three types of Point of View Powerpoint

-----Conflict -----
Conflict Assignment Utilizing Technology
Conflict Test with Key
Literary Conflict PowerPoint
Literary Conflict Prezi
Conflict Lesson Plan

-----Inferences-----
Inference Activity/Worksheet (Learn from my Fail)
Making Inferences Activity using Pictures
Making Inferences Prezi
Making Inferences Prezi New Version
Inference PowerPoint
Twitter Ordeal by Cheque activity
Inference Lesson Plan
What is it inference activity
The house Inference Activity
Made out of Meat Inference Activity
Inference Test

-----Theme-----
Identifying and finding Theme
Identifying Literary Theme in Popular Songs
Literary Theme PowerPoint
Literary Theme Prezi
Theme Test with Answer Key
Theme Lesson Plan
Theme Homework option

-----Tone and Mood-----
Author's Tone Activity Worksheet
Author's Tone and Mood Prezi
Author's Tone and Mood Test with answer key
Tone and Mood in Songs activity and PowerPoint
Tone and Mood Lesson Plan

-----Plot Diagrams-----
Plot Diagram Prezi Presentation
Identify Elements of Plot Diagram in Songs

-----Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources -----
Entire year of Daily and Weekly Lesson plans for 8th grade English
Lesson Plans for the 2012-2013 year
180 slides of Daily Bell work/Warmups/Bell Ringers for English
25+ English Substitute Plan activities and forms
Letters to parents/guardians
Cheating Form
Student Behavior Tracker
Behavior Log
Classroom Rules

-----Writing and Editing -----
Step by Step grammar and punctuation Powerpoint
Punctuation/Grammar RAFT
How to Write an Essay using Step up to Writing (New and Old versions)
Complete Writing and Editing/Proofreading Unit
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Prezi
Adjectives Practice and Descriptive Writing
25page Bundle of Writing prompts, writing checklist, writing rubric
Writing BINGO for differentiated instruction or early finishers
Writing Process Prezi with handout

-----Root Words and Context -----
A-Z Common Root Words Activity
Entire year of Root Word, Prefix, Suffix Practice (With answer Key)
Updated!!!Entire year of Root Word, Prefix, Suffix Practice (With answer Key)
Visual Root Words Part 1

-----Static and Dynamic-----
Static and Dynamic Character PowerPoint using Shel Silverstein
Static or Dynamic Quiz with Answer Key

-----Miscellaneous Extras-----
Reading and Writing BINGO for differentiated instruction or early finishers
Persuasive Writing Activity (cross curricular math and history
Literary Terms Flash cards with graphics
Essential Questions or exit slips for English
English Test Bundle: 8+ tests with answer key
Comparing and Contrasting Poetry
Career Research Project and PowerPoint
First Day of School Learning Styles and Prezi
Learning Styles Activities
RAFT for writing
Texting vs Formal vs Informal Language
English in the Real World
Character Cell Phone Hacks
New Years Goal setting activities
Differentiated-Questioning-and-Real-World-Application-Full-Bundle

-----PowerPoints-----
Career Research Project and PowerPoint
Static and Dynamic Character PowerPoint using Shel Silverstein
Three types of Point of View Powerpoint
Literary Conflic PowerPoint
Literary Theme PowerPoint
Tone and Mood in Songs activity and PowerPoint
180 slides of Daily Bell work/Warmups/Bell Ringers for English
Entire year of Random Fact of the day
Entire year of Journal Questions
540 Slides of Daily Bell work/Warmups/Bell Ringers for English
Step by Step grammar and punctuation Powerpoint
How to Write an Essay using Step up to Writing

-----Identifying Literary Elements in Songs-----
Identify Elements of Plot Diagram in Songs
Tone and Mood in Songs activity and PowerPoint
Identifying Literary Theme in Popular Songs
Point of View in Songs Activity
Identifying Symbolism in Songs
Figurative Language in Popular songs
Identifying Foreshadowing in Songs

-----Prezis-----
Ancient China Prezi
Writing Process Prezi with handout
Plot Diagram Prezi Presentation
Author's Tone and Mood Prezi Literary Theme Prezi
Making Inferences Prezi
Making Inferences Prezi New Version Literary Conflict Prezi
Point of View Prezi Literary Symbolism Prezi
Figurative Language Prezi
Figurative Language Prezi Version One
Foreshadowing Prezi
Poetry Elements Prezi


Newly added to the curriculum:
I vs Me Unit
Quotation Marks Unit
Double Negatives Unit
Comparative and Superlative Unit
Figurative Language Sentence Starters
Teacher Forms
Writing Process Essay
Writer's Folder
Figurative Language in Songs
Functional Text (3 forms)
Comma Prezi
Visual Roots and Prefixes Part 2
193 Video Clips
Flash cards (set of 3)
Computer Lab Activities
Character comparison book and movie
Bell ringer/journal/exit/RFOTD

If you were to buy each of the above from me individually it would cost over $700 dollars!!

Everything is editable to your needs

Tests and RPS units do include answer keys.

My entire curriculum will be shipped to you free of charge on a complimentary USB drive within two business days of purchase.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact me! Kmpotter05@yahoo.com


***If you are interested in a cheaper digital version send me an email at: kmpotter05@yahoo.com and we can chat!
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