MissMACfail

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By MissMACfail
STAAR-friendly graphic organizer for 7th or 9th grade Expository Essay writing. Based on TEA training and feedback for successful 7th grade writing and English I EOC test scores. H-E-L-P is a classification strategy for real-life examples. H:
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$1.99
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By MissMACfail
A hands-on English I EOC review with foldables. Made out of paper bags, so it's unique and easy for the students to keep up with in the weeks prior to the STAAR test.Includes:--A PDF and an editable PowerPoint --Complete file of review
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Interactive Notebooks
$19.99
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By MissMACfail
A comprehensive list of synonyms for " which shows" when embedding textual evidence in short answer response items. The STAAR EOC English I & II Exams require students to formulate short answer response (SAR) items based on texts and text sets.
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
$1.99
16
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By MissMACfail
Another paired text set, the English teacher's dream! STAAR- aligned questions over "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling and "The Dinner Party" by Mona Gardner. Both of these texts are available online in pdf form. I have included a student
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$4.99
8
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By MissMACfail
Includes: 1. Two links to texts copied from CommonLit.org -"Forever Young" Article https://bit.ly/2JWgGnS -"Nothing Gold Can Stay" Poem https://bit.ly/2M2mwoa **Please note that these articles are sometimes updated, so make sure the paragraphs
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Test Prep
$4.99
4
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By MissMACfail
An interactive approach to dissecting the STAAR Expository Rubric for English I EOC. Students will work in groups or pairs and receive a set of task cards. (See page 5--make sure they are shuffled before handing to students!) Instruct students to
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Task Cards, Rubrics, Interactive Notebooks
$1.99
8
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By MissMACfail
STAAR-friendly graphic organizer for English II EOC test.Based on STAAR Rubric and state feedback for successful English II EOC test scores.H-E-L-P is a classification strategy for real-life examples.H: HistoricalE: Events (current events,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts
$1.99
2
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By MissMACfail
A hands-on English II EOC review with foldables. Made out of paper bags, so it's unique and easy for the students to keep up with in the weeks prior to the STAAR test.Includes:--A PDF and an editable PowerPoint--Complete file of review materials
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Interactive Notebooks
$19.99
1
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By MissMACfail
Includes: -Prewriting Activity with questions to help the kids brainstorm what is unique about where they're from, how they were raised, and memories that are important to them. -Sample "Where I'm From Poem" Instruction: In lieu of the traditional
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$2.99
2
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By MissMACfail
Includes a full-text of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a modified/shortened version of A Christmas Carol, questions for both passages, and a STAAR-aligned connecting/crossover SAR. Grinch: Handout the Grinch Pre-Reading Activity and
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Short Stories, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$6.99
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By MissMACfail
Three STAAR-aligned crossover questions for The Scholarship Jacket & Thank You M'am fictional short stories. Also includes a STAAR Personal Narrative writing prompt for students to complete after exploring the texts. HINT: I usually allow my
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts
$2.99
3
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By MissMACfail
My English I students were struggling with creating and developing specific, detailed, concrete examples for their expository essays. I created this mini-lesson to help them identify and differentiate between hypothetical, abstract examples (BORING
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons
$5.99
2
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By MissMACfail
Oftentimes my students say "I don't have anything I can write about for this topic." However, they DO know things, they just don't have the cognitive ability to connect the things they know and care about to a thematic STAAR prompt. This activity
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$7.99
3
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By MissMACfail
A complete set of movie questions over the movie, The Blind Side. These go beyond surface level/comprehension type questions. Includes level 1, 2, and 3 questions that require students to make connections, pull from personal experience, state
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Movie Guides
$5.99
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By MissMACfail
Easy quick form for having students complete a book report. Book reports do not have to be independent homework. I have used these in my classroom with children's books as practice for teaching theme and characterization. Students work in groups
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Cooperative Learning
$1.99
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By MissMACfail
Perfect for a Thanksgiving Themed warm-up or exit ticket. Students will edit underlined portions for grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.Also, an easy way to discuss formal vs. informal letter writing and letter format!
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, Thanksgiving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$0.99
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By MissMACfail
Use this standard form to have students analyze informational/expository texts. I pair this with articles from Newsela.com or CNN Student News. This meets several TEK requirements in addition to allowing students opportunities to view qualities of
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Internet Activities, Classroom Forms
$1.99
1
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By MissMACfail
This breaks down the March 2016 STAAR Released Expository prompt into smaller tasks so that students can apply meaningful examples that are effectively connected by a strong thesis. I showed clips of famous Disney friendships (Woody & Buzz,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Test Prep
$4.99
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By MissMACfail
My English II students were struggling with creating and developing specific, detailed, concrete examples for their STAAR persuasive essays. I created this mini-lesson to help them identify and differentiate between hypothetical, abstract examples
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Minilessons
$5.99
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By MissMACfail
Includes: -"I Have a Dream" Speech -Specific tasks and questions to guide analysis -An Article Reflection/Response to the speech -Connecting questions over the two pieces -Personal Reflection questions for class discussion
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$4.99
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Each and everyday I have the pleasure of teaching students who are in the most awkward stage of their life. There is never a dull moment in the life of a teacher in a "transitional" grade level. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

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