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WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Grammar Commas Direct Address
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WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Grammar Commas Direct Address TEXT: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2 ANSWER KEY: Included ···························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Unit Teaching Package bundle. ···························································································································· Using examples from the novel Where the Red Fern Grows, students will study commas used with direct address. They will learn to locate direct address in the sentences and use appropriate commas. WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS RESOURCES INCLUDED: * 1-page activity practicing the commas with direct address using examples from the novel * answer key Enjoy WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS! And remember, old friends are worth it, a thousand times over!
MANIAC MAGEE Grammar Commas Direct Address
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Using examples from the novel Maniac Magee, students will study commas used with direct address. They will learn to locate direct address in the sentences and use appropriate commas. TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2 ANSWER KEY: Included ····················································································· This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ····················································································· MANIAC MAGEE RESOURCES INCLUDED: * 1-page activity practicing the commas with direct address using examples from the novel * answer key Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
OUTSIDERS Poem Study - Nothing Gold Can Stay
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OUTSIDERS Poem Study - Nothing Gold Can Stay NOVEL: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7 ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of THE OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton). ······························································································································· While in exile, Johnny & Ponyboy have a moment that includes the legendary Robert Frost poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Students will take a pause from the reading to read and study this poem, its meaning, and how it connects to our novel The Outsiders. Enjoy The Outsiders! And Stay Golden!
ROMEO AND JULIET Film vs. Play Comparison
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ROMEO AND JULIET Film vs. Play Comparison

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ROMEO AND JULIET Film vs. Play Comparison PLAY: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7 ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of ROMEO AND JULIET Unit Teaching Package (by William Shakespeare). ······························································································································· This 2-page organizer will help your students compare the play to the film. How is the movie different? After reading the play Romeo and Juliet, students will view the film and analyze the differences. This opens up a bunch of fun and critical-thinking conversation about why the film-makers would change parts of the play for the film. They are, after all, two different works of art. Enjoy Romeo and Juliet!
GIVER Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
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GIVER Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict w/ answer key NOVEL = The Giver by Lois Lowry LEVEL = middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) COMMON CORE = CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 ANSWER KEY: Included ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of THE GIVER Unit Teaching Package bundle. ······························································································································· Middle and highschoolers will subconsciously enjoy the design of this two-page graphic organizer as they take notes on the 6 different types of conflict. DIRECTIONS: For each of the six types of conflict, try your hardest to describe scenes from The Giver that match that type. * Person vs. Person * Person vs. Nature * Person vs. Himself * Person vs. Supernatural * Person vs. Society * Person vs. Technology Enjoy The Giver!
MANIAC MAGEE Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
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Maniac Magee Conflict learners will explore the 6 major types in the novel. Middle and highschoolers will subconsciously enjoy the design of this 2-page graphic organizer as they take notes and analyze. NOVEL: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 ················································································································ This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle. ················································································································ DIRECTIONS: For each of the six types of conflict, describe scenes from Maniac Magee that match that type. * Person vs. Person * Person vs. Nature * Person vs. Himself * Person vs. Supernatural * Person vs. Society * Person vs. Technology Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!
GIVER Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)
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GIVER Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry) NOVEL: The Giver by Lois Lowry LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) TOTAL: 225 slides/pages in lesson plan unit Pacing Guide & Answer Keys included » MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS « CONTENTS: * Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the 6-week unit. * Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity & how to conduct the activities in the classroom. · Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity - questions to get students thinking · Introduction to Utopias PowerPoint - Introduces students to concept of utopias/dystopias; provides examples from real life, novels, & film · Utopia Project & Travel Brochure Activity - Students put knowledge of utopias into practice by creating own theoretical utopia (a persuasive travel brochure that explains vision & functionality) - Presentation to class & get asked questions. · Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc (6 parts) · Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict · Characters Organizer · Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, Gerunds) Activity & PowerPoint · Phrases & Clauses (Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb) · Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment (60 words) · Ceremony of 12 Simulation - Students are assigned different real life jobs from the top 200 jobs list & write their thoughts of being assigned a job. · Jobs List Organizer - Students catalogue & analyze jobs from community & societal worth · Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - Highly engaging writing & discussion questions · iPod Audio Tracts Tracker - Adds ease to figuring out which iPod audiobook tract matches pages · Pop Quizzes & Keys - 5-questions per section - The purpose is so students who read recently ace the quiz & students who didn’t read recently don’t. · Persuasive Essay & Speech & Rubrics - 3 options (Narrative, Persuasive, Response to Literature) · 5 Final Projects - Creative, Artistic, Differentiated · Pain Gallery - Final Activity and Discussion PowerPoint - Students draw a picture of something painful & anonymously turn in to discuss the various pains of life & how to fix them. · Newbery Award Speech & Response - Students read Lowry’s Newbery speech & think deeply about meaning. · Jeopardy Final Trivia Competition · Movie vs. Novel Comparison Enjoy The Giver! And may your world always be in full color!
OUTSIDERS PreReading Bias Activity
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OUTSIDERS PreReading Bias Activity NOVEL = The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton LEVEL = 7th-12th COMMON CORE = CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of THE OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton). ······························································································································· Before reading the novel The Outsiders, this activity will get students thinking about and discussing (and maybe even engaging in some friendly arguing!). Then after the novel is done, students will revisit these questions to consider how their minds have stayed the same or changed based on the events, characters, and themes they've just read about and felt. INCLUDED: * Printable Handout * PowerPoint Presentation to accompany discussion So sit back and get ready for some deep, engaging conversation! Enjoy The Outsiders! And Stay Golden!
OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton)
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OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton) NOVEL: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) TOTAL: 169 slides/pgs in lesson plan unit Pacing Guide & Answer Keys » MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS « CONTENTS: * Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit. * Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities in the classroom. · Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity - answer thematic questions to get students thinking · Plot Chart Organizer Diagram - organize 6 parts of the plot · Character Organizer - analyze main characters · Conflict Organizer - analyze 6 types of conflict ··· Setting Organizer - analyze 6 main settings · Slang Used in the Novel - discuss definitions of the slang · Independent vs. Subordinate Clauses - practices the difference between the 2 different types of clauses · Sentence Structures - practices the difference between the 4 different types of sentence structures: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex - compelling bottle-smashing practice PowerPoint game · 12 Comprehension Pop Quizzes - a 5-question pop quiz per chapter (answer keys) - The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn’t read recently would not do well. · Vocabulary List & Rumbles (Quizzes) - 3 20-word exercises - 3 quizzes (Rumbles) (keys) - 2 versions: one with definitions & words matching and one which requires students to with the traditional match definition with the word and one which requires students to recognize the meaning of the word and how it fits in a sentence from the novel · Poem Study - “Nothing Gold Can Stay” - Students study poem and meaning · Sodapop’s Cake Recipe Non-fiction Doc - Information Document Recipe · Drive-In Movie Theatres Non-fiction Doc - Information Document Movie Times · Subject & Verb Agreement PowerPoint & Worksheets - Teaches & assesses agreement rules using lines from text · Quickwrite Journal 10 Writing Prompts · Movie vs. Novel Comparison - compare & contrast movie and novel · 3 Essay Topics & Rubrics - 3 essay options for students to choose from (Narrative, Persuasive, Response to Literature) Enjoy The Outsiders! And Stay Golden!
GIVER Ceremony of 12 Activity
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GIVER Ceremony of 12 Activity

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GIVER Ceremony of 12 Activity NOVEL = The Giver by Lois Lowry LEVEL = middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) COMMON CORE = CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 ·························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of THE GIVER Unit Teaching Package bundle. ·························································································································· In The Giver, Jonas and all other 12 year olds go through the Ceremony of Twelve, their society's ritual during which all young people are assigned the job / career they'll work at for their adult years. This Giver activity simulates that ceremony, bringing to life the reality of having a job assigned to you and providing the opportunity for discussion around what would be good and bad about being assigned a job. This Giver activity uses the list of Top 200 Jobs of 2013 from CareerCast.com. You can see the complete list and the criteria for the job rankings HERE!!! Using the Top 25 jobs and the Bottom 25 jobs, students will receive 2 jobs, one from the top and one from the bottom, but they won't know which one is which until after they've written their thoughts about the job and its description. Then we walk through the 52-slide PowerPoint that shows each job's ranking and salary. It's always interesting to see how the students' thoughts about a job changes when they see the rank and the salary. It's also eye-opening for them to see all the potential jobs out there. INCLUDES: > 50 printable job cards (black and white or color) > 1-page writing response handout > 54-slide PowerPoint with jobs, descriptions, rank, and salary Your students will have a great time with this Giver activity! NOTE: Every PowerPoint includes both the PowerPoint Show and the customizable .ppt file. Enjoy The Giver!
ROMEO AND JULIET Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
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ROMEO AND JULIET Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment

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ROMEO AND JULIET Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment PLAY: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4 ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of ROMEO AND JULIET Unit Teaching Package (by William Shakespeare). ······························································································································· This 30-word Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary Word List will help students engage in the language of Romeo and Juliet and understand what they're reading. Questions are matching (A-J). Enjoy Romeo and Juliet!
HATCHET Unit Teaching Package (by Gary Paulsen)
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HATCHET Unit Teaching Package (by Gary Paulsen)

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HATCHET Unit Teaching Package (by Gary Paulsen) TEXT: HATCHET by Gary Paulsen LEVEL: 5th-8th TOTAL: 145 slides/pgs Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included » MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS « CONTENTS: * Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit. * Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities in the classroom. ··· Crash Map Activity - Students try to solve where Brian crashed - 3pg - RL.2 · Crash Tally Activity - Students track a tally of how many days Brian has been stranded - 1pg - RL.2 · Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc - organize the 6 parts of the plot - 1pg - RL.2 · Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict - Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories - 1pg - RL.2 · Characters Organizer - analyze the main characters using novel quotes - 4pg - RL.3 · Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint - 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking - 28-question PowerPoint - RL.1 · 14 Comprehension Pop Quizzes - 5-question pop quiz per 1-2 chapters - 30-slide PowerPoint - 28pgs of Printables - The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn’t read recently would not do well. - RL.10 · Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment - 150 vocabulary words from novel - five 30-question lists & quizzes - 20pg Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys - RL.4 · Sensory Language Organizer - analyze the sensory language in novel - 1pg - RL.4 · Figurative Language Worksheet - analyze and complete 51 figures of speech specific to the novel - 6pg bundle - Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Analogies, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Puns, Irony - RL.4 ··· Symbols Analyzer - analyze the hatchet as a symbol in the novel - 1pg - RL.4 ··· Essay and Speech - 3 response to literature essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech - Includes essay topics & speech grading rubrics - 6pg - W.1 ··· Movie vs. Novel Comparison - 2-page Worksheet - Students compare & contrast the movie and novel - RL.7 *** 145 pgs/slides total *** Enjoy Hatchet! And remember, “so much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking.”
HATCHET Figurative Language Analyzer (51 quotes)
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HATCHET Figurative Language Analyzer (51 quotes)

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HATCHET Figurative Language Analyzer (51 quotes) NOVEL: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen LEVEL: middle school (5-8) COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4 ··································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of HATCHET Unit Teaching Package bundle. ··································································································· Using quotes from Hatchet, students will examine the figurative language and figure out which of the following it is: * Simile * Metaphor * Idiom * Hyperbole * Analogy * Personification * Onomatopoeia * Pun * Irony Enjoy Hatchet!
GIVER Characters Organizer (by Lois Lowry)
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GIVER Characters Organizer (by Lois Lowry)

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GIVER Characters Organizer (by Lois Lowry) NOVEL: The Giver by Lois Lowry LEVEL: 7th-12th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3 ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of THE GIVER Unit Teaching Package bundle. ······························································································································· Students will love this Giver graphics design and might even be tricked into enjoying themselves while taking notes on the characters. This 5-page organizer will help students keep track of their thoughts about the main characters. Students will make notes of the physical descriptions, inner desires, important traits, and anything else they find about the characters. Enjoy The Giver!
OUTSIDERS Setting Graphic Organizer - Physical & Emotional (by S.E. Hinton)
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OUTSIDERS Setting Graphic Organizer - Physical & Emotional (by S.E. Hinton)

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OUTSIDERS Setting Graphic Organizer - Physical & Emotional (by S.E. Hinton) NOVEL = The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton LEVEL = middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) COMMON CORE = CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of THE OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton). ······························································································································· Middleschoolers will subconsciously enjoy the design of this one-page graphic organizer as they take notes on 6 of the different important settings in the story. DIRECTIONS: For each of the six settings, describe the location physically and emotionally. Think about the emotions that end up happening there and describe them. * 1966 * Oklahoma * Ponyboy's House * The Drive-in Theater * The Abandoned Church * The Hospital Enjoy The Outsiders! And Stay Golden!
OUTSIDERS Character Organizer - Wanted Poster (by S.E. Hinton)
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OUTSIDERS Character Organizer - Wanted Poster (by S.E. Hinton)

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OUTSIDERS Character Organizer - Wanted Poster (by S.E. Hinton) NOVEL: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3 ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of THE OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton). ······························································································································· Middleschoolers will love this Wanted Poster / Newspaper design and might even be tricked into enjoying themselves while taking notes on the characters. This one-page organizer will help students keep track of their thoughts about the main characters. Students will make notes of the physical descriptions, inner desires, important traits, and anything else they find about the characters. Enjoy The Outsiders! And Stay Golden!
OUTSIDERS 12 Pop Quizzes (5 comprehension questions per chapter)
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OUTSIDERS 12 Pop Quizzes (5 comprehension questions per chapter)

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OUTSIDERS 12 Pop Quizzes (5 comprehension questions per chapter) TEXT: OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton GRADE LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary) COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10 ······························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of THE OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton). ······························································································································· This 26-slide PowerPoint and 12 Printouts has 12 Pop Quizzes for THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton to check for reading comprehension and make sure students are staying on track reading the novel. The purpose of the questions is not to trick the students. But since some students may have read the novel or watched the movie in the past, each question is crafted to see if the students read the chapter sometime recently. They are easily remembered, short-term answers. I've quality tested the quizzes with students. Students who recently read the chapters = should get 4-5 correct Students who did not recently read = should get 0-3 correct NOTE: This file has been updated to include both the PowerPoint Show and the customizable .ppt file. Enjoy The Outsiders! And Stay Golden!
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Trail of Tears Historical Nonfiction
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WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Trail of Tears Historical Nonfiction

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WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Trail of Tears Historical Nonfiction TEXT: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2,3,6,7 Suggested Answer Key Included! ···························································································································· This resource can be purchased as part of WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Unit Teaching Package bundle. ···························································································································· When chapter 2 rolls around, we learn a small fact about Billy's mom that is a huge snapshot into the setting, history, and Billy's family: Billy's mom is Cherokee and was giving Cherokee land. This activity will lead students to read some information and assess some videos/audio about the Trail of Tears that unjustly treated many native tribes, including the Cherokee of Billy's family and region. Students will learn what the Trail of Tears is, who created it, and why they did it. A great activity to engage them during the reading journey. INCLUDED: * URL link to Trail of Tears research article * URL links to YouTube of radio * a 2-page analysis activity of the article Enjoy WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS! And remember, old friends are worth it, a thousand times over!