Flash Drive: English Curriculum 7, 8, or 9 Version #2

Flash Drive: English Curriculum 7, 8, or 9 Version #2
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This product is my entire 8th grade English curriculum, but it could work for 7-9 as well.

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Background about me:
I have been teaching 7/8 grade English for 12 years. I have worked with standard, inclusion, and advanced classes.

Awards:
four years ago I won teacher of the year for my division and technology teacher of the year for my region.

Standardized Test Scores
In my state, (which is Virginia and has SOLS) students take two standardized tests in reading and writing/editing concepts. In the past four years of using this curriculum I have created, I earned an average of 97.5% in writing and 93.75% in reading, which isn’t too shabby!

Snapshot of my classroom:
As soon as my students walk into my classroom they have a bell ringer that covers all aspects of topics covered within the classroom.

I made it my personal goal a few years ago to introduce almost every literary concept in my classroom with songs and movie clips so that the segue into identifying them in literature would be smoother and less painful for the kids! I scoured every resource I could think of to find songs and movie clips to do this. Every single literary concept I teach has either a prezi with movie clips and/or songs. Kids LOVE this!

I created an entire year program in which students interact with root words, prefixes, suffices, context clues and text structures three times a week. Monday students get a list of 6 roots/prefixes that they must define and place in context or the correct multiple meaning. On Wednesdays students read a high interest nonfiction article with Monday’s prefixes and roots within the article (they must use knowledge of the roots and context to determine the meaning of the word). There are 5 comprehension and analytical questions on each article. On Fridays students take a 20 question multiple-choice test on the words of the week.

For writing I teach a modified version of Step-Up-to-Writing which incorporates colors into the writing process, which has worked wonders for me! I like to give students a wide range of writing prompts so they are prepared for any possibility. I also like to err on the side of caution when it comes to editing and proofreading and have my students edit a myriad of sentences.

My students have weekly homework that they must read one assigned story from the textbook and fill out a short story form on the story that we go over every Friday. They are also given a “Paragraph of the Week” on Mondays that is due on Friday.

All of the novels I teach have pre reading prezis that I have created to get the students to “buy into” the book before we start reading!

What is included in this product?:

If you download the free sample I have included my weekly lesson plans for the entire school year. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. (Minus one comma program) that you read about in those lesson plans are included in this product.

List of what you will be receiving:
Bell Ringers
100 Days of Brain Teasers
Entire Year of English Exit Questions
On this day in history FULL YEAR!

Sub Plans
70+ English Substitute Plans, Activities, and Forms
Where in the World is our Teacher? (Sub plan)

Miscellaneous
"ABC Alphabet Brainstorm Activity20 Humorous Posters for the English Classroom

Active and Passive
active and passive voice practice
active and passive voice prezi

Writing
An entire year of paragraphs (or essays) of the week
Descriptive Writing Prezi 
Differentiated Round Robin Essays
Easy Excel Essay Grading
Writing an essay using colors prezi + handout (Step up to Writing) 
fidget spinner persuasive essay
Research paper organizer

Author's purpose
Author's purpose color by number
author's purpose sort

Back to school
Back to School Calendar BINGO
Back to School Calendar BINGO
Back To School Classroom Rules Escape Game
Middle School Back to School Bundle

Inference
Bank Account Saga Inference Activity using Twitter
"The House" an Inference Activity
Finding Textual Evidence and Making Inferences in Rain, Rain go Away
Implicit Vs. Explicit Prezi with handout
Making Inferences in Animated Short Films
Making inferences with commercials prezi and handout
Making Inferences with Shadow Theater

Paired Passages
Black Friday: Short Story vs. Article Paired Passages
Christmas Truce: Poem vs. Song vs. Article Paired Passages
Comparing Music and Poetry (Paired passages)
2016 Election: Speech vs. Speech Paired Passages
Zombies: Fiction vs Nonfiction Paired Passages
Halloween: Short Story vs. Article Paired Passages
September 11 and Pearl Harbor: Nonfiction vs. Nonfiction Paired Passages

Pre Reading Prezis for Lit Circles
Charlotte's Web Pre Reading Prezi
Catching Fire Pre Reading Prezi with handout
Chapter Study Guide for ANY fiction novel
Animal Farm by George Orwell Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Anthem by Ayn Rand Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Wonder by R.J. Palacio Pre Reading Prezi
Hunger Games Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Pre Reading Prezi
Night by Elie Wiesel Pre reading Prezi
The Fault in our Stars by John Green Pre Reading Prezi
The Giver Pre Reading Prezi
The Outsiders Pre Reading Prezi
To Kill A Mockingbird Pre Reading Prezi



Characterization
Character Traits Matching with Answer Key
Character Traits Sort with Answer Key

Comparing Mixed Media
Comparing a poem to a video version
Media Literacy: Print and Commercial Prezi with Handout

Figurative Language
Complete the figurative language
Differentiated Figurative Language in Music Activity
Figurative language color by number
Figurative Language Color by term
Figurative Language Posters
Idiom Matching

Connotation and Denotation
connotation and denotation

Context Clues
Context clues prezi 2

Author's Viewpoint
Different author's viewpoints in trios of articles

Language
Differentiated Apostrophe Sort
Fill in the box apostrophe practice

Doodle Notes
Doodle Notes for English Bundle

Point of view
Point of view bingo
Point of View Break it Down Practice
Point of view color by number
Point of View Color by Pronoun
point of view in songs
Point of view prezi 2

End of the year
End of the Year Letter to Future Students
End of the Year Would You Rather Activity

Lesson Plans
English 8 Drop Down Lesson Plan Template (CC)
Entire year of Daily and Weekly Lesson plans for 8th grade English

Movie Guides
English Terms Movie Guides for ANY Movie!

Fairy Tales through the Ages Project

Foreshadowing
foreshadowing charts for four stories
Foreshadowing practice
Foreshadowing Test
Identifying foreshadowing in classic songs

Genre
Genre Book Sort Activity

Language
Hands On Differentiated Pronoun Practice (I vs Me + more!)
Snow Day Writing and Grammar Packet
Entire Root Word Prefix Suffix Program Bundle Level 1 & 2 & 3
Quotation Marks unit
Comma Doodle notes
I vs me Unit
Double Negative Unit
Comparative and superlative unit

Conflict
Literary conflict color by number
Conflict Prezi

Main Idea
main idea puzzle
main idea wordle
4 pictures, 1 story main idea powerpoint

Using evidence from the passage
5 minute mysteries
Jack the Ripper Murder Mystery

Parts of speech
Parts of Speech Color by Number
Parts of Speech Scavenger Hunt

Plot
Plot diagram prezi
plot in songs 2

Staying on topic
Staying On Topic Practice

Symbolism
Symbolism BINGO
Symbolism in "The Allegory of the Cave" with Prezi 
symbolism in songs
Symbolism Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Tangible and Intangible: A Symbolism Activity
literary symbolism prezi 2

Text Connections
Text connections

Text Structure
Text Structure Prezi 2
Identify text structure in songs

Thanksgiving: Short Story vs. Poem Paired Passages

Theme
Theme in popular songs
Theme Journey Visualizing Theme in a Story
Theme practice and/or test
Theme test
Literary Theme Fortune Cookie Prezi with Differentiated Craftivity

Group Project
This American Life: Group Project

Tone
Tone in songs
Tone prezi

Irony
Types of Irony Color by Number 
Types of Irony Prezi
Twilight Zone "Time enough at Last" Viewing Guide
Irony Pictures PowerPoint

Research
Valentine's Day Trivia Research Activity (web quest)
Thanksgiving Trivia Research Activity (web quest)
Olympic Trivia Research Activity (web quest)

Verbals and verb moods
Verb Moods differentiated practice
verb moods prezi
verbals differentiated practice
verbals prezi


20+ Character activities for ANY novel



This flash drive version of the product will come MAILED to you. If you want the digital version look in my store under "Curriculum"

If you have any other questions feel free to contact me! mskcpotter@gmail.com

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