February Lessons, Units, and Activities for the Entire Month - 5 Unit Bundle

February Lessons, Units, and Activities for the Entire Month - 5 Unit Bundle
February Lessons, Units, and Activities for the Entire Month - 5 Unit Bundle
February Lessons, Units, and Activities for the Entire Month - 5 Unit Bundle
February Lessons, Units, and Activities for the Entire Month - 5 Unit Bundle
February Lessons, Units, and Activities for the Entire Month - 5 Unit Bundle
February Lessons, Units, and Activities for the Entire Month - 5 Unit Bundle
February Lessons, Units, and Activities for the Entire Month - 5 Unit Bundle
February Lessons, Units, and Activities for the Entire Month - 5 Unit Bundle
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  1. Looking for an engaging and interactive way to teach students how to identify an author’s point of view? Then, you’re going to love this learning centers resource!This Point of View Centers resource contains activities and lessons for 6 Point of View Learning Stations. Each center is designed to giv
  2. Looking for a fun AND educational way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Then, you’ll love this resource filled with five highly engaging and super educational creative writing lessons. Each lesson begins with a mini-lesson about a critical English Language Arts concept including - figurative language,
  3. Help students develop a deep understanding of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony with this fun and engaging 3-day mini-unit! This IRONY MINI-UNIT provides numerous opportunities for students to learn about the three types of irony, determine the purpose of irony, analyze irony, describe how ir
  4. "The Ransom of Red Chief" ****This resource is for a literature study of O. Henry's "The Ransom of Red Chief." If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook, check out the Interactive Notebook Literature Study HERE.**** In this 8-day unit students w
  5. Looking for the most fun (and educational) set of bell ringers, ever? Then, you’re going to love this set of 20 This or That ELA Warm Ups. They’re a huge hit with students and teachers! This resource includes 20 This or That Warm Ups with a total of 40 activities that review critical ELA skills.
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Great news! Your entire month of ELA instruction is already planned for you! This bundle includes 5 print-and-teach units that you can teach during the entire month of February! That’s right! Just download these units and you won’t have to do a bit of lesson planning! This bundle includes five resources that perfectly pair together, celebrate the time of year, AND help students learn a ton of skills in just 20 days!


This bundle includes:
Point of View Learning Centers -- This Point of View Centers resource contains activities and lessons for 6 Point of View Learning Stations. Each center is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to practice, enrich, reteach, and enhance their learning.

5 Valentine-Themed Creative Writing Lessons -- This resource is filled with five highly engaging and super educational creative writing lessons. Each lesson begins with a mini-lesson about a critical English Language Arts concept including - figurative language, transition words, elements of poetry, and parts of speech. Then, the lesson kicks up the fun-factor as students write in response to five creative writing tasks.

Irony Mini-Unit -- This IRONY MINI-UNIT provides numerous opportunities for students to learn about the three types of irony, determine the purpose of irony, analyze irony, describe how irony contributes to a story and even write their own examples of irony. Each lesson starts with a fun and engaging activity. Then, students learn about and practice understanding irony through whole group instruction, small group work, partnerships, and independent practice.

”The Ransom of Red Chief” Short Story Study -- In this 8-day unit students will develop a deep understanding of O. Henry’s short story "The Ransom of Red Chief". Its tale of two hapless kidnappers who snatch the wrong boy is filled with humor and twists that students adore. Students develop skills in understanding short story elements, irony, theme, vocabulary, and writing in this unit.

Daily Warm-Ups -- Start each class period with a warm-up that gives students choice while addressing a variety of ELA skills. (Set 6)


***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…

January Unit Plans Pack
February Unit Plans Pack
March Unit Plans Pack
April Unit Plans Pack
May Unit Plans Pack
June Unit Plans Pack
July / Summer Unit Plans Pack
August Unit Plans Pack
September Unit Plans Pack
October Unit Plans Pack
November Unit Plans Pack
December Unit Plans Pack


Learn more about the units included in this bundle:

Point of View Learning Stations – 4 Days – 69 pages
This Point of View Centers resource contains activities and lessons for 6 Point of View Learning Stations. Each center is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to practice, enrich, reteach, and enhance their learning. Working independently and with their small groups, student will have the opportunity to develop the critical reading comprehension skill of identifying and interpreting a writer’s point of view. Each center includes engaging point of view worksheets and handouts.

These centers are extremely versatile. They can be taught during a single class period, spread out over consecutive days, or taught at different times throughout the year.

The centers are completely turn-key and include everything you’ll need to implement the learning stations:
• Center Implementation Guide
• Center Table Labels
• Teacher Resources - 6 Detailed Center Overview and Set-Up Guides
• Student Packets (where students record their work from each center)
• Center Materials (includes Student Directions - with extension activities and any resource students will need to complete the activity)
• Grade Sheet (to track and grade student work)
• Keys (for all center activities)


Point of View Centers Overview:

Center 1: Identifying Opinions, Bias and Tone
Students work collaboratively to learn how an author’s opinions, bias, and tone can impact point of view.

Center 2: Poetry Analysis
Students read and analyze three poems and determine the point of view in each.

Center 3: Point of View Writing
Students roll point of view dice and write from the point of view of a school or community member on a specified topic.

Center 4: Point of View in Texts
Students investigate first-person, second-person, third-person-limited, and third-person-omniscient point of view by creating a foldable and reviewing 10 sample passages.

Center 5: Point of View Clues
Students work together to review clues written from the point of view of an object or animal.

Center 6: Paired Passages
Students read paired passages and investigate the different points of view in each passage.

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5 Creative Writing Lessons – 5 Days – 37 pages

Each lesson begins with a mini-lesson about a critical English Language Arts concept including - figurative language, transition words, elements of poetry, and parts of speech. Then, the lesson kicks up the fun-factor as students write in response to five creative writing tasks. With this resource students will be writing Wacky Libs, Alliterative Poetry, Interrupted Stories, Anti-Love Letters, and Rebus Valentines. Each lesson is highly motivating and is sure to have your students begging for more opportunities to write. I LOVE teaching these lessons because I’ve found that instilling a love of writing is a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The writing activities are perfect to teach in daily succession or spread out through the month of February or the year. This resource is print-and-teach ready.

This detailed resource included:

Valentine’s Day History Wacky Libs - Creative Writing Activity
• Detailed Lesson Plan
• Parts of Speech Notes and Practice
• Wacky Libs Cues and Facts
• Wacky Libs Passage
• History of Valentine’s Day Nonfiction Passage
• Comprehension Questions
• Teacher Keys

Anti-Love Letter Writing
• Detailed Lesson Plan
• Figurative Language Notes and Practice
• Conversation Hearts (for cutting out)
• Anti-Love Letter Writing Paper
• Teacher Keys

Interrupted Writing
• Detailed Lesson Plan
• Transition Words Notes and Practice
• Interruption Cards (8)
• Interrupted Writing Paper
• Teacher Keys

Alliterative Poems
• Detailed Lesson Plan
• Poetry Notes and Pre-Write
• Letter Squares (for cutting out)
• Poetry Writing Paper
• Teacher Keys

Rebus Valentine
• Detailed Lesson Plan
• Rebus Overview
• Rebus Brainstorm
• Pre-Write
• Rebus Writing Paper
• Teacher Keys

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Irony Mini-Unit - 3 days – 53 pages

This IRONY MINI-UNIT provides numerous opportunities for students to learn about the three types of irony, determine the purpose of irony, analyze irony, describe how irony contributes to a story and even write their own examples of irony. Each lesson starts with a fun and engaging activity – Irony Hunt (where students differentiate between examples of irony and just bad luck while rotating around the classroom), Types of Irony – Tri-Fold Cards (where students create interactive cards for the types of irony that they flip in response to ironic situations), and Irony Flip Cards (where students create interactive flip shapes, create irony, and then explain it). Then, students learn about and practice understanding irony through whole group instruction, small group work, partnerships, and independent practice.

In this mini-unit, students will develop a deep understanding of literary devices, situational, dramatic, and verbal irony. Students will complete guided notes, reading comprehension passages, graphic organizers and writing activities. In addition, they’ll practice identifying irony while reading short and long reading passages. This is a fun unit for students and teachers!

This detailed IRONY mini-unit includes:
• 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
• Irony Hunt Tracking Sheet
• 10 Irony Hunt Task Cards
• Irony Clues (for teacher read aloud)
• Types of Irony Tri-Fold Cards
• Irony Flip Cards (with sentence starters)
• Irony Flip Cards (with blanks)
• Irony Explanation Templates
• Literary Devices and Irony Guided Notes
• Three Practice Reading Passages with Comprehension Questions
• Finish the Story – Writing Activity
• Types of Irony Guided Notes
• Make it Ironic Activity
• Irony Types Partner Activity
• Breaking News – Irony Headlines and Analysis
• Long Reading Passage and Reading Comprehension Questions
• All keys for student work and instruction

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”The Ransom of Red Chief” Short Story Study – 8 Days – 54 pages

In this 8-day unit students will develop a deep understanding of O. Henry’s short story "The Ransom of Red Chief". Its tale of two hapless kidnappers who snatch the wrong boy is filled with humor and twists that students adore. Students develop skills in understanding short story elements, irony, theme, vocabulary, and writing in this unit. Through whole class, small group, and independent work students not only stay actively engaged with their instruction, they also build crucial skills in reading, listening, and writing.

Common Core State Standards
• R.1, R.2, R.3, R.4, R.5, R.10
• W.1, W.4, W.10
• SL.1, L.4, L.6

In this unit, students will...
• Understand and appreciate short story elements: plot, setting, characters, theme
• Build background information on O. Henry
• Build understanding of irony
• Develop understanding of direct and indirect characterization
• Increase vocabulary
• Make personal connections to text to increase comprehension
• Creatively write in response to a text

”The Ransom of Red Chief” Unit Highlights:
• Building Background – Author Study
• Reading Toolkit Graphic Organizers for Ongoing Comprehension Development
• Sketch-A-Scene
• Making Predictions Graphic Organizer
• Irony Analysis
• Creative Writing Activity – Mini-Book

Included in this “The Ransom of Red Chief” Unit:
• Unit Overview
• Reading Ideas
• Detailed Lesson Plans (8)
• Step-by-Step Mini-Book Instructions
• Building Background Information (6) - small group activity
• Venn Diagram (story vs. movie comparison - optional)
• Pre-Write
• Author Timeline
• Vocabulary
• Connecting to the Story
• Plot Diagram
• Character Analysis
• Setting
• Investigating Irony
• Predictions
• Sketch-a-Scene
• Creative Writing Activity
• Test (multiple choice, matching, short answer)
• ALL Instructional and Assessment Keys

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Daily ELA Warm-Ups – All month long – 57 pages

This resource includes 20 This or That Warm Ups with a total of 40 activities that review critical ELA skills. Each This or That Warm Up includes instruction (at the top of the worksheet) and then 2 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. All 20 of the This or That Warm Ups can be taught sequentially or used throughout the year. The warm ups are an awesome way to start each class. They typically take between 5-10 minutes, and often lead to great mini-lessons and discussions.

Four tracking and grading options are included in this resource so that you can use the method that works best in your classroom. Also, you’ll find tips and ideas for implementing the warm ups into your instruction and teacher keys for each warm up.

Skills developed and reviewed...
• Compound Words
• Syllabication
• Reading Comprehension
• Suffixes
• Capitalization
• Commas In Quotations
• Multiple Meanings
• Journal Writing
• Synonyms
• SUBJECT &Amp; VERB AGREEMENT
• Combining Sentences
• Sit And Set
• Comparison Of Adjectives
• Double Negatives
• The Appositive
• Creative Writing
• Oxymoron
• ABSTRACT &Amp; CONCRETE NOUNS
• Proofreading
• Drawing Conclusions


This resource includes
• This or That Warm Ups Overview (for teachers)
• Anatomy of a This or That Warm Up
• Setup Guide (with two options for implementation - file folders or packets)
• Grading Options Review
• 4 This or That Tracking and Grading Options
• 20 This or That Warm Ups (with 40 activities)
• 20 This or That Warm Up KEYS


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