The Hunger Games Literature Guide Novel Teaching Unit Bundle with Lessons Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Digital Download
This is a comprehensive literature guide for the entire novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It correlates with the Common Core State Standards (CC
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for Reading Notebooks Grades 6, 7, 8 - Use with Any Fiction & Informational Texts
NEWLY UPDATED! This bundle of organizers has 50 new pages added! Total of 91 organizers, plus 9 bonus pages.
EDITABLE ORGANIZERS HERE:
Looking for a Greek mythology unit for an older audience? Take those beloved mythological stories and ramp them up with this MASSIVE bundle that includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed for advanced middle school students and high school freshmen/sophomores as they connect their stu
Looking for a fresh approach to pull your students into Romeo and Juliet? William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic love will enthrall your students when you use this MASSIVE bundle of interactive, multimedia lessons. This package includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed to chal
Enjoy this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through FOUR FULL WEEKS OF LESSONS covering John Steinbeck’s classic novel, Of Mice and Men. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of novels and you’re good to go.
This Of Mice and Men bundle includ
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
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!
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
The Giver by Lois Lowry teaching guide - 152 pages high-level questions, activities, Common Core Aligned
This Common Core Aligned Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Giver by Lois Lowry has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is
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 the classic short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes the full 9-page story with attractive illustrations, an 8-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Grab every eye in the room with this gorgeous 42-slide Prezi that provides all of the background information your class will need as you launch your study of S.E. Hinton’s classic novel, The Outsiders.
The presentation includes a quickwrite topic that will help make Th
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
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
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
Use the black humor of Roald Dahl’s well-known short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter," to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes links to the full text of the story, detailed instructions, a 9-question deep-thinking handout (with detailed answer key, o
How many times are students asked to identify the main idea in a reading passage? You would think that they would be masters at finding the main the idea by now. However, many students still struggle with identifying the main idea and supporting details in their reading (and many teachers are in s
Help your students learn how to dig deep into analyzing text with these FOUR SEPARATE CLOSE READING LESSONS to use with chapters 2, 4, 6, and 10 of S.E. Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders.
Each of the four lessons includes a student handout of a select bit of text with generous margins to allow for stud
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,
Use the classic short story, “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes detailed instructions, a 6-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and an optional writing activity that shows
Use the short story, “The Gift of the Magi” by American writer O. Henry, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the text, and provide opportunities for creative writing. This two-day lesson plan includes a beautifully illustrated copy of the story, a
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
Are you challenging your students to read as many books as they can this year? If so, this Book Challenge Bulletin Board Set is just what you need to help your class visually track their progress toward meeting their goals.
I created this Book Challenge Bulletin Board set because I dislike using
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
Ready to add more independent reading to your middle school classroom? 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 CCSS-aligned “Book of the Month” prog
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
Get your students talking about the characters, plot twists, and deeper thematic messages in Homer's classic tale, The Odyssey. This 24-slide Powerpoint (one slide per book/chapter of the poem) will visually grab your students' eyes and also challenge their brains as they work through all 24 "books"
Looking for a fresh approach to pull your students into A Midsummer Night’s Dream? William Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of love and magic will enthrall your students when you use this MASSIVE bundle of interactive, multimedia lessons. This package includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS des
Use the heart-breaking short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes a 7-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters), a pre-writing organizing task that will get yo
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 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
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
Need an engaging, student-driven way to teach short stories and/or literary terms? Use this unit as a high-accountability way to scaffold students into tougher literature!
In this unit, small groups of students are assigned to one short story (so you can differentiate to students by difficulty leve
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 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
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
Save with this bundle of reading comprehension skills mini-units --- Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, and Making Predictions.
Or...save even more with the SUPER BUNDLE (6 Mini-Units) or MEGA BUNDLE (9 Mini-Units) or ULTIMATE BUNDLE (12 Mini-Units)...
Use William Shakespeare’s famous “All the World’s a Stage” monologue from As You Like It as a stand-alone lesson on extended metaphor. This 45-minute lesson begins with a close reading of the poem on a handout designed with wide margins for students to record their mental interactions with the text.
Grab every eye in the room with this gorgeous 32-slide Prezi that provides all of the background information your class will need as you launch your study of Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
The presentation includes a quickwrite topic that will help make To Kill a Mockin
Help your students learn how to dig deep into analyzing text with these FOUR SEPARATE CLOSE READING LESSONS to use with chapters 2, 9, 15, and 23 of Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Each of the four lessons includes a student handout of a select bit of text with generous
Use the short story, “The Rules of the Game” (a short piece from Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club), to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes a 7-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course) and a creative writing assignmen
The Happy Halloween That Almost Wasn't... is the perfect reader's theater and reading literature toolkit for this festive time of year.
Your students will love reading about the characters of Parkersburg Elementary School and how their Halloween traditions and celebrations were cancelled, then reco
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick is an amazing story about the power of friendship and how it can transform even the hardest life situations. Your middle school students will love reading about how Maxwell and Kevin go from being outcasts due to scenarios out of their control to the dynamic duo
The Outsiders pop quizzes, comprehension checks, exit tickets ... use these 12 simple quizzes however you'd like. Printable & Powerpoint versions provided for simple implementation. Make sure students are staying on track reading the novel.
Imagine you could buy a clone of yourself and no one would ever know. Unpleasant chores? Your cyborg will clean the mess. Stacks of essays to grade? “You 2.0” quickly manages that paper load. Dinner with a difficult spouse? Send in the clone.
What a great world! And nothing could possibly go wrong
Answering Short Answer Questions
In this 5-day unit, students learn specific strategies to promote success on standardized assessments and daily practice. Students are exposed to test-taking strategies for short-response questions. During the mini-unit
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
As an upper elementary to middle school teacher I have a variety of learners; enthusiastic and engaged, easily inspired, indifferent, and those that require a bit more encouragement to enhance their joy of learning. Can you relate?
While I touch on poetry throughout the schoo
Ah, Helen of Troy, the face that launched a thousand ships. Depending on your perspective, Helen is either the legendary beauty who has served as a worthy muse for countless warriors and poets or she is a painted devil whose selfish desires caused the deaths of thousands of innocent souls. Take your