Help your students review and prepare for their STAAR Reading Test in a fun and strategic way! This bundle includes both fiction and non-fiction practice tests that use engaging popular youth novel excerpts. It also includes vocabulary cards, reading comprehension practice and a reading strategy set.
Over the years I've found that my students are not familiar with the parts of speech, so I decided to make up these bright and helpful posters with examples to help them. You can post them on your wall or shrink them and use them as handouts. I hope you find them useful!
9 Parts of Speech
Save $7.00 with this bundled deal that includes five fantastic PowerPoint review games for English Language Arts!
This package includes these five game shows:
"Comma Invasion" - Reviews comma rules wit
Reinforce students’ understanding of Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes with these five worksheets that build on students’ current word knowledge and develop creative, flexible thinking. Each worksheet presents common roots and affixes (prefixes/suffixes) that are part of hundreds of Engli
A "WHODUNIT" OF INFERENCES!! The second in a series!!! An engaging and fun way to infer!
Students work as a whole class to read 24 mystery clues to solve a murder. Along the way they make inferences and record them on the Murder Mystery sheet. Each set of clues add new suspicions that keep student
This powerpoint is colorful, adorable, and includes a variety of great examples to keep your students engaged while learning about inferencing!
-40 editable slides with animation, cute clipart, and a variety of backgrounds
-embedded cartoon video clip (and website link), along wit
This engaging, 47 slide presentation will give a thorough look at the following figurative language devices similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, and hyperbole. Students will be given an explanation of each type of figurative language along with 3 slides of examples. While
Author's Purpose Posters, Task Cards, Foldable, Test: Persuade Inform Entertain
This unit is for teaching the PIE method of 3 types of author's purpose - persuade, inform, and entertain.
If you're looking for resources to teach the expanded 5 types of author's purpose you can find that unit
As of March 2016, the SAT Essay requires students to closely examine an argument essay, noting the effectiveness of an author’s use of specific rhetorical devices. In this overview lecture and three full-hour lessons with optional extension writing activities, students will learn about the SAT Essay
Help your students review and prepare for their STAAR Reading Test in a fun and strategic way! This bundle includes both fiction and non-fiction practice tests that use engaging popular youth novel excerpts. It also includes vocabulary cards, inference task cards, reading question stems and a reading
This powerpoint is a fun, colorful way to introduce or re-teach TEXT STRUCTURE!
- 21 EDITABLE slides
- 5 video clip examples
- 15 slides can be printed to created colorful, informative posters for your class, including:
*definitions written in kid-friendly language
*key words to lo
Cause and Effect Charades is an engaging and highly student interactive activity that targets one of many difficult reading skills students encounter. Cause and Effect Charades can be used as an introductory or follow up activity of teaching cause and effect reading skills.
Charades is a classic gam
A "WHODUNIT" OF INFERENCES!! The third in a series!!! An engaging and fun way to infer!
Students work as a whole class to read 24 mystery clues to solve a murder. Along the way they make inferences and record them on the Murder Mystery sheet. Each set of clues add new suspicions that keep students
Finally, graphic definitions for middle school and high school English Language Arts, Reading, and Writing!!
All 95 (actually, now there are 96) colored posters have pictures and/or examples, along with short, kid-friendly definitions, helping students to remember key terms easily. Great cl
Idioms! An expression that has a meaning apart from the meaning of it's phrase. You could download these cards for your students and use them as flash cards, memory game, or center task cards. It comes with 39 different idiom phrases and its exact meaning. It also includes a worksheet where student
**MY BEST SELLER** Liven up your next adverb lesson with this active activity! Give your students a high-interest grammar activity that will drive home the 'adverb' concept ... and it's much more fun (for them and you) than a worksheet!
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OUTSIDERS TEST – This whole novel test will challenge your students to use those higher-level thinking skills required by the Common Core. Question stems include key words and phrases such as author’s tone, text evidence, point of view, author uses the literary device, quotation best reveals, charact
Using excerpts from popular youth novels, these task cards will engage your students and help them practice making inferences. Each card features an excerpt, two multiple-choice questions, and one free response.
Perfect for standardized test prep. They are also great in small groups, literacy center
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23 ACT-assessed English and Reading skills in ONE reproducible workbook! Combines the skills students need to learn with the content they enjoy reading!
• At-a-glance reference sheets introd
Teach Common Core informational Text Reading Skills with 50 non-fiction articles & 200 accompanying text-based questions that students will love!
FULL-YEAR'S WORTH OF NON-FICTION READING RESPONSE ACTIVITIES!!
These can be used as homework reading, or as an in-class lesson plan!
We learn by DOING and by TEACHING others. Transform your grammar instruction by putting STUDENTS in the role of teacher!
In this project, student groups collaborate to design and record their own SHORT videos (1-5 minutes) teaching one focused grammar concept to their peers. The pr
This is a fun, engaging lesson for teaching CHARACTERS AND CHARACTERIZATION that your students will be sure to enjoy!
* EDITABLE 20-slide powerpoint
* 9 entertaining video examples (**PLEASE NOTE: Many of these videos come from youtube, please ensure that you district h
Grade 8 ELA.
Common Core Documentation Planning Checklist. (PDF and editable Microsoft Word versions included)
Each checklist contains all five of the ELA standards (Reading Literature, Reading Informational Materials, Listening and Speaking, Language, and Writing
Verbs are everywhere! This bundle includes two of my favorite (and best-selling) grammar products: VIGOROUS VERB PRACTICE and VEERING THROUGH VERBS TASK CARDS AND CHEAT SHEET. Look no further for a way to practice, teach, and/or assess your students' verb knowledge.
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Want a fun way to assess your student's knowledge on the three types of irony? Students make their way through the maze making turns as they decide what type of irony is being shown: dramatic, situational, or verbal.
This item includes a color and black and white version of the Irony Maze workshee
This powerpoint is colorful, adorable, and includes great examples to keep your students engaged while learning about poetry!
-28 editable slides with adorable clipart and a variety of backgrounds
-7 embedded video clips, along with website links (**VIDEOS ARE FROM YOUTUBE, SO BE S
It’s time to learn to spell these frequently misspelled words once and for all! Here are 40 chances to identify the correct spelling and write the word correctly in a fun task card format.
In addition to the 40 multiple choice cards, a cover card and three challenge cards are included. The challeng
This game is just like the popular app that all your kids are playing on their phones!!
The powerpoint has 17 different "theme" slides. Each slide has four pictures representing a common theme. Kids have to use their inferencing skills to figure out the theme that describes all 4 pictures. (Answe
Identify Literary Terms from Real World Examples: A Task Cards Set, 1st Edition. This is an excellent modern and engaging activity to have students take ownership of their learning and make connections to the world around them.
- 48 task cards with answers for cutting and printing, pdf
Fun and engaging! Help students grasp the importance of using good grammar in the classroom and workplace. Set high expectations concerning correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure, for effective communication and writing skills are targeted 21st century skills. Use this resour
Test Prep - Help your students learn and understand the most commonly used key words on standardized tests / exams. These posters define the key words and help point students in the right direction when answering questions. Also includes two student reference sheets.
Easy to laminate and post in y
Learning piles of roots and their definitions is a great accomplishment, but have you ever wanted more than just rote memorization and listing words?
The CCSS standards regarding Greek and Latin affixes ask us to “USE common, grade- appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meani
The Wednesday Wars Comprehension Questions for Using Text Evidence is aligned to Common Core standards for grades 6-8 as it requires students to use and cite text evidence in their answer.
This document contains 38 critical thinking comprehension questions broken down by chapter. These questions re
A fun way to get students to practice using commas by finding and fixing errors. It's a great activity for test prep and review, holidays, the last day or week of school, or other filler days.
I usually hate "test prep." But let's be honest: we all want to review a bit before sending our students in
This sheet is an easy review of pronouns and the rules that apply to them. This cheat sheet can be used as a whole handout or easily cut up to give each lesson out separately. Great for interactive grammar notebooks! Includes personal, subject, object, reflexive, relative, interrogative, demonstrativ
Of Mice and Men, "Of Mice and Men" Lessons, Of Mice & Men
This 119-page Literature Guide for Of Mice and Men includes a bundle of student coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher guides aligned with ninth and tenth grade English / Language Arts content standards.
This Of Mi
This powerpoint & foldable bundle is colorful, adorable, and includes great examples to keep your students engaged while learning about the plot diagram!
-24 editable slides with animation, adorable clipart, and a variety of backgrounds
-8 embedded video clips, along with web
This set of 30 poetry bellringers will help your students practice identifying poetic devices and figurative language, analyzing a poet’s purpose, and creating poems in a given style. Each bellringer uses an excerpt from a classic poem as a model to drive student engagement.
What You Get:
This product includes 43 pages in PDF format. (While this product was created using 4th Grade Common Core Standards, it could be easily used for other grade levels as well.)
Research and Writing Mini Bites was designed to be a daily review of fourth grade Common Core Research and Writing Standards. I
A fun way to get students to practice and develop their knowledge of sentence structure, sentence types, and common sentence errors. It's a great activity for test prep and review, holidays, the last day or week of school, or other filler days.
I usually hate "test prep." But let's be honest: we all
Conflict and Characterization Stations - Common Core Aligned
Stations are great hands-on activities and can be incorporated into existing centers in your classroom. This is a set of five stations that are focused on conflict and characterization. The terms covered are internal confl
Use the 32 slides with engaging activities appropriate primarily for Grades 4-8 to convince students to use transition words to spice up their writing. High school students, who need differentiated instruction concerning the use of transitional words, can benefit from this resource, as well. Researc
As standardized testing becomes computer-based, students will need to be able to sit and listen to a passage or short audio program, take notes, recall information, and then answer critical thinking questions about the material. To help prepare students for this challenge, I’ve scoured the internet t
Point of View Quizzes: Text-Based Assessments with Multiple Choice Questions
This set of assessments covers the skills/terms: first person point of view, third person limited point of view, third person omniscient point of view, narrator, unreliable narrator, tone, and voice.
Use these worksheets to support student understanding of Non-fiction texts. They can be used with any non-fiction text including informational, biography, autobiography, and persuasive. They cover genre, main idea, detail, text features, and organization. Although they were written for the Texas S
Do your students have trouble getting past "positive" and "negative" in describing tone? This 200-word tone list, grouped into categories, helps students with the nuance of tone. From sixth grade through AP English Language and Literature, students choose a side (negative or positive) and find just t
Want a fun way to assess your student's knowledge of the types of conflict? Students make their way through the maze making turns as they decide what type of conflict the character faces:
-character vs self
-character vs character
-character vs society
-character vs nature
This item includes a color
This secondary lesson focuses on the 3 purposes-- to inform, to entertain, and to persuade. Examples, practice, no prep printables, a PowerPoint, and more are included.
I created this PowerPoint, lesson plan, and worksheet for my observation, and my principal LOVED it. Consider using it for YOUR eva
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Unit! Everything you need for a 6+ week unit.
PREREADING - power-point, article by author with questions with mini anticipation guide, quote design for wall
DURING READING- Plot recall and analytical/literary term Questions for EVERY chapter!