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April Unit Plans and Lessons BUNDLE - 20 Days of Lesson Plans All April Long!

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    Celebrate spring in the classroom with this set of unit plans for the entire month of April. With 20 days of engaging lesson plans, you and your students are all set for the entire month. This bundle includes four print-and-teach unit. Just download the units and get teaching! The units perfectly align with National Poetry Month, address critical ELA skills, and perfectly pair together!

    This bundle includes:

    • Poetry Writing Unit-- This Poetry Writing Unit provides students with a deep understanding of the poetry genre as they read and write poetry. In the eleven-day unit, students write ten different types of poetry. (That means that there’s plenty of opportunities to excel at writing.) They’ll study figurative language, elements of poetry, and learn how to write 10 poems. (Includes PDF and Google Classroom-compatible resources.)

    • Spring Poetry Analysis -- Celebrate the spring season with five spring-themed poem studies in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Students will create a 5-page interactive flip book as they analyze each spring poem..

    • How to Study for a Test – Doodle and Do -- This Study Skills resource is designed to help students develop skills for studying for tests. First, students will complete highly engaging Doodle Notes about 3 Easy Ways to Study for Tests. Then, students will practice the study skills at 5 fun Learning Stations.

    • This or That Reading Response Prompts -- This highly engaging and effective set of This or That Reading Response Prompts includes 40 reading prompt choices on 20 creative handouts. Each This or That Reading Prompt includes instruction (at the top of the worksheet) and then 2 reading response choices for students to showcase their learning. Students can complete one-a-day or you can add this resource to your existing reading program.

    ***GREAT NEWS!*** This bundle is part of this YEAR OF ELA INSTRUCTION! The bundle includes 60 turn-key units that you can teach all year long! Units are bundled into monthly folders with a suggested scope and sequence. Your entire year is already planned for you! LEARN MORE HERE.

    Looking for more monthly unit packs? Find them here…

    Learn more about the units included in this bundle:

    Poetry Writing Unit – 11 Days – 95 pages

    In the eleven-day unit, students write ten different types of poetry. (That means that there’s plenty of opportunities to excel at writing.) They’ll study figurative language, elements of poetry, and learn how to write a poem. The individual poetry lessons and step-by-step writing guides help students to write traditional and modern poems. In addition to writing extensively, students will study the genre, its vocabulary, and read and discuss more than 40 poems. This unit develops students’ understanding of poetry and increases their confidence as readers and writers. The best part is that the engaging poetry lessons will turn your most reluctant writers into poetry enthusiasts! (Includes PDF and Google Classroom-compatible resources.)

    Common Core Standards:

    • W.3, W.5, W.6
    • RL.4, RL.5, RL.6, RL.10
    • L.3, L.5, L.6

    In this Poetry Writing Unit, students will:

    • Develop an understanding of the poetry genre
    • Recognize the features of poetry
    • Incorporate sensory details and figurative language into their writing
    • Practice utilizing poetry skills such as rhythm, rhyming, and descriptive vocabulary
    • Follow the writing process to write 10 original poems
    • Share their writing and work with others

    This detailed Poetry Writing Unit includes:

    • Unit Overview
    • Poems at a Glance
    • 11 Daily Lesson Plans
    • 13 Genre-Specific Vocabulary Words
    • 13 Poetic Examples of the Vocabulary Words
    • Poetry Writing Ideas
    • Poetry Grade Record Sheet and Rubric
    • Student Poetry Writing Packet:
    • * Poetry Web
    • * Poetry Writing Ideas
    • * Vocabulary and Example Worksheets
    • * 25+ Sample Poems
    • * Step-by-Step Poetry Writing Guides: List Poem, Haiku, Extended Cinquain, Simile Poem, Personification Poem, Remember When Poem, Rhyme Poem, 5 Senses Poem, Concrete Poem, Free Verse Poem

    * Links are provided to download sample concrete poems. Simply click the links to access the examples.

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    Spring Poetry Analysis – 5 Days – 69 pages

    Celebrate the spring season with five spring-themed poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each spring poem is accompanied by a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As students progress through the analysis tasks on each page of their flip books, they not only dive deeper into the text, but they also develop an appreciation for closely reading poetry. Your students will love the interactive flip books and you’ll love how engaged students are while analyzing poetry.

    Quick Poetry Unit Overview:

    • Includes 5 different poem studies all about spring. Poems are written by diverse authors.
    • Students complete a five-page interactive flip book as they analyze each poem.
    • Lessons are easily adaptable to small group or partner work.
    • Lessons encourage repeated poetry readings to develop deep interpretation and comprehension.
    • The unit can be taught in succession or broken into individual lessons throughout the year (or spring season).

    This detailed unit includes:

    • 20 close reading and analysis activities that can be assembled into interactive flip books
    • Detailed instructional lesson plans
    • Teacher keys for all student worksheets
    • Multiple links to download, print, and/or type all 5 poems
    • Styled pages for printing poems (optional)

    Poems included in this unit:

    • “Today” by Billy Collins
    • “Spring Storm” by Jim Wayne Miller
    • “In just” by E. E. Cummings
    • “A light exists in spring” by Emily Dickinson
    • “The Trees” by Philip Larkin

    IMPORTANT - The poems are NOT included in this resource. However, multiple links for each poem are included. You will be able to easily click, print and/or type each poem. You'll find 5 template pages for each poem included in case you would like to coordinate the poems with the analysis tasks. Super easy!

    Skills developed in this unit:

    • Close reading of complex texts
    • Making inferences
    • Identifying rhyme scheme
    • Determining central ideas or themes in poetry
    • Interpreting figurative language
    • Responding to poetry
    • Citing textual evidence to support poem analysis
    • Writing analyses with sufficient evidence
    • Participating in discussions and expressing ideas about poetry clearly

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    How to Study for a Test – Doodle and Do - 3 days – 35 pages

    We tell our students to study for tests all the time, but often we forget to teach them HOW to actually study! That’s where this Study Skills resource comes in. It’s designed to give students practical tips and tricks for studying for tests in ELA or any class! With this resource students will complete fun doodle notes (or sketch notes) and then rotate through fun learning stations.

    This detailed resource includes:

    • Doodle and Do Resource Overview
    • Lesson Plan for Doodle Notes (along with detailed tips for each study technique)
    • Learning Stations Tips and Tricks
    • Doodle Notes (2-pages) on 3 Easy Ways to Study for Test (2 versions)
    • Detailed Stations Set-Up and Task Guide for Teachers
    • Learning Station Cards (5)
    • Learning Station Sample Notes (Understanding Fiction, Capitalization of Names and Titles of Persons, Strategies for Reading Poetry, Determining Author’s Purpose)
    • Learning Station Task Worksheets (Give notes a refresh, Create a memorable rhyme, Develop acronyms, Make your own quiz, Design a study skills bookmark)
    • Alternate version of the Task Worksheets in case students will be using notes from the classroom instead of the sample notes

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    Reading Response Prompts – Every Day – 36 pages

    This highly engaging and effective set of This or That Reading Response Prompts includes 40 reading prompt choices on 20 creative handouts. Each This or That Reading Prompt includes instruction (at the top of the worksheet) and then 2 reading response choices for students to showcase their learning. After reviewing each choice, students can choose to do the “This” activity or the “That” activity. The choices promote engagement and tap into multiple learning styles. They’re also fun to complete! Students have the opportunity to create top 10 lists, write emails to characters, award certificates, and more! All 20 of the This or That Reading Response Activities can be taught with a single text or used throughout the year.

    Reading Response Prompt Activities...

    • Predicting
    • Sentence Starters
    • Illustrate with Textual Evidence
    • Character Analysis
    • Making Judgments
    • Change Analysis
    • Compare and Contrast
    • Reading Response Prompts
    • Evaluate
    • Imagine It!
    • Email It!
    • Visual Imagery
    • Making Connections
    • Opinions and Support
    • Give a Gift
    • What if?
    • Make a List
    • Written Response
    • Character Switch-Up
    • Letter Writing

    This resource includes

    • This or That Reading Response Prompts Overview (for teachers)
    • About, Benefits, Assessment, and Implementation Overview (for teachers)
    • This or That Reading Response Guide (for students)How To Complete a This or That Reading Prompt (for students)
    • Textual Evidence Guide (for students)
    • Reading Response Rubric
    • •20 This or That Warm Ups (with 40 activities)

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    Standards

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    Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
    Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
    Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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