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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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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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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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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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Frederick Douglass, Non-Fiction Activity to use for ANY Novel with Slavery Theme
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a compelling autobiography and provides an honest view of the harshness of life for African-American slaves in the 1800s. Use this 45-minute lesson that includes a slice of Douglass’ narrative to show your students the ugly reality of life in pre-Ci
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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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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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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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Argumentation Writing Unit: Common Core: Online Collaborative Discussion
The Common Core Standards call for students to engage in argumentation as well as collaborative discussion. This 18-day unit for middle and high school (differentiated) hits on a wide array of reading, writing, speaking, and listening standards. Persuasive writing is a thing of the past -It was al
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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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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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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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Vietnam War Soldier's Letter Primary Source Reading
Vietnam War Primary Source Reading This amazing, poetic letter from an American soldier who died in the Vietnam War provides a moving interpretation of what it means to be a patriotic American. The letter is beautifully written and will surely have a powerful affect on your students. It is also a
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Stations for Previewing Holocaust Texts & Night by Elie Wiesel
Stations for Previewing Holocaust Texts & Night Included are six station activities which can be used in a English Language Arts or history classroom. Four stations are focused on introducing the Holocaust and the related text you will be reading. The final two stations are foc
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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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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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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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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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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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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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SAT Essay Prep #1, Deconstruct the Argument, Rhetorical Tools & the S.A.T. Essay
As of March 2016, the SAT Essay requires students to closely examine an argument essay, noting the effectiveness of an author’s use of specific rhetorical devices. In this full-hour lesson with optional extension writing activity, students will read an argument essay from a university professor on t
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Tuesdays with Morrie Unit Plan
Tuesdays with Morrie Unit Plan Spend your Monday through Friday with Morrie! This is an original unit plan for Mitch Albom's memoir Tuesdays with Morrie. Contents 1. Unit plan: Lessons for 18 class periods. 2. Introductory PowerPoint on Tuesdays
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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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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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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Worksheets, PowerPoint, Task Cards
Help your students make sense of Jonathan Edwards's famous Puritan sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, with these fun and engaging activities. The files in this bundle can help you create or freshen up your unit or lesson plans. Included in this bundle: • 24 figurative language task card
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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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Making a Murderer Teaching Unit Season 1
Making a Murderer Teaching Unit Season 1, Episodes 1-10 Engage your students in meaningful debate and critical-thinking exercises using my materials for teaching "Making a Murderer," the popular Netflix® documentary about Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Students will not only view and analyze the
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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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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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Cause and Effect Task Cards
Cause and effect is a reading comprehension skill often found on standardized tests. Amp up the rigor of this important skill with (40) engaging scenario task cards that students can analyze in pairs, groups, or whole class instruction. An effective instructional tool and alternative to boring work
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Nonfiction Close Reading - The Dark Origins of Valentine's Day
Nonfiction Close Reading - The Dark Origins of Valentine's Day This nonfiction close reading focuses on a National Public Radio article titled "The Dark Origins of Valentine's Day." Engage students in the celebration of this winter holiday from Roman times to modern day. After read
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Holocaust & Night by Elie Wiesel Bundle of Resources
Holocaust & Night by Elie Wiesel Bundle of Resources This bundle, a 40% savings, includes all of my best-selling Holocaust resources as well as resources for Night by Elie Wiesel. Keep your students engaged with 5+ weeks of materials. Included:
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Free Interactive Reading Notebook Activity: Connect the Dots
Free Download! Common Core Aligned Interactive Reading Notebook Activity: Connect the Dots Students will make connections between ideas/concepts, events, and individuals. This also includes a blank template so you can assign your own ideas for students to connect. Aligned with the Common Core Sta
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SAT Essay Prep #2, Deconstruct the Argument, Rhetorical Tools & the S.A.T. Essay
As of March 2016, the SAT Essay requires students to closely examine an argument essay, noting the effectiveness of an author’s use of specific rhetorical devices. In this full-hour lesson with optional extension writing activity, students will read an argument essay from a doctor who wants people t
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's “The Minister's Black Veil” –20 Common Core Learning Tasks
This Common Core resource includes 20 rigorous unit learning tasks for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, "The Minister’s Black Veil.” The teacher-created learning tasks include standard(s) alignment using the language of Common Core State Standards. The unit activities represent a balance of analys
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Nonfiction Close Reading - Daylight Saving Doesn't Save Energy
Nonfiction Close Reading - Daylight Saving Doesn't Save Energy Whether it is fall or spring, engage your students in the debate over Daylight Saving and its impact on energy usage and the environment. This nonfiction close reading focuses on a Washington Post article titled "Why tu
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SAT Essay Prep #3, Deconstruct the Argument, Rhetorical Tools & the S.A.T. Essay
As of March 2016, the SAT Essay requires students to closely examine an argument essay, noting the effectiveness of an author’s use of specific rhetorical devices. In this full-hour lesson with optional extension writing activity, students will read an argument essay from a doctor who wants healthy
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Romeo and Juliet Introduction & Prologue
Romeo and Juliet Introduction & Prologue This weeklong lesson focuses on introducing Shakespeare, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and the prologue. Included: *Homework *Warmups/closings *PowerPoint of the History of the English Language *Timeline of Shakespeare’s Life *Tom
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American Romantic and Transcendentalist Writers Unit
Introduce your class to America’s literary renaissance with this extensive unit featuring Dickinson, Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, Jacobs, Poe and Hawthorne. This zipped unit includes a group research project, a variety of learning activities, quizzes, analysis questions, writing activities and a multi
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What is Democracy? Lecture & Reading Activity (CIVICS)
This creative presentation reviews the concepts of democracy and the difference between a democracy and republic. After they presentation student complete an activity in which theycomplete a graphic organizer using their textbooks or internet to analyze the important concepts. This purchase includ
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Making a Murderer Questions Analysis Episode 1
Making a Murderer Questions & Critical-Thinking Analysis for Season 1 Episode 1 "Eighteen Years Lost" Engage your students in meaningful debate and critical-thinking exercises using my materials for teaching "Making a Murderer," the popular Netflix® documentary about Steven Avery. Students will
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Patrick Henry’s Speech in the Virginia Convention Annotation w/Marginal Notes
This resource includes the annotated text and marginal notes for Patrick Henry’s famous Speech in the Virginia Convention also known as his “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech. Reading and annotating informational texts is a critical component of the Common Core State Standards, and analyzing
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The American Dream in literature and today unit plan
This 26-day unit introduces the historical concept of the American Dream. Five days of the unit are devoted to "A Raisin in the Sun." We also read some articles about the American Dream today, and students write an essay on literature's depiction of the American Dream and its relevance today. At th
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Nonfiction Close Reading - St. Patrick's Day & The Dark History of Green
Nonfiction Close Reading - St. Patrick's Day & The Dark History of Green This spring, engage your students with this nonfiction close reading focused on a National Public Radio interview titled "St. Patrick's Day Beyond 'Kiss Me' Signs and Green Bagels.” After reading, students
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Organizing Text Structures Worksheet with Answer Key
Need help teaching the types of text structures: Chronological order, Sequence, Cause and Effect, Problem and Solution, or Compare and Contrast? This 5 page worksheet has students read five passages, identify the main pattern of organization used in each paragraph and put informati
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Introduction to Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Introduction to Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare This weeklong lesson focuses on introducing William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar as a historical figure, and the play. Included: *Homework *Warmups/closings *Anticipation guide/"Table Talk" activity *Timeline of Shakespeare’s Li
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