Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, short story, or history unit with this easy-to-use worksheet where students choose a character (or historic figure) and fill his/her fictional cell phone with email messages, playlist entries, and a wallpaper image.
This 2-page PDF file includes a blank form and
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
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.
Catching Fire Literature Guide Teaching Unit - aligned to the Common Core State Standards
This is an entire literature guide unit for teaching the novel "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins (sequel to The Hunger Games and second book in The Hunger Games trilogy) and is my best selling Catching Fire p
Teach literary terms in a modern and engaging way with this ready-to-use resource! This is a Teachers Pay Teachers Top 100 selling resource that will last you the entire year.
The product teaches students various literary terms through the use of modern examples (music lyrics, T
These are groups of titles that I have compiled based on books that have worked for me in teaching different K-2 comprehension skills, strategies and Common Core standards. The lists include mentor texts ideal for teaching the following:
RL.1 – Questioning
RL.1 – Predicting
RL.1 – Inferencing
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
Use this visually stunning package of worksheets covering all four acts of The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s compelling play about mass hysteria and the Salem Witch Trials, to pull your students into the text and inspire them to think deeply about Miller’s themes.
This packet includes four pages of stu
Bring energy and excitement to your unit on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through FIVE FULL WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSONS covering Mark Twain’s classic American novel. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a cla
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
Pull your students into the Transcendental texts of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau by showing them the surprising similarities between those two writers and the cast members of the hit cable-T.V. show Duck Dynasty.
The Robertson men love nature, hate the restrictions of society, and de
Help your students recall 16 different characters they met in Act 1 of Arthur Miller’s classic play, The Crucible. By filling in the flow chart, either in teams of two or as a solo activity, students will be forced to dig back into the text as they build a visual reminder of the wheels within wheels
SHORT STORY UNIT
This short story unit is perfect for any late middle or high school English classroom. The stories have been used in my class with great success, and the students especially love the surprising endings in each story! The product includes eye-catching presentations, discussions, v
Shakespeare Life and Times Introduction and History Powerpoint Presentation
An excellent introduction and thorough history of the life and times of William Shakespeare. This can be shown before you read or act any of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, or lengthy poems. It includes a two-page handout wit
Who doesn't love the absolute creepy, terrifying mood that Edgar Allan Poe creates in his stories! And "The Tell-Tale Heart" is one of his finest works.
This 31-page Mood and Tone bundle for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" includes:
* 3-page text of Edgar
Use this visually stunning package of scene-by-scene questions covering William Shakespeare’s timeless tale, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, to pull your students into the text and inspire them to think deeply about Shakespeare’s themes.
This packet includes eight pages of student handout
The Hunger Games Presentation
The Hunger Games Powerpoint Introduction and Visual Guides is the ultimate visual resource for teaching The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This, combined with my best-selling
These are groups of titles that I have compiled based on books that have worked for me in teaching different 3-6 comprehension skills, strategies and Common Core standards. The lists include mentor texts ideal for teaching the following:
RL.1 – Questioning
RL.1 – Predicting
RL.1 – Inferring
Grab every eye in the room with this gorgeous 40-slide Prezi that provides all of the background information your class will need as you launch your study of William Shakespeare’s classic play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The presentation includes a quickwrite topic that will help mak
Students have a hard time understanding poetry, but put the words into a song & they seem to get it. This exercise pairs up songs with poems that have similar literary elements and/or themes to make it easier for students to understand difficult concepts.
See the free download for a listing of
Nigger. It’s one of the most inflammatory words in the English language (heck, I feel awkward writing it here), yet it’s riddled throughout the canon of American literature. What’s a teacher to do? Face the issue, open a discussion, and form a plan with your class about how to handle the word as it
Introduce students to the life, times, and language of Shakespeare with this discounted bundle. The engaging and fun presentations and activities included can be easily used before starting any Shakespearean play with your class!
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
ROMEO AND JULIET UNIT PLAN
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. This comprehensive unit contains everything you will need to not only teach Romeo and Juliet, but also to keep the students engaged! I have used this unit with my students with great success, and I hope it
This is a 89 page bundle of assorted handouts and activities for the novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. I have updated this packet to include the answer keys. With the exception of the task cards, everything in this unit is editable.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a great young
"The Hunger Games" Movie vs. The Novel Activities
With the availability of the DVD, showing the movie to your class and making it an enriching and educational activity has never been easier. My packet is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, so it will be easy to justify the lessons, as well
Understanding Shakespeare's language is always a challenge for middle and high school students. Before you begin reading any Shakespearean play, use this resource to prepare your students for the terminology they may encounter.
Use this visually stunning package of chapter-by-chapter questions covering J.D. Salinger’s classic American novel, The Catcher in the Rye, to pull your students into the text and inspire them to think deeply about Salinger’s themes and the character of Holden Caulfield.
This packet includes 12 pag
This is a fun way to get students thinking critically about an author or character! This lesson is Common Core based and requires using evidence in writing. You can use this MULTIPLE times a year since it is adaptable for any piece of literature.
You will get:
* A well-written exemplar paragraph
After you’ve finished reading Act 3 of Hamlet, Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, help your students recall 14 different characters and understand the complicated web of lies being spun in Denmark. By filling in the flow chart, either in teams of two or as a solo activity, students will be forced to dig
The Great Gatsby, Great Gatsby
123 pages of student coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher guides aligned with tenth through twelfth grade English / Language Arts content standards.
This The Great Gatsby Guide includes:
• List of Pre-Reading Ideas (W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6,
Socratic Seminars are fantastic for so many reasons. Students love talking and debating with one another, and they don’t even realize that they’re building their critical thinking skills and directing their own learning while doing so. Furthermore, the seminars meet a TON of common core state standa
You will find an assortment of activities and handouts to use with the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson in this unit. There are 145 pages total in this unit. The files are neatly organized into folders. Items included in this unit:
Study guide questions with answers for the entire novel.
These poetry analysis worksheets are an excellent modern and engaging activity to have students take ownership of their learning and dig deeper and closely read a poem. Get ready for National Poetry Month!!
The questions and tasks on these graphic organizers correlate directly with not only CCSS an
This Beowulf unit plan is designed for an active classroom. You will find the lessons to be engaging and real-world driven. To keep my students actively reading, I try to incorporate a change of pace every 15 minutes. I call these “reading respites,” and they are built into this unit with a detailed
Grab every eye in the room with this compelling 43-slide Prezi that provides all of the background information your class will need as you launch your study of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
The presentation includes a quickwrite topic that will help make the play’s characters
A Raisin in the Sun: Interactive Layered Flip Book
Each “flap” is ¾ inch and is ready for you to easily line up by using the directions on how to assemble the organizer.
Literary Terms Chart fill in – terms and textual evidence (with answer key)
Vocabulary by Act and Scene (with answer
Looking for a fun activity that will challenge students and help them review for your unit exam? This two-page quotation race features 30 quotations taken from William Shakespeare’s classic tale, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. From main characters, such as Claudius and Polonius, to suppor
These are groups of titles that I have compiled based on books that have worked for me in teaching different K-2 comprehension skills, strategies and Common Core informational reading standards. The lists include mentor texts ideal for teaching the following:
These mentor text lists are a freebie b
Looking for an engaging short story unit your students will enjoy while practicing close reading and literary analysis? This Common Core-aligned mega-pack (including detailed answer keys) can be used in whole or in part to help students connect to Kate Chopin’s classic short story, ”Story of an Hou
Introduce your students to The Hobbit through this spectacular PowerPoint presentation. Jam-packed with information that will get your students excited about J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Included in this Powerpoint presentation are the following: general information, background information, an overv
I searched high and low for a basic, close reading test that would simply show me whether students did their outside-of-class reading of FAHRENHEIT 451, and I found that none existed that met my needs (detailed + easy to grade). I was not striving for higher order thinking...just a basic, Ac
58 SLIDES IN LENGTH!!!! The Most Dangerous Game, The Scarlet Ibis, The Necklace, The Cask of Amontillado, The Gift of the Magi!! A short story teaching unit in 1 powerpoint!!! Five Power point presentations on 5 of the most popular short stories taught in high school English classes. The stories in