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Use this easy to follow note maker to cover a tremendous amount of challenging material in one class session. Sonnets and their elements can difficult to master, but this handout featuring bolded terms and fill-in-the-blanks will make gathering
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lectures, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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These four individual activities can be used separately or as a unit to build student skills using the CLAIM / EVIDENCE / REASONING method of persuasive writing. Links to YouTube videos help extend research beyond printed informational text. This
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Mini-Course, Scaffolded Notes
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Your students will really get into this assignment! Using an exemplar, students design a business card for a character from The Tragedy of Macbeth. A sample is provided - business card designed for Macbeth, along with a template for students to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
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This handout is a graphic organizer students can use to follow recurring ideas from the novel GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Each box corresponds to a particular motif and character. Blank boxes are at the end for students to create their own connections.
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Graphic Organizers
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This is an excellent handout for students who are struggling with writing effective dialogue. Students are presented with THE FOUR PURPOSES dialogue should serve. Three examples are provided for each type. Then, students analyze a short passage
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Homework
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Students are tasked with identifying KEY WORDS in trivia-like questions. An example is, "Who was the first female Supreme Court Justice?" After underlining the words they will enter in a search engine, students will use those key words to find the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Library Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Research, Handouts, Internet Activities
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This awesome handout includes directions for a creative project and a graphic organizer for pre-writing. Students are tasked with creating a travel brochure that features five of Odysseus' stops on his fateful journey. This project encourages
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
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This objective test includes three sections: the first page is twelve quotes with a blank where the student fills in the speaker the second page is 28 True/False questions the third page is 10 multiple choice questions about literary
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment
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Students write brief responses to demonstrate mastery of the concept "Show. Don't tell." This exercise can lead to longer pieces and is useful for asking hesitant writers to volunteer because answers are short and easy to identify with. This works
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Homework
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Here's a great handout from a series of exercises using constrained writing as a vehicle for self-expression and creativity. Using accessible, simple discussion questions, students reflect on how constraints affect their plot development and word
Subjects:
Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD, Phonics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
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Looking to give your students a simple but meaningful reading check on each act of Death of a Salesman? This is the download for you! This six page document includes a 15 question True/False quiz for each act and a ten item True/False for the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment
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These handouts can be used most effectively after students have read the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles. Students are asked to explore the use of thematic dichotomies (like summer vs. winter and a comparison of the two rivers) throughout
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.5
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Students review vocabulary by creating "hint cards" for a game. The handout is an organizer your students will use to create the cards. You may use the activity of generating the cards as your final assessment, or you may take it to another level
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Games, Graphic Organizers
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Use this handout to prompt a class or small group discussion. Also useful for analysis through an art project or essay assignment.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, DBQs
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This creative writing activity is FUN and CHALLENGING! Students who enjoy demonstrating their prowess with vocabulary will especially like this, but all kids will want to compete for bragging rights! The class reads and discusses a segment from the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Spelling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Homework
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Students love this challenging activity! It pairs well with other Constrained Writing handouts, too. Make a unit of it! In this activity, students reflect on role verbs play in our writing and review the difference between action and state of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
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Studying ROMEO AND JULIET? Use this easy to print list when you're asking students to identify speakers. Cut them into strips and have your students put them in order! You can make a race out of it. These quotes are listed sequential order.
Subjects:
Drama, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
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By Creative Reading and Writing
If your students need to practice using figurative language, this free download is perfect! These sentence starters help kids explore similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole. This handout is excellent for students of various levels and
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Minilessons
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A great way to encourage students to explore characterization is to ask them to think about what's most important to the characters. In this handout, they must use text from the piece to support answers. This customizable word document is
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Minilessons
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Use the film HOOP DREAMS as a research tool that is interesting and fun for your students. This graphic organizer follows two young basketball players through high school and beyond. Students can record powerful quotes and developments in the
Subjects:
Study Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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