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 Reading Literature for Grades 5-9. UPDATE: A TEKS alignment is now included as well.
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The Hunger Games Literature Guide Novel Teaching Unit Bundle with Lessons Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Digital Download UPDATED for distance learning with a DIGITAL version of my Survival Guide that can be shared on a secured platform with your students. They can type directly into the document!This is a comprehensive literature guide for the entire novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It correlates with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for grades 6-12 in En
Enjoy this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through 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, a classroom with internet access, and you’re good to go.This HUGE bundle includes:• A day-by-day calendar to follow with helpful details and nightly homework assignments (read this file first when you open the bundle)• Suggested procedure for how to address th
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 collection of five weeks of lesson materials designed to challenge and entertain advanced middle school students and high school freshmen/sophomores.This Romeo & Juliet unit is one of my favorites of the year. I’ve used it successfully with eighth graders and both regular and honors freshmen.This bundle includes:• A day-by-
Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for how to plan out your weeks of lessons. Our pedagogy section explains the instructive idea behind the activity, gives ideas for implementation, and aligns it to the standards. We've filmed some training
Make your Great Gatsby unit the favorite of the year with this MASSIVE bundle of materials that will take your class through FOUR FULL WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSONS covering F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of The Great Gatsby novels and you’re good to go.This HUGE bundle includes:• A day-by-day calendar to follow with helpful details and nightly homework assignments (read this file first when you open the bundle) (2-page PDF)• An introductory
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 Common Core State Standards.
This bundle contains my resources for teaching poetry, which includes teaching poetic devices and figurative language, reading/interpreting poetry, and writing original po
Your learners will get tuff with the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for how to plan out your weeks of lessons. Our pedagogy section explains the instructive idea behind the activity, gives ideas for implementation, and aligns it to the standards. We've filmed some t
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee literature novel guide: lessons, tests, and creative activities created and written by Tracee Orman. I've included EDITABLE files (in Microsoft Word) so you can customize the resources to suit the needs of your students.This unit IS included in my To Kill a Mockingbird Teaching Unit and Interactive Notebook Unit Growing BundleThe unit includes:• Introduction activities, including To Kill a Mockingbird KWL Introduction Activity• List of vocabulary words and def
Interactive Notebook Reading Literature Bundle for Any Novel or Story (Grades 6-12)This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle. A YEAR'S WORTH: Over 90 Common-Core aligned interactive reading foldable activities for secondary students. (Many can be used for 5th grade students, as well.) You do not have to use the Common Core State Standards to utilize this bundle! Read on for all the skills practiced.Students will practice numerous skills, including: making inferences (inferr
OUTSIDERS: This Outsiders Novel Study Unit now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Engage your students with standards-based literacy activities as they read S.E. Hinton's classic novel. The Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text to analyze and make inferences. Perfect for partner work, small groups, or independent study! The Free-Writes topics facilitate great discussions, and students enjoy choice on the essay and creative wr
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 will get your students reading, thinking, and discussing the consequences of our tech-dependent culture. The materials (5-page PDF with links to online media and Google Drive versions of all student hand
Figurative Language Stations with Task Cards: Would you like your students more clear on figurative language and sound devices? Motivate them with this must-have creative STATION work! Now includes a DIGITAL version perfect for distance learning! You get EIGHT different stations with task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Students identify and analyze figurative language, and then brainstorm to apply their knowledge in imaginative ways. Clear and specific teacher guidelines are pr
Common Core Language and Reading Practice Using Song Lyrics: "Roar" by Katy Perry - updated for distance learning!This IS included in Poetry Resources Bundle, Volume 2.This activity uses popular song lyrics ("Roar" By Katy Perry, written by Bonnie McKee) to practice figurative language & poetic devices. It also includes exercises for students to analyze tone/mood and how the devices contribute to the overall meaning. *NEWLY ADDED (Feb. 26, 2014): Activities for analyzing word connotations (n
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-text 9-page story (public domain), an 8-question student handout (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters), a simile hunt worksheet (also with answer key), and an optional direct/indirect characterization activity. All student handouts are included in both PDF and Google Drive formats.This lesson is best for ad
Diary of Anne Frank Student-Ready Packet is an attractively-designed ready-to-hand-out resource based on the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It is aligned with ELA Standards, focusing most specifically on these skills:*analysis through citing textual evidence; drawing inferences*determining theme/central idea; summarizing*analyzing dialogue *determining word meanings; connotation*analyzing differences in points of view*writing arguments, explanatory text, and narratives-------------
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: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
This zipped file contains three pdf presentation files. The teacher's file contains a presentation to introduce each term, define it, and gives examples of each one. Then is uses Daughtry's song
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 high-interest lessons. This package includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed to challenge and entertain students in grades nine through twelve.This HUGE bundle includes:• A day-by-day calendar to follow with helpful details and nightly homework assignments (read this file firs
Need figurative language activities? Use this fun and interactive sorting game to review and reinforce figurative language. These 100 cards each have examples of figurative language taken from authentic texts and popular YA literature. Students will sort them into seven categories: metaphors, similes, personification, hyperboles, idioms, onomatopoeia, alliteration. Before you buy...this product is part of a BUNDLE that will save you money.You will want to use this student-centered activity for y
The Outsiders by S.E. HintonGrab every eye in the room with this gorgeous 38-slide introduction lecture 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 The Outsiders’ characters and themes relevant to your students (15 minutes for writing and discussion). Then, launch the 30-minute lecture which covers S.E. Hinton’s background, the time peri
The Hunger Games Teaching Unit Digital Download MEGA BUNDLEThis literature unit bundle was previously offered in CD format only. Thanks to TpT, I am able to offer it to you in digital download format! It includes everything that was included in my Hunger Games Teaching Unit CD, plus any NEW materials I create in the future (such as Hunger Games interactive notebook activities!).INCLUDES EVERYTHING THE CDs INCLUDED!NEWLY ADDED: The Hunger Games Interactive Notebook Flipbook: Literary AnalysisThe
Get your students excited about Shakespeare with this introduction to the Bard’s sonnet structure and iambic pentameter. Every eye in the room will be glued to the vibrant, information-packed slides in this poetry presentation. This 28-slide deck (downloads in both Prezi and Google Slides format) includes detailed descriptions of iambic pentameter, iams, rhyme scheme, and Shakespeare's sonnet structure. Skills are put into practice with a close look at Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130. You can use the s
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 Robert Burns’ classic poem, “A Red, Red Rose.” Both poems use simile and metaphor to describe the feeling of falling in love. On the second day, students will compare and contrast The Script’s song, “Breakeven,” with Edmund Spenser’s “Sonnet 30,” as both works discuss the paradox of emotion
Use popular boy band One Direction's songs "One Thing" and "What Makes You Beautiful" to teach and practice figurative language, sound devices, and the meaning of poetry and the speaker's message. Students can also do an extended activity connecting the song to a poem with a similar theme.
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE and in Poetry Resources Bundle, Volume 2.
The exercises focus on the following terms or concepts:
alliteration, rhyme, metaphor