Journal Writing Topics for the School Year

Journal Writing Topics for the School Year

This handy resource of 160 writing prompts are intended for use with middle school students. The prompts are arranged by month and allow for persuasive, descriptive and creative writing. The PowerPoint also has plenty of photographs to stimulate student writing.
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The R.I.D.E.R process for Solving Word Problems

The R.I.D.E.R process for Solving Word Problems

This bundle was designed for fifth and sixth grade students who were reading Dan Gutman's book The Get Rich Quick Club. This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation about solving word problems, an assessment, a rubric for grading the assessment, and a game (ticket out of class).
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Voyage to Mars:  An Interdisiplinary Unit

Voyage to Mars: An Interdisiplinary Unit

This interdisciplinary unit provides an overview of a unit about voyage to Mars. It is aligned with the Common Core and integrates science, math, and reading objectives into one unit. This bundle also provides a Power Point Presentation over the unit, a Web Quest, and a suggested calendar for the unit.
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Halloween Game Bundle

Halloween Game Bundle

The following games have a Halloween theme and were designed for students in a resource room. This bundle includes sight word bingo (First 100 Frey Sight Words), word find, crossword puzzle, and math games.
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The Persuasive Essay

The Persuasive Essay

This Unit includes four PowerPoint Presentations (The Writing Process, Rhetorical Devices, Logical Fallacies, and the Mini-Research Project), note-taking guides, Logical Fallacy Activity, and a Unit Overview. This resource is aligned with the Common Core and is intended for High School Students.
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The Four Humours

The Four Humours

This lesson includes a PowerPoint and activity cards. It was designed for high school students who were about to begin studying literature from the Medieval period. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to define and give examples of syllogisms, identify the four humours and resulting personality types, and be able to define and use four SAT words. This lesson was used in cooperative groups.
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Folktale and Urban Legend

Folktale and Urban Legend

This unit was designed for high school students who are studying folktales. It includes a lesson plan (with common core standards), a PowerPoint presentation, a rubric for assessment, and modifications for the assignment (note-taking guide and example of a folktale with hyperlinks to the definition of words that might be difficult for those reading below grade level or for English Language Learners)
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Introduction to Nectar in a Sieve with a Literary Analysis Assingment

Introduction to Nectar in a Sieve with a Literary Analysis Assingment

This activity is designed for students who are about to read Nectar in a Sieve. It includes a PowerPoint presentation that has plenty of photographs and hyperlinks to help students who might need this support. Also included in this resource is a unit overview, a note-taking guide, reading guide questions, and a key to the reading guide.
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Literary Analysis and "A Rose for Emily"

Literary Analysis and "A Rose for Emily"

This unit is intended for high school students who are leaning about literary analysis. It includes three PowerPoint presentations (Literary Analysis, Introduction to "A Rose for Emily," and a sample thesis paragraph). It also includes a Unit Overview that is aligned with the Common Core standards and provides suggestions for accommodation.
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Reusable Rubric Template

Reusable Rubric Template

This rubric has evolved over time and has been used to grade SAT timed writings, general classroom essays (both at the high school and college level), and essay assignments similar to state standardized tests. A hard copy can be printed and/or the electronic version can be sent to students (be sure to restrict the edit option under the Developer tab on the tool bar). This highly versatile rubric can be used to grade only content or the teacher can include a format and Grammar, Usage, Mechanics grade. It also has an Excel worksheet embedded in it to assign a grade.
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