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By Erika Forth
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park Unit BundleTeaching the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park? Save over 30% by buying my novel activities bundled in a unit instead of buying the individual items! Based on a true story, A Long Walk to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$29.75
$17.00
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By Erika Forth
Do your students struggle with identifying and writing thesis statements? These 32 ink-saving, black and white task cards give students a fun way to practice a difficult skill. Students will craft a thesis statement on a given topic, select the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4, CCRA.W.4
$3.25
447 ratings
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By Erika Forth
This is a 8 day, 65 page Common Core aligned unit plan for "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. This unit focuses on making evidence-based inferences and argumentative writing. Students will: close read, discuss, and answer text-dependent
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.L.4
$9.00
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By Erika Forth
Do your students need extra practice writing thesis statements? Then this printable worksheet packet is for you! Included are seven practice sheets perfect for bellwork, stations, remediation, homework, subwork, extra practice, and more! Simply
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
259 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Create a Colonist is a fun, engaging mini-project for your unit on life in the Thirteen American colonies! This 8-pg. packet asks students to invent a fake colonist character and develop a backstory for their colonist through written responses to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.10
$3.00
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By Erika Forth
Do your students love task cards, but you need something with more substance to practice inferring? This set of 14 half-page inference task cards have students practice reading longer passages and making inferences based on evidence in text. For
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, CCRA.R.1
$3.75
154 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Give your students extra practice inferring vocabulary using context clues with this no prep printable worksheet pack. This pack contains eight worksheets than can be copied single or double sided. Questions include multiple choice, fill in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.4a, L.6.4a, L.7.4a, L.8.4a, CCRA.L.4
$3.00
150 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Context Clues Task Cards for Inferring Vocabulary Improve vocabulary and reading skills with this set of 32 multiple choice task cards! Vocabulary words were chosen from 8th grade word lists and are appropriate for grades 5-8. Task cards are great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Task Cards
$3.00
185 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Meme Hall Passes Set #1Send your kids out of class in style with these funny and sarcastic meme hall passes! This set includes 8 different hall & bathroom passes, each with an area for student's name, the date, and teacher signature. Some
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$3.00
162 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Love my first set of meme hall passes? Amuse yourself and your students when you send them out of class with my second set! This set includes 8 different hall & bathroom passes, each with an area for student's name, the date, and teacher
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$3.00
100 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Dystopian Society Research ProjectCreate Your Own Dystopian Society! This Common Core aligned research and writing project can be used with ANY dystopian or utopian novel study! Hunger Games, The Giver, Divergent, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Research, Projects, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8
$4.00
82 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Context Clues Test Prep Exit Slips Teaching context clues? Need to assess students skills quickly and in a manner that are aligned to a new generation of tests? Use this set of 15 different Common Core Test Prep Exit Slips for grades 6-8. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
L.6.4a, L.7.4a, L.8.4a, CCRA.L.4
$4.00
92 ratings
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By Erika Forth
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Short Story Unit Teaching "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber? I've got you covered with this 7 day, 45 page Common Core aligned unit plan for the short story. It is aligned to 8th grade standards, but
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.L.4
$7.00
84 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Need to check in on student comprehension or make sure they've read the assigned reading? Use this set of quick reading check quizzes for your novel study Inside Out and Back again.Each quiz contains 4 short answer questions and there is one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RL.7.10, RL.8.10, CCRA.R.10
$3.00
79 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Post Card TemplatesThis set of post card templates can be used as a fun activity or assessment for any unit in ANY content area in elementary, middle, or high school! In Social Studies/history, have students design a post card from a region of the
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
86 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Back to School Quiz Quiz Trade CardsLet your students get to know one another with this fun, interactive icebreaker for the beginning of the school year! Perfect for getting students practicing the QQT Kagan cooperative learning structure while
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Task Cards
$2.50
109 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Bored with PowerPoints and the textbooks in your Social Studies class? Bring history to life with Reader's Theatre! Reader's Theatre is a quick and easy mini-play that gets kids reading, speaking, and moving while learning about history. This
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Activities, Scripts
$2.00
91 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Get students close reading and making inferences with a fun short story. Students will read a 2-pg very short story "John Mortonson's Funeral" by Ambrose Bierce, stopping at the stop signs to answer inference and evidence-based questions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, L.7.4, L.8.4, L.9-10.4, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.L.4
$2.50
78 ratings
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By Erika Forth
A Long Walk to Water Journal PromptsThis 35-slide PowerPoint file is perfect for getting students thinking, writing, and making connections to the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Use for warm ups, pre-reading activities, exit tickets,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
W.5.9, W.5.10, W.6.9, W.6.10, W.7.9, W.7.10, W.8.9, W.8.10, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$3.00
52 ratings
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By Erika Forth
Context Clues Task Cards for Quiz Quiz Trade Quiz-Quiz-Trade is an engaging Kagan cooperative learning structure that students love! Students get to get up, mingle, and quiz friends to practice the skill of context clues and improve vocabulary in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.5.4a, L.6.4a, L.7.4a, L.8.4a, CCRA.L.4
$2.50
98 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (0.76 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for four years in Nashville, TN: 8th grade Language Arts, 7th grade Language Arts, 8th grade Social Studies, 9th grade English, and 9th grade READ180. I am certified English, History 7-12 and ELL Pk-12. I am also a Teacher-Consultant with a chapter of the National Writing Project.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Thematic units, interactive activities, hands on groupwork

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Chippewa River Writing Project Teacher-Consultant, 2010 - Present

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Education, Central Michigan University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In my spare time, I am a crazy cat lady, avid reader, beginning hiker, and real estate agent. Check out my teaching blog at http://www.teachwitherika.com

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