These Revising and Editing Task Cards and Quiz now include both printable and Google Slides versions. The practice questions are rigorous and perfect for state writing test prep. They are all different questions than my Revising Task Cards. Students will love the engaging movable student with the "
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I used this activity to reinforce my students’ inferencing skills and they LOVED it! I have included inferencing questions that correspond to several short films which are easily accessible online. The films range anywhere
Show your students a real-world application of the tools of rhetoric (ethos, pathos, and logos) as they examine the 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address given by Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs. The speech, which is filled with warmth, humor, and meaning, is a high-interest way to add the non-f
Make Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem, “The Raven,” come alive for your students with this 44-slide lecture and 5-page PDF of detailed directions, full-text version of Poe's gothic poem, links to a high-quality audio version, "Faux Poe" creative writing assignment, and key. The interactive Prezi lectu
If your students can’t go an hour without looking at their phones, they need to read “The Veldt.”Ray Bradbury’s chilling futuristic short story, “The Veldt,” gives us a glimpse of a world where children love their devices more than their families. Sound familiar? This compelling 90-minute lesson wil
Use “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the short story's text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this grisly story via a 2009 newspaper article (link in
Use the classic short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes the full-text 9-page story (public domain), an 8-question student handout (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters), a si
By pairing an engaging 43-minute video with a rich question/answer activity, students will have a meaningful class experience – even on a sub day. This lesson features a viewing of Billions in Change, a high-quality documentary readily available for streaming at multiple online sources, and critical
Help your advanced middle school and high school students identify and analyze the elements of powerful public speaking with these multimedia lesson materials.This three-page PDF includes:• Step-by-step directions/suggestions to lead your students through a 50-minute lesson• A well-written, high-int
Use this compelling two-day (or possibly three-day, depending on your pacing) lesson on Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s chilling futuristic short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” as a stand-alone lesson, as part of any short story unit, or as a supplement to any larger dystopian novel study, such as Brave New World,
In this "Write Like a Pro" lesson, you'll use the styles of beloved young adult literature authors (J.K. Rowling, John Green, and more!) to teach your students six simple and effective techniques that will IMMEDIATELY improve their sentence flow and writing voice.This 28-slide Prezi presentation and
This is a great PowerPoint I use to teach my students about inferencing. I teach 6th grade and this is a great review of background knowledge + text clues = inferences. Each slide includes a picture where students need to infer what is happening and why by pulling out "text" clues. I love relating t
Informational Text Structures PowerPoint: 32 Paragraph Slides, CCSS RI 5
This PowerPoint consists of 32 animated slides, each with an informational text (nonfiction) paragraph for students to analyze along with 4 multiple choice options. When you first display each slide, you will see only the infor
Drawing Conclusions PowerPoint: 32 Short Inference Stories, CCSS RL1, RI.1
This Drawing Conclusions PowerPoint consists of 32 animated slides, each with a short story, inference question, and multiple choice options. When you first display each slide, you will see only the inference story and the q
Use the heartbreaking story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes a 7-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters), a pre-writing organizing task that will get your stude
William Goldman’s The Princess Bride is the perfect fairy tale to use with secondary students, but it’s not enough to just hit “play” on the DVD. Instead, add a layer of rigor to your students’ study of The Princess Bride with this packet of print-and-teach materials that will take four days to comp
This title contains 24 self-checking task cards for students to practice measuring angles up to 360 degrees. Students solve each task card and record their answer on a recording sheet. They then scan the QR code on the card to check their answer. Problems are aligned with common core standards 4.MD.
Informational Text Features PowerPoint: 32 Question Slides CCSS RI 5
This PowerPoint consists of 32 animated slides, each with a questions about informational text (nonfiction) features, and four multiple choice options. When you first display each slide, you will see only the informational text qu
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
Geometry Project that combines Geometry with Selfies…SELFIEOMETRY Looking for a way to assess or reinforce what your Geometry students have learned? This great project combines Geometry with the pop culture craze of “The Selfie!” It assesses the student's ability to apply Geometry concepts to the re
Nagging your students and constantly reminding them of classroom rules is no fun for them or you. Why not make it into a game? Or better yet--two games, one paper-based, one in PPT form! Both games can be played all throughout the school year: switch up the two versions depending on the time and res
Help students analyze how a similar theme is developed in three different mediums by using Rudyard Kipling’s timeless poem “If,” Polonius’ advice to his son in a brief monologue from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a newspaper columnist’s Guide to Life that went viral in the late 1990s. (Remember
Use Oprah Winfrey’s headline-grabbing speech from the 2018 Golden Globes to show your students the power of a well-constructed presentation. In this one class period activity, students will discuss the #metoo movement, view Oprah Winfrey’s 10-minute speech, and deconstruct/discuss her use of rhetori
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I am SUPER excited about this lesson! This is a fun, interactive SMARTboard .notebook whiteboard activity for Landforms.
Landforms included are:
oceans, canyons, valleys, mountains, plains, volcano, island, lakes, hills, deserts, and rivers
For EACH la