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One of my best sellers! This is a Jeopardy-type game that you can use with your students in the days before the writing test as an overview of skills. It is intended for use in 7th grade, but it can be edited for use in any grade. The topics
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$5.00
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
One of my best sellers! I created a STAAR reading Jeopardy-type review using powerpoint. It covers inferencing, testing strategies, author's purpose, short stories, and poetry. Great for use right before the test! I created it for middle school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$5.00
17 ratings
3.9
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This is a great tool for assessing where your 7th-9th graders are with their grammar. This pre-test includes questions over the following: - subject/predicate - capitalization - commonly misspelled words - abstract/concrete nouns - Types of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This Jeopardy-type game covers editing and revision topics- sentence structure, capitalization, commonly misspelled words, commas, and transitions. This is great as a review before a class writing assignment or before a state writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This review is set up as a game. It has true/false, multiple choice, matching, and straight answer questions. It covers plot, setting, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, conflict, and point of view. Originally made for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Short Stories
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This timed powerpoint takes students through the drafting process for the expository essay portion of the English I EOC. Great for 7th grade writing as well. Based on a released prompt. Check out my other 11 Minute Essay Practices: 11 Minute Essay-
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Test Prep
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This is a set of notes that I typed up so that I could give students a reference copy for their folder. It is each signpost, its definition, and its big question.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Printables
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
A Jeopardy-type game that reviews figurative language definitions. Also uses examples, some from famous literature. Check out my other games: Poetry Review Game Literary Elements Review Game Reading STAAR Review Game Writing STAAR Review
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
$5.00
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This is a set of notes that I typed up so that I could give students a reference copy for their folder. It is each signpost, its definition, and its big question.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Printables
$1.50
2 ratings
3.9
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This is an end of the year activity for any middle school class. It includes an instruction page and a scoring rubric, so it's ready to use! Could be adapted for use with 5th or 9th grade very easily.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Outlines
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
30 questions over identifying parts of speech, finding simple subject and verb, identifying sentence types and sentence structures. Great for diagnostic or just practice. Other grammar products you might like: - Editing and Revising Game - Grammar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This assignment uses the one pager concept, but it focuses on a character from the reading instead of the whole piece. Great for assessing indirect and direct characterization. You might also like my Novel Study Materials Bundle that includes an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Literature Circles
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
I created this book tasting menu for my English I students so that they could preview novels before choosing which one they wanted to read. This could very easily be modified to work for any book tasting you'd like. This assignment is also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This assignment gets students summarizing and critiquing literature in a fun and creative way. Using the provided assignment, rubric, and template, students will create and ELAmazon (think word play on Amazon) listing for the novel, story, play,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This is a chart for students to fill out comparing the laws of different states. There is a link to a Wiki for this information on the worksheet.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
I used the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus to review rhyme scheme, allusion, assonance, alliteration, metaphor, and oxymoron. It also helps with inferencing as the subject of the poem is not explicitly stated. I have used this in the past
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This timed powerpoint takes students through the drafting process for the expository essay portion of the English I EOC. Great for 7th grade writing as well. Based on a released prompt. Check out my other 11 Minute Essay Practices: 11 Minute Essay-
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Test Prep
$3.00
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
This quiz assesses the 5 brush strokes used in Image Grammar: Absolute, Appositive, Participle, Adjectives Out-of-Order, and Action Verbs. There are 10 matching (match and example and the definition) and 5 fill in the blank where students write
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
These 6 separate worksheets go over the five brush strokes, absolutes, appositives, participles, adjectives out of order, and action verbs, and include a paragraph writing with brush strokes as well. Other grammar products you might like: - Editing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$3.00
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By Johnston's ELA Gems
Review poetic terms, devices, and forms, and figurative language in this Jeopardy-type review game. You might also like this Allusion and Figurative Language and this Poetry Project. Check out my other games: Figurative Language Review
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
$5.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I was a Texas public school teacher for 15 years. I taught 8th grade PAP ELA and on-level ELA, middle school gifted and talented ELA, PAP and on-level English I, and on-level English III. I now teach in a Texas charter school, and I have taught 6th and 7th grades here, and I currently teach 8th grade ELA and PAP English I.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love creativity in teaching. I enjoy giving kids choices that will prove that they know the material in a way that may be different than just a paper and pencil test.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

BISD Middle School teacher of the year- 2006

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Wife, mom, and some time blogger. Visit me at Johnston's ELA Gems or you can find me on Facebook, Instagram @johnstonselagems, and Pinterest.

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