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By The Literary Ninja
This is a mini-lesson covering complex sentence structures. Students correctly punctuate complex sentences, combine simple sentences into complex sentences, and write their own complex sentences.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By The Literary Ninja
Students read Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" and identify the various literary devices used in the poem. They then answer several reading comprehension questions including explaining the main theme. From there, students draw their own
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.00
4 ratings
3.7
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By The Literary Ninja
In this lesson, closely read the Declaration of Independence. It is broken into three sections: the preamble, the list of grievances, and the conclusion. Each section could be a separate mini-lesson. The text of the Declaration is included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons
$2.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By The Literary Ninja
This is a 10-15 minute mini-lesson focusing on identifying linking and helping verbs. The first page is a student informational page defining action, linking, and helping verbs. Examples are provided as well as a list of linking verbs and a list
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This includes the text of Patrick Henry's famous speech and 10 multiple choice questions focusing on rhetorical devices and literary terms. This could be used as a mini-lesson, a quiz, or part of a larger assessment.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Minilessons
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This is a mini-lesson covering compound sentences including the correct usage of commas and semi-colons. Students correctly punctuate example sentences, combine simple sentences into compound sentences, and write their own compound sentences.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This unit is based on Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf. Some of the items included in this unit are the following: 1) List of relevant literary terms with definitions 2) List of reading vocabulary with definitions 3) Information on the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Novel Study
$12.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By The Literary Ninja
This is a great introduction for reading dystopian literature. Students first view a youtube video about differing views of utopia. After viewing the film clip, they then write a definition for utopia and describe their own personal utopia. Next,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This includes a list of vocabulary with definitions for each act of Hamlet, multiple choice vocabulary quizzes, and a slideshow of all the vocabulary with definitions. Line numbers refer to the Folger Shakespeare Library version of the text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This one page assignments includes a writing prompt (write Gatsby's love letter to Daisy), a checklist of required concepts to be included in the letter, and a list of suggestions for writing love letters.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study
$1.00
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By The Literary Ninja
This lesson defines the term "kenning". Students then write their own kennings, and write a paragraph incorporating kennings.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
These guided reading questions are based on Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf. There are five sets of questions covering the entire text. An answer key with line references is also included.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Novel Study
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This includes a list of potential topics (places) that students could describe in an essay. There is a graphic organizer for brainstorming, a peer review, and a detailed rubric.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning, Rubrics
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This is a unit test covering The Great Gatsby. The test includes 38 multiple choice questions, 12 matching vocabulary questions, and an essay with a choice of three prompts.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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This is a close reading of Hamlet's famous to Be or Not to Be soliloquy. Students are expected to highlight key words and phrases based on the instructions provided. After examining some of the key vocabulary, students summarize each line of the
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This lesson focuses on the basic structure of Shakespearean sonnets. Students are provided the essential vocabulary such as foot, quatrain, couplet, etc. Then, students examine the structure of an example sonnet. Students are then given, the
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This is a mini-lesson on the Northwest Ordinance. As they closely read the excerpt, students highlight vocabulary and key information for reading comprehension. The excerpted text is included.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This includes a student hand-out describing the basic requirements of the process analysis essay and suggested topics. In addition, there is a graphic organizer for use as a pre-writing activity, a detailed rubric, and a peer evaluation form.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This includes a list of vocabulary with definitions for each act of The Crucible, matching vocabulary quizzes, and a slideshow (41 slides) of all the vocabulary with definitions. Page numbers refer to the Penguin Books version of the text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Novel Study
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Literary Ninja
This hand-out defines annotation and briefly explains the purpose of annotating a text. This is followed by instructions for annotating James Madison's Federalist Paper #51.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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I have 20 years of ELA teaching experience in grades 7-12. I have also taught basic college level writing courses.

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I earned my Bachelor's degree in English from Michigan State University, and I earned my Master's degree in Literature from Northern Michigan University.

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