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STEM Challenge Suspension Bridge
Kids love to build bridges! This is one of the best STEM real-life challenges we have tackled! It’s a suspension bridge! The first time we tried this I had kids telling me they had always wanted to build one. I even had students researching suspension bridges with their parents at home to help with

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UPDATED Horror & Suspense Bundle + BONUSES! (Common Core Aligned)
POE-TENTIALLY THE BEST HORROR & SUSPENSE UNIT AVAILABLE. This is an amazingly in-depth study on the genre of Horror & Suspense with a focus on Edgar Allan Poe. All activities are common-core aligned. Over the several years during which I have taught this unit, I have weeded out what has f
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Suspense Resource Bundle: PowerPoint, Practice, Gr.Orgs, Assessment
***This product is also included in my MEGA bundle at a discounted price: Literary Elements & Devices Resources an Language Resources Introduce your students to the various techniques that authors use to create suspense through a fun and engaging PowerPoint, also included as a PDF, along with v
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A Case File Full Of Suspense {A Mystery Genre Unit}
I just love mysteries, don’t you? To be honest I just love the mystery unit that Beth Newingham uses in her classroom and has graciously shared with us. It is full of inspiration or at least I thought so. This unit has all things mystery but with a primary focus. The vocabulary is tied to story el
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Narrative Essay Rubric for Suspense and Foreshadowing
4 Point Rubric for Writing a Suspense Narrative Essay focusing on these writing componenets: Development, Word Choice, Story Elements, Suspense and Foreshadowing, Grammar/Usage/Mechanics, Organization; Writing a Suspense story is perfect for around Halloween. You may also want the power point proudu
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Drama and Suspense Unit: Middle School Common Core - English and Language Arts
This is a wonderful diverse unit to teach about drama and suspense while exposing students to wonderful literature! This lesson includes games, starter starter activity ideas, literature recommendations & resources, video/audio resources, informational text recommendations, projects, writing pro
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Narrative Essay Writing PPT-Focus on Suspense & Foreshadowing
Power Point is 16 slides explaining what a narrative essay is, components it should contain, what a "hook" is, suggestions for a hook, and the grading criteria (each component broken down on 4 point scale). The grading criteria is in a 4-point rubric style for these categories: development;
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Building Bridges: Building a Suspension Bridge (Week 2) Weekly Lesson Plan
**Updated to include the original WORD version of the student response booklet in case you need to make changes. This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Building Bridges with Unlikely Friends. It is the SECOND week in my building bridges Unit. In th
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Colloids, Suspensions, and Solutions Lab {Editable}
This lab is aimed at comparing and contrasting colloids, solutions, and suspensions. My students Love this lab (I have them complete this after the PowerPoint that I have also uploaded as a bundle with this lab onto TpT) and they leave class with a much greater understanding of how these three mixt
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Teaching Suspense and Foreshadow through Toy Story of Terror
Common Core mini-lesson created by The House of Roush to review the elements of suspense with intermediate level students. Students watch the Pixar short "The Toy Story of Terror" (teachers will need to purchase the DVD) and analyze it for suspense, setting, foreshadow, irony and traditional scary
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Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher" {Imagery,Symbolism, Suspense, Interpretation}
This week long lesson plan dives headfirst into the erratic world of a narrator and follows him as he visits an old friend, who is even more erratic. Throughout the week, students learn to appreciate the significance of imagery, recognize symbols in the piece, learn about tone and mood and how that
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In-School Suspension Student Restorative/Reflection Handouts (begin & end)
I use these handouts for students that are serving In-School Suspension. They are given the Think Sheet to complete in the morning, soon after they arrive. This sheet is created based off of the Restorative methodology where the students recognizes his/her responsibility in the situation, but also w
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Detention, Citation, Suspension, Consequence reflective writing assignment
This one page paper asks students to reflect on the rule they broke and how they are contributing to the academic and behavioral reputation of their school. I created it for our middle school, and it's optional for students in 1-hour after school detention. If they complete it, they get out 15 min
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Mixtures Solutions and Suspension Reading Comprehension Interactive Notebook
Mixtures, Solutions, and Suspensions reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to rea
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Suspense in "The Monkey's Paw" - Using Text Evidence
I use this writing outline as students are beginning develop literary analysis skills. After we read, "The Monkey's Paw", students use text evidence to show the literary elements that the author uses to create suspense in the story. It's a basic outline for a basic paragraph on a great short story t
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Vocabulary Booklet: For Stories of Mystery and Suspense
Suspense and Mystery Vocabulary Booklet! Booklet contains an insert page, and when all put together, students have a little vocabulary booklet for 12 terms. Instructions for copying and putting together are included, as well as directions for each section of booklet. Sections Included: Title Sect
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Suspenseful Short Stories: The Elevator, The Fog Horn, The Monkey's Paw and More
Short stories that are perfect for a suspense and mystery unit! Includes activities, writing and reading exercises and quizzes for: "The Moose and the Sparrow" "The Elevator" "The Fog Horn" "The Monkey's Paw" "Uneasy Homecoming" Purpose: To explore the theme of suspense and open-ended mysteries. Re
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Bridges- An Introduction to Beam, Arch and Suspension
This 40 slide powerpoint introduces first and second graders to the three main types of bridges, their history and their characteristics. It can be broken up into two lessons. The last slide allows for hands on engagement by asking partners to mimic the forces on an arch bridge.
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Author's Word Choice & Suspense Unit
The unit plan includes approximately 3 weeks of lessons focusing on examining author's word choice to see how an author creates suspense. Common Core objectives covered are RL.4 & W.3. Part 1 - Teacher led lessons on mood, tone, and elements of suspense Part 2 - Student led project creating a
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A Lesson on Suspense
This 9 page document includes the following: A one page mini-lesson on suspense that defines suspense and outlines techniques used by authors in order to create suspense (this document also includes an analysis section where students must complete a table regarding suspense in their own novels); a t
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Types of Mixture (solution, colloid, suspension) Cut & Paste Activity
Students cut out and sort descriptions & examples of mixtures (suspensions, colloids and suspensions). Follow-up question included. Other Science Cut & Paste Activiites for Interactive Notebooks can be found at: Sandy's Science Cut and Paste Activities
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The Elevator: A Lesson in Suspense
Tweens and teens love chills and thrills! Kick off a unit - or an exhilarating lesson - of intense suspense with this all-inclusive 38-slide PowerPoint "The Elevator." Presentation includes the text, anticipatory questions, probable passage, and Common Core aligned discussion/essay questions where s

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STEM Engineering - Suspension Bridge Project
Bridge building to the max. This bridge project was greatly loved by the students. For technology education classes. Advanced bridge building. Design. Scale. Forces. Measurement using calipers. Geometry. A unit all on its own. I have pictures of the student's projects and video of the testing. Send
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Solutions, Suspensions & Colloids Flash Cards
These flash cards are a great review of solutions, suspensions & colloids. My students really enjoy quizzing each other with them and I hope yours will too! Sometimes I have the students get into pairs and they quiz each other for the last 5 minutes of class, sometimes I use it as a station, and
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Show Don't Tell 2 Descriptive Suspense Writing Game
Show Don't Tell 2: A Descriptive Suspense Writing Game is an innovative way to help students have fun while mastering this writing skill. The purpose is to help players learn how to "show" readers with the use of leading words, a series of three sensory hints to build tension, as well as descriptive
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Mixtures, Solutions, and Suspensions Differentiated NF Reading Passages
In this resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage summarizing Mixtures, Solutions, and Suspensions. General overview of the differences and examples are given. It is differentiated for your high, mid, and lower level students. Integrate science content with your reading texts and meet each rea
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Suspenseful Writing Packet for Middle School Students
This easy and engaging packet moves writers from brainstorming and planning to a finished short story that they will be proud of! You can have students work individually or with a partner; my students love working with a partner! Students have really enjoyed this writing assignment and still remem
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"Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" Close Reading Lesson on Suspense
So you know what suspense IS. . . but how does it WORK? How does the author Jack Finney create suspense in “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket”? In this close reading activity, students can work in groups or independently to find out. They work to relate common "tricks of the trade" for building s
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The Book Thief Part Three "The Development of Suspense"
Students will read Lee Child’s article, “A Simple Way to Create Suspense.” (Link included to The New York Times article.) They will answer questions on how suspense is created and then analyze how Zusak creates suspense in The Struggler chapters.
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The Dinner Party: A Lesson in Suspense
Tweens and teens love chills and thrills! Kick off a unit - or an exhilarating lesson - of intense suspense with this all-inclusive 36-slide PowerPoint "The Dinner Party." Presentation includes the text, pre-reading vocabulary, probable passage, and Common Core aligned discussion/essay questions.

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Creating Suspense
This PowerPoint presentation is for Creating Suspense in a writing class. It can easily be two weeks of work. Each slide includes a technique for creating suspense, an introduction either with a YouTube video demonstrating different suspense techniques or a short reading. I used the book Half Minute
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Storm on the Mountain: Fiction to Teach Suspense, Foreshadowing, & Imagery
Looking for a suspenseful story to share during a stormy fall day? Or Halloween? Then read Storm on the Mountain, a story about an author who inherits a secluded cottage in the mountains and the friend who saves her life! Storm on the Mountain is 8 pages long with great plot breaks that allow for
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Alternative Suspension Activities
One of the most difficult parts of working with students is helping them manage their behavior. Traditional discipline such as suspensions and expulsions that has been found to be ineffective at changing behavior has left teachers and administrators feeling powerless as to how to deal with negative

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In-School Suspension Resource Book & Materials (Restorative)
This Resource book contains materials that I have created over the years of running the In-School Suspension (ISS) program at my high school. The materials created are based on personal experience and on research that I have read through the years. The book is 45 pages long and contains: 1. What
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Edge-of-Your-Seat Suspense: Short Story Compilation
Edge-of-Your-Seat Suspense Interested in introducing your students to great short stories that keep their attention rapt? Check out our carefully selected and student-approved short story compilation Edge-of-Your-Seat Suspense!      • The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell      • The Lady, or t
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Exploring Polymers and Suspensions with Experiments! | STEM
Explore polymers and suspensions in your science classroom. Begin this lesson with an impressive teacher demonstration, then follow up with three student experiments. Use this download as an introduction to your students of polymers and suspensions in our world. Reinforce chemistry principles by cre
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The Landlady - Analysis of Suspense Paragraph
In this assignment, students analyze the way Dahl creates suspense in "The Landlady" through foreshadowing. The packet includes an assignment sheet, a detailed rubric, a brainstorming sheet, and a guiding outline. Additionally, a modified outline is included, which offers additional support for stud
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The Edgar Allan Poe BUNDLE – Teaching Unreliable Narrator, Suspense, and More!
Save over 15% by purchasing the BUNDLE as opposed to the individual stories! Below are descriptions of the two products included in the bundle. Click on the product titles to purchase them individually. The Tell Tale Heart – Teaching Unreliable Narrator and Symbolism . This two-day lesson plan di
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Original Suspense Story Plot Structure Diagram
When preparing to write an original suspense story, students will brainstorming characters, setting, and major events in each stage of the story on their own plot structure diagram. These ideas will then be used to compose a rough draft, and eventually a polished, typed draft.
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Solutions, suspensions and colloid lab
Note: If you do not have copper sulfate you can use any ionic compound that dissolves in water. I prefer copper compounds because of the blue color. It is more visible than a clear solution. You need laser pointers to do this lab
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In School Suspension Assignment ISS Assignment
Use this assignment to keep students in ISS busy, and give them a grade. Students will write two essays to complete the assignment. One essay about why it is important that they be in your classroom instead of ISS, and the other about how students can avoid ISS. This is great for English, but it wi
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Suspense Writing: Narrative Writing Unit for 4th and 5th Graders
Narrative Writing Unit for 4th and 5th Graders aligned with Common Core with a focus on suspense. This fictional narrative writing unit on is based on a Solar System Adventure. It is filled with lesson plans, graphic organizers, and teacher samples. This narrative writing project streamlines the w
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A PowerPoint on Solutions, Suspensions, Colloids, Solvents, and Solutes
This is a PowerPoint on Solutions, Suspensions, Colloids, Solvents, and Solutes. It includes examples using pictures and questions for understanding.
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Edgar Allan Poe-Suspense and Mood-NO PREP CCSS Aligned Informative Essay
This essay is designed for students to analyze an author's craft by writing about Poe's use of words to create suspense and mood in any of his short stories and poems. Students prepare for this essay by completing a step by step outline prior to writing the essay. Statements from the CCSS aligne
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The Tell-Tale Heart: Comprehension and Suspense Analysis
The Tell-Tale Heart: Comprehension and Suspense Analysis This is a complete lesson plan and student materials for comprehending Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and analyzing how Poe builds suspense in the story. The lesson begins with students rating their level of agreement with several the
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Suspense Poster Project
As you teach elements of suspense, discuss what makes movies so suspenseful! The music, lighting, twists and turns in the story, etc. - NEXT, ask students to select a suspenseful or scary movie and create a "suspense poster." This makes a fun project that is also cool to display. It brings about a l
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Balsa Wood Suspension Bridge
This twist on the traditional Balsa Wood Suspension Bridge, is a long-term project for either an individual or a team to complete. It successfully meets half the standards of a semester of Geometry and Physics. From researching the methods of building a bridge and the physics of wave resonance and
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Analyze How Differences in Points of View Create Suspense & Humor
THIS WAS FREE FOR TWO HOURS!!! FOLLOW ME SO THAT YOU WILL KNOW ABOUT THESE DEALS! This is an essential question and focus questions Thinking Map way to introduce 8th grade literature text standard CCSS RL.8.6. Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reade
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Analysis of Suspense in Jackson's "The Lottery"
For this assignment, students analyze how Shirley Jackson creates suspense in the short story "The Lottery" after reading the short story. Students may choose from suggested techniques (foreshadowing, point of view, detail selection, omissions, irony, etc.), or from their own ideas. The assignment
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Solution, Suspension, Colloid. Types of Mixtures Quiz/Flash Cards
This assessment was designed to match the Year 7 Australian Curriculum, but is beneficial throughout multiple science courses. I like to use this resource as a formative assessment activity in class. I run the PowerPoint presentation with the class while each student completes the answer sheet.
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Creating Suspense in Writing
Teaching students how to create suspense in writing is a fun, 2-day lesson that is perfect for a narrative unit (especially if it falls around Halloween!) This document includes: 1. Notes on how to use 2 different writing that create suspense. Writing Tool #1 is based off of the EXCELLENT video by
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Mystery, Suspense, Ghosts!!  The Dollhouse Murders: A Novel Study Unit
Looking for something a little "scary." Kids love a good ghost story, don’t they?!! They like the mystery, the suspense, and a touch of scary! Betty Ren Wright is known for her mystery/ghost stories. Tastefully written for young readers, her stories enthrall her readers and leave them anxious to
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