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This lesson provides a mentor text and a prewriting activity to help students choose a person to write to. It then breaks down the process of writing a sincere, meaningful thank you letter for students including sentence starters. This is a one to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff
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The kids love the interactive, image-heavy presentation AND the old black and white show. They will laugh the whole lesson; they will totally understand all the forms of irony, and they will beg for more Andy Griffith!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Minilessons
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Can be used for characterization with any story, or characterization of historical figures. See the example product below: Katniss Everdeen Katniss is like an arrow. She’s a valuable weapon and tool in a battle, and she doesn’t break
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Activities, Homework
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Use this template to write your own expository essay prompts. The template follows the formatting of a STAAR prompt, so students will be familiar with the format when they see it on the test.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
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This is an assignment that can be used with any Non-Fiction text. Students create the die according to the directions, then switch with a partner and complete each other's work. Students will roll the die to determine which four (out of the six)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
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See Preview. :) Stickers not included...
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets
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4.0
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Use this assignment to keep students in ISS busy, and give them a grade. Students will write two essays to complete the assignment. One essay about why it is important that they be in your classroom instead of ISS, and the other about how students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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The title says it all. :)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Minilessons
$3.00
$1.50
1 rating
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Students start with their shoes, then list where they wear them, what they do in them, and who they are with. Magically, students are able to quickly list memories. The trick is to time them. Give them one to two minutes per box. :)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$4.00
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Students will easily come up with a topic for their personal narrative using these sentence stems. :)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons
$4.00
$2.00
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Please check out the preview file for free! One of the struggles in having students write a paper is leading them to revise and edit for specific purposes. Well, I have created a magic bullet for descriptive personal narrative revision! This chart
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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Use this with any short story or poem that includes characters, even student choice. I like to walk students through this rubric once at the beginning of the year, then assign a new one every six weeks to keep them sharp!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Homework, Rubrics
$3.00
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Here is the explanation I am handing out to parents and students. of course, every document in this file will need to be edited to adhere to your classroom, school and district policies. Also, feel free to check out my free preview file which
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Instructional Technology, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Syllabi, Rubrics
$5.00
$3.00
16 ratings
3.9
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YOU CAN TRY THIS BEFORE YOU BUY IT. Download the preview file. :) Anyone can look up SAT words online, right? After finding the words, there is a lot of work to do. I ALREADY DID IT. I am selling access to the private link to my SAT Vocabulary
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Computer Science - Technology, Test Preparation
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Internet Activities
$9.99
$9.00
11 ratings
3.9
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ANY Poem - Comprehensive Poetry Assignment - Addresses: Diction, Tone, Mood, Topic, Theme, Symbolism, Imagery, Shift, Writing Response, Etc. This assignment can be used to lead students to achieve a broader understanding of any poem- no matter how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Homework
$4.00
$3.00
19 ratings
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This assignment can be completed with any novel, biography, autobiography, or history book. I often use it as an SSR (Silent Sustained Reading) Response assignment. Students will identify the elements of Plot Development for the purpose of creating
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Homework, Literature Circles, Rubrics
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Teach an engaging, high interest lesson on tone, mood and paraphrasing using "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe! This flexible lesson plan can be used with cooperative groups and includes links to audio and video to use with "The Raven," as well as the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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The Problems: -When students are absent, they forget to ask for their work, or you forget to give it to them, or a combination of these. -When students do ask for their work, they ask at a time when you should be teaching the whole class or
Subjects:
Specialty, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
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