Grammar Activity: Homophone BINGO! Powerpoint and Bingo Cards

Grammar Activity: Homophone BINGO! Powerpoint and Bingo Cards

strong> GRAMMAR GAME: HOMOPHONE BINGO!: "They're always confusing their "there" with their "they're." BINGO! Grammar does NOT have to be boring! Make it fun with this engaging Powerpoint-driven Bingo Game to help students learn Homophones. This Bingo Game focuses on the most commonly misused homophones (see below). Can be used for a lesson, a review, or just a fun "Friday Reward Day!" The game contains 30 individual BINGO cards--Each card includes the 24 homophones and one free space. There are 6 rounds and 72 Questions included in the easy-to-use Powerpoint. Instructions and Answer Key are provided for you. The Homophones included in this game are: There, They're, Their By, Bye Here, Hear To, Too, Two Sea, See No, Know Weight, Wait Right, Write Hole, Whole Red, Read Eight, Ate *****************************************************************************
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Halloween Activities! Acrostic Poem and Story Telling

Halloween Activities! Acrostic Poem and Story Telling

NOTE: This project can also be purchased as part of a offered in my store. If you are interested in the , click on the following link for more details and a Free preview: ******** HALLOWEEN ACROSTIC POEM: Save yourself some time (and sanity!) with this quick "time-filler" for the crazy week around Halloween. HALLOWEEN STORY ACTIVITY: Remember "Mad Libs?" Oh, the 90's. Those were the days. So, in honor of the 90's and Halloween, here's a throwback to the good ol' days before kids had cell phones and tablets to entertain themselves. This is sure to be a class favorite! (If you're not familiar with "Mad Libs": Students will have to first fill in the blanks with adjectives, nouns, etc. After filling in the blanks, they will then write their answers in the appropriate places within the story to create a silly, Halloween tale about playing tricks on a sibling.) ***************************************************************************** Need other HOLIDAYS? See more activities in my store: ***************************************************************************** IF YOU DIG MY PRODUCTS, I'D LOVE YOUR FOLLOW!: • Look for the green star next to my store logo and click it to become a follower. *****************************************************************************
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Halloween Activities! Crossword Puzzle and Word Search

Halloween Activities! Crossword Puzzle and Word Search

NOTE: This project can also be purchased as part of a offered in my store. If you are interested in the , click on the following link for more details and a Free preview: ******** HALLOWEEN CROSSWORD PUZZLE and WORD SEARCH: Save yourself some time (and sanity!) with these quick "time-fillers" for the crazy week around Halloween. Answer Keys always provided with my products! ***************************************************************************** Need other HOLIDAYS? See more activities in my store: ***************************************************************************** IF YOU DIG MY PRODUCTS, I'D LOVE YOUR FOLLOW!: • Look for the green star next to my store logo and click it to become a follower. *****************************************************************************
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Creative Writing Short Stories: A Guide / Organizer for the Short Story Process

Creative Writing Short Stories: A Guide / Organizer for the Short Story Process

SHORT STORY CREATIVE WRITING PACKET: This packet offers your students Graphic Organizers for the Short Story Process. The organizers walk the students through each step of the writing process by brainstorming and organizing each part of the plot. Each organizer also gives a helpful description of the plot point with guided prompts to help your students get started. These tools could be used in grades 5-9. The Packet includes the following sections: 1) Brainstorming: --Topics and Ideas for my short story -- Word Web 2) Exposition: --Creating Characters, setting, conflict --How do I start? 3) The Rising Action: --Important Events/Moments of my short story --How do these moments affect the conflict? 4) The Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution: --How is the conflict resolved? --How does the resolution answer all the reader's questions? *****************************************************************************
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PERSUASIVE Essay: Teacher's Rubric and Student Graphic Organizer

PERSUASIVE Essay: Teacher's Rubric and Student Graphic Organizer

PERSUASIVE ESSAY RUBRIC AND STUDENT CHECKLIST: Your grading life just got a lot easier. Of course we always want to give our student's individual feedback, but that does not mean you should sacrifice all of your free time. This rubric allows you to quickly and efficiently grade your students' persuasive essays while also providing brief feedback. Included is a student checklist that will help ensure your students' papers are grade-ready. **This Rubric and Checklist can also be used for the two other thesis-based essays: Expository/Explanatory, and Definition/Exemplification.** The Rubric is comprehensive with the intent to cover the primary aspects of thesis formed essay. The structure makes it easy-to-grade with numerical checkboxes. Just add them up and go! Your students will be graded based on the following: Brainstorming/Prewriting/First Draft(s) Thesis Statement Introduction/Conclusion Paragraphs Body Paragraphs/Support of Thesis Organization/Structure Grammar, Spelling, Usage
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The Giver Unit Activity: Mock Ceremony of Twelve for Students

The Giver Unit Activity: Mock Ceremony of Twelve for Students

THE GIVER MOCK CEREMONY OF TWELVE: This is a fun and engaging activity to do with your students as you read The Giver, by Lois Lowry. This Mock Ceremony of Twelve allows your students to actively engage with the novel as they play the roles as citizens of the community. There is a writing portion of the activity that encourages persuasive writing, as well as a public speaking aspect. The packet includes instructions and a "script" for you, guidelines and worksheets for the students, and job assignments. If you need an activity to really get them interested in the novel, this is the one!
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The Giver Activity: Unit Project "My Utopia" (Preview the novel)

The Giver Activity: Unit Project "My Utopia" (Preview the novel)

THE GIVER UTOPIA PROJECT: Get your students excited about reading this novel by starting off the unit with The Utopia Project. . .While this is a project designed to introduce students to the novel, it may be done during any portion of the unit. The purpose of this project is to not only introduce the novel, but to get your students actively thinking about the setting and theme of a Utopian vs. Dystopian world. Included in this product are guidelines to help your students create an advertisement or visual depiction of their perfect, Utopian society. Also included is a Rubric for quick and easy grading.
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The Giver: 50+ Chapter Questions for Class Discussion and Individual Assessment

The Giver: 50+ Chapter Questions for Class Discussion and Individual Assessment

THE GIVER CHAPTER QUESTIONS: This is a packet of over 50 chapter questions that can be used as a tool for you to facilitate class discussion and/or given to your students for individual reflection. The questions are reflective of main points or themes that require critical thinking skills. Many of the questions challenge students to think outside of the novel and reflect on our own society and encourage growth as individuals.
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The Giver Unit Activity Project: Timeline (for Engagement and Comprehension)

The Giver Unit Activity Project: Timeline (for Engagement and Comprehension)

THE GIVER TIMELINE PROJECT: This is a unit project for The Giver that is introduced prior to reading and worked on as you progress through the reading. (The project could also be done post-reading if preferred; students will just have to go back through the novel a second or third time to find his or her information). It includes a guideline with instructions for the students, a graphic organizer for note-taking, and an easy-to-grade rubric for you. This project encourages student engagement throughout the entire progression of the novel. I have found this to be an extremely helpful tool in my classroom with ensuring that students are engaged and comprehending. This Timeline can be done individually, in pairs, or in groups. With the timeline project, you are able to assess formative student engagement and comprehension throughout the unit, as opposed to a summative assessment at the end of the unit.
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The Giver: Complete Unit Packet (Projects, Chapter Questions, Exam and more)

The Giver: Complete Unit Packet (Projects, Chapter Questions, Exam and more)

******** THE GIVER UNIT PACKET: This is a UNIT PACKET for The Giver by Lois Lowry. The packet includes the following: 1) TIMELINE UNIT PROJECT This project encourages student engagement throughout the entire progression of the novel. It includes a guideline with instructions for the students, a graphic organizer for note-taking, and an easy-to-grade rubric for you.This can be done individually, in pairs, or in groups. 2) MOCK CEREMONY OF TWELVE The most fun you'll have all year... This is a fun and engaging activity to do with your students as you read. This Mock Ceremony allows your students to actively engage with the novel as they play the roles as citizens of the community. There is a writing portion of the activity that encourages persuasive writing, as well as a public speaking aspect. The packet includes instructions and a "script" for you, guidelines and worksheets for the students, and job assignments. 3) CHAPTER DISCUSSION QUESTIONS This is a packet of over 50 chapter questions that can be used as a tool for you to facilitate class discussion and/or given to your students for individual reflection. The questions are reflective of main points or themes that require critical thinking skills. Many of the questions challenge students to think outside of the novel and reflect on our own society and encourage growth as individuals. 4) CHAPTER VOCABULARY GRAPHIC ORGANIZER This is a comprehensive unit packet of Vocabulary with over 50 Vocabulary terms used in the novel. Providing students with this packet allows for closer reading and engagement with the novel. The Vocabulary Graphic Organizer is a column chart that instructs the students to write how the word is used in context with the book (page numbers included), provide a definition, and create a new sentence. 5) 45 QUESTION UNIT EXAM (PLUS ESSAY PROMPT) 45-Question Unit Exam that includes 25 multiple choice comprehension/critical thinking questions, 15 character and terminology matching questions, and 5 plot diagram questions. Easy-to-read Answer Key. Also included is an Essay prompt that may be used as part of the exam (based on how much time your class periods allow for assessment) or assigned as an individual take-home or in-class essay. A Rubric, a Brainstorming Sheet, an Outline Sheet, and a Final Draft Sheet are provided. (The latter three are optional based on your preference.) 6) STUDENT UTOPIA PROJECT Get your students excited about reading this novel by starting off the unit with The Utopia Project. . .While this is a project designed to introduce students to the novel, it may be done during any portion of the unit. The purpose of this project is to not only introduce the novel, but to get your students actively thinking about the setting and theme of a Utopian vs. Dystopian world. Included in this product are guidelines to help your students create an advertisement or visual depiction of their perfect, Utopian society. Also included is a Rubric for quick and easy grading. *****************************************************************************
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The Outsiders Activity: Characterization / Analysis & Student Self-Reflection

The Outsiders Activity: Characterization / Analysis & Student Self-Reflection

THE OUTSIDERS CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY This is a deeply engaging activity for your students to not only learn how to analyze/characterize literature, but learn how to reflect and grow as individuals through reading. What is included: 1) Powerpoint Presentation with definition and examples of Dynamic, Static, Round, and Flat Characters; Characterization (Indirect and Direct) 2) Student Guided Notes: Two options to correspond with the PowerPoint (fill-in notes or ready-to-use) 3) Character Brainstorming Sheets: Students will be given an acronym (T.R.A.I.T.S.) to help them remember what to consider when analyzing characters. Upon filling out the brainstorming work, there is an option for a paragraph or essay portion of Characterization (for one or all of the characters included). 4) Self-Reflection: I think one of the most important aspects of character analysis in literature is the opportunity for Self-Reflection. In characters, we often can see similar or very dissimilar traits within ourselves. This portion of the packet allows students to complete the same process of characterizing they did with the characters, but for themselves. With this, hopefully they are able to be given some insight as to why reading is so important.
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The Outsiders Unit Packet: Character / Plot, Mock Trial, Quizzes, Exam

The Outsiders Unit Packet: Character / Plot, Mock Trial, Quizzes, Exam

******** THE OUTSIDERS UNIT PACKET: This is a UNIT PACKET for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The packet includes the following: 1) TIMELINE UNIT PROJECT This project encourages student engagement throughout the entire progression of the novel. It includes a guideline with instructions for the students, a graphic organizer for note-taking, and an easy-to-grade rubric for you.This can be done individually, in pairs, or in groups. 2) JOHNNY ON TRIAL: A MOCK TRIAL The most fun you'll have all year... The activity is a Mock Trial for Johnny Cade and his role in the murder of Bob Sheldon. It is the students' job to decide if Johnny acted in self defense or if he is guilty of second degree murder. The packet guides the students through the process of the trial with easy-to-follow instructions which means no prep for you! This activity challenges them to engage their close reading, writing, group collaboration, and public speaking skills. A grading rubric is also included. 3) CHARACTER ANALYSIS/CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY This is a deeply engaging activity for your students to not only learn how to analyze/characterize literature, but learn how to reflect and grow as individuals through reading. Includes Powerpoint, Student Notes, Paragraph/Essay Prompt, Self-Reflection 4) COMPREHENSION QUIZZES These are three very BASIC* comprehension quizzes that cover Chapters 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12. These quizzes are just a quick assessment to ensure they are following along. There are ten multiple choice questions per quiz and an Answer Key is included. *The EXAM included in this packet delves more into details and close reading. 5) CHARACTER AND TERMINOLOGY CROSSWORD REVIEW This is a 20-question Crossword Puzzle with terms, characters, and plot points from the play. Good for summary and review before exam, or just for days when students are silent reading and you get some early finishers. 6) 40 QUESTION UNIT EXAM (PLUS ESSAY PROMPT) 40 question unit exam that includes 15 multiple choice comprehension/critical thinking questions, 15 character and terminology matching questions, 5 true/false, and 5 plot diagram (optional). Answer key provided. Also included is an Essay prompt that may be used as part of the exam (based on how much time your class periods allow for assessment) or assigned as an individual take-home or in-class essay. A Rubric, a Brainstorming Sheet, an Outline Sheet, and a Final Draft Sheet are provided. (The latter three are optional based on your preference.)
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The Outsiders: Class Mock Trial Activity -- Students Become the Characters

The Outsiders: Class Mock Trial Activity -- Students Become the Characters

THE OUTSIDERS: JOHNNY ON TRIAL: Mock Trial: This is one of the most fun, yet academically engaging lessons I have done with my kids. With this activity, they are challenged to go deep into the novel and interact with characterization and plot development.This activity also challenges them to engage their writing, group collaboration, and public speaking skills. The activity is a Mock Trial for Johnny Cade and his role in the murder of Bob Sheldon. It is the students' job to decide if Johnny acted in self defense or if he is guilty of second degree murder. The packet guides the students through the process of the trial with easy-to-follow instructions which means no prep for you! A grading rubric is also included. (I have noted the duration is two days, but this activity can be extended for longer if needed). The packet includes the following: 1) Instructions/Note for the Teacher 2) General Instructions and Steps for the students 3) Terminology sheet of basic "Courtroom Lingo" 4) Character Role sheets for the following: *Johnny Cade *Ponyboy Curtis *Randy Adderson *Arresting Officer (not a true character to the novel) *Defense Lawyer *Prosecuting Lawyer *Judge *Jury Member Optional Roles include: *Cherry Valance *Marcia *Dally Winston *Darry Curtis 5) Jury Member Official "Verdict" Votes 6) Easy-to-Read GRADING RUBRIC
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The Giver Unit Lessons: Chapter Vocabulary Graphic Organizers Activity

The Giver Unit Lessons: Chapter Vocabulary Graphic Organizers Activity

THE GIVER CHAPTER VOCABULARY AND QUIZZES: This is a comprehensive unit packet of Vocabulary with over 50 Vocabulary terms used in the novel. Providing students with this packet allows for closer reading and engagement with the novel. The Vocabulary Graphic Organizer is a column chart that instructs the students to write how the word is used in context with the book (page numbers included), provide a definition, and create a new sentence.
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The Giver: Final Unit Exam 45-Questions with Optional Essay

The Giver: Final Unit Exam 45-Questions with Optional Essay

THE GIVER UNIT EXAM: 45-Question Unit Exam that includes 25 multiple choice comprehension/critical thinking questions, 15 character and terminology matching questions, and 5 plot diagram questions. Easy-to-read Answer Key. Also included is an Essay prompt that may be used as part of the exam (based on how much time your class periods allow for assessment) or assigned as an individual take-home or in-class essay. A Rubric, a Brainstorming Sheet, an Outline Sheet, and a Final Draft Sheet are provided. (The latter three are optional based on your preference.)
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Diary of Anne Frank Lesson: Characterization / Analysis and Self-Reflection

Diary of Anne Frank Lesson: Characterization / Analysis and Self-Reflection

ANNE FRANK CHARACTERIZATION ACTIVITY This is a deeply engaging activity for your students to not only learn how to analyze/characterize literature, but learn how to reflect and grow as individuals through reading. What is included: 1) Powerpoint Presentation with definition and examples of Dynamic, Static, Round, and Flat Characters; Characterization (Indirect and Direct) 2) Student Guided Notes: Two options to correspond with the PowerPoint (fill-in notes or ready-to-use) 3) Character Brainstorming Sheets: Students will be given an acronym (T.R.A.I.T.S.) to help them remember what to consider when analyzing characters. Upon filling out the brainstorming work, there is an option for a paragraph or essay portion of Characterization (for one or all of the characters included). 4) Self-Reflection: I think one of the most important aspects of character analysis in literature is the opportunity for Self-Reflection. In characters, we often can see similar or very dissimilar traits within ourselves. This portion of the packet allows students to complete the same process of characterizing they did with the characters, but for themselves. With this, hopefully they are able to be given some insight as to why reading is so important.
CaitlinAKnight
Grammar: VERBALS Unit Activity to introduce Gerunds, Infinitives, Participles

Grammar: VERBALS Unit Activity to introduce Gerunds, Infinitives, Participles

VERBALS UNIT ACTIVITY: CLOZE TEST: ☑ Common Core Standard: (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1.A) ☑ This is an activity to help introduce gerunds, infinitives, and participles. ☑ A Cloze Test is a way to measure a student’s prior knowledge on a subject by asking the student to fill in the missing words that have been removed from a passage. This Cloze Test will measure how much the student knows (or is able to predict) about GERUNDS, INFINITIVES, and PARTICIPLES. ☑ After completing the test, you will give the students the correct terminology (TIP: always fun to make it a COMPETITION! Whoever gets the most correct gets candy, 5 points on exam, etc). ☑ Once they have all of the answers, they will be able to use this as a guide for review before assignments and quiz or exam. ☑ Easy-to-read Answer Keys always included in my products
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Grammar: Verbals INFINITIVES Practice Worksheets (Common Core Aligned)

Grammar: Verbals INFINITIVES Practice Worksheets (Common Core Aligned)

VERBALS INFINITIVES PRACTICE WORKSHEETS: ☑ Common Core Standard: (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1.A) ☑ Four 15-Question Worksheets that allow for practice with infinitives through context, creating sentences, and distinguishing between prepositional/participle phrases and infinitives. ☑ A clear definition and color-coded examples of infinitives included. ☑ Easy-to-read Answer Keys always included in my products
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Grammar: Verbals PARTICIPLES Practice Worksheets (Common Core Aligned)

Grammar: Verbals PARTICIPLES Practice Worksheets (Common Core Aligned)

VERBALS PARTICIPLES PRACTICE WORKSHEETS: ☑ Common Core Standard: (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1.A) ☑ 2-page handout that breaks down the definition of a Participle and how it functions as a multi-part verb and an adjective. I have created this handout with color-coding to help students visualize the varying parts of speech in order to understand the Participle. ☑ Five worksheets that offer practice by determining Participle usage through context, creating sentences, identifying Participles phrases, and using Participles as multi-part verbs and adjectives. ☑ Easy-to-read Answer Keys always included in my products
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