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Nonfiction: Tone and Bias in the Media Coverage of Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper. One of the most notorious serial killers of all time. And he was never caught. There are over 100 theories about his identity. If you're looking for a high-interest nonfiction topic to get your students interested in analyzing nonfiction, this is it! This activity has two par
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Free Thanksgiving Activity:  Listening Comprehension and Art Integration
In this lesson, students will practice the critical skill of listening comprehension while learning about the origin of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. After a mini-lesson on what to listen for and how to take notes, students will listen to a passage about Sarah Josepha Hale two times. They’ll
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The One and Only Ivan Novel Study Book Unit
The One and Only Ivan Novel Unit is a Common Core Standard aligned book study to be used with The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. This download contains both a printable, as well as a Google Drive™ compatible, format.This is a complete novel study that includes many individual products bun

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Emergency Sub Plan - No Copies Needed! Listening Comprehension & Writing Lesson
If you’re in need of a fun and educational lesson plan in a pinch, then this set of Emergency Sub Plans may just do the trick! These plans are designed to save the day. That’s because not only are they extremely detailed, they also require NO preparation or copies! That’s right, students will be

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Credible or "Fake News"? Cultivating News Literacy in a "Post-Truth" Era
These lessons cover the basics of discerning between credible and false journalism (and the gradient between the two), using contemporary (but non-controversial) examples. There is also a slideshow (in PDF format) with links to examples of terms, as well as examples of credible journalism. Arguably
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Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail: A Common Core Nonfiction Unit
71 page unit plan — We are proud to release our unit on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to recognize the fifty year anniversary of his struggles for basic human rights in Birmingham, Alabama. His movement’s peaceful demonstrations, the suffering they endured at the hands of
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Jungle Animals Love Their Babies: Informational & Narrative Unit
Jungle Animals Love Their Babies This resource has lots of reading and writing activities focusing on animal moms, their babies, and their habitats. Uses parts of speech, content vocabulary and descriptive, poetic language. Hippos, chimps, zebras, toucans, snakes, elephants and lions are the anima
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Genius Hour: A Super Adventure in Project Based Learning
This packet includes lots of activities to help you structure your Genius Hour or to help you get started on project-based learning activities. This is what you'll receive with this packet: Parent Letter Parent Involvement/Student Homework Page Learning Log Inquiry Web Driving Question Web Confere
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Hybrid Socratic Seminar
Bring your classroom discussion into the 21st century!A hybrid Socratic seminar has the same setup as traditional Socratic seminar, but students in the outer circle are having their own separate discussion online (instead of simply observing). It’s essentially two discussions happening simultaneousl
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Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Common Core Nonfiction Unit
42 page unit plan — “As our case is new, we must think and act anew.” These famous words from Abraham Lincoln are guideposts for teachers who are seeking ways to adopt Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. Common Core is going to redefine education for the 21st century, and as educators w
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The Lightning Thief Novel Study Book Unit
The Lightning Thief Novel Unit with Greek Mythology Unit is a Common Core Standard aligned book study to be used with The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan which is book one in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This download contains both a printable, as well as a paperless Google Drive™ com
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Guns & the Second Amendment Discussion & Infographic Activity
Guns & the Second Amendment Discussion & Infographic Activity This discussion activity will help students begin to think about and discuss major issues surrounding the Second Amendment and gun control. Students will take a stance on a set of statements before discussing in a small group and
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STEM Organizer
This product will help your students organize and record their thinking as they move through the engineering and design process. This graphic organizer can also be used by the teacher to understand how each individual is thinking, even though they are working in collaborative groups. In addition, I
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms Speech:A Common Core Nonfiction Unit
79 page unit plan — Roosevelt’s address to Congress, otherwise known as the “Four Freedoms Speech,” is one of the defining speeches of our nation. In it he realized that America’s geographical isolationism was no longer possible. Nor was it smart. To wait until the rest of the world’s democracies ha
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Making the Titanic Come to Life Learning Activities
Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room. As with any teacher, you're always looking for a way to make learni
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College and Career Readiness Research Project (CCSS Aligned)
I created this project to help support struggling seventh and eighth graders. I wanted them to see their future as within their grasp. By researching colleges and careers, creating a presentation, and delivering a speech, students saw themselves as more capable people who could do anything they se
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Fighting For A Cause Pausing Point
This PowerPoint is intended for use as a review of historical figures covered in the Engage NY unit, Fighting For A Cause. It can also be used as an introduction. Historical figures covered: Jackie Robinson Eleanor Roosevelt Mary McLeod Bethune Susan B. Anthony It is not a timed PowerPoint. You
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Bundle G8 Argument Reading & Writing - Crowd Control Performance Task
Bundle of 8 editions of Crowd Control Real World Performance Task for 8th grade In the Crowd Control Performance Task, students use real information about visitors at their favorite amusement park to practice argument reading and writing in an engaging, real world context. Students take on the rol
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Debate Rubric
This editable rubric can be used for scoring individual students or groups during a classroom debate! It assesses teamwork, use of facts and text evidence, organization, respect for the other team, presentation style, and understanding of the debate topic.
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Collaborative Discussions!  Mini Posters for Expectations & Behavior Gr. 3-5
Collaborative Discussion & behaviors-Mini Posters for a bulletin board! This product is ideal for any 3-5 teacher wanting to teach and increase their kids’ abilities to start, have and keep a conversation going. This can be used in a whole group setting, class meeting, small group reading, and
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"Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat" (CCSS Exemplar Text) Standardized Test Practice
This resource is CCSS Aligned and uses Learned Hand's "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat," which is an exemplar informational text for 6th-8th grade. This text is also great for AP Language courses. You will need the transcript of Winston Churchill's speech, "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat," for this sta
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California Water Project
Students apply math as well as reading and writing anchor standards while learning about water distribution, usage, and conservation in California. Math topics include advanced arithmetic, number sense, rates and proportions, measurement, and algebra. ELA topics include research in addition to writi
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Lord of the Flies Pre-Reading Video Journal
The concept of human nature has been around for centuries. In William Golding's classic novel Lord of the Flies, one can't help but wonder: are human beings born inherently good? Or, do we start out inherently selfish and need our parents, teachers, and friends to teach us right from wrong? In thi
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Bundle G8 Informative Reading & Writing - Swimming with Sharks Performance Task
Bundle of 8 editions of Swimming with Sharks Real World Performance Task for 8th grade In the Swimming with Sharks Performance Task, students use real information about data about products, companies, and entrepreneurs featured on the TV show, Shark Tank to practice informative reading and writing
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