This reading test contains 30 questions that allow you to test your students' reading comprehension, vocabulary in context understanding, critical understanding of character and plot, and identification and understanding of literary elements and
Multiple choice format reading test: test character, plot, theme, rhetorical devices: test critical thinking in a format that will allow fast grading and next day review of answers. Testing to teach.
multiple choice and matching
Using contemporary film posters, teach students the criteria with which to analyze visual art--this lesson could be adapted to any art posters or book covers, but I have found the most fun version for the kids was to use film posters so they could
How to combine sentences and ideas into variety of sentence structures. We all know that the best writing comes with the use of subordination. This handout will help students to combine ideas and craft sophisticated sentences.
four pages of prompts that can be used as "do now" paragraph writing assignments--which can then be used as jumping off points for class analytical discussions...or just use as small group "round-table" talking points...or use as in-class essay
This nine-page packet will take you and your students through each stage of critical thinking from initial idea to final draft of the essay. The students will choose one character from the novel and craft and multi-page analysis of what that
Long Block Period or Two-day Intensive Review:
beginning with parts of speech, parts of the sentence, complements, phrases, clauses, pronouns use, verb tense, and ending with an examination of sentence structures...taking apart phrases &
Are you sick of your students just plopping down a long quote in the middle of a paragraph of literary analysis?
This handout will help them to pick good quotes, take only the part of the quote they need, and then incorporate that short quote into
Lit Circle Complete Unit:
this packet contains detailed descriptions of all roles, breakdown of meetings, expectations, products, time table, etc.
Although this packet is highly specific and detailed (you will not have to do a thing to it except