There is a PowerPoint introduction to the novel that includes a 4 minute video about the Physalia, Physalia which is the jellyfish in the novel that plays into much of the action at the end of the novel. This file has questions for all chapters
This unit has vocabulary activities and questions for all 20 chapters in the novel The City Of Ember. The vocabulary includes the use of analogies and context clues. The questions are comprehension and the answers are included(scanned)
This presentation falls into a drama unit. It covers material about radio shows in the early 1930s, including Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio show and the hysteria it caused. Audio files included in the zip file. This a great introduction to a
This powerpoint serves as a great introduction to the story "The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank Stockton. You can give students a simple scenario such as "You stole your friend's boke" and let them choose a door. Depending on the door they choose, they
This PPT is a great way to start off a unit on Humor. It includes the types of humor such as jokes, paradoies, ancedotes, etc. This zip file has the PPT and some parody songs that you can play for students and it also includes the answers to the PPT
This Powerpoint covers the 3 types of irony: verbal, dramatic, and situational. It gives many expamples of each type and the students enjoy doing this as a whole class. Serves great as an intro or as a review
This Powerpoint has 46 days of warm up/bellwork. Each slide contains sentences that need correcting. It also has a few journal slides that all say "How Was Your Weekend?" Great activity to infuse grammar mini lessons daily. The corrected sentences
This Powerpoint covers all the genres (fiction, nofiction, fantasy, mystery, folk tale, tall tale, science fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, myth, legend, informational). In addition to the definitons of each genre, there is also a
This PowerPoint is a great way to introduce students to the correct way to punctuate titles such as songs, movies, TV shows, etc. that can carry over to bibliograhies. Students can be put into groups and compete to see which group can get the most
This unit includes questions from all chapters along with vocabulary for all chapters. The vocabulary includes analogies and context clues. There is also a fill in the blank test review along with the test which is 40 questions. Included is a chart
This PowerPoint explains 1st, 3rd limited, and 3rd omniscent points of view. It covers their meanng as well as movies that show the points of view. Also, there is a worksheet that has 6 book excerpts that students read and choose the point of view.
This PowerPoint is a great way to show the students that figurative language is found in evereyday life, even in popular songs. This is what I use as my introduction to poetry. There is no music attached to the lyrics, but could easily be added if
This PowerPoint has high interest books for middle school students. Each slide has an overview of the book, including pages, genre, and Accelerated Reader levels. It includes Throne of Glass, Rot &Ruin, The Maze Runner, and many others.
This Powerpoint covers how to expand sentences by adding expanders that explain how, when, where, and why. You can even put recipes on the board after they complete the first two Powerpoints and have fun with them creating sentences.