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By The Creative Apple
Use this document to help students vary the type and number of transition words in their writing. The words and phrases are categorized to help students learn how and/or when to use them in their writing. It could also be used as a mini writing
Subjects:
Writing, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Word Walls, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
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By The Creative Apple
Theme is difficult for many students to infer from a text. Use this graphic organizer to help students organize the information from the story and help them discover a theme or even multiple themes and support them with text evidence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.2
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By The Creative Apple
This is a form that I created for use with my middle school students. It may not be appropriate for younger grades, but could possibly be of use for HS students. There are a few lines to fill in based on the individual student, but the rest is
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms, For Parents
$2.00
44 ratings
3.9
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By The Creative Apple
Use this activity after reading the Dr. Seuss book, or watching one of the two Lorax movies. This activity includes a scenario that relates to "The Lorax". The only extra materials you need are mini pretzel sticks or something similar. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Multimedia
$3.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
Use these notes pages that prompt your students to read and respond to the Ray Bradbury short story "All Summer in a Day". The worksheets ask your students to read closely and respond to their reading.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$1.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
Add this handy list to student binders or notebooks, your writing station, or even blow it up for a poster! It is meant to be used as a quick reference guide for student writing. It includes a list of 15 commonly overused words (i.e. nice, good,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
17 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
Use this document with "The Lorax" book by Dr. Seuss (easily found in many book stores) and "The Lorax" original video clip (easily found on YouTube). You could use the newer movie from 2012, but it is time consuming to watch (1hr35mins) whereas
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Earth Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Multimedia, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9
$2.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
This is a document for students to fill out while viewing a Human Rights video clip. The document was intended for use in middle school, but could be appropriate for HS as well. It's probably not appropriate for anything below 6th grade, but you
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Movie Guides, Cultural Activities, Video Files
$2.00
11 ratings
3.8
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By The Creative Apple
This is blank backward design unit plan template as a MS Word version. I also have a "how to" backward design unit plan template in my store. The different sections help keep you organized and help you create a complete unit plan. In the "how to"
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, For Administrators
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Classroom Forms
$1.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
Use this graphic organizer with students to help them organize their answer to a common core aligned question by using text evidence to support their answer. Restate part of the question Answer all parts Cite evidence Explain Summarize Take a look
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literature Circles
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
This is a self-reflection form I had my middle school students fill out prior to holding parent-teacher conferences. This may not be appropriate for students below 4th grade, but may still be applicable to HS students. I paired it with my
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms, For Parents
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
This is a graphic organizer to be used when teaching students how to write a cohesive argumentative paragraph. This graphic organizer only covers ONE paragraph, not an entire argumentative paper. There are 4 boxes: Claim, Evidence1, Evidence2, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.6.1
$1.25
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
Use this document to introduce central idea and key details.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.6.2
$1.50
14 ratings
3.9
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By The Creative Apple
This is more of a "how to" backward design unit plan template. I also have a blank backward design unit plan template in my store. The different sections help keep you organized and help you create a complete unit plan. The guiding questions help
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core, For Administrators
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Unit Plans, Professional Documents, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
Use this bookmark to remind students how to properly answer a common core aligned question with evidence. Restate part of the question Answer all parts Cite text evidence Explain Summarize Take a look at the R.A.C.E.S. graphic organizer I also have
Subjects:
Reading, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
This is worksheet with instructions and a T-chart note taking format. Students are to explain how the author develops the point of view of the narrator by using text evidence from the story (words, quotes, figurative language, actions, etc.) It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
CCSS:
RL.6.6
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4.0
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By The Creative Apple
Implement this close reading bookmark in a mini lesson with students who need additional support in responding to the text they're reading. It has a list of sentence starters that help kick start those students who just don't know what to write.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Classroom Forms, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
Teach your students to assign character traits, support them using text evidence from the story, and identify whether it was direct or indirect characterization. This graphic organizer helps students keep all that information organized in a visual
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.3
$1.25
6 ratings
3.9
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By The Creative Apple
This document will help students understand the expectations of collaborative work and classroom participation. There are also quite a few accountable talk / descriptive feedback frames to help students begin their response to their peers or a
Subjects:
Life Skills, Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Scripts, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By The Creative Apple
This is blank backward design unit plan template as a PDF version. I also have a "how to" backward design unit plan template in my store. The different sections help keep you organized and help you create a complete unit plan. In the "how to"
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Professional Documents
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
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