This document is a basic story starter appropriate for K-2 students with a box for drawing illustrations and dotted lines for writing. The clouds and flowers guide the students to make their letters go from the "ground to the sky".
This folder contains resources for studying vocabulary. The collection includes flashcards, study techniques and other resources. The collection also contains resources which can be used when studying Latin Roots or word stems.
Do you find that your students too often forget the lessons you just gave?
This is all students of all subjects, although it is particularly important to the hard sciences, including Math.
This is especially important information for teaching Math.
These adaptations (The Great Illustrated Classics by Baronet Books) are terrific for Grade 4 and 5. These books actually read very well. They were quite popular with my International School Grade 4 and 5 students.
Modify to suit your needs. Single page Word document, in portrait, copy to both front and back. Creates a bibliography on 1/2 sheet of paper (lengthwise).
I gave these to my students as their "study guide" for the final. Not all of them had been discussed in class. This might be useful for you if you would like to design additional "Analyzing Quotes" activities for your students. It's just a list of extra quotes I pulled throughout the book that they should be able to say something interesting about.
A few weeks before teaching Antigone, I hand out this survey to the staff at my school. From the information I receive back, I create a matching quiz that asks students to match the staff member to a job he/she previously held. I try to put careers on the quiz that are typically associated with one gender. This gives the students a chance to look at gender bias, a key issue in Antigone. We discuss why they assumed things about different staff and careers.
A series of poetry lessons focusing on the writing and analysis of poetry. Each lesson focuses on a different literary element within several poems.
Lesson 1: Vivid Language
Lesson 2: Metaphor
Lesson 3: Simile
A diagnostic test to be given at the beginning of a high school poetry unit, to determine what students know. Covers stanza, rhyme scheme, simile, metaphor, and imagery.
This resource is part of the Poetry collection.
Planning sheet for students to put at the front of their DBQ folders--basically outlines DBQ writing week and maps the days to steps in the writing process.
This resource is part of Unit 10: DBQ Week and the Social Studies 7 course.
A graphic organizer for Langston Hughes' story "Thank You Ma'm." Provides bubbles in which students write definitions and examples of theme, dialect, mood, point of view, and stereotypes.
This resource is part of the Short Stories collection.
Presents average earnings and the costs of various items during the Great Depression, during which Roll of Thunder is set. Students enter today's prices into a table, then make a budget using the average salary. This is meant to bring the period to life while making connections to the present, and to get high school students thinking about money management.
This resource is part of the Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry collection.
This is a very difficult AP exam-type quiz about the reading. I allow the students to use their textbook and I also use the AP-style of grading so as not to punish kids so severely for wrong answers.
This resource is part of the Satire Unit collection.
This resource is a PowerPoint presentation that explains the Cornell Note Taking Format. This PowerPoint was intended for an introductory activity. I recommend demonstrating this concept for the students after the presentation. However, there is really no substitute for practice. Note taking is a skill that requires time and practice.
This resource is part of the Note Taking Formats collection.
This folder contains resource for teaching about complements in a middle or high school language arts class. It includes a quiz on direct objects and indirect objects.
This resource is part of the Grammar collection.
The Hazlitt prompt "On the Want of Money" from the 2006 AP exam is a perfect compliment to the satire unit. I time the students in class to simulate an AP testing experience. The satirical essay examines the "horrible" effects that middle-class life has upon people.
This resource is part of the Satire Unit collection.
something simThe learner will locate her home using Google Maps (or other aerial/satellite imaging) and identify two landmarks nearby.
This is a simple and fun activity I created when Google Maps first came out a couple of years ago. Since then there have been many enhancements to Google Maps that will make this activity even easier and more stimulating.
One of my students' favorite drills.
Objective: The children will practice speech/language words, vocabulary, etc. according to individual goals.
Students make toy microphones out of toilet paper tubes. They then go around in a circle and practice saying their speech words into the microphones.
A board for review bingo covering Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Each square has a review question, which students answer in various patterns to make bingo. Or, you can have them answer all the questions and then play bingo by calling the answers.
Resources for teaching high school poetry.
Types of Poetry
Poems covered include:
Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Odyssey by Homer
This is a comprehensive book report template for use with any book. It reviews common reading skills. It can be applied to any grade level as well. However, in K-3, it is suggested that the teacher do the book report and use the information along with a book that is read aloud. The work is in progress and I would like suggestions for changes, especially the questions on the last page.