This is an activity that students can complete after reading the story "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh". You may choose to have your students complete one or more of the activities. This lets students have more of a choice over their activity.
I created this packet for my 7th and 8th grade ELA classes. This covers close reading/guided reading, reading comprehension questions, theme, characterization, mood, and plot. I have also included the story. The story was found at
This bundle contains a PowerPoint detective "hunt" for the truth about what really happened to Red Chief. There is also a reading for meaning sheet to fill out after the story has been read and discussed. The last piece to this bundle is a simple
This is a PowerPoint that explains the basic meanings of myths, legends, tall tales, and fables. The PowerPoint links to websites that have the text for the teacher to print off and use in class. The links also allow for more choices for teachers to
These are fifteen task cards with the most common foreign words. They can be used as a station review game, class introduction, etc. With the task cards are two pre-made charts. One chart will have the student write the word and then on the other
I LOVE reading this picture book "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey". I actually bought it for my daughter,but fell in love with it and wanted to use in my middle school ELA classes. The only problem that I ran into, was that all the
This is a short PowerPoint presentation. This is meant as a simple review for grades 6-8. There are two short videos attached to the end of the PowerPoint for viewing purposes and another way to review.
**The frames are free frames that I
This is a packet that contains a PowerPoint presentation on the life of Edgar Allan Poe. It contains just the basic information, a few pictures, and a link to a video clip. There is also a sheet to fill out during/after the presentation. Included in
This file contains five different lesson/activity ideas for the Monkey's Paw, by W.W. Jacobs. The contents are:
Critical Thinking Questions
These activities can be used to review the
This is a very simple sheet for students who are missing class assignments. The sheet allows for the name of the student, what assignments are missing, WHY those assignments are missing and also a place for parents to sign the sheet.
This is a short list of "I Can Statements" for 8th grade ELA. You can use these statements on your board, handout to students, with an overhead projector,etc. This is just a "starter" set and sweet and simple.
This is a simple chart that allows students to write down their vocabulary word and then they must supply their meaning to the word, the dictionary meaning, an antonym, a synonym,and then write their own sentences. I use this in my ELA classes as