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"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
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Sarcasm, Irony, Satire, and Parody 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,
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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
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OUTSIDERS: Here's an Outsiders unit that will engage your students, enhance standards-based literacy skills, and facilitate discussion when reading S.E. Hinton's classic novel. Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into
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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
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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,
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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
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POETRY ANNOTATION: : A How-To Guide For Students (Presentation & Handouts) 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
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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
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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
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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
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{*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
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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
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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
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CLOSE READING: 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
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Need a quick mini-lesson to review or introduce themes in a story? Grab this quick lesson to teach what theme is and start identifying one in a text! In this lesson, students will: • Learn what a theme is (and several examples) • Discuss ways to
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This is one of the most engaging activities I've done with kids. The first part is direct instruction on the definition and types of symbolism, and includes a quick activator involving signs and symbols as well as a link to a video accessed through
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This is a very thorough lesson plan for teaching Author's Purpose. It includes objectives, procedures, standards, assessments, extended activities and an accompanying teacher's text with explanatory materials. Please be kind and rate this lesson on
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The classic short story "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant! First, there is a 9-page handout where this classic story is on the left-hand side of the page. On the right, there are comprehension "aids": new vocabulary is defined, some
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With the proliferation of the Internet & social media, open letters have become a common form of expression. This lesson focuses on analyzing this form of writing, & helping students to write their own open letters to teachers. This is a
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Everything you need to teach Writer's or Author's Craft. Over 30 pages of slides & activities. Writer’s Craft is the art of writing. Studying the writing of good writers makes students good writers. Looking closely at the artistic choices
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Dog of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius' eruption, Pliny the Younger, molten lava.. it's all here! If you are looking for a high-interest topic to tackle the reading, viewing, and listening standard, look no further! The videos are great, the the text is
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"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
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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
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Mood, Tone, and Plot Practice with The Passenger A short, approximately 15-20 minute lesson to introduce and or review tone, mood, and plot in preparation for deeper analysis of texts. Includes worksheets to accompany video- made to be cut in
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The following lesson is a great emergency or filler lesson appropriate for middle or high school aged students. It can also be a great addition to your unit on characterization or fiction in general. It requires students to think, to read and
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This close reading assignment for "The Necklace" 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
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Get everyone involved with Poe's classic "The Raven." Build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and analysis skills all in one short lesson. I use this lesson with my 11th grade American lit/intensive reading class; however, it would work just
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This one day lesson plan contains 2 articles, 5 comprehension questions, and 1 cause-effect chart. Students will read the recent story of doctors discovering a spider living inside the ear canal of woman's ear for 5 days. A color picture of the
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ROMEO AND JULIET INTRODUCTION If you are teaching Romeo and Juliet and you don't know where you begin, this presentation and activity are a great way to kick off your unit! ========================================================= This Resource
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This resource is included in a bundle! My Top Five Favorite Products Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" compare and contrast "The Scientist" by Coldplay for middle (I suggest grade 8) and high school. Have a teen who says they
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The Interlopers Close Reading Assignment: This close reading assignment for "The Interlopers" 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
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Characterization materials for literary analysis. These materials will work for any novel. Includes notes with original mnemonic device, a scaffolded student notes sheet (great for younger students, ELLs, struggling students), teacher notes sheet,
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HATCHET ACTIVITY: SURVIVAL PACK In chapter 17 of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Brian realizes that there is a rescue pack on the plane and sets a plan in motion to attempt to retrieve it. Use this fun class activity to allow your students to predict
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Poetry and literary devices test for middle school and high school - this is a resource you'll use again and again! ELA CCSS & ACT QC aligned - 20 questions based on four separate poems, this assessment is perfect for an end-of-unit test on
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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
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This 4 page activity asks students to access prior knowledge, make predictions, define vocabulary, ask questions, and make inferences. It takes students through the stages of reading: before, during, and after. The CSI assignment after reading the
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UPDATED OCTOBER 2013 New tasks, new rubrics, more material NEW TO MEET THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS! Mrs W's Halloween for High Schoolers activity is a great way to incorporate cultural literary and reading comprehension into the high school or
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1. 40 complete and well-written lesson plans or activities in reading comprehension. Ready for print-out and use by your students. 2. All lesson plans available in Microsoft Word and PDF files. 3. Directions, rules, and exercises for each lesson. 4.
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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
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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
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Everything your students need to know to study the Cask of Amontillado. This will teach them the background such as how people lived in Poe's time, about wine production, and catacombs and carnival.
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GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH! This lesson contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 22 questions (with answer key), crossword puzzle (with answer key) and wordsearch (with answer key) for Patrick Henry's Speech in the Virginia
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This two-day lesson plan invites students into the world of a wife, who has just experienced the loss of her husband. During the first day, students learn how to annotate a story, highlighting important information and employing a variety of reading
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In this lesson, students read aphorisms from Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin and use these as mentor texts for their own writing. In pre-reading activities students paraphrase a quote, brainstorm favorite sayings, and define the
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Fahrenheit 451 Questions: This bundled download includes two different comprehension-focused resources (study guide questions and comprehension crossword puzzles) for the entire novel. The study guide questions are challenging and engaging, and
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“Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl is a classic short story about a pregnant housewife who completes and covers for an unthinkable crime. All materials provided offer multiple opportunities to critically evaluate character motivation, plot
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A creative alternative to chapter check quizzes or summaries! Students draw a scene from the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the front of the postcard and write a note to another character explaining what happened on the back side. This
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