Thursday, July 29, 2021

Emergency Sub Plans for 9th and 10th Grade English

 Here's a great idea for Emergency Sub Pays:

Independent Reading with Questions and a Vocab Activity

Check out these FREE Stories

The stories are aligned with the following Common Core Standards:

CCRA.R.4- Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.


Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Free High-Interest Short Story for High School Students

 "Heartbreak and Hair Weave" is the first story in the Ocean City High Series.  It is FREE for a limited time so check it out.

This story was created for reluctant readers (9th grade and 10th grade students).

Plot: When Harrison unexpectedly breaks up with Emma, she decides to remove her weave and colored contacts.

Note: Within the lesson, there is a link to an editable version (Google Doc) of the questions and vocabulary activities that go along with the story.

This story includes:

  • Seven reading comprehension questions
  • Two critical thinking questions
  • A vocabulary worksheet

Monday, November 30, 2020

Quarantine Stories: I'm so So Sad


This is a High-Interest story about a high school student who is struggling with being quarantined due to COVID-19.  It includes questions and a vocabulary activity.

Click here for link to story.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Five Common Linking Verbs

 This short video about five common linking verbs: is, am, was , were, and are.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Free Editable Poetry Project (20 Poems)

This editable poetry project requires students write their own poems, and it also requires them to reflect on the poetry of established poets.

Click here for poetry project

Monday, May 15, 2017

Free Short Story with Questions

Free for a limited Time: Scruffy's Vaction:

At first, Scruffy is excited when he hears that his family is going on vacation. However, he soon learns that he is not going with his family to the beach.

This story includes multiple-choice questions and a research activity.