To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Interactive Notebook - Common Core Aligned
This bundle of activities includes over 90 interactive notebook activities to cover before, during, and after reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Every activity is aligned to at least one Common Core State Standard for readi
Argumentative and Debate Topic Cards with Teacher's Guidelines and Instructions, Student Handouts, and Grading Rubrics (Aligned with the Common Core State Standards)
If you want to have a classroom debate but don't know where to begin or how to run one, this resource is for you. I've included topic
These lessons pair texts with universal themes. They help your students meet expectations of Common Core Standards by guiding them through close readings of texts that vary by genre, time period, and author. Then students construct connections between the texts and synthesize their comprehension w
To Kill a Mockingbird literature guide teaching unit mega growing bundle with interactive notebook activities.
This literature guide bundle for teaching "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee includes:
• My best-selling teaching unit bundle for To Kill a Mockingbird (400+ pages):
Socratic Seminar/Fishbowl Discussion Planning, Tracker, & Reflection
To hold a successful Socratic Seminar, Fishbowl Discussion or any kind of structured classroom dialogue, planning ahead is key, especially for your students who are reluctant speakers. This resource provides p
"Standards-based Grading" is primarily a rubric for all 32 ELA Common Core Anchor Standards, written in a language that students (and parents) can understand, and scaffolded for all levels of proficiency.
This unit contains "The Checklist," which is a template that articulates all 32 anchor standa
I’ve entitled my first book, Mr. Harper’s Public Speaking and Reading Textbook Thingee (where he keeps trine to make us talk good) not simply out of whimsy but as a means to point out the declining gifts of articulation amongst our students. This book was developed for two purposes.
Author Study - Inquiry Based, Project Based Learning Activity Workbook
In this printable workbook, students will research their favorite author after reading books by that author. This inquiry driven assignments gets the students to:
- Research Information on the author and books
- Write to the a
42 page unit plan — “As our case is new, we must think and act anew.” These famous words from Abraham Lincoln are guideposts for teachers who are seeking ways to adopt Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. Common Core is going to redefine education for the 21st century, and as educators w
Shakespeare Activities Free Download
From 10 Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday (or use this resource any time throughout the year!)
Shakespeare's birthday is April 23rd, 1564. To celebrate his 450th birt
This is a highly informative Powerpoint introduction/set of notes for a Psychology course unit/mini-unit on drugs and addiction; this would work well within a Consciousness unit -- also a PPT available in my store (including sleep/dreams).
Here, you are purchasing a highly informative, detailed, c
This bundle includes the first SIX technology lessons we have available in our store.
Middle school and high school students LOVE these lessons! We developed these lessons for a project-based working environment and works great with any Project Based Learning or STEM goals. We give you the option t
In this project, students create a letter to the editor and a public service announcement (PSA) about a cause they care about. At the end, they present their cause, a summary of their letter, and their PSA to the class.
This project is awesome for Common Core, as it covers a range of tasks includin
This file is ESSENTIAL to anyone teaching or coaching Speech and Debate!!!!
This is the comprehensive Debate Team Packet created for my school's competitive team.
The packet breaks down each event we compete in, including...
This is a 2-page, detailed PDF (printable!) pre-reading / research activity to set the stage for reading Albert Camus's existentialist masterpiece novella The Stranger (L'Etranger). The PDF includes:
a.) cooperative learning tasks within teams
b.) jigsaw topics (5 separate topics for 5 separate team
This short editable PowerPoint (also included as .pdf) introduces kids to banned books. It includes statistics and general information from the Office of Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Assocation, as well as author quotes and examples of three popular books.
After the PowerPoint and
I’ve entitled my second book, Mr. Harper Makes Us Speak and Read Good ... er not simply out of whimsy but as a means to point out the declining gifts of articulation amongst our students. A continuation of the first book, this book was developed for two purposes. The first is to prov
Almost everywhere we look, there are everyday people, businesses, and politicians who are attempting to manipulate others with various arguments and advertisements. The only way to truly defend oneself from these persuasive attempts is to understand the use of emotional, character, and logical appea
This is a newly revised, polished and graphic MS 2013 11-slide presentation for students to further understand how motivation works in psychological terms. Here, you'll present information in detail about human emotions -- cross-culturally, too, and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, which shifted Psychol
In this focusing activity for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, students will experiment with a fun and effective technological tool for conveying complex information: the infographic. Because of the infographic’s visual appeal, students have a better chance of learning and reta
This is a highly graphic and interactive 5-slide PowerPoint presentation complete with custom transitions and animations, along with active hyperlinks to many Poe websites,including a Poe "museum, a Simpsons spoof of the famous "Raven," and more!
The PPT is to be utilized in any ELA course in whic
Introductory PowerPoint for a Personality unit in Psychology course. Highly detailed, graphic and accurate 49-slide 2013 presentation and introduction to the following seven theories on personality development: Freudian Psychoanalytic theory; Behaviorism; Humanism; Trait Theory; BioPsychological the
Roughly 3 week daily Common Core-based unit plan! This 28 page PDF will help you implement John Steinbeck's classic American masterpiece novella in your secondary ELA course. It's a must-view, and at a great price!
This unit plan moves students from the lower levels of Bloom's Taxonomy of rememberi
This printable handout/mini-lesson/critical thinking video analysis provides significant Psychology study all in one activity:
a.) hyperlink / video location for the Goleman "Emotional Intelligence" TED talk (under 15 minutes for whole video)
b.) connection for students to make (critical thinking!
The Radio Project
(From Mr. Harper’s Public Speaking and Reading Thingee)
Common Core Standards:
W.6.3. W.7.3. W.8.3. W.9-10.3. W.11-12.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences
I compiled this free document after working with teachers who struggled with making Socratic Seminar meaningful for their students. This 13-page document contains:
1. A direct and brief description of SS appropriate for 7-12 (pg. 1-2)
2. A step-by-step plan for setting up a seminar
3. A how to guid
These lessons cover the basics of discerning between credible and false journalism (and the gradient between the two), using contemporary (but non-controversial) examples. There is also a slideshow (in PDF format) with links to examples of terms, as well as examples of credible journalism.
This is a detailed, updated and graphic MS 2013 PowerPoint to be utilized in a unit on Learning in Psych I/II or AP Psych, focused on the distinctions between two powerful learning theories: classical and operant conditioning.
With this newly revised 12-slide PPT, you're purchasing:
a.) detailed i
79 page unit plan — Roosevelt’s address to Congress, otherwise known as the “Four Freedoms Speech,” is one of the defining speeches of our nation. In it he realized that America’s geographical isolationism was no longer possible. Nor was it smart. To wait until the rest of the world’s democracies ha
In this .zip file, you will find everything you need to teach with literature circles. I have a 3-page "tips and tricks" document, a student cover sheet/organization document, a reading response log, role sheets for both middle school and high school, a self-evaluation for students, and a discussion
This a fun filler speech to be given in the month of October. I have used this speech in my high school speech (oral communications) course with students ranging from sophomores to seniors. Prior to this unit, students are introduced to basic speech structure and have given at least three speeches.
This is absolutely essential for anyone teaching or coaching Speech and Debate! The Original Oratory event is wonderfully creative but requires a certain structure to stand out against opponents. This outline follows the structure suggested by the National Speech and Debate Association.
This can al
This is a 2013 MS PowerPoint slide presentation, which could easily be reproducible as handouts, on the fight or flight response. You may use thisin a Psych I or II unit on the physiological response of fight vs. flight, and include the final slide activity I have written and presented here, OR coun
This is a printable, graphic PDF handout for an engaging ELA activity, which students tend to love, as it draws upon their creativity and challenges them to synthesize their understanding of mythic/fantastical creatures from myths past and forge ahead with creating their own.
This singular activit
This is a wonderfully fun yet challenging cooperative small group assessment activity to be used in any Creative Writing or ELA course in which you have a folk tale unit and wish to incorporate a dramatic activity. I would suggest sharing the folk tale PowerPoint notes/application set I also have fo
Here you have a polished, professional, and highly graphic Powerpoint Presentation lesson plan for a course of a few days focused on the following:
1. Introduction to Process Writing
2. References to the hit show Fear Factor, utilizing hyperlinked clips for interactive viewing and thinking/problem
This 2-page PDF document is a personal narrative assessment activity with step-by-step directions to be implemented in any ELA course; the writing is set up in paragraph format but is easily adaptable for a five-paragraph (or other!) essay length.
In this "Lost!" personal narrative writing assess
This is a detailed, graphic, brand new 2013 PDF document to be utilized in any Psychology course in which you present a unit on Psychoanalytic theory, and wish to hone in on Freudian ego defense mechanisms (Psych I, II, or AP Psychology). The activity could take a full class period, depending on how
Frankenstein debate engages students in a public forum-style debate over Frankenstein. Serves as a great assessment of speaking, listening skills PLUS the reading of the text overall. Also serves as a great jumping off point for discussions and argumentative essays. Asks students to develop claims,
Making a Murderer Pre-Viewing Anticipation Guide and Questions
Engage your students in meaningful debate and critical-thinking exercises using my materials for teaching "Making a Murderer," the popular Netflix® documentary about Steven Avery. Students will not only view and analyze the episodes, bu
This is an introductory MS 2013 PowerPoint to be utilized in a unit on Cognition/Learning in Psych I/II or AP Psych. Here you will present students with learning theories in detail, including:
b.) custom animations
c.) slide transitions
d.) definitions on learning and cognition
This is a highly graphic 4-slide PowerPoint presentation complete with accurate information, graphics, custom transitions, and two activities. This can be used in any Creative Writing or ELA course in which you have a folk tale unit and wish to introduce folk tales along with reading and analyzing t
This Common Core aligned item aims to promote active reading and review of the novel Feed by M.T. Anderson. Additionally, it aims to promote collaborative discussion on characters, plot points, concepts, and themes from within the novel. This item includes the following:
1. Literature Ci
Beginning with clear learning objectives, this is a highly engaging, brand new MS 2013 10-slide Power Point presentation to accomplish the following in your ELA classroom in a fun, concise manner:
*identify and analyze point of view (narrative perspective)
*identify and analyze conflict, differenti
Themes in Genocide - Unit Plan for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned
The purpose of teaching this unit is to educate students about the Holocaust and other genocides worldwide. In examining the recurring themes in stories of genocide, both fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, text a
This is a newly revised MS 2013 PowerPoint presentation to view with your students as you introduce the philosophy (philosophies) known as Existentialism. It can be shared in any Philosophy course, an ELA course with an Existentialist unit (with the example provided at the end of the PPT to begin re