Micro Fiction – Flash Fiction – Two-Sentence Stories – Sudden Fiction – Twitter TalesWhatever you want to call them, super-short stories are a super-fun way to spend a single class period as you introduce teens to the idea that an entire story can exist within just two sentences.Use this 20-slide ov
Help your high school and advanced middle school students get creative with this eight-day Personal Narrative essay writing mini-unit. Featuring models of one professional and three exemplar student-written personal narrative essays, this bundle of step-by-step materials will inspire even reluctant
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
This unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing a narrative piece. These resources will work for personal narratives or fictional short stories, because the skills needed for both forms are the same.The first few days are structured, whole
Toward the end of my students’ study of Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, I launch a discussion about whether they think a similar scenario could happen today. Many times, students think the Puritans were especially gullible or foolish and they believe they are too savvy to fall under the spell of
This bundle contains 20 mini-lessons in 22 files/ 200+ pages to help guide your high school English students to success on the Literary Analysis Essay.Writing workshop is the cornerstone of the English Language Arts classroom. As English teachers, we are charged with the task of teaching students h
William Goldman’s The Princess Bride is the perfect fairy tale to use with secondary students, but it’s not enough to just hit “play” on the DVD. Instead, add a layer of rigor to your students’ study of The Princess Bride with this packet of print-and-teach materials that will take four days to comp
If you're teaching F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, you need this massive bundle, with more than 100 files and 160+ pages!
Here's what's included:
• The Great Gatsby Quizzes: Cloze Reading Passages For the Entire Novel
• Close reading activities
• The Great Gatsby Task Cards: Discuss
This writing rubric will help teachers save time and energy! This resource for grading writing contains five different writing rubrics for secondary English teachers. Rubrics Included:- Argument Writing- Informative/Explanatory Writing- Narrative Writing- Analyzing Theme Writing- Research Essay Writ
Creative writing doesn't have to be difficult. You can teach your students to write like famous poets with ease! My "Write Like a Poet" presentation and handouts are perfect for all students, but especially for those who struggle with creativity or hate to write (or hate poetry). Aligned with the Co
More Poetry Resources for Reading, Writing, and Understanding Poetry!
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my POETRY RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
This bundle contains many of my newer poetry resources that are NOT included in my original bundle: Poetry Resources, Volume 1.
This is a second co
Writing Dialogue in Narratives: Teach your students how to properly write and punctuate dialogue in their narrative writing with this common core aligned lesson!This resource includes:- a 26 slide EDITABLE PowerPoint presentation- supplementary teaching materials, handouts, and class activitiesThis
Descriptive Writing Picture Prompts. Using writing prompts with photos to teach descriptive writing is an effective exercise. Teach your students to use concrete, or sensory, detail with three thought-provoking photos with writing prompts and notes on using sensory detail. This is part of my complet
Teach William Shakespeare's classic drama, "Romeo and Juliet," with this comprehensive, differentiated unit that includes guided writing prompts, CLOZE activities, character analysis, and vocabulary. This Romeo and Juliet Unit includes:Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary Words, Activities and Quizzes Bundle
Ready to hook students into narrative writing and authentic peer feedback like never before? Play the game “two truths and a lie” with a narrative, storytelling twist!Instead of merely SPEAKING their truths and lies, students write 3 narrative scenes that should fool the listener into believing they
Common Core Writing Portfolio Criteria and Score Sheets for Grades 6-12 (Aligned with the PARCC requirements for writing) - Now Editable!
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
Keep track of required student writing samples throughout the year or have stude
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.
This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 9-12
You get 120+ pages featuring all of the
Ready to have students in the palm of your hand and give them plenty of reasons to want to be working in your class - all year long? If your students like scary stories and other things frightful - read on!This product is also available in my Bundle of Fear (200+ Pages and growing). Don't miss out o
Emergency Sub plans! I always like to have a couple of generic lesson plans in my sub folder that could be pulled out in case of emergency.
These plans can be used for group work or individual work. Students will create a "Missing Poster", a television news broadcast, and a newspaper article about
Fiction & Non-Fiction Twitter Tweet Common Core Activity: Use the Twitter Concept to Make Connections to the TextUsing Twitter to Make Connections: Do you want to see if your students grasp the main idea or big event in a chapter or story but don't want to assign a boring chapter review? Use th
If you are an English or Social Studies teacher and are looking for a way to introduce the story of the Salem Witch Trials and check off some of those pesky Informational Text Common Core Standards at the same time, then this is for you!
This article helps students understand the complex inter-pers
As a complement to your study of J.D. Salinger’s classic novel The Catcher in the Rye, help your students look closely at the vernacular of Holden Caulfield. With this fun handout and short lecture slide deck, students will understand the components that make Holden’s voice one of the most unique in
Writing short stories: A complete presentation with printable handouts for students.This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.This zipped download includes two *editable* Powerpoint files that cover:-Essential components of a story (setting, plot, character devel
Teaching Writing in Secondary ELA: Cover all the major writing strands in your middle school or high school English class with this Ultimate Writing Bundle.This download provides writing instruction for an entire year!This bundle includes everything you need to teach your students the three discipli