Hello my fabulous followers!
First, I would like to say THANK YOU so much for your continued support. It’s your encouragement that motivates me to create all of these activities and resources (I owe it all to YOU). I’d like to take some time to talk about my new ELA resources that cover the entire school year and how to prepare and organize your upcoming school year using this resource. Per your requests, I’ve developed activities and assessments that will have you so prepared, you won’t know what to do with all of your spare time! Below, I will highlight some of the most important features of the resource. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RESOURCE.
If you know me, you know I’m a HUGE fan of organization. I love knowing that I can find anything I’m looking for in one spot and that it will meet the standards I’m required to teach. That’s why I’ve created cover pages and tabs for your convenience. The product is divided into five (5) different sections– Reading Literature, Informational Text, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language (all CCSS aligned of course).
Use these cover pages to get your whole classroom organized prior to the beginning of the school year. Sort the resources I’ve created for you and incorporate all of your own activities, too. Think of how amazing it would be if you knew you needed to teach a bit more informational text and you could simply turn to that tab and use any of the designated resources. SIGH OF RELIEF!!!
I’m a huge proponent of unique, hands-on resources that require students to think beyond the text– and my guess is, you are too! If you’re looking to engage your students in an interactive way, this is the resource for you. From a vocabulary menu to teaching the narrative process through five minute fairytales, you are sure to create a fun and engaging environment for your students. There are more than 40 creative ideas in this resource and YOU get to pick and choose when to use them.
I’ve created the resources. YOU decide when to implement them. Make a list of the different novels, short stories, poems, articles, etc. you’d like to use throughout the school year and assign them to my different activities. You’ll enter the school year feeling prepared and less stressed– every teacher’s goal.
RUBRICS AND TEACHER DIRECTIONS
Even though these resources can be used with any text at any time of the year, it’s still important to have guidelines for grading, which is why I’ve created a rubric for each activity as well as included teacher directions. All you have to do is decide when to assign the different activities (there’s a lot… so spread them out accordingly).
If you follow the suggestion above and schedule out the activities before the beginning of the school year, go ahead and set up your grade book as well. If you know when assignments will be due and how many points they will be, prepare for them! I loved seeing my grade book perfectly scheduled and knowing when I needed to update grades.
That’s right! You asked for it and I made it happen. I’ve been asked 100 MILLION times to make me resources editable so that you can adjust them for your needs, so that’s what I did. This resource is 100% editable. All you need to do is download the FREE fonts I’ve linked to in the teacher directions, open the PPT template, and adjust the materials as necessary. I love this idea because you can so easily differentiate the activities to fit the needs of all your students.
As you are planning out the school year and determining when you’ll use each of the different activities, edit the materials as you go! Adjust things at the beginning, save as a PDF, and print as you go… You WON’T regret it!
-Citing textual evidence graphic organizers and examples
-Literary analysis flipbook for any novel
-Citing multiple pieces of textual evidence graphic organizer
-Textual evidence task cards
-Making inferences “Hamburger Style” activity
-Poetry stations and supplemental materials including poems (Because I Could Not Stop for Death, The Road Not Taken, O Captain! My Captain!, Chicago, Sonnet VII, and Still I Rise)
-Determining the TONE and MOOD of the text
-QR Code the Tone & Mood Interactive Activity
-Allusion focus lesson
-Historical background graphic organizer
-Literary timeline organizer
-Novel VS Film interactive manila folder activity (covers characterization and plot structure)
-Vocabulary in literature
-Informational text Q&A research assignments with a focus on textual evidence
-Tween Tribune text analysis
-Student magazine project (includes assignment, rubric, and editable magazine template for students to complete)
-20-time semester long assignment (community issues and current events)
-Five minute fairytales narrative writing activity and task cards
-Persuasive essay project
-Poetry gallery hop
-10 weeks of vocabulary terms
Interested? Click here to learn more about my 7th and 8th grade ELA curriculum!
Interested in 6th grade? Click here to learn all about my 6th grade ELA curriculum!
Curriculum coming in the future: