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Slide Show Book Report Project Template | Paperless Post-Reading Assessment
This Slide Presentation Book Report is no-prep, fully editable, and paperless. You can change, add, or remove slides in the template to fit your needs. Directions are included on each slide so you could leave this project with a sub, or assign as homework/ independent work, etc.
Full-year Teaching Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Google slides or print program with a fun secret agent theme. Plenty of practice. Grammar in the writing context. Mentor sentences, Sentence diagrams. Throw away your DOL, DGP, DLR and teach grammar that sticks in two 25-minute lessons per week plus remedial worksheets corresponding to diagnostic assessments. Check out the sample lessons at ...
Pumpkins Literacy Activities for Grades 5-9 ELA: Reading, Writing, & Language
Grab their attention with interesting informational texts about pumpkins, historical literacy, vocabulary connections, a poem, fascinating facts for critical thinking, writing explanatory text about how to make a jack-o-lantern, writing a short persuasive text about why & how people can eat more pumpkin in their diets, and more ELA activities. Perfect for the fall season in ELA. Much more than time filler before Halloween and Thanksgiving in grades 5-9 -it is higher order thinking skills!
Reading Comprehension Strategies Graphic Organizers : 30 Graphic Organizers
This packet contains activities that will set students up for success before, during, and after reading in any content area. Designed to scaffold reading comprehension of higher-level texts for all students, this packet contains more than 30 strategies an
Halloween Logic Puzzle: Critical Thinking Bellringer (Grades 6-12)
Fun, free logic puzzle, takes about 15 minutes, is much more than free time filler before Halloween! It's critical thinking! Nice bellringer! Students use pictures & clues to make deductions that lead to the one & only solution to the question, "Which costume did each friend wear to the Halloween party?" Easy-print, or digital version for distance learning. Challenging enough for high school students! Warm-up, bellringer, free time. Perfect for English language arts. Not a waste of time.
Sled Dog Racing ELA & Literacy in Social Studies Reading & Writing Bundle FREE
4 very engaging, thorough, high-interest, text-based, ELA/Literacy in Social Studies Lessons that align to SO MANY STANDARDS - practically every Reading Informational Text Standard, quite a few Writing Standards, and many of the Reading in History/Social Studies Standards and Writing in History/Social Studies, including researching primary and secondary sources, something that is hard to find in a lesson. Plus writing an argument on a topic that has history and controversy, and deep rpots.
Similes and Metaphors in Disney Songs
Perfect for distance learning or as an in-class activity! Have students identify similes and metaphors in classic and contemporary Disney songs. Fun figurative language task and free to watch! Click to follow the link 😊
LOL Language Combines Serious Language Practice With Humor!
Humor + Learning = Happy & Smart! These NO PREP PRINTABLES combine serious learning with funny content which puts everyone in a better mood! All of the content is based on jokes, riddles, silly ideas, and funny sayings. But the work itself that students will do is serious stuff! Provides students the opportunity to practice, practice, practice a variety of language and writing skills...and to laugh. ALIGNED TO IMPORTANT STANDARDS! Punctuate dialogue, set off clauses with commas, idioms, writing
Free Logic Puzzle: Who Adopted Who?
In this fun logic puzzle, which will only take about 15 minutes, students use pictures and clues to make deductions that lead to the one and only solution to the question, "Which dog did each child adopt at the animal shelter?" PDF or interactive Google Slides for distance learning. Can be used as a warm-up, bellringer, or free-time activity. It does involve critical thinking and logic skills, so it is not a waste of time.
The PERFECT ARGUMENT to Evaluate in English Language Arts (So many claims, counterclaims, evidence)
Updated in 2020 as a distance learning WebQuest & PDF while the debate continues (killer whales continue to be sold worldwide). Authentic, relevant, in-depth argument examination. Delves into both sides of this hotly debated issue by analyzing claims & counterclaims from BOTH sides in multiple primary sources. Step-by-Step guided activity leads students to analyze evidence presented by scientists, corporate leaders at Sea World, & activists. Perfect argument for English language arts ELA class.
Middle School High-Interest Informational Text Passages & ELA Tasks - VOLUME II
Volume II. HIGH-INTEREST 1-page passages middle school kids love! How can they possibly love them, you ask? Easy! These passages are far more interesting & relevant to their everyday lives than most other passages are. Kids in grades 6, 7, 8 keep reporting they LOVE the texts! They practice skills aligned to ALL 10 Reading Informational Text Standards AND language, writing, listening, viewing too. Easy-print OR digital for flexible classroom, remote, or hybrid English Language Arts.TIME SAVER!
The Literary Maven: 8 Nonfiction Texts That Will Captivate Middle School and High School Students
At any grade level, it is easy for English class to be solely a study of fictional literature, but students should be equally immersed in rich nonfiction as well. Read on for nonfiction recommendations, many of them memoirs and biographies, that will capt
Context Clues Passages for Vocabulary Comprehension 4th 5th 6th Grade
Do your students struggle with understanding and using vocabulary? This no-prep, printable packet helps your students master using context clues to determine a word's meaning. It shows examples of definition/explanation context clues, synonym/restatement
Reading Assessment | Don't Test What You Can't Teach | Pennington Publishing Blog
Need RtI, ESL, ELD reading assessments for program placement and to inform instruction? Download FREE whole class tests with audio files and recording matrices from Pennington Publishing. Plus, find out which assessments are unnecessary. In short, my advice is twofold: Only Test What is Teachable and Don't Test What You Can't Teach.