Interactive Reading Notebook Fiction and Nonfiction Mega Bundle (Grades 5-12)
A YEAR'S WORTH: 220 Common-Core aligned interactive reading foldable activities for secondary students.
You do not have to use the Common Core State Standards to utilize this bundle!
This download includes the followin
Enjoy this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through FIVE FULL WEEKS OF LESSONS covering Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of To Kill a Mockingbird novels and you’re good to go.
Looking for a fresh approach to pull your students into The Tragedy of Julius Caesar? William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political intrigue will thrill your students when you use this MASSIVE bundle of interactive, multimedia lessons. This package includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee literature guide: lessons, tests, and activities created and written by Tracee Orman.
This unit IS included in my To Kill a Mockingbird Teaching Unit and Interactive Notebook Unit Growing Bundle
All documents for "To Kill a Mockingbird" are in PDF format; in ad
Encourage your students to improve their close reading skills by teaching them to annotate text with this simple sticky-note procedure. This single-sheet handout gives examples of rich and weak annotated comments along with helpful suggestions to guide students who aren’t sure what they should be wr
Poetry Resources for Reading, Writing, and Understanding Poetry, Volume 1
This (and ALL of my poetry resources) IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
Poetry Resources Bundle, Volume 2 is also available; it includes my newer resources that are aligned with the C
Bring energy and excitement to your unit on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through FIVE FULL WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSONS covering Mark Twain’s classic American novel. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a cla
Use this two-day poetry lesson to help your students connect modern music/song lyrics to classic poetry. On the first day, students will compare and contrast the song, “Stereo Hearts,” by Gym Class Heroes, to the Robert Burns’ classic poem, “A Red, Red Rose.” Both poems use simile and metaphor to de
This quick video will explain everything you need to know to teach Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" to high school students. It gives a brief recap of Imagism and talks through a study of the poem. I've also given the poem a score on the following factors, each of which I explain in detail i
Historically speaking, poems started out as stories intended to be read aloud. Share poems the way they were MEANT to be read - with audio and video readings – while still achieving rigorous reading and creative writing!
This Poem of the Week Collection can be used in multiple ways, whether you wan
Use this beautifully designed 33-slide Prezi lecture and accompanying handouts to pull even your most reluctant students into a study of poetry. Begin by piquing your students’ interest in poetry by briefly (and humorously) comparing the art form to song lyrics. Then, present a concrete, 9-step proc
If your students can’t go an hour without looking at their phones, they need to read “The Veldt.”
Ray Bradbury’s chilling futuristic short story, “The Veldt,” gives us a glimpse of a world where children love their devices more than their families. Sound familiar? This compelling 90-minute lesson w
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
Get your students excited about Shakespeare with this slick Prezi introduction to the Bard’s sonnet structure and iambic pentameter. Every eye in the room will be glued to the vibrant, information-packed animation in this poetry presentation.
This 31-slide Prezi includes detailed descriptions of i
Use this compelling two-day (or possibly three-day, depending on your pacing) lesson on Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s chilling futuristic short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” as a stand-alone lesson, as part of any short story unit, or as a supplement to any larger dystopian novel study, such as Brave New World,
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
Replace your old Julius Caesar study questions with this visually stunning package of scene-by-scene questions covering Shakespeare’s classic play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
This packet includes a 7-page student handout with detailed questions (both plot points and inference) covering every sce
Use “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the short story's text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this grisly story via a 2009 newspaper article (link in
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
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):
To Kill a Mocking
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for ELA Reading Literature and Informational Nonfiction Texts Grades 11-12 (Also includes the organizers for grades 6, 7, 8, and 9-10 because the skills build upon one another each year.)
**UPDATED with new and revised organizers! 153 total!!**
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This Civil Rights Movement Learning Centers activity is one of my FAVORITE student-centered activities. Students rotate between six different Learning Centers where, with their group, they read information about a specific topic related to Civil Rights and complete a corresponding “Data Sheet”. The
Use these creative lesson materials to help your teens get excited about studying Puritan minister Jonathan Edwards’ most famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” When you connect this 1741 lecture to modern elements, such as heavy metal lyrics from bands such as Metallica and Slayer (
NEW REVISED VERSION UPLOADED! All Tests are now in Excel format for easy upload to the free program socrative.com. You can now test your students electronically with instant feedback and assessment!
A 170 page COMPLETE unit on the novel! This unit focuses on LITERARY DEVICES, SKILLS APPLICATION, an
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.
Make Washington Irving's story relevant to your high school students by linking the early 19th century tale to pop culture influences from the world today. In "The Devil and Tom Walker," Irving tells the story of a man who makes a deal with the devil. This theme always hooks an audience, whether it'
Grab every eye in the room with this gorgeous 40-slide Prezi that provides all of the background information your class will need as you launch your study of William Shakespeare’s classic play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The presentation includes a quickwrite topic that will help mak
This bundle promotes active reading and review of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Additionally, it measures reading comprehension and encourages exploration of character development and the concept of heroism, among other things. If you are teaching The Hobbit for the first time or are simply in need
Ready to add more independent reading to your high school English class? Want to try reader’s workshop? Hoping to bring in more fiction that’s differentiated to student interests? Track genres and progress without expensive programs, points, or book reports!
My “Book of the Month” program was first
NEW REVISED VERSION UPLOADED! Tests and quizzes are now in Excel format for easy upload to the free program socrative.com. You can now test your students electronically with instant feedback and assessment!
A 269 page COMPLETE unit on the novel! This unit focuses on LITERARY DEVICES, SKILLS APPLICA
Oscar Wilde's satire play "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a breeze to teach with this bundle!
1. Victorian Etiquette Quiz: This just-for-fun quiz based on a real Victorian etiquette book introduces students to the absurdity of Victorian Era manners, and then prompts them to
Introduce your students to Horatio Quiroga, a master of suspense of who will forever change the way they look at their pillows and mattresses with his famous story of everyday horror, “The Feather Pillow.”
This 8-page PDF includes:
• Full text of “The Feather Pillow,” a wonderfully creepy short sto
Use this visually stunning package of chapter-by-chapter questions covering Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, to pull your students into the text and inspire them to think deeply about Lee’s themes.
This packet includes 15 pages of student handouts with detailed questions
Use this visually stunning package of questions covering Ray Bradbury’s modern American novel, Fahrenheit 451, to pull your students into the text and inspire them to think deeply about Bradbury’s themes.
This packet includes five student handouts with detailed questions (plot points, inference, an
Grab every eye in the room with this gorgeous 43-slide Prezi that provides all of the background information your class will need to launch a study of Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi novel, Fahrenheit 451.
The presentation includes a high-interest attention-grabber on book censorship and a quickwrite topic t
Analyzing literature doesn’t have to be dry and disconnected from students’ lives. Instead, show your class the awesomeness that great writers tuck into their works and help them use symbolism to make connections from the text to their own lives.
In this visually vibrant presentation, you’ll use a
This mega bundle of poetry resources includes all of my poetry-related resources from my store AND will include all of my future poetry materials.
The following products ARE included:
Poetry Resources Bundle, Volume 1
Poetry Resources Bundle, Volume 2
Figurative Language in Song Lyrics Growing B
This file contains 13 individual quizzes on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee designed to measure reading comprehension and hold students accountable for their assigned reading. Each quiz features approximately 10 to 15 multiple choice questions, and each is in editable Word document format. The
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for ELA Reading Literature and Informational Texts BUNDLE for Grades 6-12
*UPDATED Aug. 2014: Now contains over 175 organizers! Perfect for Reader's Notebooks.*
Do you need to implement the Common Core Standards into your curriculum? These graphic organize
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were promoting the ideals of Transcendentalism way back in the mid-1800s and, yet, those same ideas still surround us today in our media and popular culture. When you pause and closely examine the music in your earbuds, the movies in your DVR, and the best
Help make Washington Irving’s classic American tale, “Rip Van Winkle,” intriguing to a high school audience with these dynamic lesson materials that will take three class periods to complete.
This product includes:
• Step-by-step, detailed directions about how to use the three days’ worth of “Rip
Newly expanded! A Long Way Gone complete unit: pre-reading, chapter questions, discussion activities, writing activities, web-quest and more. It is so much more than questions and answer keys.
This is everything you will need to teach A Long Way Gone: A Memoir by Ishmael Beah. You will not need to
Save prep time and help your students read closely and actively with this bundle of Common Core aligned organizers, worksheets, projects, quizzes, and review materials for Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.
Note: We provide as many of our worksheets and organizers as possible in Word format to facilita
A Literature Kit for the novel The Old Man and the Sea written by Ernest Hemingway.
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Students become inspired by this tale of struggle and perseverance against nature. Creative ideas are offered to enhance learning in the classroom. Students create a link between the idea of luc
Save prep time and help your students read closely and actively with this bundle of Common Core aligned organizers, worksheets, projects, quizzes, and review materials for The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Note: We provide as many of our worksheets and organizers as possible in Word format to facilit
Make the words of Transcendental philosopher and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson come alive for your students with breath-taking photography in this two-day class discussion activity with optional independent writing activity.
This packet includes 12 visually arresting images from nature coupled with qu
This 189 PAGE HAMLET COMPREHENSIVE UNIT PLAN includes anticipation guides, making inferences activities, socratic seminars, discussion activities, chapter analyses, reading guides, reading quizzes, group activities, web-quests, graphic organizers, classroom debates, vocabulary lists, quizzes, writin
Do you need support materials to help implement a choice reading program? Literature circles, intervention lessons, book club, independent reading arrangements? Creating the materials can be overwhelming, but as a certified reading specialist, I know how crucial choice reading is to students' growth
A growth mindset unit, a personal narrative essay unit, a unit on how to teach poetry, and a guide to teaching with reading logs—this bundle has everything you need to teach your students to dig deep and think for themselves, to write about literature and understand poetry, to develop a growth minds
WORDS TO LIVE BY – A lesson about advice
Help students analyze how a similar theme is developed in three different mediums by using Rudyard Kipling’s timeless poem “If,” a father’s advice to his son in a brief monologue from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a newspaper columnist’s Guide to Life th
Save prep time and help your students read closely and actively with this bundle of Common Core aligned organizers, worksheets, projects, quizzes, and review materials for 1984 by George Orwell.
Note: We provide as many of our worksheets and organizers as possible in Word format to facilitate easy
Analyzing Texts Video Preview
Are your students confused about text analysis? You know how to do it yourself, but you're not sure how to make it accessible to students? I know the feeling. Analyzing texts is hard, and it rarely comes naturally. It's a difficult concept to break down into a methodic
Teach your students how to “read” a movie in just the same way that we closely read literature with this five-day lesson that begins with a study of Brian Aldiss’ short story, “Supertoys Last All Summer Long,” the inspiration for A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a 2001 film directed by Steven Spielberg