Entire English Curriculum (Common Core Aligned) Digital Version
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This product is my entire 8th grade English curriculum, but it could work for 7-10 grades depending on your state’s standards. 

Background about me: 
I have been teaching 7/8 grade English for 10 years. I have worked with standard, inclusion, and advanced classes. 

Awards: 
Two years ago I won teacher of the year for my division and technology teacher of the year for my region. 

Standardized Test Scores 
In my state, (which is Virginia and has SOLS) students take two standardized tests in reading and writing/editing concepts. In the past four years of using this curriculum I have create I earned an average of 97.5% in writing and 93.75% in reading, which isn’t too shabby!

Snapshot of my classroom:
As soon as my students walk into my classroom they have a bell ringer that covers all aspects of topics covered within the classroom, a journal question that requires them to write 3-5 sentences daily. (Journal Q’s really help to get to know students personally), and a random fact of the day (which kids love).

I made it my personal goal a few years ago to introduce almost every literary concept in my classroom with songs and movie clips so that the segue into identifying them in literature would be smoother and less painful for the kids! I scoured every resource I could think of to find songs and movie clips to do this. Every single literary concept I teach has either a prezi with movie clips and/or songs. Kids LOVE this! 

I created an entire year program in which students interact with root words, prefixes, suffices, context clues and text structures three times a week. Monday students get a list of 6 roots/prefixes that they must define and place in context or the correct multiple meaning. On Wednesdays students read a high interest nonfiction article with Monday’s prefixes and roots within the article (they must use knowledge of the roots and context to determine the meaning of the word). There are 5 comprehension and analytical questions on each article. On Fridays students take a 20 question multiple-choice test on the words of the week. 

For writing I teach a modified version of Step-Up-to-Writing which incorporates colors into the writing process, which has worked wonders for me! I like to give students a wide range of writing prompts so they are prepared for any possibility. I also like to err on the side of caution when it comes to editing and proofreading and have my students edit a myriad of sentences. 

My students have weekly homework that they must read one assigned story from the textbook and fill out a short story form on the story that we go over every Friday. They are also given a “Paragraph of the Week” on Mondays that is due on Friday. 

All of the novels I teach have pre reading prezis that I have created to get the students to “buy into” the book before we start reading!

What is included in this product?:
If you download the free sample I have included my weekly lesson plans for the entire school year. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. (Minus one comma program) that you read about in those lesson plans are included in this product. 

List of what you will be receiving: 
Back to School:
All About Me Back to School Activity: Cell Phone Bundle
Back to School About Me by the Numbers
Back to School About Me: The Worth of Words
Back to School Learning Styles Inventory Prezi and Handout
Facebook All About Me Back to School Activity
Functional Text: Back to School Ads/Supply Lists
Instagram All About Me Back to School Activity
Top Ten Prezi (Back to School Activity)
*Freebie* Meet the Teacher Prezi Template

Bell Ringers:
180 slides of Daily Bell work/Warmups/Bell Ringers for English
180 slides of Daily Bell work/Warmups/Bell Ringers for English answer key ONLY
429 slides of Daily Bell work/Warmups/Bell Ringers for English
545 slides of Daily Bell work/Warmups/Bell Ringers for English with answer key
An entire year of bell ringers, exit slips, random facts, & journal Q's
Buy My Store Bundle #2 Bunches of bellringers!
Entire year of Daily Bell work/Warmups/Bell Ringers for English with answer key
Entire Year of English Exit Questions
Entire Year of Random Facts of the Day
Full Year of Journal Questions/Daily Writing Prompts
40 Brain Teasers with Answer Key
40 Debate Topics of the Week
40 English Terms of the Week
40 Journal Questions of the Week
40 Quote Responses of the Week

Computer Lab Activities:
25 weeks of computer lab activities for the english classroom
Apostrophes Computer Lab Activity
Career Research and Job Skills Computer Lab activity
Character Traits Computer Lab Activity
Comma Computer Lab Activity
Common Errors and Homophone Computer Lab Activity
Comparing and contrasting Lunches Computer Lab Activity
Figurative Language Computer Lab Activity
I vs me (and other pronouns) Computer Lab Activity
Inference Computer Lab Activity
Literary Conflict Computer Lab Activity
Literary Genres Computer Lab Activity
Literary Theme Computer Lab Activity
Opening Books Lines Computer Lab Activity
Pinterest as a book character Computer Lab Activity
Point of View Lab Activity
Quotation Marks Computer Lab Activity
Root Word/Prefix/Suffix Computer Lab Activity
Spelling and Word Puzzles Computer Lab Activity
Symbolism Computer Lab Activity
Typing Practice Computer Lab Activity

Conflict:
Complete Literary Conflict Unit with prezi
Conflict Assignment Utilizing Technology
Conflict Sort/jumble
Conflict Test #2
Conflict Test with Key
conflict, symbolism, foreshadowing in Red Riding Hood Movie
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for conflict
Finding Literary Conflict in any movie
Literary Conflict Computer Lab Activity
Literary Conflict Prezi with handout

Context Clues:
Context Clues Prezi with handout

Differentiated Instruction:
Differentiated Instruction Activity for Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Differentiated Instruction Activity for The Outsiders
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Alliterations
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for conflict
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Figurative Language
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for foreshadowing
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Hyperboles
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Inference
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Metaphor
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for onomatopoeias
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Personification
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Point of View
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for static or dynamic
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Symbolism
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Theme
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application Full Bundle!
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application Lit Elements Bundle
Differentiated Questioning, Multiple Choice, and Real World Application for Tone
Learning Style Activities for Differentiated Instruction (English)
Reading Bingo for Differentiated Instruction/Early Finishers
Writing Bingo for Early finishers and differentiated instruction

Editing and Proofreading:
Comparative and Superlatives Unit
Complete Figurative Language Unit
Complete Foreshadowing Unit with Prezi
Complete Inference Unit
Complete Literary Conflict Unit with prezi
Complete Literary Theme Unit with prezi
Complete Point of View Unit
Complete Symbolism Unit
Complete Tone and Mood Unit
Complete Writing and Editing/Proofreading Unit
Double Negatives Unit
Entire English Curriculum (minus novel units) Common Core Aligned
I vs Me unit
Quotation Marks Unit
Apostrophes Computer Lab Activity
Apostrophes Explained with practice
Common Errors and Homophone Computer Lab Activity
I vs me (and other pronouns) Computer Lab Activity
Quotation Marks Computer Lab Activity
Spelling and Word Puzzles Computer Lab Activity
Typing Practice Computer Lab Activity
Staying On Topic Practice
Comma Computer Lab Activity

Essay Writing:
*Freebie* Genius Essay Hack
An entire year of paragraphs (or essays) of the week
Buy My Store Bundle #6 Proofreading, descriptive & essay writing
Essay Rubric for Easy Grading
"Said is Dead" 20 overused words in writing and synonym replacements!
25page Bundle of Writing promts, writing checklist, writing rubric
Adjectives Practice and Descriptive Writing
Buy My Store Bundle #6 Proofreading, descriptive & essay writing
Complete Writing and Editing/Proofreading Unit
Essential Questions or Exit slips for English Reading/Writing
Following the Writing Process Essay Form
Freebie: Valentine's Day Writing Activity Plus Prezi
Full Year of Journal Questions/Daily Writing Prompts
Groundhog Day Writing Activities
How to Write an Essay using Step up to Writing
Persuasive Writing Activity (cross curricular math and history)
Show me Sentences (descriptive writing)
Writing Bingo for Early finishers and differentiated instruction
Writing Checklist and Essay Reflection
Writing Process Prezi with handout
Writing an essay using colors prezi + handout (Step up to Writing)
Writer's Folder/Notebook Handouts

Figurative Language:
Complete Figurative Language Unit
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Figurative Language
Figurative Language Color by term
Figurative Language Computer Lab Activity
Figurative Language in Popular Songs with Answer Key
Figurative Language in Popular Songs with Suggested Answer Key
Figurative Language Powerpoint with game!
Figurative Language Prezi including handout
Figurative Language Prezi Version One
Figurative Language QR code review
Figurative Language Sentence Starters
Figurative Language Sort/jumble
Identifying Figurative Language in Music Activity

Foreshadowing:
Complete Foreshadowing Unit with Prezi
conflict, symbolism, foreshadowing in Red Riding Hood Movie
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for foreshadowing
Finding Foreshadowing in any movie
Foreshadowing Charts for four short stories
Foreshadowing Prezi Now with Handout!
Identifying Foreshadowing in Songs with answer key

Forms for any story:
Poetry Analysis for any Poem
Short Story Form
Simple Short Story Form
Nonfiction Analysis for any informational text

Functional Texts
Functional Text: Apartment Rental Ads
Functional Text: Back to School Ads/Supply Lists
Functional Text: Grocery Store Circular
Functional Text: Recipe handout

Grab Bag:
193 Video Clips for the English Classroom
20 Humorous Posters for the English Classroom
Teacher Forms

Grammar:
Parts of Speech Color by Number
Parts of Speech Scavenger Hunt
*Freebie* Grammar Rock Prezi
Punctuation Grammar RAFT for differentiation
Step by Step grammar and punctuation Powerpoint

Graphic Organizers:
Common Core Character Traits Graphic Organizers
Common Core Different Points of View Graphic Organizers
Common Core Literary Theme Graphic Organizer

Inference:
Complete Inference Unit
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Inference
Inference Computer Lab Activity
Inference Explained with practice
Inference Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Learn from my Fail Inference Activity
Making Inferences in Animated Short Films
Making Inferences in Popular Songs with Suggested Answer Key
Making Inferences Prezi
Making Inferences Prezi New Version with handout
Making Inferences through Pictures PowerPoint
Making Inferences Using Pictures Activities
Making inferences with commercials prezi and handout
Ordeal by Cheque Inference Activity using TwiAn entire year of paragraphs (or essays) of the week
Six Day Inference Unit

Lesson Plans:
English 8 Drop Down Lesson Plan Template (CC)
Entire year of Daily and Weekly Lesson plans for 8th grade English
Middle School English Lesson Plan Template
New Weekly Lesson Plan Template

Literary Theme:
Common Core Literary Theme Graphic Organizer
Complete Literary Theme Unit with prezi
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Theme
Finding Literary Theme in any movie
Identifying and finding Theme
Identifying Literary Theme in Popular Song Lyrics
Literary Theme Computer Lab Activity
Literary Theme PowerPoint
Literary Theme Prezi with handout
Theme Test #2
Theme Test with Answer Key

Monster Novel Study:
Differentiated Instruction Activity for Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Dinner Menu Projects for Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Literary Elements in Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Chapter Questions W Answer Key
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Chapter Vocabulary Quizzes
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Complete Novel Study
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Final Test
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Pre Reading Prezi
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Vocabulary and Context Clues
Murder on a Sunday Morning Viewing Guide (Monster by Walter Dean Myers)

Movie Forms:
Book/Movie Review Template
Book/Movie Scene Soundtrack
Comparing book and movie characters (for any movie)
Comparing Books and Movies
conflict, symbolism, foreshadowing in Red Riding Hood Movie
Costume design book and movie comparison
English Terms Movie Guide for ANY Movie!
English Terms Movie Guides for ANY Movie!
Finding Characterization in any movie
Finding Flashbacks in any movie
Finding Foreshadowing in any movie
Finding Literary Conflict in any movie
Finding Literary Theme in any movie
Finding Plot in any movie
Finding Symbolism in any movie
Most anticipated scene book and movie comparison

Night Novel Study:
Complete Night by Elie Wiesel Novel Study
Literary Elements in Night by Elie Wiesel
Night by Elie Wiesel Chapter Vocabulary Quizzes
Night by Elie Wiesel Final Test
Night by Elie Wiesel Pre reading Prezi
Night by Elie Wiesel Vocabulary and Context Clues
Picture Word Clouds for each chapter of Night by Elie Wiesel

Novel Activities:
20+ Character activities for ANY novel
Novel Character Cell Phone Apps Activity
Novel Character Cell Phone Background Activity
Novel Character Cell Phone Texting Activity
Novel Character Cell Phone Twitter Activity
Novel Character eBay Listing
Novel Character Facebook Activity
Novel Character Google Search
Novel Character Instagram Activity
Novel Character Netflix Queue
Novel Character Obituary
Novel Character Postcard
Novel Character Reading List Activity
Novel Character Refrigerator
Novel Character Shopping List
Novel Character Suitcase Packing
Novel Character Trash Activity
Story Character Cell Phone Hack
Literature Circle Form
Chapter Study Guide for ANY fiction novel

The Outsiders:
Differentiated Instruction Activity for The Outsiders
New and Improved! Outsiders Novel Study with answer keys
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Chapter Questions with Answer Key
The Outsiders Chapter Vocabulary Quizzes
The Outsiders Final Test with Answer Key
The Outsiders Pre Reading Prezi
The Outsiders Vocabulary and Context Clues
Word Clouds for each chapter of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Plot:
Finding Plot in any movie
Identify Elements of Plot Diagram in Songs with answer Key
Plot Diagram Prezi with handout

Poetry:
Comparing and Contrasting Poetry
Comparing Music and Poetry (Paired passages)
Poetry Analysis for any Poem
Poetry Terms Prezi presentation with handout
Poetry Types Identifying Practice

Point of View:
Complete Point of View Unit
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Point of View
Exploring Point of View Activity
Identifying Point of View Practice worksheets
Point of View Break it Down Practice
Point of View Color by Pronoun
Point of view in Songs with answer key
Point of View Lab Activity
Point of View Prezi
Point of View Sort/jumble
Point of View Test with Key
Three types of Point of View Powerpoint

Pre reading Prezis:
Animal Farm by George Orwell Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Anthem by Ayn Rand Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Catching Fire Pre Reading Prezi with handout
Charlotte's Web Pre Reading Prezi
Hunger Games Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Pre Reading Prezi
Night by Elie Wiesel Pre reading Prezi
The Fault in our Stars by John Green Pre Reading Prezi
The Giver Pre Reading Prezi
The Outsiders Pre Reading Prezi
To Kill A Mockingbird Pre Reading Prezi
Wonder by R.J. Palacio Pre Reading Prezi

Prezis:
*Freebie* Grammar Rock Prezi
*Freebie* Meet the Teacher Prezi Template
Ancient China Prezi
Ancient Egypt Prezi
Animal Farm by George Orwell Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Anthem by Ayn Rand Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Author's Tone and Mood Prezi
Back to School Learning Styles Inventory Prezi and Handout
Catching Fire Pre Reading Prezi with handout
Charlotte's Web Pre Reading Prezi
Comma Prezi with handout!
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Prezi (with handout)
Complete Foreshadowing Unit with Prezi
Complete Literary Conflict Unit with prezi
Complete Literary Theme Unit with prezi
Context Clues Prezi with handout
Figurative Language Prezi including handout
Figurative Language Prezi Version One
Foreshadowing Prezi Now with Handout!
Freebie: Valentine's Day Writing Activity Plus Prezi
How to open and use Prezi
HUGE English Terms Review Prezi with handout
Hunger Games Pre Reading Prezi with Handout
Inference Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Literary Conflict Prezi with handout
Literary Symbolism Prezi with handout
Literary Theme Prezi with handout
Making Inferences Prezi
Making Inferences Prezi New Version with handout
Making inferences with commercials prezi and handout
Media Literacy: Print and Commercial Prezi with Handout
Monster by Walter Dean Myers Pre Reading Prezi
Night by Elie Wiesel Pre reading Prezi
Plot Diagram Prezi with handout
Poetry Terms Prezi presentation with handout
Point of View Prezi
Prezi Bundle (41 prezis/over 1,609 slides)
Static and Dynamic Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Symbolism Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Text Structure Prezi with Handout
The Fault in our Stars by John Green Pre Reading Prezi
The Giver Pre Reading Prezi
The Outsiders Pre Reading Prezi
To Kill A Mockingbird Pre Reading Prezi
Top Ten Prezi (Back to School Activity)
Washington D.C. Prezi Sample
Wonder by R.J. Palacio Pre Reading Prezi
Writing Process Prezi with handout
Writing an essay using colors prezi + handout (Step up to Writing)

Review:
Book/Movie Review Template
CSI Literary Symbolism Review Game with Handout
Figurative Language QR code review
HUGE English Terms Review Prezi with handout

Roots and Prefix:
A-Z Common Root Words Activity
Entire Root, prefix, suffix Program Bundle
Entire Year of Prefix, Root Word, Context, & comprehension Practice
Entire year of Root Word, Prefix, Suffix Practice (With answer Key)
Root Word/Prefix/Suffix Computer Lab Activity
Visual Roots and Prefixes Part #1
Visual Roots and Prefixes Part #2

Static and Dynamic:
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for static or dynamic
Static and Dynamic Character PowerPoint
Static and Dynamic Chart for any story
Static and Dynamic Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Static or Dynamic Character Unit
Static or Dynamic Quiz with Answer Key
Sub Plans:
*Freebie* Sample Sub Letter
70+ English Substitute Plans, Activities, and Forms
Where in the World is our Teacher? (Sub plan)

Symbolism:
Complete Symbolism Unit
conflict, symbolism, foreshadowing in Red Riding Hood Movie
CSI Literary Symbolism Review Game with Handout
Differentiated Questioning and Real World Application for Symbolism
Finding Symbolism in any movie
Identifying literary symbolism in music and literature
Identifying Symbolism in Songs with answer key
Literary Symbolism Prezi with handout
Symbolism Computer Lab Activity
Symbolism Journey Activity
Symbolism Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Symbolism test with Answer Key
Technology Symbolism Activity

Text Structure:
Exploring 6 different text structures
Text Structure Prezi with Handout

Tone and Mood:
Author's Tone Activity Worksheet
Author's Tone and Mood Prezi
Author's Tone Test with answer key
Complete Tone and Mood Unit
Differentiated Questioning, Multiple Choice, and Real World Application for Tone
Tone and Mood in Songs with answer key and intro PP

Washington D.C. Field Trip:
Baltimore Aquarium Field Trip Forms
Fort McHenry Field Trip Questions
National Air and Space Museum Field Trip Questions
National American History Museum Field Trip Questions
National Archives Field Trip Questions
National Gallery of Art Field Trip Questions
National Museum of the American Indian Field Trip Questions
Nationals Baseball Game field trip
Washington D.C. Field Trip
Washington D.C. National Mall Field Trip Questions

If you were to buy each of the above from me individually it would cost over $1,200 dollars!

Everything comes in both Word and PDF form so it is editable to your needs. I even provide the Prezi links so you can copy them to your account and edit them!

After purchase make sure to email me at: kmpotter05@yahoo.com with:

  • Your username
  • Date of purchase
  • Google Drive email address


If you have any other questions feel free to contact me! Kmpotter05@yahoo.com 

 

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