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This is a FUN ice breaker interview activity for students. It includes 10 engaging and thoughtful questions ("If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?")This activity is great for middle school, high school, and even adults. It is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Other, Handouts, Minilessons
$3.95
$2.95
3 ratings
3.3
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This activity includes 6 separate ethical and moral dilemmas for students to consider. These scenarios describe survival situations and situations at work or at school. The directions call for students to record their partner's responses to these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Philosophy, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$5.95 $4.00
$3.80
3 ratings
3.8
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This worksheet provides students the opportunity to practice using apostrophes with possessive nouns. It is useful for students learning the basics of possessive nouns, and it's also a solid review activity for students who may need a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
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This worksheet gives students the opportunity to practice using apostrophes with possessive nouns. It includes a short explanation of possessive nouns with several examples. This worksheet is simple, an it gives students 10 sentences to practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
$1.90
2 ratings
4.0
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This is a fun, engaging MADLIBS activity based on Thanksgiving. It's a quick activity for students to practice nouns, adjectives, and verbs and have good time in the process. Enjoy!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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This sheet is a great introduction to the tricky concept of Iambic Pentameter. It breaks down iambic pentameter in a simple way, and it gives students an opportunity to practice writing their own stanza using Iambic Pentameter. This is really
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$4.25
$4.04
4 ratings
3.5
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This grammar exercise worksheet is a quick introduction or refresher on double negatives.
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.75 $2.50
$2.38
2 ratings
4.0
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This is just a fun Mad Lib that I often used for Mother's Day. It's an engaging activity involving parts of speech that music and hip-hop fans will love. I would usually play the song when we finished; don't worry, this song has no explicit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Other (ELA)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$1.25
$1.19
1 rating
4.0
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This is a fun Halloween Lib for students. It includes parts of speech, like adjectives and adverbs for students to insert as they complete the story.
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Halloween
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.00
2 ratings
3.9
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Perfect for the first day of school! This Ice Breaker is specifically designed for middle school students (grades 6-8). This interview explores the favorite music, movies, and ideas of students. Students get a kick out of answering and sharing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.15
$3.94
1 rating
4.0
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This is a great introductory or review worksheet for INDEPENDENT & DEPENDENT CLAUSES. It provides a brief overview of each, and features an exercise of 12 questions for students to complete (answer key included).
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
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This simple organizer is a great way to have students identify the plot of a story and the most important events. I frequently used this story map with middle school students and freshmen as part of short story units. Enjoy!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
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This is a fun holiday MADLib for students. It includes parts of speech, including adjectives and adverbs for students to insert as they complete the story.(This activity specifically avoids religious references; it is appropriate for students of all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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This is a fun Mad Lib that uses the lyrics of the disco classic, "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. It includes various parts of speech, and it often leaves students laughing.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
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This is a quick reference sheet for middle school and/or high school students as they proceed through the writing process. It has some basic tips and pointers that some students may not have learned or they may just need to be reminded. This is a
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Handouts
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This is a fun word search puzzle that is great for ELA or science class. It includes 21 words, all of which are the names of different bird species.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Environment
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
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This is a simple and fun journal entry/writing assignment appropriate for 7th grade and up. For this assignment, students respond to one line of their choosing from a poem about life. This can be used as a simple and entertaining warm up activity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.15
$2.99
1 rating
4.0
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This is a really helpful list of vocabulary words from Romeo & Juliet which will help students understand the text. The words are broken down by the Act in which they appear so that students can look up each word was they read.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Other, Handouts
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This icebreaker interview includes 10 questions perfect for middle schoolers! Each question requires students to write down their partner's answer and explain their reasoning. This one is fun for students and teachers!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
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This is an original passage about the late Bruce Lee which uses 15 intermediate/advanced vocabulary words. The words are used in context to help students better understand their meanings in context beyond the definitions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
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3.9
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