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The Giver is an amazing novel. It was SO easy to teach setting, conflict, characterization, etc. using this novel, the only problem was that I couldn't find a final exam for this novel that really assessed their understanding and that was aligned to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$8.00
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3.9
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Students will have fun playing the role of a reporter and writing an article about the events (conflicts) that occurred on Maple Street, USA. After reading the teleplay "Monsters are Due on Maple Street" students will draw conflict from the text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$4.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Texas Teaching Lit
The Lottery is a great short story that is filled with examples of various literary elements and devices. I always feel like the students get a lot from this text as much as they enjoy reading it. The activities are designed for group work and it's
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
5 ratings
4.0
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The vocabulary on STAAR test questions can be daunting for a 7th grader. While I take time to teach this vocabulary all year, I use this right before testing as a review. The first part of this handout is a matching activity. Students will take
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Assessment
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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This quiz reviews conflict, setting, characterization and theme with the short story "Dirk the Protector". I used STAAR stem questions from the released tests to prepare my students for HOW conflict, setting, characterization and theme questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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This poem is a class favorite! Teaching poetry can be a daunting task. This poem is rich in figurative language, but still easily accessible for students. The best part...they are conducting an in-depth analysis with this poem, but they don't mid
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Texas Teaching Lit
The revising and editing stage of the writing process can be difficult for students because they don't purposely write with mistakes, therefore they have a hard time spotting them. So, when you announce with enthusiasm, "Okay, now that you've
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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Teach students how to infer with this fun activity. Using evidence and their schema students will infer information about a family based on the items found in their "trash". This activity can be done collaboratively or independently. Includes 2
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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If you teach in Texas you know that Author's purpose is NOT as easy as PIE! A couple of years ago, I noticed my student's were struggling with author's purpose on benchmarks. This didn't make sense because they did well when we did PIE practices in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$8.00
2 ratings
3.9
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Students need to be aware of how important it is to visualize as they read. Students can practice visualizing any short story or a chapter or passage from a novel using this handout as a guide. In the past I made the mistake of asking students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literature Circles
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Texas Teaching Lit
This is an inference and characterization activity. As an activation activity students will write down 5 things that can be found in their bedroom. Then they will switch with a partner and the partner must infer qualities, personality, hobbies,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Clip Art
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By Texas Teaching Lit
The I Am Malala (Young Reader's Edition) is a dynamic read for your lit nonfiction unit. I recommend utilizing excerpts if your scope and sequence doesn't allow for the entire text to be read. After reading "The Prologue" as a class, I tested my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
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Explore the idea of Utopian societies with this fun activity that students will revisit and revise as they read the text. Before reading introduce the concept of a Utopian society. Assign students into "community" groups, and allow each group come
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$10.00
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By Texas Teaching Lit
Everything you need to get tutoring started for your classroom. It is meant to get the students excited about tutoring and take one more thing off your plate in regards to creating the take home flyers, classroom announcements and a incentive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Printables
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By Texas Teaching Lit
In my district students complete 4 benchmarks throughout the year to help us, the teachers, determine areas of strength and weakness. The data helps us tremendously, but it only helps if students are actually doing their best work on these exams.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
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By Texas Teaching Lit
Generate rich and purposeful classroom discussions using an expository paired text with "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. Pairing texts with novels is necessary to ensure that students are reading at a deeper level and making connections across texts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Novel Study
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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It never fails, you will always have students finish work early. This year I included these stretch activities into my students novel folders, so that they would never be left with nothing to do. Teacher score! The packet includes 3 stretch
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$4.00
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By Texas Teaching Lit
Mythology can be daunting for some students. This chart will help guide students thinking as they read the story. It's in chronological order and can be used on a sub day or to scaffold and accommodate students who need more guidance.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
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By Texas Teaching Lit
Every year I have my students glue this on the inside back cover of their interactive notebooks. It's the best routine I've found to keep my middle school students on a restroom pass routine and keeping track of the tardy policy on my campus. As
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables
FREE
4 ratings
3.6
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By Texas Teaching Lit
“Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl is an engaging short story that your students are sure to love! Students are acting as detectives and lawyers investigating the crime. My students were engaged and having great conversations about the tasks they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables
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