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Titanic! Text Features & Comparing Multiple Accounts 4-8 NO PREP Nonfiction
Spice up your lessons with this Titanic Pack! Students practice identifying and using in natural context nonfiction text features. They'll also compare multiple accounts of survivor stories. Just like all of my other activity packs, these lessons are FUN, extremely high-interest, organized, RIGOROUS
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Interactive Reading Notebooks ~ FREE Bonus Lesson! Making Inferences
This freebie includes a complete interactive reading notebook lesson on making inferences. It is a bonus lesson that is not included in my other notebook products, so be sure to download this if you own those as well. This lesson includes 3 activities and is aligned to CCSS standards for grades 4-8
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"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson Unit with Hunger Games Comparison
"The Lottery" Short Story Literature Guide This package of documents features numerous materials for teaching Shirley Jackson's 1948 short story "The Lottery." Includes an introduction activity (using real stones), guided reading questions (for recall/comprehension, analysis, applying, critical thi
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SARCASM, IRONY, SATIRE, AND PARODY ENGLISH LITERARY DEVICES
Sarcasm, Irony, Satire, and Parody English Literary Devices Is That Sarcasm? Enhanced Lesson Plan for Irony, Satire, and Parody, Printables/ Handouts, Students' Notes English language arts students like to laugh while they learn! Introduce English language arts students to the concepts of sarcas
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Diary of Anne Frank Play - Student-Ready Complete Packet
Diary of Anne Frank Student-Ready Packet is an attractively-designed ready-to-hand-out resource based on the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It is aligned with the Common Core Standards, most specifically RL8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and W.8.1, 8.2, 8.3.: *analysis through citing textual evide
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The OUTSIDERS Unit - Novel Study Common Core Aligned
OUTSIDERS: Here's an Outsiders unit that will engage your students, enhance standards-based literacy skills, and facilitate discussion. Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text to analyze and make inferences. The Outsiders Novel Unit contains: 1. OUTSIDERS FRE
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Connotation and Denotation Lesson Plan and Practice Questions
Introduce and Practice Connotation and Denotation This is a complete lesson plan and student materials for introducing and practicing connotation and denotation. This is a no prep lesson on connotation and denotation that contains everything you need to print and execute in your m
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Interactive Reading Notebooks ~ Free Bonus Lesson #2 ~ Types of Irony
Interactive Reading Notebooks ~ Free Bonus Lesson #2 ~ Types of Irony This freebie includes a complete interactive reading notebook lesson on the three types of irony: situational irony, verbal irony, and dramatic irony. It is a bonus lesson that is not included in my other notebook products, so be
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Growth Mindset Activities: Reading Comprehension
Growth Mindset Reading Comprehension For Middle and High School This is a lesson plan that contains a reading comprehension activity for middle and high school students about growth mindset. Growth mindset, in a nutshell, is the belief that intelligence is not fixed and that hard
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Interactive Reading Notebooks ~ Free Bonus Lesson #3 ~ Similes
This freebie includes a complete interactive reading notebook lesson on similes. It is a bonus lesson that is not included in my other notebook products, so be sure to download this if you own those as well. This lesson includes an interactive notebook activity and is aligned to CCSS standards for
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Use of the “N-word” (Nigger) in Literature, Full 45-Minute Lesson Materials
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
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Inference Mini Lesson on Character's Feelings Reading Workshop
BEST SELLER! This 7 page pdf file includes a complete scripted mini lesson for teaching students to infer character's feelings. The lesson includes an active engagement activity for small groups, a full sized example of the modeled text, assessment and answer key, and a Character's Feelings & Em
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SETTING, MOOD, TONE: TEACH, PRACTICE, TEST
Setting, Mood, Tone: Teach, Practice, Test Have tone and mood been stumbling blocks for your middle grade students? One of the most frequent questions I get from teachers is about how to teach tone. Now, I no longer have to reply, "I'll be darned if I know!" ;) This resource contains all of the tr
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Socratic Circles Lesson Plan
Socratic Circles: Engage your students in high-level dialogue through Socratic Seminars. This resource details the steps for implementation of Socratic Circles, and it includes great templates and student guides. Included in this lesson plan: • CCSS and suggested learning targets • Step-by-step i
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Inference Mystery-Analyze Multiple Texts to Cite and Support (The Snowman)
ANALYZING MULTIPLE TEXT - The Snowman Mystery CITING EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT ANALYSIS This is a highly engaging lesson that truly helps students to find evidence to support inferences, question each others' evidence and opinions, synthesize information to create a true understanding, and to help stude
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Small Group Lesson Plan Template- Editable
Lesson Plan templates are a great tool to plan for small group instruction. The PREVIEW gives you a glimpse at all the features of this file. However, let me share a little bit about it here too. What's included: You will receive a zipped file. Open the zipped
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Amazing Race Shakespeare Internet Search
Introduce your Shakespeare unit with an Amazing Race internet search! This can be used with ANY of William Shakespeare's plays or poetry. Your students will race one another to find facts about Shakespeare's life, works, coined words, etc. They won't feel as though it is just another worksheet as
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POETRY ANNOTATION
Poetry Annotation / Analysis: If your students have difficulty analyzing poetry, this resource will make both of your lives easier! This product goes through all of the practical steps that students must take when analyzing and annotating a poem. =================================================
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Interactive Poetry Notebooks ~ FREE Bonus Lesson: Poetic Sound Devices
This is a complete bonus lesson from Interactive Poetry Notebooks. Find the paid product here. Students will define and identify assonance, consonance, alliteration, and onomatopoeia in poetry. This lesson includes 2 new activities that aren't included in the paid product, so be sure to download.
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POINT OF VIEW POWERPOINT AND NOTES: TEACH, PRACTICE, TEST
Point of View: Teach, Practice, Test This Point of View Teach, Practice, Test unit is an engaging, interactive, step-by-step way to teach the five types of point of view: first person, second person, third person limited, third person omniscient, and third person objective. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Language Arts Interactive Notebook - Point of View Lesson - Grades 5-8
This Language Arts Interactive Notebook lesson for grades 5-8 contains fun foldables for direct instruction on point of view, as well as three engaging follow-up activities for the notebook. The activities include higher-order, critical thinking questions aligned to Common Core standard RL.6. Appr
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Theme Mini-lesson – Apply to ANY Novel, Short Story, or Movie {UPDATED}
Need a quick mini-lesson to review or introduce themes in a story? Grab this lesson and practice set to teach what theme is and immediately start identifying one in a text of your choice! In this lesson, students will: • Learn what a theme is (and several examples) • Learn the diff
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ENGLISH CLASS IS FUN BUNDLE! ELA GRADES 7-12: LESSONS, VIDEO, ACTIVITIES
BlackFriday14 Black Friday 14 BlackFriday 14 3 Products in one bundle! YAY! Is That Sarcasm? Enhanced Lesson Plan for Irony, Satire, and Parody, Printables/ Handouts, Students' Notes Students like to laugh while they learn! Introduce students to the concepts of sarcasm, irony, parody, and satir
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Spanish Reading - Daily Routines - Reflexive Verbs
Spanish Daily Routines Reading - Reflexive Verbs A reading passage in Spanish about the daily routine of Rodrigo and his family. This family is a little different in that Rodrigo is the strongest man in Chile and at the same time is a “househusband”. He stays at home, cooks, cleans
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Learning from Martin Luther King Jr.
{*A GREAT LESSON FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY*} By the time they get to middle/high school, students usually know who Martin Luther King Jr. was, and what he did. So this lesson takes a different approach and focuses on what we can learn from his legacy. THREE ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHEETS * An ana
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The Cask of Amontillado
"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe This activity assesses students' knowledge of characterization, irony, point of view, reliable and unreliable narrator as well as reading comprehension, evaluation skills, and citing specific references from the text to prove points. In addition, stude
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Substitute Lesson Plan for Art, Reading: Reading Comprehension/ Drawing Activity
This reading and drawing activity is a complete lesson plan to leave for a substitute teacher working in the secondary classroom. I have used this before in my 6-8 art classroom, but it would also work perfectly in a reading or design class. Students will read an high-interest, informational text t
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CLOSE READING PRESENTATION, HANDOUTS, & ASSIGNMENT
CLOSE READING PRESENTATION, HANDOUTS, & ASSIGNMENT: Help your students understand the process of close reading with this ready-to-use resource. Close reading is not something that comes naturally to most students. It is a skill that requires direct instruction and practice. After introducing
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Short Stories Close Reading Bundle
This close reading bundle includes close reading assignments for six short stories: The Gift of the Magi, The Most Dangerous Game, The Interlopers, The Necklace, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Monkey's Paw. All of the close reading text passages and assignments are aligned with the common core st
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Understanding Allegory with the help of Aesop's Fables (Animal Farm lesson one)
A step-by-step lesson plan on understanding allegory. This lesson plan comes with activities, worksheets and handouts. *** This lesson is LESSON 1 of my ANIMAL FARM lesson pack - a massive step-by-step lesson plan pack for the teaching of George Orwell's iconic novel. You can find it
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English Lang Arts Common Core Lesson Plan Template
REVISED with additional alternate lesson plan format!! A lesson plan template created by Sarah Allred, for classroom lesson plans using the Common Core State Standards. Template may be used for any grade level K-12. The template includes spaces for the teacher to address the standard, and cluster
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Close Reading PowerPoint
This 140-slide PowerPoint is aligned with Common Core Standards and is a great tool for guiding students through a more in-depth textual analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird. There is a word cloud for each chapter with a guiding question to help students review the chapter. Additional slides review key
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Transcendentalism Learning Stations -- Perfect as an intro to Transcendentalism
Before telling your students just what Transcendentalism is, let them discover this literary movement by examining key excerpts and quotes in engaging learning stations. After completing all stations, students will be asked to reflect upon the activity by explaining Transcendentalism in their own w
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Novel Project Based Assessment for ANY book! {Common Core Aligned}
This "After Reading" project is a hands-on, creative way for students to practice and demonstrate their understanding of concepts in ANY book. Students will create a four part "quadrama" that focuses on key skills that are associated with fictional literature such as: - Tracing plot element develop
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Common Core: Determining Meaning-Connotative, Figurative, and Technical (Lesson)
Common Core Rationale: CCSS Reading Anchor Standard 4 calls for students to “Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.” Based on the current grade level
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Teaching Observation, Inference, and Prediction {FREE}
This FREE download includes a one-page lesson on observation and inference, a page of 5 pictures for an activity on observation, inference, and prediction, and a one-page handout with simple scenarios for practice making inferences. The one-page lesson is more for grades 6 and up, but the two activ
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Socratic Seminar Lesson Plan (9-12): Literature Analysis Using Socratic Circles
Encourage your students’ active analytical efforts! Providing a framework for analytical creativity, Socratic Seminar nurtures deep thought through dialogue while encompassing many of the Common Core State Standards for reading, speaking, and listening. This strategy targets competence in analysis
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Coldplay Song Lyrics & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High
Have any teens who say they hate poetry? Well, teens love music - and this two-day lesson is a great way to bridge that love into an interest in poetry. This resource is included in a bundle!
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PLOT DIAGRAM
PLOT DIAGRAM: This resource will leave your students with a deep understanding of the structure of the plot diagram as well as the different types of plot they may encounter. ============================================================== SAVE BY PURCHASING THIS RESOURCE IN A BUNDLE. CLICK
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Most Dangerous Game Close Reading Assignment
The Most Dangerous Game Close Reading Assignment: This close reading assignment for "The Most Dangerous Game" is aligned with the common core state standards (reading literature and writing) and requires students to go back to selected passages from the text to read and closely analyze literary elem
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Free Facebook Profile Character Sketch Any Novel Activity
A new twist on the character sketch! Students will create a Facebook profile for a character from the novel (includes printable template). Can be adapted for any novel, short story, poem, play, etc. You may purchase the full version for all the additional activities, objectives, and reproducible
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"Connotation Creation"- a game to teach Connotation vs. Denotation
This is "Connotation Creation"- a game I made up which teaches the difference between connotations and denotations. I tell students at the beginning of the hour that by the end of the game, they will all know the difference between the two terms and be able to explain each. The kids love it and get
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THE MONKEY'S PAW BY W.W. JACOBS PRESENTATION & ASSIGNMENTS
THE MONKEY'S PAW BY W.W. JACOBS PRESENTATION & ASSIGNMENTS: Be careful what you wish for! The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs is a mysterious and frightening tale that is sure to catch your students' attention. This resource has absolutely everything you need to teach the story. It works great as
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INFORMATIONAL TEXT LESSON {Analyzing A Magazine Article: Social Media for Teens}
Through studying a magazine article, students will see how genre and intended audience will shape the style, content and tone of a piece of writing. ************************************************************************** OTHER WAYS TO BUY THIS LESSON 1) Get this in my
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Edgar Allan Poe Biography Informational Texts Activities
Edgar Allan Poe biographical unit, five reading passages and activities. Teachers can use this set of activities in a number of ways, in class, as assignments, or as an independent study: there are 5 biographical passages about Edgar Allan Poe covering his background, his childhood, his life as a
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Inference Mystery-Analyze Multiple Texts to Cite and Support (Track Meet)
ANALYZING MULTIPLE TEXT - TRACK MEET NOTE: THUMBNAILS HAVE BEEN SHRUNKEN DOWN TO MEET THE 200 KB MAXIMUM. IF YOU DOWNLOAD THE PREVIEW, THE LESSON IS MUCH CLEARER! MY STUDENTS LOVED THIS ACTIVITY BECAUSE THEY ENJOYED MYSTERIES AND THEY GOT TO ARGUE ABOUT WHO THEY THOUGHT THE KILLER WAS! GOALS:
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Monkey's Paw Close Reading Assignment
The Monkey's Paw Close Reading Assignment: This close reading assignment for "The Monkey's Paw" is aligned with the common core state standards (reading literature and writing) and requires students to go back to selected passages from the text to read and closely analyze the conflict and theme in t
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Annotating a text - Interactive Powerpoint Animated Adventure
NEVER BEFORE HAVE YOU SEEN A POWERPOINT LIKE THIS!!! I have spent at least 13 hours creating this one PowerPoint. WHY? I have a FLIPPED CLASSROOM and understand that students must be engaged in what they see in order to want to learn. My students can't get enough of these highly engaging Power
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Inference Mystery-Analyze Multiple Texts to Cite and Support (Cutler's Kitchen)
ANALYZING MULTIPLE TEXT - CUTLER'S KITCHEN NOTE: THUMBNAILS HAVE BEEN SHRUNKEN DOWN TO MEET THE 200 KB MAXIMUM. IF YOU DOWNLOAD THE PREVIEW, THE LESSON IS MUCH CLEARER! MY STUDENTS LOVED THIS ACTIVITY BECAUSE THEY ENJOYED MYSTERIES AND THEY GOT TO ARGUE ABOUT WHO THEY THOUGHT THE KILLER WAS! G
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Symbolism Presentation
In this two week presentation, you will find 10 mini-lessons (15-20 minutes each) that will help your students understand symbolism in a fun way! (Plus you will love it because all the work has been done for you...sweet!) Day 1: Introduction to Symbolism with academic language and picture symbols
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Common Core: Summarizing Informational Texts using News Articles (Lesson)
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS BASIS: Beginning in Grade 6, the Reading standards for Informational Texts, the Reading History, and Reading Science and Technology standards call for students to build their capacities to “provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.” Thi
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Reader's Workshop: Literary Elements Mini-Lessons
READER'S WORKSHOP MINI-LESSONS: Independent reading is a great way to get students engaged in a life-long love of learning. The mini-lessons in this package are designed for use with independent reading or reader’s workshops. You can use them to introduce or review these basic elements of fiction wr
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