Looking for a short story unit that will thrill your tweens and teens? Take those beloved classic short stories and ramp them up with this MASSIVE bundle that includes FOUR WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed for advanced middle school students and high school freshmen/sophomores.
With the April 2016 release of the MLA 8th Edition Handbook, the Modern Language Association has changed the rules for proper citations. Are you teaching the correct, most up-to-date version of in-text citations and works cited page formatting? With this 53-slide MLA overview lecture and package of
This complete, print-and-go unit plan will excite both teachers and teens by ramping up traditional poetry lessons with modern-designed, multimedia materials. My MASSIVE poetry lesson bundle includes FOUR WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed for high school and advanced middle school students
Help your high school and advanced middle school students win their written arguments with these easy-to-follow essay writing materials. This bundle of interactive, step-by-step materials will inspire even reluctant students to put pen to paper. Activities/handouts featuring modern design elements a
Looking for a Greek mythology unit for an older audience? Take those beloved mythological stories and ramp them up with this MASSIVE bundle that includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed for advanced middle school students and high school freshmen/sophomores as they connect their stu
Looking for a fresh approach to pull your students into Romeo and Juliet? William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic love will enthrall your students when you use this MASSIVE bundle of interactive, multimedia lessons. This package includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed to chal
Micro Fiction – Flash Fiction – Two-Sentence Stories – Sudden Fiction – Twitter Tales
Whatever you want to call them, super-short stories are a super-fun way to spend a single class period, as you introduce your teens to the idea that an entire story can exist within just two sentences.
Use this dy
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.
This video and tutorial guide shows teachers and students how to get started with creating dynamic presentations using Prezi
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Make your Great Gatsby unit the favorite of the year with this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through FOUR FULL WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSONS covering F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of The Great Gatsby
Help your students identify logical fallacies in our modern world with this dynamic presentation featuring attention-grabbing examples of the use of rhetoric from the worlds of politics, pop culture, and advertising. The 59-slide Prezi includes fully contained video clips, so internet access is not
There are good ways to start an essay and lousy ways. With this combination of 15-minute lecture and reference tool handout, students will learn four specific techniques to use to bust writer's block and bring their reader into their essay. Great ways to launch an essay are featured here with real-w
Make Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem, “The Raven,” come alive for your students with this 42-slide lecture and 4-page PDF of detailed directions, full-text gothic poem, writing assignment, and key. The interactive Prezi lecture inspires students to dig back into the text, think critically, and decode
Teach your students proper email etiquette with this 45-minute "How to Email" lesson that includes a high-interest intro. lecture and two fun real-world writing activities.
First, present the right and wrong way to build an email message with a dynamic 15-slide Prezi lecture. Then, assign students
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
Measurement Conversion Word Problem Task Cards
Do your students get enough practice converting between units in standard and metric measures? Having the ability to read a word problem and then do the proper conversion to answer the problem is a skill that requires practice.
Use these handy task c
Use this beautifully designed 33-slide Prezi lecture and accompanying handouts to pull even your most reluctant students into a study of poetry. Begin by piquing your students’ interest in poetry by briefly (and humorously) comparing the art form to song lyrics. Then, present a concrete, 9-step proc
Get your students excited about Shakespeare with this slick Prezi introduction to the Bard’s sonnet structure and iambic pentameter. Every eye in the room will be glued to the vibrant, information-packed animation in this poetry presentation.
This 31-slide Prezi includes detailed descriptions of i
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Grab every eye in the room with this gorgeous 42-slide Prezi that provides all of the background information your class will need as you launch your study of S.E. Hinton’s classic novel, The Outsiders.
The presentation includes a quickwrite topic that will help make Th
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 the styles of beloved young adult literature authors (J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, John Green, and so many 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 2-page student
Use these creative lesson materials to help your teens get excited about studying Puritan minister Jonathan Edwards’ most famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” When you connect this 1741 lecture to modern elements, such as heavy metal lyrics from bands such as Metallica and Slayer (
Grab your students’ attention as you launch your study of Romanticism with this dynamic 31-slide Prezi presentation. Covering the period of American literature from 1800 to 1860, this 30-minute lecture will prep your students to dig deeper into any literary works from this era that you want. Great f
As of March 2016, the SAT Essay requires students to closely examine an argument essay, noting the effectiveness of an author’s use of specific rhetorical devices. In this overview lecture and three full-hour lessons with optional extension writing activities, students will learn about the SAT Essay
Grab your students’ attention as you launch your study of early American literature with this dynamic 33-slide Prezi presentation. Covering the period of 1620 (the Puritans’ arrival at Plymouth Rock) through 1800 (Deism and the election of Thomas Jefferson), this 30-minute lecture will prep your stu
Make Washington Irving's story relevant to your high school students by linking the early 19th century tale to pop culture influences from the world today. In "The Devil and Tom Walker," Irving tells the story of a man who makes a deal with the devil. This theme always hooks an audience, whether it'
Use the classic short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes the full story with attractive illustrations, an 8-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), an interactive Prezi
Looking for a fresh approach to pull your students into A Midsummer Night’s Dream? William Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of love and magic will enthrall your students when you use this MASSIVE bundle of interactive, multimedia lessons. This package includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS des
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
Grab your students’ attention as you launch your study of Realism with this dynamic 26-slide Prezi presentation. Covering the period of American literature from 1850-1900, this 30-minute lecture will prep your students to dig deeper into any literary works from this era that you want. Great for givi
Take a look at this visually dynamic way to get your students excited about poetry. No, really. View this 27-slide Prezi and imagine all of the possibilities that your students could create.
All you’ll need to fill an entire class session is this Prezi (you don’t need any special equipment or softw
What do Finding Nemo, Legally Blonde, and The Lego Movie all have in common? All of these stories (and so many others) fit the classic storytelling pattern of a heroic journey, as established by famed scholar Joseph Campbell.
Using ten of the Hero’s Journey steps chronicled by Campbell, students wi
Welcome to 20Time, where students spend 20 percent of their class time over a 12-week period pursuing a meaningful project of their own choosing. In this free packet of 23 PDF pages and 25 Prezi slides, you’ll find a variety of materials to help guide middle-school and high-school students through t
Grab every eye in the room with this gorgeous 32-slide Prezi that provides all of the background information your class will need as you launch your study of Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
The presentation includes a quickwrite topic that will help make To Kill a Mockin
Grab your students’ attention as you launch your study of Modernism literature with this dynamic 45-slide Prezi presentation. Covering the period of 1900 to 1950, this 30-minute lecture will prep your students to dig deeper into any literary works from this era that you want. Great for giving studen
Grab your students’ attention as you launch your study of post-modern American literature with this dynamic 63-slide Prezi presentation. Covering the period of 1945 (the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima at the end of WWII) through today’s best-selling contemporary voices, this 45-minute lecture will prep y
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
This packet will help teach your students all about friendship and becoming a classroom community at the beginning of the year. Included are activities, worksheets, bulletin boards, and real classroom images to help you at the beginning of the year. Check the preview file to see some of what is inc
Tired of teaching "plot" the same old way? Have you never taught "plot" before?
Grab your students’ attention by taking them on a ROLLER COASTER ride through the elements of plot. This lesson and the accompanying activities use a unique\“roller coaster” analogy to help students master the sequentia
What do Harry Potter, Frodo, and Katniss Everdeen all have in common? All of their stories (and so many others) fit the classic storytelling pattern of a heroic journey, as established by famed scholar Joseph Campbell.
Using many of the steps of the heroic journey as chronicled by Campbell, this f
As a complement to your study of J.D. Salinger’s classic novel The Catcher in the Rye, help your students look closely at the vernacular of Holden Caulfield. In this fun handout and dynamic 14-slide Prezi presentation, students will be dazzled as they break down the components that make Holden’s voi
• Prezi is a presentation tool that helps students organize and share their ideas
• It offers Free cloud-based presentation software
• Present ideas on a virtual canvas using this storytelling tool
• Instead of slides and bullet points (PowerPoint), Prezi offers a zoomable canvas, which makes it fun
This unit contains 43 pages that are all focused on the three branches of government: Judicial, Executive and Legislative.
Included in this unit are:
• Review game for Judicial Branch
• Review game for Executive Branch
• Review game for all three branches
• Graphic organizer
Yet another game of Jeopardy? Not for your class. Instead, throw out the tired review games and dazzle your class with this Prezi, where you’ll “zoom” from question-to-answer with slick animations and adorable images of Romeo, Juliet, and all the supporting players. Your students won’t even realize
Entice your students as you launch your study of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ classic American play focusing on the power struggle between Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois. This dazzling 23-slide Prezi explores the troubled life of Tennessee Williams, the themes and characters of
If you are searching for a tried and true method to help your students analyze and understand poetry, then look no further!
TP-CASTT is a systematic method of poetry analysis that helps students access poetry and enjoy it. TP-CASTT is a best practice activity used in AP and Pre-AP ELA courses but
This engaging lesson helps students connect with the ideas and beliefs of Transcendentalism and compare these ideas to the modern day Tiny House Movement. They engage with Emerson and Thoreau and apply their knowledge to real-world English skills. This lesson can accompany the works of Emerson, Tho
This lesson is meant to act as an introduction to one of the most important elements of art, line and to some OP Art artist who use it well (Bridget Riley & Victor Vaserely). It is targeted to students between the 6th and 8th grade levels and takes about 1 day to introduce, 1 day to finish the w
Expand simple sentences using these booklets. Differentiate each booklet to meet the needs of your students. The pictures are themed around pets and Fall. This product contains both color and black and white pages.
Goal: The student will expand a sentence by adding 1-3 details, 8 out of 10 trials
This printable includes everything your primary students would need to write a compare and contrast paper!
Double Bubble Map
rough draft paper
final copy paper
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This Five Senses Packet includes everything you need for your Five Senses Unit! I made a Prezi which includes songs, videos, anchor charts, and links for each sense. I leave the anchor charts from the Prezi up on the Smartboard as we study each sense. Also included are lesson plans with lots of han
Comparison of Themes Found in Lamb to the Slaughter and Little Red Riding Hood by Roald Dahl + Informational Text
Using close reading strategies with highlighters or markers, students do a close reading of Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood (link to poem included) and Lamb to Slaughter (link also
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