Friday, February 28, 2014

LANGUAGE ARTS ACTIVITY - "Oh, What a Character"

 "Oh, What a Character"

by Connie Casserly
Grades 6-12



"Oh, What a Character" cover
Here is a freebie product for students to explore character. For this activity, they must employ their critical and analytic thinking skills so they can see below the character's surface to the richer, deeper person who lies under their skin. The issue that they must address is, “Who is this person behind their public faces and in their souls”?

This four-page activity includes a Teacher Notes page that includes the Common Core Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy points that are addressed in this activity as well as the Who, What, When, Why and How aspects teachers need to lead this lesson.

A detailed explanation for teaching character can be found on my blog: http://teachitwrite.blogspot.com/2013/03/oh-what-character.html





Happy Teaching,








Teach it Write
Building Powerful Academic Homes

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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I received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

I became a National Board Certified Teacher with a scaled score of 386 points (teachers needed 275 points to become certified...)

I teach my students in a very strategic way...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Language Arts Activities - "March Maneuvers 'Sprint into Spring'"

Language Arts Activities - "March Maneuvers 'Sprint into Spring'"

Language Arts Activities - "March Maneuvers 'Sprint into Spring'"
 Sprint into Spring with thirty-one Common Core aligned writing activities that will tone up students’ winter-weary brains.

Included in this packet are
March Calendar • Thirty-One writing activities with directions and writing requirements
• A March calendar of celebrations with at least 2 per day ranging from the first day of the month to the last.
Sample Activities:
1. Even if you don’t know why this topic became a day of celebration, imagine a reason for its existence. Explain the: Who, what, where, when and why behind its formation. Also discuss any ways people celebrate this day.
2. Write a persuasive essay that supports either promoting or abolishing this celebration.
3. Research the real reason this day came to exist. Explain the: Who, what, where, when, why and how behind its formation. Also discuss any ways people celebrate this day.
4. Choose a character from the literature you are currently studying and show his/her opinion about this day. Be sure that you are writing from this character’s point of view and not your own. 
5. Write a scene from a book that creates a word picture of a fervent follower of this holiday. 

Sample General Writing Activity Projects
1. Following the teacher’s time-frame and specific requirements for this project, create an advertising campaign for this holiday that includes newspaper/magazine, radio and television ads. 
2. *Create three recipes for this day to share on a Food Network show. They can be appetizers, snacks, main dishes, soups, salads, desserts or sides, but no more than two can be from the same category. 

See the complete list of activities (31) and a March calendar with over 135 Celebrations when you download this product fromhttp://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Language-Arts-Activities-March-Maneuvers-Sprint-into-Spring-584169



Happy Teaching,






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Monday, February 24, 2014

Language Arts Activity - "Literature Task Cards"

Literature Task Cards

by: Connie Casserly
Grades 6-12
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Literature Task Cards
This product offers teachers a set of Elements of Literature Task Cards when they want their students to
  • reinforce, 
  • review and 
  • develop their understanding of a text, and to 
  • work on expanding their comprehension/higher thinking skills and /or writing aptitudes.





The elements of literature: Plot/ConflictCharacterSettingThemeSymbolsTone and Point of View as well as a set titled, My Insights, are each represented by six color-coded task cards that reveal questions for students to explore their comprehension of the text. The points that they address cover:
  • Understanding/ Remembering 
  • applying knowledge 
  • analyzing ideas 
  • evaluating situations
  • characters' actions, and 
  • composing original pieces based on the text.
 Literature Task Cards-Setting
 Literature Task Cards-Tone

 Literature Task Cards-Point of View
Literature Task Cards-Character

These cards are beneficial for individual, small group or whole class study

and discussion, for in-class writing and for homework. 

Inspire your students to build powerful academic homes with these 48 Language Arts Literature Task Cards.


Download this engaging product from http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Language-Arts-Literature-Task-Cards-1131263

Happy Teaching,






Teach it Write

Building Powerful Academic Homes





FREE MISC. LESSON - “Evaluate the Teacher”

by Alicia Lykins
3rd - 10th Grade



Wouldn't your kids have fun giving YOU a grade?

This is a quick form for kids to fill out letting you know how they feel about how the class is going. It gives them a chance to feel like their voice is being heard and gives us a chance to hear from those kids that may not always speak up. Plus it is a great way to find out about the climate of your classroom and allows us to step back and reevaluate our procedures and practices.




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Friday, February 21, 2014

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Reading with a Friend Poster”

by Janice Mitchell
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade



This poster will remind students to sit EEKK, use their 1 inch voice, and keep their eyes on the book when reading with a buddy.





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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Language Arts Lesson - "Utopian and Dystopian Society Novel Projects"

Utopian and Dystopian Society Novel Projects 

by Connie Casserly
Grades 6-12
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"Utopian and Dystopian Society Novel Projects"
This product offers teachers three activities that will add depth to students' understanding of these types of societies. Their purpose is to augment the study of any Utopian/Dystopian novel from classics such as Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's Animal Farm to contemporary readings such as Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy and Veronica Roth's Divergent series.

Activities Include:
  1. Societal Questionnaire: What Makes a Utopian World?
  2. Individual Project: Quote Journals, and
  3. Group Project: New World Conference Proposal
With these activities, students have the chance to analyze the various aspects of any society, and to decide what, for each of them, would constitute a Perfect World.

This product, includes complete Teacher Notes.


Download it from: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Language-Arts-Activities-Utopian-and-Dystopian-Society-Novel-Projects-1124376

Happy Teaching,





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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FEATURED SELLER--Daria O'Brien



Tell us about yourself.
I am a speech-language pathologist in special education and private practice. I am also an adjunct professor at a local university where I teach courses in language development and disorders.  Recently I was asked to speak at several national conventions (Social Thinking) in San Francisco and Philadelphia on the methods I've developed to improve writing skills.


What do you like best about teaching?
I am inspired by my students!  They drive my desire to be the best I can be.  I love when they achieve the “ah-ha” moment!

Describe your favorite TpT product.
I’m really proud of my latest product: Planning a Mardi Gras Party.  It’s filled with fun, functional activities to improve language and social skills.

What advice would you give to someone who may want to become a seller at Teachers Pay Teachers?
Be consistent in your production of quality products.

What have you done or hope to do with your TpT earnings?
Help pay my children’s college tuitions.

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LANGUAGE & SOCIAL SKILLS:
Planning a Mardi Gras Party!

by Daria O'Brien
3rd thru 8th Grades

Planning social get-togethers requires perspective taking and social skills as well as executive function skills.  In other words "social smarts" and "planning/organizing smarts"!  
This 29 page packet includes functional activities to address not only social skills but language skills, including:

  • Vocabulary
  • Sequencing
  • Writing



I went with a unique Mardi Gras theme.  After all, by this time of year we are all ready for some fun, and learning about the Mardi Gras celebration adds to my students knowledge base!

have fun helping your students plan and execute their Mardi Gras party and  “laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)!

 



FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Water Drops on a Penny Introduction Science Process Experiment K-2, 2 Levels”

by Scienceisfun
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade


Water Drops on a Penny Introduction Science Process Experiment 

2 levels of a worksheet are included: For younger grades do just the first page. Older grades will be able to do the first and second.

Enjoy!




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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Practice with R-influenced Vowels”

by SPED Creations by Mariea Drain
1st - 3rd Grade





This free product contains 3 activities for extra practice with r-influenced vowel sound words. 

Activity #1: Daily Fluency Practice- List of r-influenced vowel words that the students can practice daily with a partner or for homework.

Activity #2: Word Sort – Students will sort words in the correct vowel + r column.

Activity #3: Complete the Sentence-Students will complete the sentence with a word from the word bank.

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