Reading Interactive Notebooks Literature - Literary Elements for Common Core. This Reading Interactive Notebook is the true original - over 45,000 copies sold!
After learning about interactive notebooks two summers ago, I resolved to use this technique for every concept I taught to my 6th, 7th, an
Creative activities and project ideas for any novel, story, or unit in history. Newly updated with rubrics & additional activities and handouts!
This 41-page bundle contains almost 100 creative student activities to use with any piece of literature. It includes several pages of templates and w
Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ALL NEW Add on Pack for Grades 5-9
This Interactive Reading Literature Notebook is full of dynamic lessons and activities for teaching literary elements in grades 5-9 whether or not your district uses Common Core. An alignment is included for Common Core Rea
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 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
Be sure to check out all three versions of the Hatchet Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching needs and style. This is the full printable + Google Digital Resources version containing vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, constructive response writing, and skil
The Middle Grades ELA Common Core Toolbox contains 77 learning activities aligned to the CCSS for grades 6-8. It includes printables that can be used multiple times throughout the year to address nearly all of the standards in reading literature and informational texts, and many of the speaking and
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
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!
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 writing with this full-class period point-of-view lesson about Unreliable Narrators. This dazzling 47-slide Prezi is a visual feast that connects students’ modern lives to the writing technique masterfully used by Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and
This Maniac Magee NO PREP-PRINT and GO Novel Unit with ANSWER KEY...is a must have for your middle grades to middle school classroom.
This 40-page Maniac Magee Novel Unit contains the following:
a pacing guide for planning
• 19-pages of reader response questions with answer key
• 5-context clue wor
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.
Contains the following files:
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
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is the perfect novel to share with your students for so many reasons.
Summary: Bud is an orphan living at the Home after his mother passed away. For four years he has dreamed of finding his father, but it is after a placement with the Amos family, that B
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
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt Novel Unit: Common Core Aligned!
This Print and Go! Tuck Everlasting Novel Unit is a 58-page novel study that includes:
• Lesson Plans
• Main Idea Chapter Titles
• 18 pages of reader response questions
• 5 pages of context clue word work with more space for writ
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"
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
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
Esperanza Rising is the perfect novel to share with your upper elementary to middle school readers! The theme of this novel is perseverance and the idea that one should never be afraid to start over. Your students will LOVE this historical fiction novel and this corresponding novel unit!
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
Interactive Reading Notebooks ~ Free Bonus Lesson #2 ~ Types of Irony
This freebie includes a complete interactive reading notebook lesson on the three types of irony: situational irony, verbal irony, and dramatic irony. It is a bonus lesson that is not included in my other notebook products, so be
Are you trying to find ways to engage your students in more productive conversation about reading literature and informational text, with less work and grading on your end? Then snag this Chit Chat Cards BUNDLE that focuses on reading literature, informational text, and speaking/listening standards
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
This is a fun freebie! Students do the written portion of the book report on the outside of a large grocery bag, and then place five items inside the bag to symbolize main characters, setting or events from the book. Students love these!!
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
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
Wonder by RJ Palacio is a MUST READ for your students in Grades 4-8! Your students will be inspired by Auggie and all that he is able to accomplish despite his challenges of being different from his peers.
Grab this common core aligned WONDER Novel Unit Bundle to accompany this amazing story!
Among the Hidden...If you are looking for a high-interest science fiction novel to get your students engaged, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix is the perfect pick.
Luke Garner is a third child in a society where any child more than two is illegal. His parents have worked hard as farmer
These point of view posters are a great way to help your elementary, middle school, or high school students better understand 1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person Objective, 3rd person Limited, and 3rd person Omniscient perspectives.
This product has nine different designs - polka dots, chevron, bri
Are you looking to enhance your students' work using Google Slides? Grab this Wonder Novel Unit and let your students get to work.
Wonder by RJ Palacio is a MUST READ for your students in Grades 4-8! Your students will be inspired by Auggie and all that he is able to accomplish despite his challe
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
If you’re looking for engaging and educational activities that will help your students deepen their understanding of the novel, Bud, Not Buddy, then you’re in luck! This resource is filled with ten different activities that will help your students connect to, analyze, predict, inve
If you’re looking for engaging and educational activities that will help your students deepen their understanding of the novel, Bridge to Terabithia, then you and your students will love this resource! This resource is filled with thirteen different activities that will help your s
If you’re looking for engaging and educational activities that will help your students deepen their understanding of the novel, My Brother Sam is Dead, then you’re in luck! This lesson and activity packet is filled with chapter-by-chapter plans and worksheets that will help your st
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
Point of View: Teach, Practice, Test
This Point of View Teach, Practice, Test unit is an engaging, interactive, step-by-step way to teach the five types of point of view: first person, second person, third person limited, third person omniscient, and third person objective.
Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen...
Brian's Winter is the perfect novel study for the winter months. Not only is Gary Paulsen an AMAZING writer that seems to take readers right inside the setting, but your students will forget to complain about the cold temperatures when they discover all that 13-ye
Use “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the gothic short story’s text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this grisly story via a high-interest informational text/article about a crimin
Tiger Rising...I have had multiple copies of the novel The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo sitting on my classroom book shelf for years! I finally got to it and it very well may be one of my favorite novels. What a story!
This 47-page print and go Tiger Rising Novel Unit includes the following:
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
A no prep, print-and-go novel unit for Rules by Cynthia Lord. Includes chapter-by-chapter reader response questions, engaging journal prompts, character analysis work, lesson plans, answer key, and more!
If you are looking for the perfect summertime novel to inspire your upper elementary to middle