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Exceptional Writing products for teachers grades 6 through University, specializing in writing essays, creative writing and writing prompts, editing, proofreading, the workshop process, fiction and its elements, usage/style and much more. Proud to be rigorous, skill-based, scaffolded, step-by-step, and organized: from directions and lessons plans to worksheets and grading rubrics - you'll find complete and easy-to-use resources!

Exceptional Writing products for teachers grades 6 through University, specializing in writing essays, creative writing and writing prompts, editing, proofreading, the workshop process, fiction and its elements, usage/style and much more. Proud to be rigorous, skill-based, scaffolded, step-by-step, and organized: from directions and lessons plans to worksheets and grading rubrics - you'll find complete and easy-to-use resources!
GOTHIC Literature PDF: Introduction, Elements and Motifs with QUIZ, Grades 8-9-10-11
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GOTHIC Literature PDF: Introduction, Elements and Motifs with QUIZ, Grades 8-9-10-11

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Thank you for visiting the PerfettoWritingRoom©! Gothic Literature: Introduction and Elements is a PowerPoint Presentation (secured into PDF format) of 38 slides including a very handy Pre-test (pre-activity) which helps you assess how much students already know about the Gothic genre beforehand, plus a Posttest with Key. We LOVE Gothic literature, its relationship to the Romantic Period, good old Horace Walpole and “The Castle of Otranto” and those ESSENTIAL Gothic Elements and Motifs that really are quite fun to introduce, or review. . . Gothic Literature: Introduction and Elements is well-researched and constructed; it ENDS with a list of authors from Walpole through Radcliffe and Shelley, all the way up to Southern Gothic. The FOCUS is how Gothic BEGAN, its ELEMENTS, MOTIFS and Major CONTRIBUTORS. You RECEIVE: 39 pages total (PDF'd slide presentation is 30 pages) • OVERVIEW: Background information on Romanticism and its relationship to the Gothic Strong working Definition of Gothic Literature Elements of Gothic Literature, with Explanations Motifs of Gothic Literature A Brief List of famous authors and Gothic works included in the presentation *PLUS: • A Pre-Activity found at the end of the presentation; print and give to students before showing the presentation • A Post-Activity for afterwards. This can be a test or quiz. KEY included. USES: For ANY Grade 8-11 class. Use as an INTRODUCTION for ANY GOTHIC novel or story collection. Examples include Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” or the later, Victorian Gothic, such as Edgar Allan Poe; ideal for introducing teaching “Fall of the House of Usher,” “Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” "Masque of the Red Death," or "Hop Frog" - this last story is a bit gruesome but rich with Gothic elements and translates well for an "element writing assignment." Use also with American authors. Hawthorne’s “The House of Seven Gables” or the Southern Gothic writers, Faulkner and Flannery O’Conner. Use before setting a Gothic writing or research topic. We hope you and your students will thoroughly enjoy this product as much as we enjoyed crafting it for you. *** If this product piques your interest, please also consider: Gothic Literature: Elements and Motifs - EDITABLE VERSION!. You get the original Power Point with sound effects for maximum ambiance - PLUS the ability to add more information if you so choose, or change and customize the pre- and post-activities to make a perfect fit for your classroom! The Shakespeare Feud, Idiom Game. A fantastic high-energy game that not only introduces students to Shakespeare, it's great at lowering anticipatory stress as it includes many of the well-known idiomatic express
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, Complete Story, Activity, Quiz, and Key Packet  GR. 8, 9, 10,11
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Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, Complete Story, Activity, Quiz, and Key Packet GR. 8, 9, 10,11

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Thank you for visiting the PerfettoWritingRoom© – Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment – A Complete Short Story Packet is not only inexpensive, it is a fantastic COMPLETE 33-page, one-week long mini-unit that will give your students a complete understanding of the story and encourage them to think critically!! THIS packet includes: * PRE-Vocabulary Activity (Ice-breaker) * Vocabulary Terms with definitions * Vocabulary Quiz with Key * TWO Text-Based Activities *Story Comprehension Questions *Story Answers/Key *Three Essay Options *Formatted and Complimentary story with underlined vocabulary terms. *A secret freebie at the end of this product! USES Feel free to use this - For ANY Literature class grades 8-10 (11) - As part of your Gothic literature unit (includes Southern Gothic and Romantic Gothic) - As part of your larger, themed story unit - As part of a unit on Nathaniel Hawthorne - Seasonally (Fall, or Halloween) IF YOU LIKE this product, please consider our: Preparing Students for the Writer’s Workshop, an 8-Day Common Core Unit. Our best-seller that helps teachers familiarize and prepare students to properly read and comment on each other’s work in a workshop setting. Fast-tracks improvement and a positive learning environment. Gothic Literature: Elements and Motifs. This product is a fantastic introduction to Gothic Literature, its elements and motifs. It’s fun, entertaining, and makes every Gothic story or novel you teach that much easier to discuss.
The Elves and the Shoemaker - Writing & Critical Thinking Activity Pack Gr. 6-8, 10-12
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The Elves and the Shoemaker - Writing & Critical Thinking Activity Pack Gr. 6-8, 10-12

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The Elves and the Shoemaker is a delightful fairy tale that is familiar and can work hard in any Grade 6-12 class. Just because it seems like a “simple” tale, does not mean it cannot be the basis for analysis, writing, creative writing, or critical thinking and discernment. When students find a story that is familiar it makes learning that much more approachable. PerfettoWritingRoom© is pleased to provide information on traditional folklore so that you can use this tale for writing, analysis, critical thinking, and MORE. Use it during the holiday season or any time of year. In this very organized 25-page pack, you receive: • Handout – Characteristics of Folktales and Traditional Literature • The Elves and the Shoemaker – Full Story • Critical Thinking Activity (2 Pages) – Identifying Fairy tale Characteristics in a Text, using text support. - Critical Thinking Activity – Teacher Key • Application – Write a complete and accurate Fairy or Folktale - Brainstorming Handout complete with characteristics of a folktale - Writing Rubric for writing an authentic Fairy or Folktale • Folktales, Fables and Myths: Activities - Definition and characteristic search (Worksheet) - What do they have in common? (Venn Diagram Activity) - How are they different? (Venn Diagram Activity) - Answer Keys • The Elves and the Shoemaker – Optional Extension Activities You May Also Enjoy The Writer’s Workshop for High School, an 8-Day Common Core Unit. Gift of the Magi, Complete Activity Pack Grades 6-12. Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment, Complete Story Packet, Activities, Quiz and Keys.
FREE Creepy Themed Creative Writing Prompt Demo - Grades 6-12
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FREE Creepy Themed Creative Writing Prompt Demo - Grades 6-12

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FREE Creepy Themed Creative Writing Prompt Demo - Grades 6-12 is ONE small part of a larger loosely themed product This FREE DEMO version was specially selected to show you how you can group certain prompts together. In this download, You receive not only 4 picture prompts, but up to 11 writing options in total! WE suggest you Print out and laminate. You can post on a wall or place face down on the desks for a fun “run around” activity. You can project on a wall with PowerPoint or a projector. Lastly, let student use the computers if your school is so equipped – they can work in writing teams on one picture but write from different perspectives…OR, work alone. You’ve got a lot of options with this freebie!! This product is one small part of our much larger complete product Creative Writing Prompts To Improve Setting, POV, and Character!, a 47-page writing-improvement prompt resource that is fully complete with directions, implementation ideas, writing rubrics, and more. This FREE DEMO version was specially selected to show you how you can group certain prompts together within the larger version! PLEASE ENJOY this fun little sampler from us, PerfettoWritingRoom(c)! And happy Halloween, but also feel free to use this writing resource with any writing unit on suspense, descriptive writing, Poe or Shelley, Gothic literature, or wherever ELSE you deem appropriate! Do You Like this product? Please Consider these related Items! product Creative Writing Prompts To Improve Setting, POV, and Character! - The Larger More complete product from which this freebie was taken, complete with directions, implementation ideas, student handouts, CCSs, and rubrics! Preparing Students for the Writer’s Workshop, and 8-Day Common-Core, Skills Based Unit (Grades 8-12). Peer Edit and Workshop: Learning Critical Thinking and Analysis with Samples. Peer Edit Starter Kit for ANY Writing Topic, Grades 6-12. The Characterization Master Course bundle and Analytical Essay – Grades 9-12.
Character Master Course - TASTER FREEBIE
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Character Master Course - TASTER FREEBIE

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Characterization Master Course Freebie - Characterization, Writing, and of course Critical Thinking, - A wonderful Freebie that works hard. A small taste of our much more extensive resource. This freebie begins with an icebreaker - "The Characterization Run Around Activity" - How much do students already know about Characterization? Let them answer in this "Bingo-style" game on their own, and then, with help from their friends. KEY included. Also completely free - Character Expansion Task Cards. All you need to do it cut them out. Laminate for extra durability. USE IDEAS are included. Please enjoy this freebie. It is just a small taste of our successful, effective, and much larger, COMPLETE Character writing unit, Characterization Master Course bundle and Analytical Essay! Grades 9-12. This is a Complete Unit that not only gets students excited about improving their writing through the scaffolding approach, but also comes complete with the nonfiction closure activity - writing an essay, analyzing the effectiveness of characterization in Kate Chopin's "Story of an Hour." Please Consider taking a look at this product or our other fine writing products! : Characterization Master Course bundle and Analytical Essay! Grades 9-12. Analytical Essay Writing: Characterization Gr. 8-12 (Kate Chopin). The Writer’s Workshop for High School an 8-Day, common Core Unit. Writing, Editing and Workshop Bundle for Grades 8-12. Thank you so much for all of the good work YOU do everyday as a teacher. WE wouldn't be here without you. Gina, PerfettoWritingRoom
HOP-FROG COMPLETE Packet - Activities, Quizzes, Keys & Writing (Gr. 8-11)
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HOP-FROG COMPLETE Packet - Activities, Quizzes, Keys & Writing (Gr. 8-11)

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Hop-Frog Complete Packet with Activities, Quizzes, and Keys (GRADES 8 -11) is fantastic and reasonably priced resource. Not only is it a COMPLETE packet, it includes: PRE-Vocabulary Activity Vocabulary Terms with definitions Gothic Elements Overview, essential for any lesson or unit on Gothic literature. 2 Vocabulary Quizzes with Keys TWO Text-Based Activities Story Questions Story Answers/Key Three Essay Prompt Options Formatted and Complimentary story with underlined vocabulary terms. A secret freebie at the end of this product! Value: - Use this as you see fit . . . great flexibility! - Or use our organized Table of Contents as well as our . . . - Handy Lesson Plan with up to two weeks of activities - Several of these pieces are usable for other Gothic stories or lessons. - Enjoy our text-based and critical thinking activities as well as our freebie. - Use as part of a larger Romantic or Gothic lesson/unit. IF YOU LIKE this product, please consider: Gothic Literature: Elements and Motifs (available in PDF or in PPT). This product is a fantastic introduction to Gothic Literature, its elements and motifs. It’s fun, entertaining, and makes every Gothic story or novel you teach that much easier to discuss. Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment: Complete Story Packet, Activities, Quiz, and Key. Complete story packet with Activities, Vocabulary, Comprehension questions, Quiz and Keys. If you are doing a Gothic theme or unit, consider this fantastic print-and-go packet. Students enjoy this story that also comes complete with writing topics interchangeable with our Poe story!
Learning to Annotate Sonnets - A Complete Unit for Middle and High School
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Learning to Annotate Sonnets - A Complete Unit for Middle and High School

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Annotating Sonnets is a Common Core Standards Unit for all students grades 6-12, created to address close reading, annotating and then, WRITING ABOUT what one has found! This activity has long been practiced at the college level because it encourages nuanced and flexible thought, critical thinking and a holistic approach to tackling difficult text and hopefully all kinds of real-life issues once students move on after graduation. In preparation of this college practice, close reading and the process of text annotation is fast becoming essential in middle and high school. We are happy to bring you this an all-inclusive starter pack that will make close reading and annotating easier, as well as fun and interesting. This The Seven-day Unit has been carefully devised for teachers to do SEVERAL things, with the least amount of personal work: 1. Introduce annotation. 2. Have students understand and discuss a less-than ideal, or “Developing” version of an annotation in the hopes that they will recognize all the layers that exist and that CAN be addressed. This will encourage more effort and thoughtfulness in their own future annotations. 3. Provide the teacher a STRONG annotation to model for students. 4. Provide opportunities for students to practice, allowing them to annotate, first in pairs or in groups, and finally ON THEIR OWN, so that they can WRITE ABOUT THEIR FINDINGS as a closing activity. Students learn through modelling, and then by doing. This COMPLETE UNIT comes fully equipped with: - An OVERVIEW describing what annotation is, what it entails, why it is important, what its ultimate GOAL is, and some of the types of annotations one can make. - An Advice page for students - 6-7-day Lesson Plan with corresponding Common Core Standards - Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?), with both Developing and Strong Annotated Samples to serve as Discussion and Model, respectively. - Sonnet 130 (My Mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun) for use in paired or group activity, as students apply their knowledge. (Complete with Activity Worksheets and Strong Annotated Sample for Instructor to share with students afterward in class discussion!) - Closing, Mastery Activity – Individual Annotation and writing about Sonnet 29 (When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes). Complete with Strong annotation sample for teacher plus writing organizers for students so they are prepared to write.
Annotation Challenge - Comparing and Contrasting Sonnets! Grade 6 and UP
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Annotation Challenge - Comparing and Contrasting Sonnets! Grade 6 and UP

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Annotation with Purpose! Comparing and Contrasting Sonnets begins with a refresher on annotation but goes far beyond for your Grades 6-13 students. Annotation has traditionally been used to increase critical thinking about texts, and as an entry point for writing about how a text works. This is only ONE of the reasons why annotating, close reading and reader response criticism was adopted and favored at the university level. We are proud to offer a FULLY COMPLETE UNIT for Middle and HIGH SCHOOLERS, and to make it EASY for you to use, and for students to learn and apply. Get students thinking critically and ready for the sophisticated writing expected in the first semester of college! Why it’s Great – This 8-10 Day Common Core Lesson Plan is Ideal because it allows students to not only to Annotate Sonnets by Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser, it provides time for students to discuss the major layers and elements they noticed during their annotation. Additionally, It gently scaffolds students towards independently writing a compare/contrast essay. Finally, it is fully COMPLETE with all the materials your students need to take the leap from annotation to USING their annotations in a compare/contrast essay. You Receive: • 8-10 DAY Unit PLAN with Common Core Standards that scaffolds students with increasing skill acquisition and responsibility. • Advice on Annotation • A set of Sonnets for student annotation – Please see our Preview! • Teacher Key for EACH SONNET AND MUCH more - Writing Tips, Essay Organizers, ESSAY RUBRIC etc . . . In Short, Everything is Provided, CULMINATING in a Compare and Contrast in-class writing assignment. PLUS – This enhanced unit is complete with an extra set of sonnets. You may repeat the unit again during the year and gauge student essay writing for improvement. You may also like: Annotating Sonnets – A Complete Common Core Standards Unit for Middle and High School. A Fantastic, and thorough 7-Day Unit to Begin Annotation. Great for Introduction and Annotation Activities. The Peer Edit and Workshop! Critical Thinking and Analysis Lessons, with SAMPLES! The Sonnet 2: Meter and Structure with Shakespeare. A Complete Common Core Unit – Grades 8-12. A presentation followed up with notes, activities and assessment ensures students understand the sonnet form.
The Hanukkah Master Activity Pack with CCSs (Research, Presentation, Informational Text)  Gr. 6-12
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The Hanukkah Master Activity Pack with CCSs (Research, Presentation, Informational Text) Gr. 6-12

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The Hanukkah Master Activity Pack with Common Core Standards Grades 6-12 is actually two products. An Information-text activity, and a project! Here are some of the great benefits: • Up to 11-eleven days of activities • Common Core Standards broken down by specific activity • Teacher and Student directions, rubrics, keys – YOU NAME IT – Fully complete, utterly clear. Print and Go!! • Thorough lesson plan suggestion still provides enough wiggle room for you to move things around according to your own time constraints and student needs. • Two very different lessons offer variety and interest, and cover a multitude of standards. • Subject matter is culturally inclusive while also encouraging improvement in critical reading of informational texts. YOU RECEIVE Informational Text and Critical Reading. Includes – 3 day lesson. Please See Preview for samples. This includes: Value and Goals Statement, Table of Contents, Lesson overview, Common Core Anchor Standards and Grade Specific Standards by Grade for Grades 6, 7, 8, 9-10, and 11-12, an original 2-page passage “History of Hanukkah” with Active Reading Sheet. Two types of informational-text questions. The first is a Multiple-Choice “Test Prep” style, the second is a long-form worksheet requiring text-based evidence, quotes, and reasons. KEYS included. 8-Day Hanukkah Project – A Group Research, Writing, Presentation and Demonstration Project. This engaging and multiple intelligence project ends with a closure activity of art, music, food, and dreidel games. It includes: Value and Goals Statement, Table of Contents, Student Directions, Participation Log, Project Rubric, Student Time Management Sheet and Checklist, Suggested 8-Day Lesson Overview, Common Core Anchor Standards, presentation assessment sheets to ensure student attention, COMPLIMENTARY: origami dreidel as a secondary or tertiary art input in lieu of lesson plan; “Free Supplemental Teacher Resources” with links to music, and information on how to play dreidel games. We know the best lessons are multilayered. This project is one your students will LOVE and will remember for years to come. They will enjoy learning from each other and working together. We sincerely hope YOU enjoy how easy it is to use! You May also REALLY Like: The Steadfast Tin Soldier Critical Thinking and Writing Activity Pack Gr. 6-12. The Elves and the Shoemaker, Writing and Critical Thinking Activity Pack – Gr. 6-12. Gift of the Magi Complete Activity Pack – Grades 6-12.
Complete Writer’s Workshop Grades 6 - 8 - 10 - 12. An 8-Day Common Core Unit
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Complete Writer’s Workshop Grades 6 - 8 - 10 - 12. An 8-Day Common Core Unit

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Welcome to Complete Writer’s Workshop Grades 6 - 8 - 10 -12. An 8-Day Common Core Unit” This packet is a perfect introduction for the Writer’s Workshop that established proper habits, encourages critical thinking, and prepares students for an important activity that will occur throughout classes in high school and college. What You Receive: • 8-Day Unit Plan with Common Core Anchor Standards • Teacher and Student Instructions • Three Activities of increasing difficulty for correct critiquing with Answer Key. • Two Writing Samples for use in Mock Workshops (one is an analytical essay excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, one is a characterization scene excerpt from a setting exercise). • Quiz on the Workshop process with a corresponding Answer Key • Seating Charts for Workshop, assessment, attendance, or your needs. • Student workshop Self-Assessments (one for reviewers and one for writers) • Critique/Peer Review sheets. **PLUS, Newly added Rubrics for you to use with your class once they've written their first piece. Three rubrics included. One each for: analytical essay writing, short story, and a creative scene. • In total, over 39 informative and organized pages for an 8-day unit! The Workshop – Your Worst Enemy or Greatest Ally In an ideal situation, a workshop helps every student learn: just from YOU, and from each other. But if not introduced or taught properly, the workshop is rife with problems ranging from students who are unprepared or do not know what to say, are reticent, or use it as a flattery or bullying session. When implemented and used properly from the start, the Workshop can be the best and most rewarding learning experience for your student. Our Workshop Product, and the Formula PerfettoWritingRoom© uses our years of expertise in writing to introduce directions, provide a dedicated formula for how to make a complete critique, provide carefully scaffolded activities and “mock workshops” in this 8-day resource to ensure a successful workshop experience for your classroom. The critique formula we insist upon ensures maximum usefulness for the person being critiqued, and ensures critical thinking on the part of the reviewer. It raises the likelihood of having a productive Workshop, AND it will yield less frustration around rewrite time. THE GOAL Use the Entire 39-Page Packet from PerfettoWritingRoom to Introduce the Workshop, Review the Rules, Practice through the Activities provided, and even give a quiz. By the time the 8-day Unit is complete, you are ready to have your students follow the Workshop format with a major writing project in your classroom. The quality of the Workshop critiques, both oral and written will naturally improve as they go along.
Proper Usage! Task Card Set and MORE - Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Proper Usage! Task Card Set and MORE - Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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DESCRIPTION Write it Right! Proper Usage Task Card Set and More! TITLE for Product: Proper Usage Task Card Set; Middle School and High School Write it Right! Proper Usage Task Cards by PerfettoWritingRoom© are NOT your ordinary TASK CARDS! No matter HOW you use them, consider these cards a COMPLETE version of the MOST common usage errors. With THREE levels of difficulty for differentiation or scaffolding, EIGHT different prompt types to encourage mental agility, and PLENTY of IDEAS on HOW TO USE and reuse this product, your students are sure to improve their writing, thinking, testing, and ability to DIFFERENTIATE among some of the most commonly confused and abused words and phrases out there in the English language! YOU RECEIVE: 40 Cards: *Encourages: SAT Preparation, Better Writing, Higher Level Thinking & Mental Agility through EIGHT prompt types & THREE levels of difficulty! *FEATURES over 30 common usage issues! -Worksheets for Answers -Answer Key -Ideas to maximize product effectiveness & longevity -Complete Master LIST of words and phrases -Instructor Overview of Prompts by order of Difficulty!” JUST SOME of the Tricky Usage Issues These Cards Tackle: • Lay/Lie • Accept/Except • Effect/Affect • It’s/Its • There/Their/They’re • Than/Then • OVER 30 terms in all! IF you like this product, please consider: Creative Writing Prompts & MORE to Improve Setting, POV & Character with CCSs Gr. 6 -8, 9-12 . With rubrics, standards, and skill goals, this multiple use resource is as hard working as it is fun. Students can learn atmosphere point of view, characterization and more. Themed and organized for ease of use. Creative Writing Prompts & MORE to Improve Setting, POV & Character with CCSs Gr. 6 -8, 9-12 . One of our most popular resources – everything you need to ensure a smooth transition to quality feedback and time well spent in the workshop process!
INTRO TO CHARACTER: GLOSSARY, Quizzes, & Pre-Knowledge Activity Grades 6-12
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INTRO TO CHARACTER: GLOSSARY, Quizzes, & Pre-Knowledge Activity Grades 6-12

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Welcome to the PerfettoWritingRoom© “Characterization Glossary”! A specialized glossary for your classroom, fulfilling all your characterization preparation, overview, study, analysis or writing needs. Use this short 5 day unit as YOU see fit, and incorporate into your English, Literature, Language Arts or Creative Writing Class. Wonderfully in-depth, glossary terms include: • Direct characterization • Indirect characterization • Round character • Flat character • Static • Dynamic • Stock • Sidekick • Doppelganger • Show Don’t Tell (and what it really means) • Antagonist • Foil • And more! Do students confuse direct and indirect, flat and static, or others? Did you know that there are up to EIGHT ways to indirectly characterize? You’ll be surprised what you’ll find out – a veritable treasure trove. PLUS, you receive • An Introductory Pre-Knowledge activity, a show-what-you know “Characterization Run-Around” activity, with KEY, of course! Get those students moving, then do a great whole group review. • And not one, BUT THREE ASSESSMENTS, in order of ascending difficulty. TWO of these are SCANTRON FRIENDLY, the last of which is short answer. • Answer Keys, and CUMULATIVE ANSWER Keys (make them into quizzes, or one large assessment if YOU prefer). • Introductory Cover Page with CCSS. Common Core Standards 1. Characterization Run Around - Activity 1: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. 2. Character Master Definition Sheets and Assessments - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Advanced Dialogue Writing & Editing Unit with Sample - Grade 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Advanced Dialogue Writing & Editing Unit with Sample - Grade 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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“Dialogue Writing & Editing Lesson with Sample and CCSs Gr. 6-12” is the second resource in our line of dialogue writing resources. Part one of our dialogue writing series focused on learning the definition and rules of writing and formatting dialogue. THIS second resource is the next step, a logical 9-day lesson with a step-by-step approach that scaffolds students from “information getting” to writing and editing on their own. This more challenging resource focuses on writing purposeful, authentic-sounding dialogue, cutting lines that don’t work, and rewriting as needed. Self-assessments, task- and skill-based handouts, and discussions in which students are asked to explain why they made certain choices all assure an increased ability on the part of the student to perform the required tasks, but also ensure that the instructor knows where the students are regarding their skill and comfort level. The goals of this resource are: • To make student writers actively aware of the many roles and purposes dialogue can serve in fiction, plays or screenplays so that the fiction writing as a whole will improve. • To have students recognize, discuss, and apply natural-sounding dialogue in their own work, thereby improving overall writing quality and character “believability.” • To actively pursue an annotation process in which they will label a useful purpose to each line in a sample dialogue or cut it, as a practice for their own editing process. • To write their own dialogue scene with a natural voice and with purposes that serve the plot or the characters, and to go through a rigorous editing process as performed previously in the annotation practice. • To rewrite their final dialogue scene for a grade. Students will: o Refresh, reintroduce key concepts. Worksheets are provided o Recognize and report on natural patterns of authentic dialogue in “Real-Life Dialogue Activity” discussing ways they will apply it to their own written dialogues. o Immediately apply what they’ve learned about authentic dialogue in an introductory dialogue writing exercise, “An Unlikely Pair!” o Learn about “purposes” in dialogue. Just a few of these are: background information,” “forwarding the plot” or “character development.” In an annotation activity, students label a strong sample dialogue sample, “One Minute to Armageddon!” with the purpose each line serves, but cut the lines that are useless or extraneous. o The final activity – “Kill Your Darlings, Darling!” Complete an entire dialogue scene from beginning to end. They
Introduction to Dialogue Writing - Complete Unit - Samples, Activities and Tips, Gr. 6 -12
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Introduction to Dialogue Writing - Complete Unit - Samples, Activities and Tips, Gr. 6 -12

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Introductory Dialogue Writing is ideal for any educator interested in creating or enhancing a creative writing curriculum. Introductory Dialogue Writing is step by step and logical. It BEGINS with definition and qualities of great dialogue, pitfalls to avoid, activities and strong samples to look at along the way, and it ENDS with students being able to write one complete dialogue scene. This 30-Page Common Core Aligned Lesson Includes: • Introduction: KEY DEFINITIONS and Qualities of Good Dialogue • Common Dialogue Problems with writing icebreaker Activity; • Formatting Rules, with “strong sample” activity and Key; • Dialogue’s Purposes with strong writing sample, activity, and Key; • Dialogue Mastery - rewrite a strong dialogue sample, with Key; and • Application. students apply their learned knowledge of natural/ authentic-sounding dialogue and proper formatting to write a complete, original dialogue scene (prewrite and rubric included). This is an exceptionally handy introduction – usable by ANY level. The depth and scope of work is determined by the level of the students. If you need more fiction support, pair with our existingCharacterization: Learn and Write! Activities for Grades 6 - 12,or Introduction to Character. They go perfectly together.
Characterization: Learn and Write! Activities for Grades 6 - 12
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Characterization: Learn and Write! Activities for Grades 6 - 12

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Thank You for Purchasing “Characterization - Fiction Prompt Extravaganza” from PerfettoWritingRoom©. An overall resource – different than either our Character Master Course which is very in-depth or our Introduction to Characterization – This resource provides great background information and fantastic, educational and fun writing opportunities. INCLUDED: 1. Our nifty and in-depth handout “Direct Versus Indirect Characterization – Is One REALLY Better Than the Other?” 2. The TIP Sheet which helps students remember key methods of indirect characterization and ways to best use direct characterization. 3. The “Master ‘Show Don’t Tell’ Guide” – powerful tips on writing better. SEVEN ACTIVITIES with 30 USES! 4. “The Indirect Characterization Writing Activity” – Use up to four times! 5. Character Expansion Task Cards – 12 task cards, EACH a powerful entry into scene – Use up to twelve times! 6. “I Can Read ‘em Like a Book: Writing Emotion Into a Scene Using Indirect Characterization” – Use up to seven times! 7. “Stock Characters: Defy the Mold!” 8. “ Prompt One: Guided Visualization” 9. “Fiction Writing – Character in a Scene: Three Prompt Options” 10. “Character Data Sheets” – a multiuse gem. 11. “It’s All In a Name!” 12. CCSS for your high school classroom! (Disregard for college or personal use). If you need an in-depth product on how to implement the Writer’s workshop please see: The Writer’s Workshop For High School: An 8-Day Common-Core Unit.
Gift of the Magi - Complete Activity Pack Grades 6-12
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Gift of the Magi - Complete Activity Pack Grades 6-12

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Enjoy “Gift of the Magi” Complete Activity Pack for Grades 6-12. It is unique because it is a “loose Unit” meaning it comes complete with all that you need to create your own specialized approach. Do as much or as little of our pack as you’d like, or go beyond it. We feel that O. Henry’s story is a masterpiece, perfectly suited for ALL middle to high school grades and worthy of revisiting over and over. The magic is in the message, and in the ideas that YOU bring to it. WE are proud to provide all of the ESSENTIALS that you can use, year after year. We have taken the liberty of including for you: • The complete Story, unabridged. . . • With underlined vocabulary words. • Vocabulary Definitions • A Vocabulary Quiz • A Vocabulary Key • Flexible Comprehension Questions (use as quiz or classwork) • Comprehension Question Key. • A Vocabulary Icebreaker Activity. • Four Writing Activity Suggestions of varying difficulty. Do as many or few as you’d like. • Rubrics that may prove helpful. (Note, this is not a unit on how to write) • Lesson/Activity Ideas • 31 pages Total! Use some or all of these ideas, or go beyond and include into your own plans. Use for the holiday season or ANYTIME OF YEAR. We do hope that you’ll enjoy this product, and . . . Thank YOU for being a teacher, working so hard and for all that you do every day. You may also enjoy other Short Story Products such as: The Four Senses – A Guided Short Story Writing Lesson. Three days to a week of engaged writing for grades five through 12. All you need is paper bags. Students of all ages – even reluctant writers, love this mystery bag activity. Requires students to bring in one item. Hop-Frog Complete Packet – Activities, Quizzes, Keys, and Writing (Gr. 8-11). Fantastic any time of year, for Victorian or Gothic Literature, for the short story unit, suspense writing and of course, Halloween!! Dr. Heidegger Complete Story Packet, Activities, Quiz and Keys.
Winter Holidays Common Core Research Presentation Project Grade 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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Winter Holidays Common Core Research Presentation Project Grade 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

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The Winter Holidays Common Core Research and Presentation Project is a perfect winter holiday research project idea for all of those winter months – October to December and January! For grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, this is an effective 7-day, winter holiday COMMON CORE ALIGNED UNIT that lets students research a winter holiday topic, and give a presentation on the material. Best of all, students use a teaching tool to enhance their presentation, and a final open-ended assessment ensures class participation during the presentation days! What we like best about this product is how FULLY COMPLETE it is for you and for your students, with helpful graphic organizers, worksheets, safe and reputable websites, accountability sheets and more to keep students organized and on-task from start to finish! *This is an IDEAL multicultural, and inclusive short winter holidays research project for those who have already learned some of the basics of beginning research. This Product Comes Fully Complete with: • 7- Day Lesson Plan (Please change to suit your classroom needs and time constraints!) • Common Core Anchor Standards • Teacher Overview, Plus Teacher Hints to Adjust if Needed • Student Overview • Rubric for Teacher, and Student Checklist • Idea Generators, Notecards, Citation Worksheet Guide and MORE. • “Safe and Reputable Websites!” and Free Links for Teachers (bonus) • Everything organized in order for ease of use! • 30 pages of clear and useful material (35 pages total). Thank you so much for stopping by to PerfettoWritingRoom©. Consider some of our other fine products: Gift of the Magi Complete Activity Pack Grades 6-12. Everything you need to teach this classic holiday story, during the holiday season or any time. Vocabulary, formatted story, comprehension and critical thinking questions, extension activities and more. 31 pages total. Hanukkah Master Activity Pack with Common Core Standards. Grades 6-12.. Two Products in one. Informational text, 3-day activity, plus a very fitting 8-day Hanukkah project that includes group research, projects and a fun final day with dreidel games, food and music! The Steadfast Tin Soldier Critical Thinking and Writing Activity Pack Gr. 6-12. Classic story includes 3 activities: close reading and critical thinking activity; rewrite the ending; and a major essay. Included Common Core Standards, rubric and more. Fully complete. The Elves and the Shoemaker – Writing and Critical Thinking Activity Pack Gr. 6-12. This Common Core Unit includes: critical thinking activity; information on the difference between different kinds of oral literature; writing a complete and accurate fairy tale; a series of Venn Diagram activities on oral/folk literature (application activities).