This product includes 6 poems that are often studied in or relate well to middle school or junior high students. The poems are: "Jabberwocky", "Hope is a Thing with Feathers", "On Turning Ten", "If I were in Charge of the World", "This is Just to
These questions and activities go with the short story "Flowers for Algernon" The questions are split up into two parts. The questions are higher level thinking questions and require students to make inferences and cite examples from the text.
This test contains both right-there recall type questions and open-ended questions. The questions also align with the standards from the common core. Test covers literary elements such as plot, theme, mood, setting, and point of view. Test is 50
This test that goes along with the play "The Diary of Anne Frank" covers various elements that align with the common core. It tests students on characterization, theme, foreshadowing, plot, subplot, symbols, and flashback. See also for sale in my
This packet is meant to go along the The Diary of Anne Frank Play. It focuses on common core standards like characterization, theme, foreshadowing, flashback, and plot structure. This packet can be completed together as a class as you read the
This is a short 5 question assessment over finding the central idea of a short article. The article is about a program for Palestinian and Israeli teens. The questions cover topic sentence, important details, and central idea.
The first part of this product includes vocabulary questions for Monsters Are Due on Maple Street. Students must predict the meaning using context clues before learning the real definition. Then it goes over elements of scary stories like
This worksheet includes two very short (half of a page) excerpts from two articles. Each excerpt contains an argument and evidence for two sides of an issue. One article is about educational field trips and the other is about making the moon a
This is a set of practice worksheets and 2 tests for teaching verbals. There is a worksheet to introduce gerunds, participles, and infinitives. Then there are 3 practice worksheets which review all three verbals. Finally there are 2 tests with
This is a test for Copper Sun by Sharon Draper. The test has basic character matching and plot questions. It also covers other literary elements such as theme, setting, foreshadowing, and symbol. Finally, there is a section where students must
This activity has students read two different informational texts about sharecropping. One text is an interview with a PBS expert about sharecropping. The other text is a original sharecropping contract. Both articles come with questions and
This worksheet/handout reviews important literary elements that are seen in the story "The Treasure of Lemon Brown." It reviews the basics such as setting, protagonist, antagonist, theme, and conflict. It also goes deeper into characterization and
I do this writing project with my students while we read the play "The Diary of Anne Frank." It helps students understand all the unique stories of the Holocaust. It also helps make the victims more personal. This project has students pick a
This test is for Schooled by Gordon Korman. The test aligns with the common core standards. Skills tested are characterization, plot, setting, theme, conflict, and point of view. There is also a section covering idioms, similes, and metaphors.
This worksheet includes a variety of agree/disagree statments that encourage students to begin thinking about some of the issues that will come up during the reading of Among the Hidden. After discussing with the class, students will practice
This file contains two tests for The Watsons Go to Birmingham. The first covers the first half of the book through chapter 8. The final covers the entire book. The tests are aligned with common core standards. They cover characterization,
In the new common core standards for both 7th and 8th grades students must identify idioms, similes, metaphors and other figures of speech. I created this worksheet to go along with Schooled by Gordon Korman. The characters in the book use quite a
This activity is a way to introduce the short story 'Flowers for Algernon" as well as work on students' inference skills. Students will participate in a quotation mingle and then will make inferences based on what they read. They also have to
This activity is meant to be done before reading Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" The activity gives 12 statements that students can either agree or disagree with. They are statements that could be argued either way. After students make their