Help students learn critical skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking this November with this bundle of resources. 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! The best part? It’s all ready for your classroom! Your entire month of November is planned! Just print and teach!
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.
This bundle includes:
• Poetry Analysis Flip Books
-- Celebrate the autumn season with five autumn poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each autumn poem is accompanied by a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem.
• Myth Writing Unit
-- In this 8-day, CCSS-aligned Myth Writing Unit, students will demonstrate an understanding of the myth genre as they write their own myths.
• Nonfiction Text Features
-- This fun resource includes six engaging lessons about nonfiction text features. Each lesson and activity is designed to be hands-on and interactive.
• Thanksgiving Learning Centers
-- This Thanksgiving Centers resource contains activities and lessons for 5 learning centers. Each center is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to practice, enrich, reteach, and enhance their learning.
• Daily Warm-Ups
-- Start each class period with a warm-up that gives students choice while addressing a variety of ELA skills. (Set 3)
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• 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
Learn more about the units:
Poetry Analysis Unit
– 5 Days and 69 pages
Celebrate the autumn season with five autumn poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each autumn 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 Unit Overview:
• Includes 5 poems all about autumn written by diverse authors
• Each poem is accompanied by a five-page interactive flip book
• 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 autumn season)
This detailed unit includes:
• 5 poems
• 20 close reading and analysis activities that can be assembled into interactive flip books
• Detailed instructional lesson plans
• Teacher keys for all student worksheets
Poems included in this unit:
• “Autumn” by T. E. Hulme
• “Neighbors in October” by David Baker
• “Something Told the Geese to Fly” by Rachel Field
• “Autumn” by Emily Dickinson
• “Falling Leaves and Early Snow” by Kenneth Rexroth
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
Myth Writing Unit
– 8 Days and 36 pages
In this eight day, CCSS-aligned Myth Writing Unit, students will demonstrate an understanding of the myth genre as they write their own myths. The unit begins with a review of the characteristics of myths and student analysis of a sample myth. Then, following a step-by-step process that includes pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, conferencing, and then writing a final copy, students will write an original and creative myth. In this unit students create a myth that creatively presents an explanation of an unknown. In addition, students’ myths will be filled with genre characteristics as well as strong voice and word choice.
This unit is a perfect addition to a myth study unit, an Ancient Greece unit, or as a stand-alone writing unit.
Step-by-Step Writing Process Materials in this Unit
Step 1: Choosing the Unknown (Topic Brainstorm)
Step 2: Explaining the Unknown
Step 3: Pre-Write – Create a Character
Step 4: Pre-Write – Create a Setting
Step 5: Pre-Write – Create a Plot Outline
Step 6: First Draft – Write a Myth
Step 7: Revisions – Improve the Beginning
Step 8: Revisions – Add Dialogue
Step 9: Second Draft
Step 10: Editing Tasks
Step 11: Peer Conferences
Step 12: Write Final Copy
This detailed unit includes:
- Unit Overview
- Detailed Lesson Plans (8)
- Myth Rubric
- Student Packet:
---Building Background Notes
---Example Myth and Analysis
---Revision Notes and Guides
---Peer Conference Feedback Forms
- Teacher Keys
---Notes - Background and Writing a Myth
---Student Work – Reacting to the Reading
---Revision examples - Leads and Dialogue
Nonfiction Text Features
– 6 Days and 84 pages
Nonfiction Text Features: This fun resource includes six engaging lessons about nonfiction text features. Each lesson and activity is designed to be hands-on and interactive. Many of the elements that students create in the lessons can serve as a reference for them to use throughout the entire school year (match-up, search and find, guide book). The lessons are designed so that they can be taught in succession or as separate activities throughout the entire school year. Four nonfiction texts about famous scientists are also included in this resource for cross-curricular integration. Reading comprehension questions accompany each nonfiction passage as well. This unit is not only fun, it’s also jam-packed with ways for students to master nonfiction text features.
You and your students will LOVE this nonfiction text features resource!
This detailed NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES unit includes:
• About the Resource & Lesson Overview
• Detailed Lesson Plans (6 total)
• Nonfiction Text Features Match-Up – Mismatched Cards (12)
• Nonfiction Text Features Reference Guide Sheet
• Nonfiction Text Features Match-Up – Answer Key
• Search and Find – Flip Cards – Cover pages and section dividers
• Search and Find – Flip Cards (12)
• Search and Find – Flip Cards and section dividers – Answers Key
• Guide Book – 10 pages with guided notes and text feature notes, purposes & examples
• Guide Book – Answer keys
• Nonfiction Articles (to accompany the guide book)
----- “Genius Scientist” – Alfred Einstein (color and black and white version)
----- Reading Comprehension Questions for “Genius Scientist”
----- “George Washington Carver” (color and black and white version)
----- Reading Comprehension Questions for “George Washington Carver
----- Answer Keys
• Nonfiction Text Features Wanted Poster (color and black and white version)
• Nonfiction Text Features Type Cards
• Wanted Poster Example
• Identify Nonfiction Text Features Types
• Cut-out arrows
• Nonfiction Article – “Who was Marie Curie?”
• Reading Comprehension Questions for “Who was Marie Curie?”
• Labeled article key
• Make Your Own Nonfiction Article Materials
----- Article text on Benjamin Franklin
----- Nonfiction text feature elements
----- Design elements
• Reading Comprehension Questions for Benjamin Franklin text
• Make Your Own Nonfiction Article Sample
• Reading comprehension answer keys
Thanksgiving Learning Centers
-1 Day – 58 pages
This Thanksgiving Centers resource contains activities and lessons for 5 learning centers. 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 multiple reading comprehension skills.
In this set of Reading Comprehension Skills Centers students will practice:
• Distinguishing between facts and opinions
• Identifying the main idea
• Making inferences
• Finding the sequence
• Comparing and Contrasting nonfiction passages
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 autumn. They’re perfect right before Thanksgiving break, too!
The centers are completely turn-key and include everything:
• Center Implementation Guide (3 pages)
• Center Table Labels (5)
• Teacher Resources - Detailed Center Overview and Set-Up Guides (5)
• 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)
20 Daily Warm-Ups
-everyday – 57 pages
Starting each class with a warm up has been a huge success in my classroom...and my students love these This or That Warm Up activities!
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...
• Comparing & Contrasting
• Possessive Nouns
• Comparative & Superlative Adjectives
• Double Consonants
• Word Usage
• Writing Numbers
• Journal Writing
• Compound Words
• Sensory Details
• Sentence Fragments
• Collective Nouns
• Writing Prompts
• Alphabetical Order
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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