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Narrative Writing Unit: Grades 7-12

Created by
Cult of Pedagogy
This unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing a narrative piece. These resources will work for personal narratives or fictional short stories, because the skills needed for both forms are the same.The first few days are structured, whole-class lessons. After that, the class moves into a series of writer’s workshop days as students complete mini-lessons and work on developing their own stories.NEW REMOTE TEACHING SUPPLEMENT: If you ar

ELA First Day BUNDLE: Everything for back to school: Syllabus + Stations + Fun

Have the best first day EVER in ELA with this bundle of first day stations, slides, and syllabus templates! Whether you like customizing in Canva, PPT, or Google Slides, these templates will make prepping for your first day total breeze. Not only will you be more efficient with your back to school prep, but you'll also set the tone for the rest of the year. Students will be impressed with your visual syllabus and engaged from day one!What you will get:⭐ A super fun, low pressure ice breaker idea

Personal Narrative Essay, Autobiographical Incident Writing, Step-By-Step, CCSS

Created by
Laura Randazzo
Help your high school and advanced middle school students get creative with this eight-day Personal Narrative essay writing mini-unit. Featuring models of one professional and three exemplar student-written personal narrative essays, this bundle of step-by-step materials will inspire even reluctant students to put pen to paper. Activities/handouts featuring modern design elements and dynamic lecture materials will guide your students to craft their own meaningful autobiographical incident essays

Narrative Writing - Graphic Organizers, Rubrics & More For A Personal Narrative

Created by
Addie Williams
Personal Narrative Writing - An easy package to teach students how to write a well-organized personal narrative. These organizers and worksheets lead students through the writing process, from brainstorming to the finished product. Using examples and extensive peer and self-editing, students can produce a well-written narrative paragraph. It can also be a starting point for a longer essay or writing piece.For a DIGITAL version of this resource, click HERE. Includes the following 15 pages:- Les

Writing Activity - Snowball Writing Collaborative Narrative Classroom Activity

Created by
Presto Plans
Narrative Snowball Writing: This fun collaborate writing activity is sure to get even your most reluctant writers putting pencil to paper. The snowball writing method is a fun and interactive way to teach your students how to write collaboratively. I can guarantee this will be a lesson your students will not forget! ===============================================================SAVE BY PURCHASING THIS RESOURCE IN A BUNDLE. CLICK BELOW!NARRATIVE WRITING BUNDLE==================================

Figurative Language STATIONS - Group Activities for Centers - Print & DIGITAL

Created by
Joy Sexton
Figurative Language Stations with Task Cards: Would you like your students more clear on figurative language and sound devices? Motivate them with this must-have creative STATION work! Now includes a DIGITAL version! You get EIGHT different stations with task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Students identify and analyze figurative language, and then brainstorm to apply their knowledge in imaginative ways. Clear and specific teacher guidelines are provided to make set up and grad

Bell Ringer Journal for Entire School Year: 275 ELA Bell Ringers Back to School

This bell ringer journal for the entire school year includes 275 English Language Arts journal prompts for middle and high school students. Bell ringer journals are one of the best back to school activities for creating and establishing routine.This product provides teachers with an entire school year of journal prompts in an organized and focused way. The journal is organized by month with 25 entries per section. Students will strengthen their writing and critical thinking skills with these u

Bell Ringer Journal for Entire School Year: 275 ELA Bell Ringers VOLUME 2

Bell ringer journal for the entire school year including 275 journal prompts for middle and high school students. Looking for back to school activities? This bell ringer journal is a great way to create and establish routine while also strengthening skills!This product provides teachers with an entire school year of journal prompts in an organized and focused way. The journal is organized by month with 25 entries per section. Students will strengthen their writing and critical thinking skills

Literary Elements BUNDLE (To use with ANY novel or to teach narrative writing)

Created by
Stacey Lloyd
Resources for teaching literary elements (narration, plot, setting, characterisation etc.) Powerpoint presentations, detailed lesson plans, informational hand outs, worksheets, posters and more! Currently studying a novel in class? Looking for resources to help your students analyze literary elements more effectively? Or, are you teaching writing? Looking for resources to help students develop plot, characters and setting more authentically?Either way, these resources will assist you! ******

The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe, Interactive Poetry Activity, PDF & Google Drive CCSS

Created by
Laura Randazzo
Make Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem, “The Raven,” come alive for your students with this 44-slide lecture and five pages of lesson materials that include detailed directions, a full-text version of Poe's gothic poem, links to a high-quality audio version, "Faux Poe" creative writing assignment, and answer key. The interactive lecture (Prezi, PDF, and Google Slides versions included) inspires students to dig back into the text, think critically, and decode Poe’s structure and technique.These mate

Micro Fiction, Fun Creative Writing, Flash Fiction, PDF & Google Drive CCSS

Created by
Laura Randazzo
Micro Fiction – Flash Fiction – Two-Sentence Stories – Sudden Fiction – Twitter TalesWhatever you want to call them, super-short stories are a super-fun way to spend a single class period as you introduce teens to the idea that an entire story can exist within just two sentences.Use this 20-slide overview lecture with eight compelling examples from four different genres (drama, horror, sci fi, and romance) to get your students’ creative wheels turning. (Slide deck is included in Prezi, PDF, and

Creative Writing Unit | Prompts, Activities & Projects for Middle + High School

This Creative Writing Workbook includes 25+ different creative writing projects + activities for students to complete! It is designed for grades 6-12 and includes student descriptions, student examples, brainstorming pages, and rubrics for each project!This resource provides teachers with a unique way to present creative writing projects to students. The journal is organized by fiction and non-fiction, and allows students to work independently while simultaneously creating a portfolio of their

Novel Study FINAL Projects | 20 Hands On Projects for ANY Novel + Rubrics

This resource comes with 20 different hands-on, engaging projects that can be completed with ANY novel or short story. These projects will encourage students to be creative and think outside the box, all while applying important ELA skills and standard practices! 45+ pages of creativity! ALL 20 projects come with an individualized rubric for easy grading and a brainstorming section for students to complete.Projects Include:Cartoon StripMovie PosterMobileNewspaperBoard GameCostume DesignShadowbo

Shakespearean Slam, Insults & Flattery Contests, for ANY Shakespeare Play, CCSS

Created by
Laura Randazzo
Bring vitality and hilarity to your study of any of Shakespeare’s plays with these two 20-minute contests. In one version, students use William Shakespeare’s language to hurl insults, poetry-slam style. In the other version, students try to flatter and impress using unique combinations of Shakespeare’s honeyed words.This 3-page PDF file includes one page of detailed instructions/suggestions on how to run a smooth, fun-filled contest and two pages of reproducible students handouts – one for insul

Social Media Templates for ANY text - TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Text

Five 2023 social media templates in both DIGITAL (Google Slides or PowerPoint) and printable versions. These reusable and highly engaging templates for TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Messenger are perfect for ANY novel study, creative writing task or even history class!Carefully designed on the 2023 versions of these popular Apps. Also includes editable exemplars to show students what success looks like.Happy teaching :)

Abandoned Places - Creative Writing Activity from Nonfiction (print + digital)

Created by
Nouvelle ELA
In this creative writing activity, students draw inspiration from a nonfiction article about ten real-world abandoned places! Students choose one as a setting for a piece of Flash Fiction. This is a great reading comprehension and creative writing activity for even the most reluctant readers! ✅ Nonfiction reading comprehension✅ Vocabulary in context✅ Differentiated creative writing activitiesYour Creative Writing from Nonfiction resource includes:Nonfiction reading about ten abandoned places (in

Teaching Symbolism and Allegory - Introduction Activity & PowerPoint

Created by
Nouvelle ELA
Teaching symbolism can be tricky, but symbolism activities like this one HOOK your students and help them engage with any text. This is a sweet introduction to symbolism that your students will remember long after the candy is gone.⭐️ I use this with “Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, but it is not text-specific. You can use it with any short story or novel or as a stand-alone lesson. Your resource for teaching symbolism includes:An anticipatory set using Tootsie Roll Pops (or Blow Po

100 Black Out Poetry Worksheets | PowerPoint Instructions Included!

WHAT IS INCLUDED:PDF File - 100 Black Out Poetry Ready to Print WorksheetsPowerPoint Presentation of Instructions included!These 100 Black Out Poetry Worksheets can be used as Tests, Quizzes, Homework, Class Reviews or Sub Work for your students! Texts were taken out of random excerpts of books from the public domain such as Alice in Wonderland. Each page includes several paragraphs that will include words for inspiration while engaging in black out poetry! This product includes PowerPoint instr

Princess Bride Film Study, Movie Guide + Activities, PDF & Google Drive, CCSS

Created by
Laura Randazzo
William Goldman’s The Princess Bride is the perfect fairy tale to use with secondary students, but it’s not enough to just hit “play” on the DVD. Instead, add a layer of rigor to your students’ study of The Princess Bride with this packet of print-and-teach materials that will take four days to complete while entertaining and challenging your teens.Materials in this 18-page film study include (PDF + Google Drive versions of student handouts):• A suggested lesson procedure page with calendar (1 p

Creative Writing Prompts - Digital Story Starters - Narrative Writing

Spark creativity with this set of engaging, digital story starter writing prompts. Includes 35 unique story starters to inspire your secondary students and help them flex those creative writing muscles! These prompts are ideal for displaying in class and/or sharing with students digitally. ⭐ INCLUDES:PDF versionGoogle Slides version Google Slides version with embedded 10-minute timer⭐ DIGITAL SHARING IDEAS:Post the PDF or Google Slides file in Google Classroom (or your LMS of choice) and let stu

Song Lyrics Analysis - Figurative Language Poetic Elements and Creative Writing

If your students are struggling with figurative language and literary devices because they just don't "get" poetry, connect it with something they can relate to - music and songs! These engaging activities using song lyrics will help your students have a better understanding of figurative language and poetic elements. In the mini-lesson and activities, the following 9 elements of figurative language and poetic elements are covered: I-Shampoo-C (idiom, simile, hyperbole, alliteration, metaphor, p

Halloween Narrative Writing & Learning Stations

Created by
Room 213
HALLOWEEN WRITING ACTIVITIES: Halloween is the perfect opportunity to engage your students in a creative writing assignment. This resource takes students through a process-based approach that has them experiment with various elements of fiction. They will be building so many narrative writing skills and having a great deal of fun while they do! Be sure to check out the preview for a detailed overview.This resource includes:✅ Learning stations for experimenting with point of view, setting, atmos

High School Creative Writing Complete Semester Curriculum and Materials Bundle

This bundle includes a full semester curriculum map; six three-week, standards-based unit plans; and all instructional materials for supporting high school Creative Writing students as they generate original works of fiction. Not only does this bundle provide everything a teacher needs to carry out the curriculum to fidelity, but it substantially reduces prep work so teachers may invest more time developing positive relationships with students and offering personalized support as they work to a

Writing & Creating a Children's Book; Complete Project Grades 6 - 9 - 12 - Adult

Creating a Children’s Book – Complete Project Grades 6 - 9 – 12 – University – Adult, is an exceptional journey by which students will research, strategize and use technology, critical thinking and art to make a complete and professional picture book. This project will be fun. It will also be challenging and by the time it is finished, students will definitely understand more about the picture book industry, the types of books that sell, how a book is actually put together, and how many decision
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