Sunday, February 26, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “FREE Original Song, Read, Read, Read a Book Tune is Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

by The Fun Factory
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade


Enjoy this free copyrighted song download. The song is fun to use anytime during Circle Time or as an introduction to storytime. It is also a good teaching tool when teaching Fairy Tales, Tall Tales, Fiction or Fantasy. 

From the book Tunes for Teachers….Teaching Thematic Units, Thinking Skills, Time-on-Task and Transitions, also listed on TpT with free shipping for a limited time. Enjoy!

Tunes For Teachers




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Saturday, February 25, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Preschool Assessment_Freebie”

by Faith4lly Homemade
Pre-Kindergarten


I use this as a guide when assessing my preschooler. I'm a homeschool mom, but this would also be helpful for any preschool teacher. I use this as a "check off list" to assess what I want my preschooler to know by the end of the year. It is a great way for me to assess what still needs to be taught/practiced. This download will come in a .zip file. It will contain an excel spreadsheet that is completely editable so you can customize it to fit your needs. I hope you find it useful!

This .zip file includes:
1 - cover page
1 - excel spreadsheet with assessment
1 - thank you page

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Writing the Argument Essay Complete Unit Bundle + Student Interactive Notebook

Teach BeTween the Lines
Grades 6-12


Teach your students how to write that argument essay with this complete unit bundle! 

What is included: 

1. Complete student interactive notebook (both digital and print) keeps all documents for the unit in one, beautifully designed place. 
2. Lesson on writing a quality, engaging hook (lead) statement with fun, interactive hook stations activity to practice the skill. 
3. Lesson on writing a thesis using the thesis generator I created. This ‘generator’ uses a step by step guide to create an arguable thesis statement in formal writing. 
4. Lesson on in-text citation with valuable note taking documents within the interactive notebook. Teach students to seamlessly incorporate evidence within their paragraphs. 
5. Lesson on crafting an argument with specific graphic organizers for support and strong examples provided with the interactive notebook.
6. Lesson on crafting the counterargument paragraph with the formal 5 point counterargument method. Specific graphic organizers, note taking documents, and strong examples support students as they draft the ideal counterargument paragraph. 
7. Graphic organizers take students through the entire paper. Two sets of organizers are included within this purchase for differentiation. Set A will support younger or struggling writers, while set B will encourage depth and complexity from your stronger, more experienced writers.
8. Rubric for assessment
9. Two beautifully designed class posters: - 5 point counterargument model poster -citing sources poster 
10. Handouts for supporting students with transition words, strong academic language, persuasive language, citing evidence sentence starters, etc. 
11. Google Links Page- digital links to ALL documents for digital classrooms
12. Printable pages for non-digital classrooms
13. Lesson plan/suggestions for teaching


CCSS Aligned:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.A-E
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1.A-E
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1.A-E

No Prep Plans

100 pages, 67 Slides

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Teaching students to analyze an author’s arguments is a great way to prep for their own argument writing, check out these products!
Analyzing Arguments with Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Ethos, Pathos, Logos- The Three Pillars of Persuasion
Logical Fallacies made Easy!
Rhetoric- Ethos/Pathos/Logos Bell Ringer Activities!
Rhetorical Analysis-Analyzing an Author's Argument

Save money with these UNIT BUNDLES!
Analyze Arguments: King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail- COMPLETE UNIT BUNDLE!
Rhetorical Analysis Unit Bundle Analyze an Author's Argument with Atticus Finch's Closing Arguments-

FREE MATH LESSON - “Graphing - Find it, Tally & Graph! - Movie FREEBIE!”

by Once Upon A Classroom
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade


Get your kids tallying and graphing with this fun movie themed FREEBIE!

This pack includes:
- full color and grayscale movie symbol collage sheets 
- student recording sheet (tally & graph) 

Check out my other "Find it, Tally & Graph" activities which include all of the above PLUS a data analysis sheet (problem solving, addition & subtraction questions).

This makes a great math center activity and is a perfect for end of the year review!

Enjoy!
Erin Palleschi
Once Upon A Classroom





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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Teach DEBATE with Shakespeare's MACBETH-Lessons, Practice, Graphic Organizers

Teach BeTween the Lines
Grades 9-12+


Everything you need to teach debate with Shakespeare's Macbeth. This complete unit includes 5 lessons:

1. Introduction to controversial, debatable topics within Macbeth
-In-depth class discussion questions
-Mini-debate to engage learners and begin conversations on the text

2. Crafting arguments- the debate way. Introduce this step-by-step method 
for crafting an argument specifically for debate. 

3. Crafting counter-arguments- the debate way. Introduce this simple four 
point method for crafting a counter-argument specifically for refutation in 
debate. 

4. Introduction to debate- introduces debate skills to students. Students learn 
the why and how of debate, watch several examples, and grade those 
debate examples using the assessment tools that will be applied to their 
debates as well. 

5. Introduction to Public Speaking- a mini-lesson to introduce the most critical 
skills necessary for successful public speaking. 

Your students will be able to take notes on all of these lessons inside of their Google Interactive Notebook. Students will also be able to prepare for their debate with specific graphic organizers for each step of the preparation process. They will also be able to craft their arguments and counter-arguments inside of this digital document with helpful graphic organizers. Additionally, they will be able to self-reflect on their preparation, their group’s preparation and arguments, and the quality of their own arguments. Rubric is included inside of this document for further self-assessment.

A complete debate scoring guide is included so a ‘winner’ can be determined post-debate. 

A complete rubric is included for assessing the quality of each student’s debate skills. 

PowerPoint, Word, and PDF versions are included for every document. This unit will be easy to print and teach as well! 

41 Pages, 51 Slides. 

CCSS Aligned: 

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On the hunt for more Macbeth Lessons? Check out these fun and engaging lessons:
Theme Analysis &Thematic Literary Response Essay in Shakespeare's Macbeth
Literary Analysis with Shakespeare's Macbeth
Character Analysis with Shakespeare's Macbeth

Other lessons to consider:
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Debate with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream- The Battle of the Sexes
Theme Analysis in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Literary Analysis with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Character Analysis with A Midsummer Night's Dream
Student Interactive Notebook for A Midsummer Night's Dream- Complete Study Guide

Save money and get four additional lessons with: A Midsummer Night's Dream Unit Bundle!! 
A Midsummer Night's Dream Complete Unit BUNDLE!

Introduction to Shakespeare:
Engaging and Collaborative Introduction to Shakespeare

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Setting Literary Element Poster”

by James Whitaker
3rd - 12th Grade


Please, enjoy this free Setting Literary Element Poster! 

You can check out my full setting mini-lesson and graphic organizer resources here:

SettingLiteraryElementUnitResources




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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"What Pet Should I Get?" Dr. Seuss Activities

This "What Pet Should I Get?" set of activities is great! There are awesome writing prompts included.
 
This is a great printable that everyone will enjoy. Simply click here to check out this freebie from Sight and Sound Reading now!

Shakespeare's-A Midsummer Night's Dream-Unit BUNDLE!

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Teach BeTween the Lines
Grades 9-12+


Teach Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with this complete unit bundle! 145 pages, and over 105 teacher slides ready to print and teach- or use digitally for your 21st century learners! 

Each of the bundled unit's product description is below:

Student Interactive Notebook for A Midsummer Night's Dream- Complete Study Guide

This 45 page interactive student notebook will help your students fully comprehend and analyze one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies- A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This student guide will take your students through this play from beginning to end, ensuring a deep read and a great wealth of understanding. 

This digital interactive notebook includes: 

1. Scene by scene comprehension and analysis questions that support students in gleaning the most meaning from the text. 

2. Character analysis with guiding questions and graphic organizers for support.

3. Literature Circle (or Socratic Seminar) preparation with guiding questions and a guided dialectical journal.

4. Plot analysis- students track the plot of the four major plot lines within the play with guiding prompts and graphic organizers.

5. Fun summative characterization activity that gets students up and moving, collaborating, and acting with their peers! 

Beautifully designed images support with student engagement. 

Digital documents allow students to type directly in the file through Google Apps. 

PowerPoint and PDF versions provided as well for easy print and go teaching! 

Perfect for Secondary and College Education


Debate with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream- The Battle of the Sexes

Everything you need to teach debate with the Battle of the Sexes in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 
This complete unit includes 5 lessons:

1. Introduction to the theme of gender within the play
a. In-depth class discussion questions
b. Mini-debate to engage learners and begin conversations on the 
gender battle

2. Crafting arguments- the debate way. Introduce this step-by-step method 
for crafting an argument specifically for debate. 

3. Crafting counter-arguments- the debate way. Introduce this simple four 
point method for crafting a counter-argument specifically for refutation in 
debate. 

4. Introduction to debate- introduces debate skills to students. Students learn 
the why and how of debate, watch several examples, and grade those 
debate examples using the assessment tools that will be applied to their 
debates as well. 

5. Introduction to Public Speaking- a mini-lesson to introduce the most critical 
skills necessary for successful public speaking. 

Your students will be able to take notes on all of these lessons inside of their Google Interactive Notebook. Students will also be able to prepare for their debate with specific graphic organizers for each step of the preparation process. They will also be able to craft their arguments and counter-arguments inside of this digital document with helpful graphic organizers. Additionally, they will be able to self-reflect on their preparation, their group’s preparation and arguments, and the quality of their own arguments. Rubric is included inside of this document for further self-assessment.

A complete debate scoring guide is included so a ‘winner’ can be determined post-debate. 

A complete rubric is included for assessing the quality of each student’s debate skills. 

PowerPoint, Word, and PDF versions are included for every document. This unit will be easy to print and teach as well! 

41 Pages, 51 Slides. 



Character Analysis with A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Students analyze the characters within A Midsummer Night’s Dream with this fun, engaging, and beautifully decorated interactive notebook.

Students will look at character development, relationships, and interactions within the text. 

Character analysis lesson will support students in this process. 

Multiple character analysis essay questions provide voice and choice in the summative assessment. 

Multiple graphic organizers to support in the development of a strong thesis statement. 

Multiple graphic organizers to support in the development of a full character analysis lesson. 

Crafting a character analysis lesson to teach the process. 

Digital document- no printing and copying needed! Just imagine a lunch NOT waiting in line at the copy machine! 

PDF versions provided- in case you enjoy the line at the machine! 

Interactive notebook: 34 Pages
Teacher Lesson: 21 Slides


Literary Analysis with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Teach students the art of literary analysis with Shakespeare's drama filled play- A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Included: 
Literary Analysis PowerPoint Lesson
---Graphic Organizers and Rubric to assess examples of literary analysis (for use with PowerPoint lesson)

Beautiful Literary Analysis Poster- in two sizes

7 high level, in-depth literary analysis questions for paragraph responses
--- Graphic organizers for support. 

Optional literary analysis essay and graphic organizer

Rubric provided

10 Pages with poster + 14 Slides


Theme Analysis in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

Students will collaborate in literary circles on the topic of theme development- I call this the Theme Tracker Task Force group. Students will track the three most prevalent theme topics as they read through the play. The chart/lesson provided allows students to track evidence of the thread of each topic throughout the text as they read. They are then able to discuss this evidence and theme development, further preparing for their theme analysis essay. 

Theme Google Presentation/PowerPoint to get students started in tracking the three important themes within this play. Guiding questions break down each theme for better understanding as students navigate A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 
Students are provided with five theme essay topics/questions to choose from as they begin to develop their essays. This allows for voice and choice in learning, yet each question specifically relates to the themes students have been tracking throughout the play. 

Literary analysis lesson included to support your students in analyzing literature for this essay. 

The graphic organizers provided will allow your students to craft this essay in a supported, step-by-step manner. 

Thesis builder teaches the process of drafting a literary analysis thesis. Students are supported as they draft each important piece of their theme analysis thesis statement. 

21 Slides, 15 Pages

CCSS Aligned!

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Check out these individual lessons for all things Shakespeare!
Debate with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream- The Battle of the Sexes
Theme Analysis in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Literary Analysis with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Character Analysis with A Midsummer Night's Dream
Student Interactive Notebook for A Midsummer Night's Dream- Complete Study Guide

Teaching Macbeth? 
Theme Analysis &Thematic Literary Response Essay in Shakespeare's Macbeth
Literary Analysis with Shakespeare's Macbeth
Character Analysis with Shakespeare's Macbeth

Introduction to Shakespeare:
Engaging and Collaborative Introduction to Shakespeare

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “The Grouchy Ladybug-Lesson Plan, Printables, and Story telling Visuals-FREEBIE”

by Marcelle's KG Zone
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade


This package consists of a lesson plan, printables, and story telling visuals and sequencing story elements for the popular story by Eric Carle: The Grouchy Ladybug.

This mini lesson Freebie is an extract from my INSECTS MEGA TEACHING UNIT


I hope you like this FREEBIE! Feedback is not required but is highly appreciated :)

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