Using Humor to Teach the Importance of English Class Presentation and Handouts (Newly Updated!) This IS included in the following mega bundle: ALL of my BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE. Most students zone out when it comes to learning
Free Download: Figurative Language and Poetic Devices/Poetry Terms Identification using Katy Perry's "Firework" Use Katy Perry's popular song "Firework" to teach figurative language, sound devices, and other poetry terms. You can decide how many
When writing informational texts, students need to know how to introduce a topic and how to write a concluding statement that supports the information presented in the writing. This handout is useful as a mini-lesson for that purpose. It outlines 7
Here are ten projects and Activities intended for Gifted and Talented students. In my English class, I sometimes find that the projects my general education students are working on are just not challenging enough for some of my advanced students.
Do your students have trouble getting past "positive" and "negative" in describing tone? This 200-word tone list, grouped into categories, helps students with the nuance of tone. From sixth grade through AP English Language and Literature, students
An annotated bibliography helps you make sure your students are reading their source material. This pack contains4 assignment sheets which allow you to choose whether to require one paragraph or 2 paragraph annotations and to choose either a
This lesson plan is designed to go hand-in-hand with the movie version of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. It is composed of several reproducibles that are to be used as you watch the movie and/or when the movie has been veiwed. The heart
This is a brief pre-reading power point for the novel Charlotte's Web. I use this quick activity as an introduction to the novel, as it presents the setting, characters, main themes and quick activity after watching a clip. This is a great way to
Complete close reading and annotation unit with fiction and nonfiction practice**August 2019 Update: This unit now includes two passages that can be used for nonfiction annotation (complete with an answer key). This is perfect for AP Language and
A comprehensive yet entertaining overview of thesis statements focused on the five characteristics of a good thesis statement and step-by-step guidelines for writing a good thesis. Loaded with examples of good and bad thesis statements, "to-do's"
This 178 page/slide zip file includes Lesson Plans, Notes, PowerPoints, Practice Sheets, Activities, Daily Grades, a Study Guide, and Tests to teach a two week unit on 10 SIMPLE COMMA RULES! The following items are included: -Detailed, Suggested
English-Specific Lesson Plan Template This lesson plan template (which is fully editable) is specifically designed for the English teacher, incorporating writing and reading checklists. Great time saver. A newly-updated form incorporating spaces
Help your students read and write long vowel sounds by giving them this reference sheet! When your students come to a word they don't know, they can refer to this sheet to support them identify the letters and sounds.Happy reading and writing
Who wrote it: singer song-writer Ed Sheeran or poet Edgar Allan Poe? Your students will have so much fun trying to decide whether the quote is from a Poe poem or lyrics from an Ed Sheeran song! You can use the interactive bulletin board display OR
This is a collection of handouts and instructions for five class activities designed to teach students to define and identify tone and mood in art. The first three activities are included in a two-page handout for you to duplicate and hand out.
This is a Zaner Bloser printable alphabet card that your students can use as a reference during handwriting and writing. It's ready to print and laminate! I print them with manuscript on the front and cursive on the back for my second
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Author Suzanne Collins uses rich language filled with similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification, and irony in "The Hunger Games." This activity (three pages of worksheets + three pages of answer keys) allows students to learn the difference
Here is a 22 page unit plan for teach Sophocles' Oedipus Rex for AP English (or for another accelerated / honors level course). This includes: (1) The Structure of Oedipus Rex, (2) The Background / History of the Characters, (3) Discussion Day #1,
For distance learning purposes, they can be printed and then teachers can guide student to connect their comprehension with the standards. These reading response sheets are designed with to:-Be used in literature groups, guided reading groups, or
This is the story the Tell Tale Heart, complete with a comprehension worksheet and answer key. After I read and complete this with my students there is a great short clip on youtube I show, (Shortz version) and the kids really like the lesson! :)
Who doesn't love the "Schoolhouse Rock" (copyrighted) cartoon series? My 8th grade students enjoy watching it just as much as any elementary school students do! I use this worksheet as students view the "Grammar Rock" cartoons to have them interact
This is a Jeopardy-style review game for the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It includes two full rounds of questions (with the answers that do not appear until you click the mouse), plus a final "bonus" question (similar to final
This is a pre-reading power point intended for a brief introduction into the novel. It should take about 10 minutes to complete, and is a great way to use teachnology to inspire reading. I use this with my McKenziesCreations Holes Novel Study!
Here is a pre-reading power point to view with your students before diving into the book, Maniac Magee. It is a quick and fun activity meant to get the kids interested in reading the novel. Be sure to check out the novel study I use for this book!