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One of the building blocks of having successful conversations with students about literature is having a basic understanding of the elements of fiction. What is a protagonist? What is rising action? These terms and concepts can be a relatively
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
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By PA English Teacher
This file contains questions for all 21 chapters of Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It. Each activity begins by setting a purpose for reading. Students are then asked to answer three questions per chapter and then choose one of the two
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides
$8.00
26 ratings
3.9
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By PA English Teacher
So, here I am... we just finished reading The Outsiders, the kids loved the book, and now it's time to show them the movie.I don't want them passively watching a movie for 90 minutes. I don't want them answering six thousand questions as the movie
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Video Files
$2.00
24 ratings
3.9
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By PA English Teacher
This file contains questions for all 21 chapters of Susan Beth Pfeffer's The Dead and the Gone. Each activity begins by setting a purpose for reading. Students are then asked to answer three questions per chapter and then choose one of the two
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides
$8.00
14 ratings
3.8
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By PA English Teacher
I’ve always struggled with independent reading in my 8th grade classroom. How do I turn my kids into readers? How do I assess their reading without killing their love of reading? How do I manage all of this so I am not permanently buried in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.8.10
$8.00
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By PA English Teacher
This 30 page study guide includes questions and activities for all 28 chapters of Andrew Clements' Things Not Seen as well as a three-day assessment. The work in this study guide encourages students to go beyond what is on the printed page and
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English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Assessment
$8.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By PA English Teacher
This file contains a 14 day plan for teaching The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, aimed for a middle-level audience. You get 14 specific lesson plans with objectives, a pre-reading webquest, and student worksheets for every chapter of the book. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$8.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By PA English Teacher
When reading the work of Susan Beth Pfeffer, my classes are split in half: some of the students read The Dead and the Gone and the rest read Life As We Knew It. When we get to the end of the books, I want to do something besides just a boring test.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By PA English Teacher
For many years I found myself struggling with how to help my students keep their notes organized during our short story unit. After spending a lot of time thinking about the common elements of all stories and what I wanted my students to glean from
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
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5 ratings
3.9
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By PA English Teacher
How do you guide your kids through a book that you absolutely adore? How can they appreciate all of the subtle and not-so-subtle parts of this great literary work? In what way can you better connect them with the great words of Harper Lee and
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets
$5.00
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By PA English Teacher
For years I asked my students to write a journal entry to me at the end of the month. Try as I might, what I usually ended up with was a laundry list of "I did this and then this and then this and then this." This fall, I read "Daring Greatly" by
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Reflective Journals for Teachers, Homework
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By PA English Teacher
Look out... here comes crazy Cap Anderson! Crazy, that is, until everyone realizes that he is a really cool kid. This study guide breaks the book down into six-chapter chunks. There are nightly homework assignments for each chapter in the book
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English Language Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Study Guides
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This PowerPoint contains 16 slides to help students what to do before, during, and after reading. It breaks down the daunting task of evaluating a text into specific kid-friendly language. These strategies are useful not only for a standardized
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Assessment
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This handout is the companion piece to the PowerPoint presentation. By having the students actively copy the terms in an organized manner, they are more likely to internalize the information. I tell my students, "This paper will become the holy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep
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By PA English Teacher
For this unit, half of my class reads The Dead and the Gone and the other half reads Life as we Knew It. After the completion of each season in the novel, I ask my students to pair themselves with a person who is not reading their same book and
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides
FREE
3 ratings
3.8
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By PA English Teacher
This file is a workhorse - nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. Feel free to use it in your own applications, or as the basis for my Pixar lessons that teach the elements of fiction. I use this in the first weeks of school and it is something
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
3 ratings
3.5
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This is my 11th year teaching middle-level English in my district and my 5th year teaching graduate courses for adults aspiring to be great teachers.

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