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This unique mnemonic device titled C.O.M.M.A.S. lists, with examples, the six main uses of the comma. Each category has a brief explanation and a few examples for the students to immitate. It is an excellent tool for teaching this confusing grammar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Mnemonics, Printables
$3.00
97 ratings
4.0
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BEST SELLING PRODUCT! Ready to inspire your students? This is an amazing 4 week poetry unit. After 20 years of teaching poetry, I have complied the best 14 sessions I have collected from w/shops, professional development, and years of research. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Whole Courses
$7.00
88 ratings
4.0
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Notice and Note Strategies for Close Reading by K. Beers and N. Probst is an outstanding resource that helps teachers give students signals or “signposts” to look for when they read fictional texts. My 84 slide PowerPoint Notice and Note Unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons
$13.99
107 ratings
3.9
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This is truly a unique collection of activities and resources that are designed to be used in either a 4th, 5th, or 6th grade classroom during the first day and throughout the first week of school. If a teacher can inspire students in those first
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Songs
$12.00
79 ratings
3.8
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This game gives students practice at writing and punctuating complex sentences. Amusing dependent and independent clauses are joined after the throw of dice. Students progress to creating their own clauses. along the way students learn about the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Games
$3.00
68 ratings
3.9
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This is the perfect way to begin a course in 5th-8th grade. It was designed for a Language Arts classroom but could be adapted for other subject areas. The resource is an 8 slide powerpoint and 4 page set of inspirational quotes. The lesson would
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff
$4.50
69 ratings
3.9
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This is a 7 page AWARD WINNING script that teaches about Thanksgiving. Feedback has been EXCELLENT. There are enough parts from a class of 8 to a class of 28 if larger groups are assigned the choral reading parts. It is designed to be used to
Subjects:
Reading, Native Americans, Drama
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$5.00
104 ratings
4.0
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This is an OUTSTANDING 100 slide powerpoint TEACHING units that provides the perfect structure for the delivery of a Passion Project experience for middle school aged classes. The preview and the video explanation below only cover 20% of the depth
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Minilessons
$12.00
66 ratings
3.9
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This is an outstanding 14 page unit that supports the Historical Fiction Reader's Workshop Unit. It is an entire unit of reading skills that can be used by any 4th-6th grade student during a course of study on historical fiction The resource begins
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Printables
$6.00
60 ratings
3.9
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This is an OUTSTANDING unit on inventions and inventors. It is a 24+ page reosurce with detailed lesson plans, technology integration links, and student worksheets and handouts (including a parent letter and guidelines on how to set up the end of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Mini-Course
$8.00
77 ratings
3.9
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This is a BUNDLED version of both my Fantasy Reading Unit AND my Fantasy writing unit offered at a discounted price. Buy all your Reading and Writing lessons for a month for the cost of two cups of coffee! - RECENTLY ADDED - .PDF VERSIONS AND WORD
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Printables
$12.00
42 ratings
3.9
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This is an outstanding 14 page unit that supports the Historical Fiction BOOK CLUBS for Reader's Workshop It is an entire unit of reading skills that can be used by any 4th-6th grade student during a course of study on historical fiction The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Mini-Course, Printables
$6.00
50 ratings
4.0
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Ready to inspire your students? This is an amazing 4 week poetry unit. After 20 years of teaching poetry, I have complied the best 14 sessions I have collected from w/shops, professional development, and years of research. The unit is broken into 4
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$5.00
65 ratings
4.0
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Ready to inspire your students? This is a four week study using the Writer's Workshop model for the study of poetry. It would perfectly fit students working in any grades first through third. Part 1 is a 24 page word doc. that breaks down each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Minilessons
$6.00
91 ratings
3.9
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This is my BEST SELLING 15 page unit that perfectly fits a class study of mysteries. It was created for use in mystery book clubs, but is also perfectly suitable to independent or paired reading study of mystery texts. The unit is a perfect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Mini-Course
$8.00
72 ratings
3.9
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This worksheet contains six different ways you could teach your students how to write an effective 'topic sentence'. There is also some advice on what phrases should not be included in topic sentences.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$2.00
45 ratings
3.9
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This is simply a must have lesson for all classrooms. We monitor students ability to listen and we talk about their inability to maintain lesson focus, but how often do we TEACH how to listen and HOW to focus. This is a wonderfully creative session
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
37 ratings
4.0
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Do you want a break from planning lessons for a month? This is a four week study based on the Writer's Workshop model for the study of poetry. It would perfectly fit students working in any grades first through third. Part 2 is a 48 page powerpoint
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Whole Courses
$6.00
64 ratings
4.0
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For Writer's Workshop teachers covering the fantasy genre, this writing unit is a must. It is a resource containing 14 lessons that carry students all the way through one of the most challenging genres to write. The lessons fit perfectly with both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literature Circles
$8.00
24 ratings
3.8
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This is an 11 page Christmas Play that can be used with a class or theatre group to put on a performance to both small and large audiences. It is based loosely on the story 'The Christmas Carol' It centers around a student that wants to quit the
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scripts
$4.00
21 ratings
4.0
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