Shanna's Classroom

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By Shanna's Classroom
100 possible points. This rubric breaks down each paragraph and gives 5 points to each part. Super easy for teachers to quick grade or for students to self grade and peer grade.
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Rubrics
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Text Structure Game Show to review those patterns of organization. Filled with a variety of facts, pop references, and relatable material.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
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By Shanna's Classroom
What a fun challenge! Students are to create a 75 word tongue twister to reinforce their understanding of parts of speech, alliteration, and use of resources. This is one of those lessons that you watch the kids struggle but they have a smile on
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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By Shanna's Classroom
I created this three column chart to help students with fully answering a question asking to cite evidence.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets
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This can be used with any of his work. It is a set of directions on color coding his works with his 4 main styles of writing. The activity gives students a deeper connection to Poe's style and a stronger understanding of suspense through writing.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2
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Prompt: Teach Your Teacher "Do you have a hobby? Are you an expert in anything? Are you obsessed with a certain celebrity or musician? Do you travel? What are you passionate about? I want to know about that. Teach me what you are an expert in.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
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Included in this set: 6 Squares for chapters (some combined) Simile Scavenger Hunt and Answer Key Novel to Movie Clip comparison
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
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By Shanna's Classroom
After teaching Argument and Persuasion, I created this because the timing was perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl, but also because I wanted the students to use the skills they learned in a real world setting. They had so much fun with this! I
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.8.1
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By Shanna's Classroom
It's proven that students perform better when they choose their assignment. This tic tac toe has low, medium, and high activities strategically placed so that a student performs at all three levels.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities
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Peer review is an essential part of the writing process. When a student knows their peer is going to see their work, they perform better. Also, when a student grades, they learn the parts of the essay better.
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Rubrics
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By Shanna's Classroom
This is a great ice breaker activity for teachers to bond with their students day 1. It's simple but gets their true personalities to show. It is also great to have hanging up for the Parent's Night. It's also an introduction to text features.
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Posters
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By Shanna's Classroom
Bring the fun back to writing! This is a great group activity that I have had great success with for years. Not only does it promote creativity, it reinforces the structure and elements of an essay.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.2, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.4
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I use this before I start teaching writing to help students break the bad habits of overusing words like: "very", "really", and "pretty" as descriptives. It's a 3-4 day unit that requires nothing more than writing utensils, access to YouTube
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
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By Shanna's Classroom
This exciting activity is great for the beginning of the school year to set the standard for working in cooperative groups. This also doubles as an ice breaker activity so you are productive week 1. This lesson has roles for each student in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.2, SL.7.1, SL.7.2
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This PowerPoint is designed for the teacher to create several sets of lessons pulling from this presentation set. The entire presentation covers the main standards for reading literature and the questioning is based off the item specs of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Literature Circles
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By Shanna's Classroom
I cut these up and put them in a bucket for students to pull from for a fun creative writing bell activity.
Subjects:
Creative Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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Thrilling story deserves a thrilling display of the elements of plot. This activity has its own grading rubric and a template included in the handout. Students will create a comic strip covering all the stages of plot. Direct quotes and text
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th
Types:
Activities
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By Shanna's Classroom
This activity is designed for 4 students in a small group to create their own examples of the most common literary devices.
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets
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By Shanna's Classroom
I made a study outline for my 7th graders for their state writing assessment.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th
Types:
Study Guides
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I created this to accompany visits to the media center for students to pick novels for their personal reading choice. This allows students to create a first impression of their checked out book. May also be a great resource for starting literature
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
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I have a decade and counting of experience in teaching junior high Language Arts.

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