Make Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem, “The Raven,” come alive for your students with this 42-slide lecture and 4-page PDF of detailed directions, full-text gothic poem, writing assignment, and key. The interactive Prezi lecture inspires students to dig back into the text, think critically, and decode
Divergent Literature Guide Novel Unit - Common Core State Standards Aligned
Comprehensive literature guide novel unit for Veronica Roth's "Divergent." *Updated* with editable Word files for exams, questions, and vocabulary.
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Use the classic short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes the full story with attractive illustrations, an 8-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), an interactive Prezi
Use "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten to help your students understand figurative language, poetic devices, speaker's tone, theme, and author's purpose. (Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature, Language, and Writing)
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Analogies are now specifically included in middle school Common Core State Standards and these fun little puzzlers are a great tool to help students at all levels build vocabulary and logic skills.
This introductory lecture is paired with 10 follow-up assignments that can serve as in-class work (so
Use The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy tale of twisted justice, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes a 15-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters) and a Storytelling Arc handout (with co
Figurative language posters for your classroom! These 8 1/2 x 11 figurative language posters will help students learn metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, allusion, metonymy, onomatopoeia, alliteration, oxymoron and euphemism with distinctive illustrations and humorous examples. There is a
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
Common Core ELA Standards Checklists Bundle for High School, Grades 9-12
This bundle combines both the Grades 11-12 and Grades 9-10 Common Core State Standards Checklists for English Language Arts.
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Figurative Language for middle school!
Tie Dye Language, a jam-packed product with eight activities of higher level language!
This product is made with the tween-teen student in mind. It's loaded with fun activities working on the frontal lobe of the brain.
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Use the classic short story, “The Interlopers,” by Saki (H.H. Munro) to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes the full story with attractive illustrations, a 6-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and an optional wr
Spooky Higher Level Language Activities
You're sure to engage your middle and high school learners with these 5 learning activities!
Idiom Matching, Multiple Meaning Definitions and Scary Story Assembly, Epitaph Humor, Word Play, and Create-Your-Own. Bulletin board activity/templ
The perfect complement to any connotation/denotation introduction! Five days of bell ringers that will have your students thinking!
* matching denotations and explaining connotations
* changing words for a lighter or more extreme connotation
* choosing a word with the same
Five 8 1/2 x 11 figurative language posters with cute illustrations to make the point. Metaphor, Simile, Alliteration, Personification and Oxymoron.
This is one-quarter of the posters you will find in the full 20 Figurative Language Poster pack in my store:
"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe
This activity assesses students' knowledge of characterization, irony, point of view, reliable and unreliable narrator as well as reading comprehension, evaluation skills, and citing specific references from the text to prove points. In addition, stude
Analogies are included in middle school Common Core State Standards and these easy prep, fun games are a great tool to help students at all levels build vocabulary and logic skills.
This is set of a print and go set of games for practicing analogies. Each one is the fun and familiar "I Have...Who
Figurative Language Group Activity. Teach your students about five types of figurative language - metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole and allusion with this group activity. Using artwork as a platform, groups come up with a thesis statement and examples of each type of figurative language.
Are you tired of the same old “I Am” poems? If yes, then try something new: get to know your students and engage them with this Inspired Writing lesson! This is a great activity for your return Back To School.
With Inspired Writing, students use the texts they read as models for
In this unit, perfect for Halloween or a larger unit on Poe, students will create an annotated version of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and then present or publish their final draft.
This Common-Core-aligned assignment gives students an opportunity to practice doing a close reading. Close reading
This activity requires your students to "get in the head" of some of the main characters in Touching Spirit Bear. Each character worksheet has quotes that character says within the novel, questions to help the student understand the character's motivations, and a space for the student to “think like
Back away from the graphic organizer, and check out this set of activities that will help students move from memorization to application of new words in their writing! Add these activities to your current vocabulary system (and reuse them all year) to ensure that students are getting consistent prac
Poetry Devices: Consonance (Alliteration, Near/Half Rhyme, Slant Rhyme) Common Core aligned activities to practice identifying, analyzing, and creating examples of consonance.
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Experience the 2017 total solar eclipse with your students with these three fun activities. They are offered in both a printable PDF version and Google Drive™ (Google Slides™) version. The Google version can be shared online with your students and they can fill in their responses online; perfect for
Romeo and Juliet Unit of Activities and Adapted Readings
This is a complete 7 week unit plan for the drama Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The adapted readings in unit are ideal for acting out the play. Engage students with activities, homework, nonfiction readings, real w
This great resource will assess your students on needed skills for the EOG. Before they can read passages and answer in-depth questions with vocabulary words they probably don't understand, students need the basic foundation that teaches them what key words to look for, how to look for context clues
Divergent Chapter Questions, Vocabulary, Introduction - Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for grades 7-12
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This download contains 134 pages of handouts, activities, exercises, and detailed answer key for guided close reading of the young adult
Divergent Poetry: Creative Writing and Close Reading Activities - Common Core State Standards Aligned
Incorporate poetry into your novel unit! I've included 35 pages of engaging activities that will inspire and spark creative thought and critical thinking. Students will not only write poetry, they
The Valentine Figurative Language Task Cards are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Each card has a sentence using figurative language and three answer choices for students to consider.
You'll receive the following:
a definition of terms pag
Creative Writing Activities - Engaging & Common Core Aligned for Grades 6-12
This set of six creative writing activities is perfect for any creative writing course or unit for students in grades 6 - 12. Engage your students in writing exercises such as rewriting stories from al
"War Horse" Movie and World War I Poetry Common Core Activities
To enrich your students' readings of the war poets, have them watch "War Horse" (PG-13) and make comparisons of the imagery and tone while practicing skills such as annotating text in classic poems.
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If you need to develop a short story unit for your high school English course and need resources to measure reading comprehension and promote student accountability, this resource is for you. The materials included are easily adaptable to the needs of individual students and classes. Some assessme
This Common Core resource includes 20 rigorous unit learning tasks for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, "The Minister’s Black Veil.” The teacher-created learning tasks include standard(s) alignment using the language of Common Core State Standards. The unit activities represent a balance of analys
After teaching figurative language, this game is perfect in order to assess their understanding. This is a "I have, who has game". Students are broken up into 4 separate groups (7 students per group) and each student receives one card (there are 28 cards total). A student will read their example on
Who Wants to Be a Figurative Language Millionaire is the perfect high interest, student friendly PowerPoint for teaching and assessing figurative language proficiency. Students will be fully engaged with this interactive, fun instructional tool that makes you "the cool teacher!" Perfect for standard
This Common Core resource includes 16 rigorous unit learning tasks for Walter Dean Myers’s short story, "The Treasure of Lemon Brown." The teacher-created learning tasks include standard(s) alignment using the language of Common Core State Standards. The unit activities represent a balance of analys
Combine the popularity of reality television with your poetry unit for the most fun your students will ever have reading poetry. Students form groups--each representing a different poet--and compete in four presentation challenges. After each, the class votes until we have a winner! Packet includ
Analogies can be challenging, so amp up the fun and proficiency level in your classroom with Analogy Task Cards. Product includes (40) engaging analogy task cards that cover a variety of analogy formats, including synonym/antonym, part/whole, and cause/effect. Task cards are an effective instructi
These are three reference sheets I laminate and always have handy for my students when we're doing any type of rhetorical analysis.
They include lists of all of the most common adjectives used to describe tone, diction, and syntax, as well as explanations and examples of what each word means. For
To Kill a Mockingbird Figurative Language & Vocabulary Interactive Notebook - Common Core Aligned
Includes interactive notebook activities for students to use for vocabulary and figurative language devices practice while reading To Kill a Mockingbird.
The skills students will practice
A 127 page COMPLETE unit on the novel! NO "FLUFF": This unit focuses on LITERARY DEVICES, SKILLS APPLICATION, and LITERARY ANALYSIS. Unit includes reading guide questions and quizzes, literary analysis activities, and AP style tests and essays. Original photographs of Afghanistan included on handout
Common Core English Posters: These 88 posters use "I can..." statements for each of the grade 9-10 English Language Arts Common Core Standards. Print, laminate and you have ready to use posters to display in your class as you cover the essential standards!
Charles by Shirley Jackson Activity Bundle Common Core Aligned
This is a very comprehensive bundle of instructional resources and activities related to the short story, Charles, by Shirley Jackson. This lesson focuses on cooperative learning and is aligned to United States Common Core Cu