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Greek Mythology Stories and Activities (aligned with CCSS)
I have made another Greek Mythology unit! This one ties perfectly with the other Greek Mythology unit I have in my store already. Why did I create another one? Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, I have been looking for ways to address the standards that require the students
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Emoji Writing Prompt PACK
*Use for fun, motivating morning work, writing prompts, or literacy centers! *Print one copy of the emoji prompt for each of your students. (Students will each get a ¼ page slip.) Your students will take their slip of paper and cut out each of the emoji. They must then create a story (you create th
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Story Elements Task Cards
16 DIFFERENTIATED Half-Page Story Elements Task Cards! Each task card includes an original short story as well as open-ended question prompts for each story element including Characters, Setting, Problem, Key Events, and Solution. These Story Elements Task Cards are differentiated for your conveni
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ASSIGNMENTS FOR ANY NOVEL OR SHORT STORY
SHORT STORY AND NOVEL ASSIGNMENTS Gone are the days of boring book reports and reading responses! This multi-faceted resource provides fun ready-to-use assignments that will work for any novel or short story that your students are reading. Each of the one page assignments can be printed and hande
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Making Inferences with Short Animated Films
UPDATED FORMATTING! (6/27/2015) If you own this, please download again! :) I used this activity to reinforce my students’ inferencing skills and they LOVED it! I have included inferencing questions that correspond to several short films which are easily accessible online. The films range anywhere
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Story Elements: Plot Foldable Collection for Middle Grades Common Core
This resource includes everything you need to teach story elements and the plot pyramid to your middle grades students. This Story Elements Plot Foldable Collection includes: Plot Structure Pyramid Foldable Template (blank and labeled) 6-Tab Elements Foldable Templates (blank and labeled) Alternate
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Myths -  One Page Myth Passages from Around the Globe
Worldwide Myths for Independent Reading These are great to use for independent reading when working with myths. A problem I frequently have while teaching ELA is that I never have enough of a particular type of reading material for all my kids to be reading the same thing...Now you have some variet
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Plot: Story Structure Activity
NEW PRODUCT: Determining the Plot **Best Seller ** You can use this plot activity in many different ways! This would be a great way to introduce plot, use as guided practice, small group, centers, or even independent practice! This is a great tool to use instead of boring workbook pages! There
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Visualizing Assessments: Comprehension Quick Sketch Quick Checks
Have you ever had a student read and not comprehend? Uh, yes, I think we all have! This reading behavior is all too common in students who *can* read, or sound like a reader, but too often these "readers", are not comprehending anything at all, these students are often known as "word callers." This
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Paired Passages - Text Connections
Twelve high-interest paired paragraphs, each with one question that requires a high level of thinking to complete. You will receive: -24 high interest paired passages (2 per page) -12 questions, each requiring the reader to make text to text connections -answer recording sheets -answer keys The se
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Folktale Genres Poster Set FREEBIE! Fairy Tale, Tall Tale, Fable, Myth, & Legend
Folktale Genres Poster Set FREEBIE! Fairy Tale, Tall Tale, Fable, Myth, & Legend 6 Poster Set for teaching the subgenres of Folktales: Fairy Tale, Tall Tale, Fable, Myth, & Legend. Buy the full set of 12: Fiction Genres Posters Set of 12 Please check my TpT store for more reading and lite
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Traditional Literature: Fairytales, Fables, Tall Tales, Legends, and Myths
What exactly is the difference between a myth and a legend? Find out with these worksheets and handouts. This resource clearly defines the five most common folktale subgenres: fables, fairy tales, tall tales, legends, and myths and gives students opportunities to apply what they have learned. This
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Reading Posters: Elements of Fiction Posters {Plot Vocabulary} Set of 23
Reading Posters for Literature: Elements of Fiction Posters {Plot Vocabulary} Set of 23 I created these simple bright and colorful posters for many of the common elements of fiction (I call them "lit terms") that my middle school students learn throughout the year. {Update! As of March 2015, this

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May Close Reading Passages for Text Evidence w/ CCS Aligned Tdq's
Celebrate May with this unique unit designed specifically for Close Reading! Inside you will find 20 passages written at FOUR different levels. Now covering more standards! Each passage has seven pages of activities with a text evidence focus! Download the preview to see each lexile level. 20 P
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Close Reading Comprehension Activities Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends addresses important reading comprehension skills and fills critical gaps in the 4th grade and 5th grade curriculum. Includes answer keys and graphic organizers. Resource Details Includes ten wonderful and diverse myths and legends including Native American, Canadian, and Greek

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Fables - One Page Fable Passages from Around the Globe
Worldwide Fables for Independent Reading These are great to use for independent reading when working with fables. A problem I frequently have while teaching ELA is that I never have enough of a particular type of reading material for all my kids to be reading the same thing...Now you have some vari
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Story Elements
This Story Elements packet includes includes eight high-interest story cards, with 4 question cards per story, for a total of 32 question cards. The questions cover setting, characters, plot, conflict and resolution. This story elements resource is perfect for direct instruction, RtI, small group in
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Reading Comprehension Passages and questions 4th grade & 5th grade
This reading comprehension passages and questions pack will help you to check if your students understand what they are reading. You can challenge your class with these original comprehension passages written by me. This activity is best for upper elementary student's. These passages have been recen

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Fluency Task Cards BUNDLE { A FULL YEAR of Fluency Practice! }
A HUGE (discounted) bundle of 360 themed Fluency Task Cards with varied sentence types to help your students practice their oral reading fluency all year! The following task card sets are included in this MEGE Fluency Bundle! This year long fluency task card bundle includes a mix of NONFICTION &am
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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons - 4th Grade Level
Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons – Fourth Grade Level Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 4.1-4.9 in chronological order. They are all on a fourth grade reading level. This bundle contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 2-3 comprehension a

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Readers' Theater Script
Students of all ages enjoy “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” (by Jon Scieszka) and will love performing it with this clever Readers’ Theater play (one of my originals). Play features the wolf, 2 pigs, 2 narrators, and a news reporter. Your students will laugh at the banter between the char
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Greek Mythology Stories 4th - 6th Grade - Greek Myths
Greek Mythology stories that were created to be “kid friendly”. I found as a teacher it was difficult to teach Greek mythology in the upper elementary grades because the stories were often not age appropriate for my students and so I wanted to have stories that were appropriate. The artwork of the
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Language Loaded Short Stories- No Prep, No Print!!!
Language Loaded Short Stories! I'm so excited to offer you my most comprehensive product I have created so far! It targets so many skills! This product includes 20 original stories of varying length and complexity that range from 3rd-7th grade level appropriateness, but really depends on your studen
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Our Teacher is Missing Writing Activity
This writing prompt printable is great to leave when you have a substitute. I leave it on a day that I don't tell my students I will be absent because the prompt is all about "Our Teacher is Missing." This printable includes the prompt and a graphic organizer for prewriting.
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The History of Basketball: A Non-Fiction Close Read for 4th-6th Grade
Got boys that love sports but hate to read?? Here's a non-fiction passage about the history of basketball sure to get them geared up to try out the original rules at recess, while giving you an awesome assessment of their close reading skills! "The History of Basketball: A Non-Fiction Close Read fo
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Theme Reading Passages; Task Cards w/ Differentiated Responses
Theme is an important, yet difficult concept for students to master. These theme task cards include 12 reading passages with 12 different themes, as well as an overview of theme concepts. The response choices are differentiated for the various learners in your class. For the struggling students,
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Short Story Creative Writing (Roll-a-Story)
Introductory PowerPoint covering the elements of a short story plus silly story starters for creative writing in a "Roll-a-Story" format. These four "Roll-a-Story" cards allow for 864 different story combinations! Students first roll a die to select a character, then roll to select a setting and o
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Spooky Story Writing - Halloween Writing Activity
Your students will love this fun and engaging Halloween writing activity that will have them rolling story element dice (setting, character, obstacle, and a story starter) to create a random set of story components. Once students have their story components, they’ll plan and write a spooky story as
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Personal Narrative Writing Resources & Posters BUNDLE - CCSS Aligned
Personal narrative writing made easy!! Graphic organizers, posters, anchor charts and more!! This product bundles my personal narrative resources with personal narrative anchor charts and posters (both are available by themselves). This is a super value! Please see the preview to view what is in
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Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs Differentiated Bundled Unit
This is a bundled unit on Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs perfect for meeting the Common Core Standards: ELA L.4.5b and L.5.5.b: Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs. In this unit you will find an engaging Powerpoint which defines idioms, proverbs, and adages, giv
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Halloween Spooky Tales Writing, New and Revised!
ツ FOR SPOOKY TALE LOVERS! And kids who just love to write Halloween stories. Make narrative writing fun and S-P-OO-K-Y! This is a revised edition (that originated as a free version), with several more pages and revisions made to help facilitate writing for hesitant writers. How many kids love to
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Teaching Theme Task Cards: Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends
HIGHLY DIFFERENTIATED BEST SELLER!! Students first learn theme vocabulary and topics before progressing to identifying the theme in the story. The materials can be used for whole group instruction, small group, remediation, centers, homeschool, summer school, and as individual assessments. Includ
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Story Elements Interactive Notebook
This no-prep, print-and-go interactive packet is the perfect thing to use when teaching or reviewing different story elements with your students. Walk your students through this interactive notebook unit and they'll be able to reference these important notes all year long. Plus this resource also in
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Point of View - Notes and Writing Assignment
POINT OF VIEW ACTIVITY - Students are given notes / handout on the four points of view and then asked to complete a short assignment. Students read a newspaper article and respond with different points of view. Students enjoy this creative writing assignment that reinforces the concept of point

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Inference
Inference contains mini posters, a lap book, BINGO, games, and printables. This unit includes: • Ten mini posters with definitions, rules, and information • Four foldable organizers help students learn rules and strategies for finding answers to inference questions. (Two to three versions of eac
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Fiction Genres Posters Set of 12
Fiction Genres Posters Set of 12 Includes: Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, Folktale, Tall Tale, Fairy Tale, Legend, Myth, Fable. Check my TpT store for more reading and literature poster sets and resources.

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Story Retell and Sequencing
Story Retell And Sequencing: Includes 20 original stories for the student to listen to and retell to the therapist/teacher. This product is great for use in Speech & Language Therapy as well as English and Language Arts. This task targets retell and sequence abilities as well as auditory compreh
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Columbus Day: A Non-Fiction Close Read for 4th-6th Grade
"Columbus Day: A Close Read for 4th-6th Grade" is a close reading passage and questions designed to teach students about the national holiday Columbus Day, while also teaching reading comprehension and strategies. Students will learn a little about why we celebrate Columbus Day in America, and why C
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Patricia Polacco Author Study
Patricia Polacco Author Study You have everything you need to have a successful author study unit on Patricia Polacco! As students explore Patricia Polacco books, they will be learning skills such as character traits, theme, setting, sequencing and summarizing, story plot, and more! The unit is in
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Show Not Tell - Descriptive Writing Mini Unit
This is a FUN unit to help students add description to their writing. Most students LOVE to act... they won't even know they're learning at the same time! It is a perfect unit to do by itself, or to add to a current writing unit. This is aligned to the Common Core for grades 2-5! Click PREVIEW to
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Emoji Story- A Writing Prompt using Emoji
Print one copy of the emoji prompt for each of your students. (Students will each get a ¼ page slip.) Your students will take their slip of paper and cut out each of the emoji. They must then create a story (you create the requirements) using the emoji in place of actual words. If they are using the
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Reader's Theater CCSS Mini-BUNDLE for Grades 4-8
Reader's Theater for BIG KIDS! This 50-page CCSS Reader's Theater for Grades 4-8 BUNDLE is a compilation of: • The School Store • Speedy Racer • The Cafeteria Catastrophe all written by Erin Beers from Mrs. Beers' Language Arts Class. Estimated Lexile Measure 700-770 This three-pack of reader's
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Reading Literature Journal for Grades 6-8: Activities for Short Stories & Poems
This resource includes activities for 33 short stories and poems. The goal of this reading literature journal is prepare students to recall, understand, apply, analyze, and evaluate a variety of texts while also using creative mini-projects to help encourage deeper thinking! This resource has ev
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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons - Fifth Grade Level
Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons – Fifth Grade Level Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 5.1-5.9 in chronological order. They are all on a fifth grade reading level. This bundle contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 2-3 comprehension and

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Lesson: Eleven by Sandra Cisneros Lesson Plan, Worksheet, Key, Powerpoint
"Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros Complete Lesson Bundle This is a complete lesson pack for the short story "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. All of the documents are alterable so that you can tailor them for your purposes. Also, all of the graphic organizers can be used for any text. The worksheets are pro
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Horrible Harry and the Holidaze - Literature Study
This is a great book to teach about the different holidays around the world other than Christmas. This literature study can be completed whole group or used to challenge student individually. There is one activity page for each chapter, so 7 total handouts. For personal classroom use only. This wo
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Personal Narratives Made Easy!
*INCLUDES BONUS PACK This download helps students understand and create personal narratives. It includes: ~introduction to personal narratives ~example personal narrative ~blank personal narrative templates ~personal narrative checklist The Bonus Pack will allow your students to create books about
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Plot Diagram Graphic Organizer Template
Plot Diagram Graphic Organizer Template You may use this template in any way that you wish. You can even use it in your commercial product as long as you credit Lovin Lit. The size of this plot diagram template was made to fit into a standard composition notebook when cut out along the perimeter.
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Rigorous Short Story Lesson "Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes
“Thank You Ma'am” by Langston Hughes is a timeless short story with very rich themes. This story demonstrates the value of compassion and second chances. All materials provided in this resource provide multiple opportunities to critically evaluate character traits, character change, character challe
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Auditory Memory Magic
Target auditory memory with the variety of games and visuals included in this resource. Your students will be able to improve their auditory memory, listening skills, and comprehension by playing these fun and engaging games. Plus, with a "magic" theme, they'll be intrigued to play! ***************
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Social Story, NO HITTING with Social Skill Activities.
"No Hitting" Social Story with Interactive activities and Behaviour Poster. (NEWLY ADDED A "FIRST AND THEN" chart for behaviour management) "No Hitting" This social story and accompanying activities are designed to redirect children with ASD and Special ED by targeting particular behaviours thro
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Complete Guide to Teaching Creative Narrative Writing Grades 4-5
This is a "no prep" unit, meaning that all of the organizers and teacher models are included. Print out the pages you need, and you're all set to teach your students how to write incredible creative narratives! This complete unit can be used on its own, or in addition to your Writing Interactive Not

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