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Gift of the Magi Reading Test/Quiz 6th, 7th, 8th Grade

Gift of the Magi Reading Test/Quiz 6th, 7th, 8th Grade

A reading comprehension test on O. Henry's short story 'The Gift of the Magi" with 23 multiple choice questions, and 2 short answer questions, with 25 questions total. Perfect for any middle school reading level. Answer key is attached. Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. This lesson is student-centered meaning: --it allows you to become a facilitator --happier teachers --happier students --happier administrators
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Got the Flow: the Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper (Printable YA eBook) by Carlos Salinas

Got the Flow: the Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper (Printable YA eBook) by Carlos Salinas

Working with young people who claimed to "hate reading" or that books are "boring" inspired me to write this book. I want to help spark a love of reading for your students. There are YouTube links to the clean hip-hop songs written by the protagonist in this novel. It is designed to be interactive for the students especially those who like hip-hop and rap music. How far would you go to make your dream come true? Troy Jones is a 16-yr-old high school student with the dream of becoming a successful rapper. He doesn’t want fame; he wants to help his mother who works three jobs to support her family after Troy’s father was killed as a bystander in a tragic drive-by. Having problems in school, Troy tries to get I.S.S. as often as he can so he can work on his rap lyrics. Mrs. Hass, his science teacher hates rap & hip-hop music and constantly gives Troy a hard time. On the other hand Troy’s English teacher, Mr. Salas, is a beacon of hope and inspiration to the young, aspiring rapper. Mr. Salas provides him with the tools to improve his craft of writing hip hop lyrics. When Troy’s best friend Jimmy moves to another school, Troy’s opportunity to perform in rap battles arrives. Being a nobody, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. He dubs himself a mix “between a G and a nerd”. Along the way, he meets a love interest, suffers a big loss, meets his idol rapper and an ex-con, gets his music equipment stolen, and has doubts about his rapping ability. He knows that he does not only want to succeed; he needs to succeed.
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Solar System:  Earth and Space Sciences

Solar System: Earth and Space Sciences

This lesson is an introduction to the solar system, and is part of a four-lesson series on Space Systems. This lesson supports MS-ESS1 (Earth's Place in the Universe of the NGSS). The handout and included answer key work together with videos and links found at http://www.howaboutscience.com/solar-system Students may work independently if everyone has an internet connected device. If not, the videos can be projected and the handout filled out as a group. Once students complete the handout, discuss the answers and play the Kahout! (click the link on the home page to learn more about Kahouts!) The video materials chosen are based on length, clarity, quality and how closely they align with the national standards. The lesson could be added as an introduction or as further exploration and could be completed as one activity or broken into smaller segments. "How About Science?" materials can be incorporated into your existing unit in various ways depending on the ability level of your students and the availability of technology. Here are a few things to consider. If students are working individually it is helpful, but not required to have headphones or earbuds. If the sound is kept low even a large class of students can be successful without them. Also, because students find the directions very easy to follow, these are perfect for substitute teachers. And, because the videos are online, students with internet connections at home don't have to be at school to complete an assignment. My classes are typically action packed with labs and activities, but these video-based lessons require careful listening and focus. My classes are never quieter, which is kind of nice on occasion. Note! I would suggest doing a trial run before purchasing if you plan to have a large class of students working at individual computers. Internet connection speeds vary which may cause videos to load slowly. You might have everyone log on and try my free resource on TpT (or just go to a lesson and choose something) just to be sure you aren't going to have connection issues. If you do, then you can always project the videos and complete the handouts as a group. For more information about how to get the most out "How About Science?" click the Teacher's Guide in the menu bar on the website.
davidhowe1385
Around the World in 80 Days - Chapters 1 & 2

Around the World in 80 Days - Chapters 1 & 2

KS2 Project on Around the World in 80 Days Includes three lessons (approx 5-6 hours of content planned) Includes presentation PowerPoint on items of text and activities shown. Includes supporting resources to complete tasks outlined in the Power Point. Focuses on the first 2 chapters of the story to introduce it to the classes. Work on other chapters in the book will follow to lead to a set of planning for the study of the whole book. Work includes: maths/english (character profile venn diagram), computing (digital literacy), art (Edwin Landseer study activity) and geography (map work and information on England, London).
rebs89
Harry Potter Board Game

Harry Potter Board Game

The children first build their own dice, then they can play and answer the questions in the present simple. Included: - Boardgame with grammar help (present simple and frequency adverbs) - Boardgame (no help) - 2 Harry Potter-themed dice Questions: Does Harry often play Quidditch? What do you usually do after school? What creature does Hagrid keep in the forest? Does your teacher like blue? Where does Harry live? Etc + Miss a turn, go back 2 spaces … Enjoy ! Terms of Use and Credits included
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Halloween Writing Pack

Halloween Writing Pack

Have fun at Halloween with this versatile Spooktacular Story Starters Writing Pack, full of choice and differentiation, there is sure to be just the right challenge for your students! The pack also includes a helpful picture/word spelling mat. ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • Word Help Mat • Sensing Halloween • Acrostic Poem Templates x 5 • Graphic Organizers x 3 • Story Starters x 15 in 2 versions • Writing Lines Templates x 6 in both large/small line versions • Story Ideas x 10 - to use with above writing templates • Bonus Writing Template in Landscape Orientation • HALLOWEEN and BOO large display letters for your bulletin board • Blackline Version: Print from P77 onwards for a complete copy of this pack, which includes blacklines where applicable. • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 154 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES Halloween Puzzle Pack Halloween Games Halloween Bundle ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Halloween
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