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Expository, Non-Fiction Lessons on Modern Issues: Bundle #1 of 5 Lessons, CCSS
The Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In these easy-to-deliver non-fiction lesson plans, students will read articles/book excerpts by
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Annotating Text Made Easy: step-by-step annotating and close reading instruction
Annotating text and close reading are an integral part of the common core curriculum. This resource includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students how to properly annotate informational text. There are two different files in the zipped download. - An ed
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Informational Text Response (Non-Fiction Text Features Main Idea) Any Text
This is a wonderful tool that works with any type of informational or non-fiction text. This resource is Common Core aligned and was created for upper grades. Students are scaffolded through this response sheet. Students must complete a pre-read where they state what the article will be about, what
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Interactive Reading Notebook Fiction and Nonfiction Mega Bundle
Interactive Reading Notebook Fiction and Nonfiction Mega Bundle (Grades 5-12) A YEAR'S WORTH: 220 Common-Core aligned interactive reading foldable activities for secondary students. You do not have to use the Common Core State Standards to utilize this bundle! This downl
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Public Speaking, How to Give a Powerful Speech, Great Presentation Skills, CCSS
Help your advanced middle school and high school students identify and analyze the elements of powerful public speaking with these multimedia lesson materials. This three-page PDF includes: • Step-by-step directions/suggestions to lead your students through a 50-minute lesson • A well-written, high
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Cause and Effect Nonfiction Activity
Cause and Effect Nonfiction Activity: Read Those Labels Aligned with the Common Core State Standards This zipped bundle includes a PDF file including an original nonfiction article about product warning labels and frivolous lawsuits, comprehension questions for cause and effect, teacher's answer ke
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Expository, Non-Fiction Lesson on Modern Issues: You Eat Bugs Every Single Day
The new Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In this easy-to-deliver narrative non-fiction activity, students will read an article by be
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Science Sub Plans Literacy MEGA BUNDLE - 50 Secondary Science Reading Articles
Don't fear, get your emergency secondary science sub plans right here. This bundle contains 50 SCIENCE ARTICLES plus two bonus free articles (see below for summaries of each article) with questions and full answer keys! A whole year's worth of science literacy activities and sub p
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Text Structure Powerpoint
This powerpoint is a fun, colorful way to introduce or re-teach TEXT STRUCTURE! Includes: - 21 EDITABLE slides - 5 video clip examples - 15 slides can be printed to created colorful, informative posters for your class, including: *definitions written in kid-friendly language *key words to l
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Expository Informative Explanatory Writing Unit Editable Common Core Bundle
This writing unit focuses on explanatory and informative (expository) writing and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. It has also been recently updated to include Google Drive / Google Classroom editable handouts and MLA 8 style handouts. This IS included in my mega bundle:
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Reading Graphic Organizers Gr 11-12
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for ELA Reading Literature and Informational Nonfiction Texts Grades 11-12 (Also includes the organizers for grades 6, 7, 8, and 9-10 because the skills build upon one another each year.) **UPDATED with new and revised organizers! 153 total!!** Find
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Close Reading Article Review Questions For Any NonFiction Text
Close Reading Questions: Nonfiction Articles Aligned with the Common Core State Standards Nonfiction articles can be used in any content area. Use the handouts to encourage close reading of the passage or article. May be used with any news, feature, informational, explanatory, argument, opinion, e
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Interactive Reading Notebook Nonfiction Bundle Common Core Aligned
Common Core Aligned Interactive Reading Notebook for Nonfiction Informational Texts (Grades 6-12) This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle.
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Current Event Article Close Reading Worksheet, Informational Text, Gr. 6-12 CCSS
Need more informational text-based lessons in your classroom? This print-and-go worksheet is the perfect little tool to use as a weekly, occasional, or extra credit assignment. You can either provide an article for your students to work through as a class or assign students to find their own article
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Compare Contrast Two or More Texts NonFiction Graphic Organizers
Compare Contrast Two or More Texts: Close Reading Strategies and Activities Aligned with the Common Core State Standards Use the handouts to encourage close reading and compare/contrast of two or more texts or sources (may be used with multimedia sources such as graphics, videos, podcasts, etc.). I
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High School Daily Common Core Reading Practice Weeks 1-5 {LMI}A
This resource provides five weeks of daily Common Core Reading practice that can be completed in five minutes a day. This document was developed with students that need an extra boost in reading comprehension and English Literature in mind. Passages are from my eighth grade Daily Common Core Rea
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Expository, Non-Fiction Lesson on Modern Issues: The Trophy Syndrome (CCSS)
The new Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In this easy-to-deliver non-fiction activity, students will view the commencement speech gi
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Expository, Non-Fiction Lesson on Modern Issues: Schools Want Teens to Sleep In
The new Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In this easy-to-deliver informational text activity, students will read an article by New Y
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Common Core ELA Standards Checklists High School Grades 9-12
Common Core ELA Standards Checklists Bundle for High School, Grades 9-12 This bundle combines both the Grades 11-12 and Grades 9-10 Common Core State Standards Checklists for English Language Arts. This IS included in my
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Writing Resources Bundle Argument Expository Narrative Journalism
Writing instruction has never been easier! This download now includes ALL of my writing resources: argument and persuasive, expository (including journalism), and narrative (including creative) writing. In addition, I added helpful outlines, prompts, and rubrics. The skills practiced are standards-b
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Skill Based Stations Bundle - All Common Core Aligned
Love centers and hands-on activities for your students? Save 20% with this bundle of all five of my skill based stations: Figurative Language Stations
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Rip Van Winkle, High-Interest Materials for Washington Irving’s Story, CCSS
Help make Washington Irving’s classic American tale, “Rip Van Winkle,” intriguing to a high school audience with these dynamic lesson materials that will take three class periods to complete. This product includes: • Step-by-step, detailed directions about how to use the three days’ worth of “Rip
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WWII Dilemmas
World War II activity. Great for World War II that forces students to think critically! Students are given five scenarios that involve World War II, the Holocaust, and its aftermath. Then they are asked to answer a series of thought provoking moral questions. Each story is based on a true event a
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Ghost Tour Engaging ELA Web Research Project Grades 8-12 CCSS-Based
This resource is included in a bundle! Student ♥ Engagement Bundle of Language Arts Lessons for Middle and High School Give your students an exciting two-three day
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Expository, Non-Fiction Lesson on Modern Issues: Benefits of Slacking Off?
The new Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In this easy-to-deliver narrative non-fiction activity, students will read an article by th
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Salem Witch Trials Informational Text Unit
If you are an English or Social Studies teacher and are looking for a way to introduce the story of the Salem Witch Trials and check off some of those pesky Informational Text Common Core Standards at the same time, then this is for you! This article helps students understand the complex inter-pers
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Editorial Cartoons, Use Political Cartoons to Teach Persuasion, Rhetoric, CCSS
Teach your students how to “read” an editorial or political cartoon with this one-day lesson that can also become part of your regular current event assignment rotation. Perfect for English/Language Arts and History/Social Studies classrooms! The lesson begins with an introduction to four persuasiv
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Theme Development Lesson, Complete Teaching Pack
The objective of this How to Recognize and Apply Theme Development Across A Text teaching pack is to foster students' beginning or basic understanding of how theme can be developed in a text - CC.R.2. The lecture provided introduces the concept and the graphic organizers and constructed response pr
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Close Reading and Compare Contrast of Nonfiction, Poetry, Artwork
Close Reading and Compare Contrast of Nonfiction, Poetry, Artwork; Includes Mini Research and Creative Activities with Interactive Notebook Foldable - Aligned with the Common Core State Standards This resource is jam-packed with engaging activities that cover several Common Core reading and
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Great Minds in Science - 18 Secondary Science Literacy Sub Plans / Activities
When we teach science, the important scientific figures behind the science are only mentioned in a cursory way. My Great Minds in Science Series of 18 ARTICLES plus a Bonus Article functions to enliven and deepen the understanding of the people behind the discoveries. These articles
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Main Idea Task Cards
Identifying the main or central idea is a literary skill often addressed on standardized tests. Make sure your students are prepared with these (40) engaging Main Idea Task Cards that focus on nonfiction, expository text. Task Cards can be analyzed in pairs, groups, or whole class instruction. An
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Expository, Non-Fiction Lesson on Modern Issues: The Power of Negative Thinking
The new Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In this easy-to-deliver informational text activity, students will read an article by Briti
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Expository, Non-Fiction Lesson on Modern Issues: Unlikely Friendships, CCSS
The new Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In this easy-to-deliver informational text activity, students will read an article by a New
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Nazi Propaganda Analysis from the Holocaust & WWII for ELA, History CCSS Aligned
Nazi Propaganda Analysis from the Holocaust & WWII for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned This lesson focuses on propaganda posters used by the Nazi party to spread and preserve the basic ideas of Nazism and to dehumanize “inferior" groups. Students will analyze ten posters to infer m
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Holocaust Resource Bundle for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned
Holocaust Resource Bundle for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned This bundle, over a 30% savings, includes nine of my best-selling Holocaust resources, all of which are perfect additions to your unit on the Holocaust in either an English Language Arts or history classroom. Included:
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Social Communication Skills for Secondary Students
“Social Communication Skills for Secondary Students” uses high interest images to give older students practice recognizing the feelings and emotions of others by considering visual cues such as body language and facial expressions A glossary is provided which presents definitions of specific feeling
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Informational Text Activity, FREE, Easy Print-and-Go Sub Materials, CCSS
Whether you need a one-or-two day emergency sub plan or just want to slide a little more informational text into your curriculum, this free and fun lesson has what you need – a well-written, high-interest article from the New York Times on the 10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know, a topic t
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ELA Standards Checklists Grades 11-12 Editable
Editable Common Core ELA Standards Checklists Grades 11-12 - easy to use and customize! This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 9-12 AND
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ELA Assessment & Test Prep: Reading Informational Text, Writing, SEL: Grade 6-12
$27 Value = 56% Off!! Informational text bundle! 9 ELA assessments, independent practice printables or test prep activities. Practice or assess all 9 reading informational text common core standards (RI.1 - RI.9) for grades 6 - 12. - Practice / Assess Reading Informational Text Common Core Standa
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Argument Analysis: Regifting
Argument Analysis: Regifting - a winter holiday activity Students will analyze both sides of the regifting argument, then write their own arguments for or against regifting. Includes articles, comprehension and critical-thinking questions (differentiated), technology prompt (students will create
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Inference Task Cards - Nonfiction
Teaching inferences? Amp up the fun and proficiency level in your classroom with these (32) Inference (Nonfiction) Task Cards. Product addresses this important reading comprehension skill with excerpts from nonfiction articles that simulate standardized testing questions. Answer key included. This C
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Scottsboro Boys NonFiction Reading Activity
Scottsboro Boys Reading Activity - Use with To Kill a Mockingbird or with any unit covering racism, civil rights, injustice This is a supplemental activity I use for real-life comparisons when I'm teaching To Kill a Mockingbird. It includes an anticipatory activity that is very effective at getting
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Common Core "Of Plymouth Plantation" Lesson Plan, Reading Guide, PPT with KEY!
This file includes all you need for instructional delivery of "Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford as it appears in Prentice Hall's Literature: The American Experience (p. 56-67). What's included? A detailed lesson plan with pacing and teaching notes. A reading guide focusing on the reading
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DNA Informational Text
This free DNA Informational Text reading is based on Watson and Crick's famous one-page article from 1953, announcing their discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule. It comes with graphic organizers to help your students read and understand a classic scientific paper. This i
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Crucible Activities Bundle - Pre-Reading and Post-reading
I absoultely LOVE The Crucible by Arthur Miller! It is my favorite piece of literature to teach! Students love it too! That is why I have just included pre and post activities in this bundle. Once we start reading, my students don't want to stop until the end! Pre-reading activities include: 1. A h
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Romeo & Juliet: Non-Fiction Reading Activity
Need to add non-fiction into a unit on Romeo & Juliet? Want to pull modern, debatable topics alongside the play to keep kids interested? Use this 2-day lesson connecting literature and modern articles to assess CCSS RI.1, RI.2, and RI.4 in your ELA classroom. Themed around the question
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Gilded Age: Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity
This is a document based activity for the Gilded Age Unit. Students will work independently or in pairs/groups to: 1) Read a short 1 paragraph biography about Carnegie, Rockefeller & J.P. Morgan. 2) Read approximately 8 Primary Source Document excerpts and examine 2 political cartoons. (sources
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Nonfiction Close Reading - The Holidays: A Bit More Giving, A Bit Less Getting
Nonfiction Close Reading - The Holidays: A Bit More Giving, A Bit Less Getting This nonfiction close reading focuses on a New York Times article titled "The Holidays: A Bit More Giving, A Bit Less Getting." A great reading to get students thinking about their own values during the
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Language Arts Summary Skills Engaging Love-Theme for Middle & High School
This is a great way to learn and practice summary - for any time of year. This fun, arts-infused summary skills lesson is designed in four parts. It combines the CCSS ELA standards of summarizing, paraphrasing, argument, and support plus Speaking and Listening group work skills - all using the theme
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Reading Informational Text - Common Core Aligned
Reading Informational Text - Common Core Aligned. The handouts, worksheets, and graphic organizers contained in this packet are appropriate for many kinds of informational reading. The examples used in explanations are from famous speeches, and I originally developed these lesson helps for a unit on
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Bloom's Taxonomy Critical Thinking Entry and Exit Tickets
Use the 230 ENTRY and EXIT ticket choices across the curriculum and throughout the school year with any content topic to promote critical thinking, review content material, differentiate instruction, and collect data as a formative assessment for instructional decision making. Because the entry and
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36 "Informational Text" Common Core Task Cards - ANY Text -Critical Thinking
Get YOUR students diving into rigorous INFORMATIONAL TEXT with these 36 task cards! CCSS ALIGNED - Task cards reinforce some of the most important CCSS Mastery Standards for grades 7-12: Main Idea - RI 7-12.1 Author's Purpose, Perspective and Point of View - RI 7-12.2 Text Organization an
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