Friday, March 27, 2015

April Fools' Day Informational Text & Poetic Devices Activity

Looking for something that's Common Core aligned, April Fools' themed, and will also provide a bit of a review for end of year testing???  Then my April Fools' Day Informational Text and Poetic Devices pack is the perfect activity to use.

What's included:
  • 2 Informational Texts on the History of April Fools’ Day
  • Close Reading Questions
  • Questions that require CITING Evidence from text
  • The song, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” by Frankie Lymon 
  • Activity requiring students to identify figurative language and rhyme scheme
  • Link to music video
  • Answers Included
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Test Prep Time

It's that time of year again...test time!  Each year I feel like I'm more stressed than my students...isn't it supposed to be the other way around?!?  To get prepared, several middle and high school TPT sellers have joined forces for a giveaway of several prize bundles for both ELA and Math.  The materials total over $200!  To enter, go to the Language Arts Classroom between Mar. 15-29.  Winners will be announced on April 1st, 2015!

Each year, I also use high frequency Common Core vocab. task cards to help students prepare, as well.  I've posted a little sneak peak, and you can purchase these here