This worksheet guides students in a step-by-step close reading of the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. The instructions help students to work independently of the teacher to discover the poem's meaning, a skill teachers are working to develop as part
This close reading activity will guide students in an analysis of Robert Kennedy's speech following Martin Luther King's assassination. Students will understand what makes the speech so powerful (ethos, logos, and pathos are included and it would be
This choice board activity focuses on character, plot, setting, and theme and would be appropriate for use with any fiction story or novel. The choice board also includes a detailed rubric for grading.
This product includes paired passages on the dangers of playing football and the debate on homework. The articles present opposing viewpoints on these issues. Teachers can use these passages to help students identify the elements of argument, or
This review game was created to help students prepare for statewide standardized tests. It is a good overall review of English Language Arts vocabulary and concepts. The Power Point was created to be played as a game using Turning Point Student
This text analysis mat is a guide that students can use as a guide in analyzing texts. The mat helps students identify what they should look for in analyzing texts (structure, author's purpose, style, and tone). Can be used as a mat to place on
This guided close reading of Emily Dickinson's poem "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" will help students to meet the Common Core Requirements for literary analysis. This close reading can been completed collaboratively or independently.
This Power Point uses riddle poems that contain figurative language such as simile, metaphor, personification, etc. While students can often pick out figurative language, they have more difficulty deciphering it. In this activity students try to
This guided internet search contains links to specific websites that teach children about disabilities. Students are given directions requiring them to answers specific questions about autism, cerebral palsy, and other disabilites. This guided
This Power Point introduces the different ways students can use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. The Power Point can be used with Turning Point (a student response system using clickers) or with individual white boards.
This interactive review game can be used to review Informational Texts. It is designed to be used in Turning Point with "clickers," but it would also work with students holding up white boards or cards with A, B, C, D to display answers.
This interactive Power Point presentation teaches students how to narrow search terms, evaluate web sources, and site sources. This activity can be used in a Flipped Classroom (students can do the activity at home if teachers upload the Power Point
This Power Point Review Game can be used with Turning Point clickers or teachers can have students use dry erase boards. This game reviews content such as narrative text elements and narrative writing. There are a few questions that are specific to
This handout has questions based on online interactive practice on using newspapers, understanding headlines, reading graphs, etc. You can print out the handout or post it on your website so that students can click on active links. Answers
This Power Point can be used with Turning Point clickers, or students can use white boards to respond. This game contains questions on figurative language, informational texts, and oral tradition. This is a great game to review for standardized
This product includes a Power Point that introduces text structures and guides students in using text structures to "unlock" a text. A foldable that can be used in an Interactive Student Notebook is included. Students use the foldable to take
The presentation begins with definitions of quoting and paraphrasing. The activity gives students practice in paraphrasing familiar material. A verse from a popular song appears on the first slide, followed by a paraphrased version of the same