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Poetry Terms Presentation with Song Lyric Examples
Poetry Terms Presentation with Song Lyrics Examples: Song lyrics are one of the easiest ways to teach poetry terms/devices such as alliteration, metaphor, simile, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, irony, and rhyme. This IS included in my mega bundle:
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Outsiders Teacher Guide - Common Core Novel Unit for Teaching The Outsiders
Outsiders, The Outsiders, Outsiders Lessons, The Outsiders, Activities, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Teaching Guide Outsiders Novel Teaching Guide This newly REVISED Literature Guide for The Outsiders has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching
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8th Grade Language Homework 8th Grade Grammar Warm Ups Spiral Review
This 8th Grade language spiral review resource can easily be used as spiral language HOMEWORK, spiral language WARM UPS, or a DAILY LANGUAGE REVIEW! This spiral language review was designed to keep grammar & word study concepts fresh all year and to simplify your homework or warm up routines. Al
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Vocab in Action! Interactive Bulletin Board
I've Never Seen Kids Get So Excited About Vocabulary Acquisition...Until Now CAN BE USED FOR ANY CLASS OR SUBJECT THAT TEACHES VOCABULARY My Vocabulary in Action (V.I.A.) Bulletin Board is more than just a bulletin board; it is a year-long learning tool that inspi
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Mentor Sentences for Middle School Grammar 6th, 7th, 8th CCSS Aligned {BUNDLE}
This resource has everything you need to implement Mentor Sentences in your middle School ELA classroom, by using sentences from popular middle grade and young adult novels. The resources includes mentor sentences for each week, examples and possible answers for each day of the week, teacher lessons
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Greek Root Feud Powerpoint Game
Just like the classic game show, Family Feud, this classroom powerpoint is sure to bring the fun and competition into your class!! I was thorough and included all the bells and whistles of the original game, including: - theme song - bells for correct answers - buzzers/disappointed audience
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CLOSE Read Placemat
The CLOSE Read Strategy (11 X 17 placemat) is a metacognitive instructional procedure that uses the word close as an acronym and provides teachers and students with a brain friendly step by step guide to conducting a close read of complex text. The role of vocabulary and the strategies for determin
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Monkey's Paw Common Core Assessment Practice Questions, Activity, Lessons
The Monkey's Paw, Monkey's Paw, Monkeys Paw, Monkey's Paw Short Story This unique new activity pack focuses specifically on helping your students learn and master the Common Core ELA standards for their grade level in BITE-SIZED chunks! Rather than covering numerous standards in a
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Word of the Day Vocabulary Program for Middle School
This product includes 120 vocabulary words for middle school (and possibly 9th grade students) to master. After every ten words a test is provided. I suggest taking a week to review for each test to ensure students fully understand all of the words before the test is administered. *Words chosen a
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Vocabulary Activities for every word list
Looking for new vocabulary strategies to use with any word list? Hoping to increase your students' word retention and make word work fun? Look no further! This collection is all you need to refresh and invigorate your vocabulary instruction. Students will play a word game, sort, draw, organize, defi
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Freak the Mighty Chapters 1-5 {FREE}
This Freak the Mighty CCSS Aligned Sample Packet for Chapters 1-5 comes directly from our newly revised Freak the Mighty Common Core Standards Aligned Literature Guide, which can be found
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SPECIAL PRICE: 50$ OFF for the month of August! Save $240.00 (usually $190.00) by purchasing everything in my store, over 6,500 pages/slides and nearly an hour of original video content, all on DVD! Get ready-to-use resources for a huge variety of standards and topics that cover almost every requi
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Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem: Reading Guide
This is a complete chapter-by-chapter reading guide to go along with Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer. Sheets can be assigned for homework, independent reading, literature circles, quizzes, or even completed as a class. **This is intended to be used with th
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Common Core Vocabulary Toolkit Grade 8
The Common Core Vocabulary Toolkit Grade 8 provides systematic, efficient, and effective vocabulary instruction aligned to the Common Core State Standards. If you are looking for a comprehensive program to teach each of the grade-level Common Core Vocabulary Standards, the C
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Connotation & Denotation Mini Lesson
One of the first mini lessons I teach my 9th grade scholars at the beginning of the academic year before I introduce the first set of 5000 SAT Vocabulary Every College-Bound Student Should Know is the Denotation and Connotation mini lesson. Granted, this is a skill my scholars should have acquired
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Grade 8 Language Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Over 125 Common Core Reading/Literacy: Language Question Stems and Annotated Standards specifically written for Grade 8! Meet the rigor and demands of the Common Core with ease with these standard-specific question stems ready to "pop" into lessons, activities, or assessments. You can be assured
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Pseudo Prefix Lesson
Students are encouraged to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes. This lesson focuses on words that start with the prefix pseudo: psuedo-intelligent, pseudonym, pseudomorph, and pseudopod. The lesson also covers
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Colorful Cognates
This lesson features the history, connotations, and vocabulary associated with the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Over 15 different languages are shown with translations. Bright pictures and clear definitions make it easy for students to key into the featured idiomatic expres
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How to Define Unknown Words
Use this chart as a poster or handout to help students refer to the strategies used when defining unknown words. These strategies match the Language Common Core Standards for ELA.
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Common Core Language Standards and Guiding Questions Handbook - 8th Grade
Welcome to your indispensable language resource! I’ll be very surprised if you don’t use this handbook during every English Language Arts block in your classroom. It’s an essential reference for applying Common Core State Standards any time, anywhere. ***************************************
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Character Traits (Tier II) Acting Vocabulary PDF or Google Slides
Are your middle schoolers dramatic? What am I asking? Of course they’re dramatic. It’s middle school! Why not tap into that natural dramatic flair while at the same time helping them learn and retain Tier II academic words? That’s what my Acting Vocabulary products are all about. For how to
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Close Reading Task Cards
These task cards are intended to be used with any fiction text: poem or prose. Print them and cut them out; they are intended to be two-sided, with a colorful number on one side and a corresponding close reading question on the flip side, and then laminated. They are best used in groups or stations,
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8th Grade Geologic History Vocabulary Packet
The Geologic HistoryVocabulary Packet was created to develop the 8th grade science vocabulary on Geologic History. The packet has students locate definitions, draw illustrations, make applications of the vocabulary term and write it in a complete sentence. This activity is aligned with Common Core l
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Vocabulary Worksheets
Teaching a concept and students are not understanding? Do you jump right into a unit and do not know what vocabulary the students know? Fix this by using the vocabulary worksheets. I have used these in my class and it helps all students understand vocabulary. Included in this packet is: Vocabular
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Bloom's Taxonomy Words Acting Vocabulary
Are your middle schoolers dramatic? What am I asking? Of course they’re dramatic. It’s middle school! Why not tap into that natural dramatic flair while at the same time helping them learn and retain Tier II academic words? That’s what the acting vocabulary activities are all about. For deta
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Tone and Mood Words (Tier II) Acting Vocabulary PDF or Google Slides
Are your middle schoolers dramatic? What am I asking? Of course they’re dramatic. It’s middle school! Why not tap into that natural dramatic flair while at the same time helping them learn and retain Tier II academic words? That’s what the acting vocabulary products are all about. For detail
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Academic Literacy Centers Grade 8 Unit 1
It’s not too late to get started with literacy centers (stations)! You can finish 2 monthly units by winter break. Here's your first month's centers and the rest will follow on a monthly basis. Unit 2 is already ready for purchase. But why choose Academic Literacy Centers? Academi
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Common Core English Exam Reading and Vocabulary Assessment
English reading assessment and vocabulary diagnostic test with answer keys. (Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for reading-literature, reading literary non-fiction, writing, and language skills) Assess your students reading proficiency with this exam, which includes: -Short reading pas
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Eighth Grade Language Conventions Interactive Notebook (Common Core Aligned)
Interactive notebooks are a great way for your students to experience hand-on language skills and activities they will actually remember. This notebook (when completed) will serve as an excellent end-of-the-year study guide for the 8th grade standardized test. ALL language skills in this notebook ar
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Connotation & Denotation Power Point Presentation
One of the first mini lessons I teach my 9th grade scholars at the beginning of the academic year before I introduce the first set of 5000 SAT Vocabulary Every College-Bound Student Should Know is the Denotation and Connotation mini lesson. Granted, this is a skill my scholars should have acquired
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The Hobbit Reading Guide
This reading guide is designed to encourage active reading and facilitate plot comprehension and recall of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Each section is divided by chapter. The following are included in the reader's guide: 1. A list of challenging vocabulary terms. 2. Questions pertainin
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Meaningful Sentences: Vocabulary Development for the Digital Classroom
Digital graphic organizers take students through the process of writing meaningful sentence. Students learn to use context clues and synonyms to write complete correct sentences that demonstrate the meaning of a word. 12 editable slides can be used repeatedly for vocabulary words for any subject.
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The Hexagon Challenge - An Educational Alternate Reality Game
*** PBS 2010 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER *** "IS THIS REAL...OR IS IT ONLY A GAME?" This is the question your students will be wondering. The Hexagon Challenge is an educational Alternate Reality Game (ARG) in which students will attempt to solve a mystery by infiltrating a secret society, answering
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Greek and Latin Roots/Stems Part I and II Units and PowerPoints
This product contains two units that can last up to two semesters if you so choose. Part I includes a list of 90 stems split into nine weeks. It includes a complete list, two worksheets per week, quizzes for each week, a final assessment, and keys for the quizzes and tests. There are also keys fo
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Concept Mapping Introduction
Concept mapping helps students to link key vocabulary terms to each other by building a relationship, rather than memorizing.
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Bio Prefix Lesson
This is an interactive vocabulary presentation on the prefix "bio." There are 6 vocabulary words of focus: biologist, biology, biosphere, biopsy, biography, and autobiography. For extension activities, I have included the opportunities to explore: bionic, biochemistry, biodiversity, and biotoxin.
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Ism Suffix Lesson
Academic vocabulary refers to the words that are used in academic discourse. Special attention should be given to words or a word family’s high rate of occurrence in academic texts. In this lesson, words that focus on the suffix -ism are the target objective. Words included are: enthusiasm, capi
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Common Core Unit Guide for The Benefactor grades 8-10
This unit guide, written by teacher and author Erin Fry, contains several lessons that align with Common Core standards for grades 8-10. It includes direction for pre-reading activities, handouts, discussion questions and End-of Novel project. About the book: http://amzn.to/1hWeO9P They come fro
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8th Grade ELA Common Core Activity Cards (Language)
The Activating Common Core Essentials (AC2E) activity cards were designed to give teachers a resource to help incorporate the Common Core State Standards into lessons. This product contains tools to help teach the standards, as well as the needed resources and suggestions on how to assess the activ
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Differentiated Vocabulary
Here’s a good way to get students to identify and learn words they don’t know. This strategy differentiates vocabulary without overwhelming students with memorization or belaboring words they may already know. This works best with literary texts that are not content specific, though you can use th
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Choosing Good Vocabulary Powerpoint
This easy to use Powerpoint Presentation accompanies my Differentiated Vocabulary lesson plan.
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IB Art Lesson Plan Composition & Idioms Contemporary Art Project CCSS ELA
Looking for an exciting way to incorporate creative conceptualizing, contemporary art, and language arts into your middle/high school art lesson? Here it is... This ZIP file includes a lesson plan using National Art Education Association standards (NEW ones, June 2014), as well as CCSS (Common Core
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The Giver vocabulary packet
Vocabulary from all 23 chapters of The Giver, broken into chapter blocks of 5. Provides both PDF and .doc versions of each page. Includes several worksheets, plus quizzes, for each section. Keys are given on most worksheets, but not on quizzes or crossword puzzles (if enough demand comes in for k
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TELL TALE HEART VOCABULARY AND SCARY STORY HOMEWORK ASSIGMENT
Twelve vocabulary words with parts of speech and definitions from Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell Tale Heart." Word variations included, e.g. derision and deride. Also included: scary story homework assignment using vocabulary
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Dictionary Usage & Terminology PowerPoint
This PowerPoint, which is aligned to the ELA Common Core Standards for Language (Vocabulary Acquisition & Use), teaches and promotes informed, effective use and understanding of dictionaries and their purposes. The following concepts are covered in a visually pleasing manner: - Unabridged Dict
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Context Clues Chart
I use this chart when teaching context clues. The first column is for their vocabulary word. I have the students use context clues to fill out the first column and the last column (Part of Speech). I like to have them look at the sentences to determine which part of speech the word is, instead of us
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Okay for Now (by Gary D. Schmidt) Chapter 2 Resources
New worksheet/activity resources for chapter 2 of Gary Schmidt's novel "Okay for Now". For this resource and particular chapter, different strategies and activity methods are utilized (than are used in chapter 1's product) in order to prevent losing student interest as well as to give emphasis on ot
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Okay for Now (by Gary D. Schmidt) Chapter 4 Resources
New worksheet/activity resources for chapter 4 of Gary Schmidt's novel "Okay for Now". These activities are great for encouraging student interest in the novel as well as developing higher order thinking skills. Types of activities include the following: *Characters and Traits Match *Vocabulary Anal
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The Dictionary Game: The Best Vocabulary Game for Any Language Arts Classroom
Throughout my 25 years as a high school English teacher I frequently used an amazingly simple—and highly effective—word game that never failed to engage my students, regardless of ability level. It became my go-to activity in the event I wanted to reward my students with something challenging, educa
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The Namesake Vocab Chapters 1-3
This document includes over 20 words per chapter from Jhumpa Lahiri's, The Namesake, that students need to know. I have also listed their page numbers. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.4.A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a
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Dictionaries
This song helps students learn about dictionaries. This song defines dictionaries as books that tell what words mean. The song mentions alphabetical order, how to say the word, and word meanings.
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8th Grade Core Knowledge Greek & Latin Roots Presentation
PowerPoint presentation covering all of the Greek & Latin roots outlined in the Core Knowledge Curriculum. The words are broken into 10 lists. Students create vocabulary charts for the roots.
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