Five Amazing Teaching Resources for Your Secondary ELA Classroom

Five Amazing Teaching Resources for Your Secondary ELA Classroom

Whether you are teaching literature or writing, it is important to include lessons that include instruction and practice in your classroom. Here is a look at five amazing teaching resources that combine direct instruction and student practice that will help your students succeed.

Elements of Literature Teaching Bundle

This Elements of Literature Teaching Bundle includes ten different mini-units that each focus on a different literary element: characterization, conflict, foreshadowing, mood, motif, plot, setting, suspense, theme, and tone. Each unit includes an instructional presentation, task cards, and sketch notes. You can use the resources in this bundle over and over again and with any piece of fiction.

Sticky Note Poetry Analysis Teaching Unit

This is the one-stop, engaging, hands-on poetry unit that you’ve been looking for. I use this sticky note poetry analysis teaching unit in my English classroom every year for my poetry unit, and it really helps my students understand and analyze poetry. This unit includes an instructional presentation and a variety of student organizers to use again and again with any poem.
Sticky Note Poetry Analysis Teaching Unit
sticky note poetry analysis teaching unit

Parts of Speech Teaching Unit

If you’ve got older students (think upper elementary and middle school-aged students) who struggle with putting together complete sentences, this parts of speech teaching unit is just what you’ve been looking for. This bundle includes a unit for each part of speech that includes instructional materials, worksheets, student practice, and assessments.
Parts of Speech Teaching Unit
parts of speech teaching unit

Punctuation Teaching Unit

One way to help improve students’ punctuation skills is to dedicate some class time to directly teaching specific punctuation. My punctuation teaching unit includes focused lessons on specific punctuation marks: end marks, commas, semicolons and colons, and apostrophes. Each unit includes an instructional presentation, assessments, and student practice.

Writing Spotlight Bundle

Improve your students’ writing with this writing spotlight bundle. Each lesson includes focused writing instruction that spotlights one aspect of writing that will help build your students into stronger writers. This unit includes writing instruction on writing about quotes, writing in the present tense, writing in the third person, and focusing on quotes.