I am new to TPT but NOT new to teaching. This has been my pride and joy developing over the last twenty years. Students come back as adults and tell me how helpful this has been in their lives. It is not colorful and blingy...I have handwritten in the answers in the keys. This is simply the core of what our students truly need to know in English and in cultural literacy.
This is a year long vocabulary and cultural literacy curriculum that I have used successfully in my classroom for years. For the purpose of TPT, we have divided it into 12 units. Each unit consists of a list of words and cultural literacy terms, word find, cryptograms, crossword, language arts work sheet, test, and all the keys. Vocabulary words and cultural literacy terms recirculate during the course of the year, so by the end of the year, students have reviewed most of the words several times. This is explained in the introduction which is included with each unit.