6 original reading passages for teaching and reviewing figurative language: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, idiom, and allusion.
These activities are perfect for weekly homework, daily/bell work, classwork, review, test prep, or assessment.
Each of the 6 pa
Grammar - Grammar Dots - Room Decor
Are you tired of correcting the same errors in your students' work? Post these colorful grammar dots in your classroom and watch the errors disappear. 24 common grammar errors are included covering homophones, contractions, possessive forms, and more.
ENGLISH BELL RINGERS
These English bell ringers / warm ups are one of the top 100 best-selling resources on Teachers Pay Teachers!
Have your students in their seat when the bell rings! Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these engaging daily bell ringer routines! This c
WRITING - An easy-to-use set of activities, graphic organizers and templates to help students write persuasive, narrative, descriptive and expository paragraphs.
Includes 5 of my writing packages with detailed assignment sheets, grading rubrics, brainstorming worksheets and more! Includes 50 usea
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 handed
This complete, print-and-go unit plan will excite both teachers and teens by ramping up traditional poetry lessons with modern-designed, multimedia materials. My MASSIVE poetry lesson bundle includes FOUR WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed for high school and advanced middle school students.
BEST SELLER!! Does it seem like you give students the same generic compliments on their writing over and over? Do you struggle to find kind, supportive ways to suggest improvements? Have you given up on detailed feedback because it's just too time-consuming to provide?
This document contains hundred
*EDITABLE* A Year of Journal Prompts Bundle includes: Over 300 writing prompts aligned with the ELA Common Core Standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and history strands. The prompts are provided in Powerpoint, so they are completely editable!
This jumbo bundle contains t
Welcome to M.U.G. Shot Monday, where students master Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar by working together to proofread real-world writing examples. These 19 weekly grammar editing sessions address the most common errors made in middle-school and high-school writing.
I present these lessons on Mondays
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Help your high school and advanced middle school students win their written arguments with these easy-to-follow essay writing materials. This bundle of interactive, step-by-step materials will inspire even reluctant students to put pen to paper. Activities/handouts featuring modern design elements an
Lowercase letters (new)
14 punctuation marks (new)
Extra pages with the most frequently used letters. (new)
Four sizes of each included 1 1/2", 2", 3" and 4".
81 pages in all!
Use these printable scrabble letters for your own games, word work, centers, and bulletin boar
POETRY - This comprehensive package includes some of my BEST SELLING poetry items on TpT! Everything you need for all of the poetry projects is included! All of the activities can be adapted for different ages and abilities - I have successfully used these activities from 5th - 10th grade!
Common Core Reading and Writing Bell Ringers Exit Slips BUNDLE, Volume 1
Do you need a collection of ready-to-print bell ringers/exit slips that you can use all year long? Try my bundle of 155 unique activities that can be used more than once throughout the year. *Newly updated to include back-to-sc
Research paper complete unit.
Research papers made easy! This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish.
***UPDATED***Now includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines.
Everything here is classroom-tested with hundreds of students who have su
Valentine's Day interactive coloring sheets. This set of “pop art” coloring sheets features a variety of Valentine's Day images that would be a great accompaniment to your lessons. There are 9 interactive pages and 6 pattern filled pages included in this Valentine's Day activity!
This set is but on
Micro Fiction – Flash Fiction – Two-Sentence Stories – Sudden Fiction – Twitter Tales
Whatever you want to call them, super-short stories are a super-fun way to spend a single class period, as you introduce your teens to the idea that an entire story can exist within just two sentences.
Use this dyn
Journal Prompts FREE
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Do you have students who say they don't like to write or those who say they don't know what to write about? Watch pencils fly across their papers when they're given my 260 prompts that be used for daily journal writing or to encourage class discussio
Writer's Workshop Folders are a tool that I will never teach writing without again! These folders not only help teach students about the writing process, but they allow them to get excited and take pride in their writing as an author! Writer's Workshop Folders are ideal for grades 1-6 (but can be use
American symbols patriotic coloring pages Interactive Coloring Sheets. This set of my popular interactive coloring sheets (with writing prompts) includes American patriotic symbols appropriate for September 11th, Memorial Day, Presidents' Day, Veterans' Day, 4th of July, Constitution Day and any Amer
*Edited for the 2016-2017 school year
Use this fun, cute writing activity with your kiddos to get them talking about their futures. You can use this any time of the year, but it is especially handy at the end of the year! Print on bright paper to make a beautiful display in your room!
Thesis Statement Tutorial Write a Thesis Statement in 5 Easy Steps
This thesis statement tutorial will help your students master the persuasive essay thesis is a matter of minutes. Within the product you will find a student graphic organizer as well as a detailed example for stude
End of The Year Activities - Looking for something different to do at the end of the school year? This package includes 16 different activities for you and your students to complete as you near the last few days of school . Includes 31 worksheets and templates that can be easily differentiated for
EXIT PASSES / EXIT SLIPS:
Exit passes are an effective type of formative assessment as they give you a quick "snapshot" of what the students have understood at the end of your class.
This product contains 14 different exit slips (10 of which can be used for ANY subject area, while 4 are subject
Persuasive Writing - One of my best sellers!! A 13-page package of templates and graphic organizers that leads students through the process of writing a persuasive paragraph. Can also be used as a launching point for writing a full persuasive /argumentative essay.
Worksheets can be used with a topi
GRAMMAR, SPELLING, AND PUNCTUATION IN CELEBRITY SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES
This best-selling resource allows students to edit grammar, spelling, and punctuation in a fun and modern way! Students will have the chance to read some of their favorite celebrities' social media updates to find errors, correct
I created this handy reference sheet of grammar terms and examples. Not only do I access it daily, but I give it to students to use as a reference as well. I even send it home and let the students explain it to their parents.
Students can use the Grammar Cheat Sheet with Grammar Sorting Sheet as th
Teach your students how to cite their sources! Newly updated to include MLA 8th edition (7th edition is also included).
MLA style and format for citations includes teaching instructions, practice exercises, interactive notebook flip book, and many examples. The citations are those your students use
A quick and easy reminder of how to write in-text and works cited citations. This editable handout covers the basics in a simplified way. It is not meant as a replacement for using a handbook, but an easy-to-copy resource students can keep in their notebooks or folders.
UPDATED to include the 2016 M
Narrative Writing - An easy package to use to teach students the process of Personal Narrative Writing. These organizers and worksheets are designed to lead students through the writing process. Through the use of examples and extensive peer and self-editing, students are able to p
Literature Circles Unit
Literature Circles are a fun and engaging way for students to take ownership of their learning. Literature Circles encourage students to have rich conversation surrounding text. This is a great unit for reading instruction at the middle school level because
Back to School Activities / Beginning of the Year Activities -13 engaging and educational literacy activities for Back to School with your middle or high school students. Get to know your students' personalities and get a sense of their writing skills at the same time. A great way t
Welcome to Lit. Term Tuesday – an easy way to start your class each Tuesday (or whatever day you want) with a high-interest bell-ringer lecture featuring classic literary devices paired with modern, pop-culture examples with which your students are certain to identify. (These literary device lectures
A $120.00 value, this GIGANTIC bundle download of thirty products: a nine-month program covering a wide range of grammar concepts complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quizzes, final exams, teacher's guides, and more!
Ten-Minute Grammar is a comprehensive grammar curriculum based on the Comm
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 s
Help your students identify logical fallacies in our modern world with this dynamic presentation featuring attention-grabbing examples of the use of rhetoric from the worlds of politics, pop culture, and advertising. The 59-slide Prezi includes fully contained video clips, so internet access is not n
ESSAY WRITING: The revision process is a key component of good writing. Teach your high school or middle school English students about the importance of revision with these learning stations.
These learning stations are designed to take your students through the process of revising their essays, i
Bell ringer journal for the entire school year including 275 journal prompts for middle and high school students.
This product provides teachers with an entire school year of journal prompts in an organized and focused way. The journal is organized by month with 25 entries per se
EMERGENCY PLANS FOR ENGLISH:
Emergency lesson plans are often required to have on hand for a supply teacher, but they are a pain to prepare. As a teacher, we all know that sometimes a day off of work is more work and planning than actually going in! These plans will take the pressure off, and wi
GIVER UNIT PLAN
This unit plan for The Giver by Lois Lowry has everything you will need to teach Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel. With over 340 pages/slides of eye-catching powerpoints, printable assignments, questions, vocabulary, and interactive class activities, you will have everything you ne
Interactive Writing Notebooks ~ Free Bonus Lesson ~ Citing Text Evidence
Cite text evidence with this free interactive notebook activity.
This freebie includes a complete interactive writing notebook lesson that provides students with a formula for short response to literature questions.
Novel Scavenger Hunt Using Sticky Notes - Common Core Aligned
It's time to make learning fun and interactive! How do we do this? By sending students on a scavenger hunt using sticky notes that have printed questions on them! Simply follow the directions, load/print the sticky notes, and enjoy wat
Expository Writing - A fun and creative way for students to learn about expository writing! Students practice writing in 3rd person, answering the 5 W's and working in the style of a newspaper. Can easily be adapted for different ages and abilities. Assignment sheet is in the style of a newspaper
Does it take you hours to grade a stack of student essays? Is your grading system too subjective and confusing? These one trait (or single trait) rubrics will help you refine your writing instruction, help students better understand characteristics of effective writing and how their work is assessed,
This set of Paper Products Clipart is perfect for your classroom creations!
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4 Primary Lined Papers
1 Wide Ruled Paper
1 College Ruled Paper
1 Graph Paper
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12 Note Pads (Post-It Notes)
1 Yellow Writing Pad
Teach your students proper email etiquette with this 45-minute "How to Email" lesson that includes a high-interest intro. lecture and two fun real-world writing activities.
First, present the right and wrong way to build an email message with a dynamic 15-slide Prezi lecture. Then, assign students t
This set has 15 crisp images (13 color images and 2 black and white versions). All files are in png formats.
Creative Clips Digital Clipart is created by Krista Wallden. All free and paid graphics may be used for personal and commercial use. No additional licenses are required, however, please read
A $40.00 value, this MASSIVE three-month unit covering a wide range of grammar concepts complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quizzes, a final exam, a teacher's guide, and more!
Ten-Minute Grammar is a comprehensive grammar curriculum based on the Common Core Standards for seventh-grade, eig