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
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 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.
Make your Great Gatsby unit the favorite of the year with this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for ELA Reading Informational Texts and Fiction/Literature for Grades 9-10 (Also includes the organizers for grades 6, 7, and 8 because the skills build upon one another each year.)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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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
This unit's free preview will demonstrate a table of contents and unit plan in terms of both time and content in lessons. English Language Arts Common Core State Standards are given thorough attention. It addresses students' needs to work individually and socially. The unit moves at a rigorous pace
In preparation for reading The Giver, this project challenges learners to dream up a utopian society that attempts to fix some of the world's problems in an ideal plan. The assignment can be done individually or in groups. Students will have a blast inventing a soci
This 22-slide PowerPoint is a great introduction to utopias and The Giver novel. It will familiarize students with the concept of utopias and give them some interesting examples of real life utopias, favorite young adult dystopian novels, and famous dystopian movies
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
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
Reading Literature: Common Core Booklet for ANY Novel or Short Story
This product helps students achieve mastery in identifying the following Common Core elements: key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and range of reading and complexity.
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:
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Teach students the art of literary analysis with Shakespeare's drama filled play- A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Literary Analysis PowerPoint/Google Slides Lesson
---Graphic Organizers and Rubric to assess examples of literary analysis (for use with PowerPoint/Google Slides lesson)
Help your students understand the process of close reading with this ready-to-use resource. Close reading is not something that comes naturally to most students. It is a skill that requires direct instruction and practice. After introducing this easy-to-use, step-by-step guide, s
Students learn the four common text structures: Compare/Contrast, Description, Cause/Effect, and Problem/ Solution in this Common-Core aligned lesson
First, the definition of text structure- and the difference between it and text features is discussed. This is commonly confused.
Once students are
Encourage your students’ active analytical efforts! Providing a framework for analytical creativity, Socratic Seminar nurtures deep thought through dialogue while encompassing many of the Common Core State Standards for reading, speaking, and listening. This strategy targets competence in analysis
The following activity uses popular "Top 40" type song lyrics to provide practice for identifying and explaining the meaning of similes, metaphors, hyperbole and personification. Nine excerpts from song lyrics are included, as well as a chart explaining each type of figurative language. Audio files
This 104 page Of Mice and Men comprehensive unit plan includes anticipation guides, chapter analyses, reading guides, group activities, graphic organizers, classroom debates, vocabulary packets, quizzes, writing assignments, a jeopardy review game, a culminating project, and a comprehensive unit tes
This is a 32 page thirteen day comprehensive unit on O. Henry's classic short story, "The Gift of the Magi," a Common Core Exemplar Text for the 9th-10th Grade Band. This unit has everything you need to help your students explore the themes and language in this story!
The unit includes the followi