Free Samples

Below are free samples that have been included in our blog posts.  Simply click the titles or images of the downloads you are interested in, and they are ready to be used!  Check this page often as we will add them here for you to easily download.  

Pun Classroom Posters by Presto Plans
Bring puns into your classroom to get a student laugh, or at the very least an eye-roll and a smirk.  It will also allow them to consider the nuances of the language and hopefully encourage them to share their own puns. Looking for more ways to bring humor into the classroom?  Give this post a read:  5 Ways To Bring Humor Into Your English Classroom 
End of Year Student Gifts by The SuperHERO Teacher
Download these free gift tags for your students while teaching them about puns! 

SHARED SENSORY WRITING (by Presto Plans)
Have your students work collaboratively to write a descriptive paragraph using vivid imagery with this fun activity. This free resource is from my blog post: 5 Collaborative Writing Activities 

TAPESTRY POETRY (by Presto Plans)
Have your students work collaboratively to write a tapestry poem.  Learn about how this activity works by reading my blog post: 5 Collaborative Writing Activities 
INSPIRING WRITERS (By Room 213)
Download these free activities that you can use to kick start your students' creativity: Titles for brainstorming carousel, Perspective task cards, and an activity using mentor texts.




CLASSROOM THROWBACKS (BY PRESTO PLANS)
Build classroom community by using "Classroom Throwbacks". Students share funny, interesting, and memorable moments that happen within the classroom. This free resource is from my blog post: Building A Positive Classroom Community.

FRIDAY 5-4-3-2-1 ACTIVITY (BY PRESTO PLANS)
Providing students with an opportunity to reflect on the positive moments of the week and look forward to the next week is another way to foster classroom community.  One way to do this is by starting a weekly tradition called the Friday 5-4-3-2-1.This free resource is from my blog post: Building A Positive Classroom Community.


PUBLIC SPEAKING STUDENT SURVEY & ACTION PLAN (BY SECONDARY SARA)
Help students conquer their fears and develop a growth mindset before the next speech or presentation! Use the survey to figure out their strengths and weaknesses, and individualize goal-oriented progress with the action plan. This free resource is from my blog post: Making Public Speaking Less Scary for Teens



ESSAY WRITING CHECKLIST (BY THE CLASSROOM SPARROW)  Provide your students with a checklist that must be submitted along with their final writing piece. This will help to ensure students are not missing any material or information. This will save you time from having to review a paper twice and it will save the student time from re-writing sections from their essay due to unnecessary mistakes.This free resource is from the blog post: Essay Writing Tips for Students and Teachers.

Essay Writing Checklist FREEBIE
 

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP CONVERSATION STARTER (BY THE DARING ENGLISH TEACHER)
This graphic organizer is a great way to get students thinking and talking about safe, appropriate, and effective ways to use technology in class. This free resource is from the blog post: Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Secondary Classroom




BOOKMARK INDEPENDENT READING REWARD SYSTEM (BY THE SUPERHERO TEACHER)
These bookmarks are designed to encourage students to read independently, while also being rewarded for their efforts.  Download the bookmarks, review the rewards, and allow students to customize their bookmarks to use while they read!  This free resource is from the blog post: 5 Ways to Encourage Independent Reading



CLASSROOM BOOK CLUB SIGN UP SHEET (BY THE SUPERHERO TEACHER)
Download this "Classroom Book Club Sign Up Sheet" to implement your OWN classroom book club. Having a classroom book club fosters independent reading and collaboration! This free resource is from the blog post: 5 Ways to Encourage Independent Reading.




STUDENT READING INTEREST SURVEY (BY PRESTO PLANS)

Learn about your students' interests and genre and text-type preferences with this student reading interest survey.  I give this to my students a couple days before bringing my students to the library to choose an independent novel.  It's a great way to prep a smaller pool of novel ideas for those students who you know may have trouble finding a novel to read. This free resource is from the following blog post: 6 Ways To Help Your Students Find The Perfect Novel.

SEARCHING THE STACKS LIBRARY ACTIVITY (BY PRESTO PLANS

Send your class on a library quest to help them explore the sections, discover new authors, and find books based on their interests.  This activity allows students to search the stacks for titles that fall into particular categories while also familiarizing them with the library layout.  During the process, they will hopefully run into a novel or two that they might be interested in trying out. This free resource is from the following blog post: 6 Ways To Help Your Students Find The Perfect Novel.



STUDENT ASSIGNMENT LOG (BY ADDIE WILLIAMS)

Give each of our students this Assignment Log copied on bright colored paper (so that it's easy to spot in their binders).  Keep a running log of assignments and due dates on a whiteboard in your classroom and encourage students to do the same on their Assignment log.  You might also find it helpful in your own lesson planing - keep a copy of one for each of your classes in your teacher binder! This free resource is from the following blog post: How To Help Students Start The Year Organized.


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