Teaching students how to annotate text is an integral part of the common core curriculum. This text annotation 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
Make test-prep fun! Help prepare your students for high-stakes standardized tests with this ELA Test Prep Nonfiction Reading Escape Room Activity.This download includes teacher directions, student directions, and all of the printable resources necessary to hold an escape activity in your classroom.
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
Interactive Reading Notebook Fiction and Nonfiction Mega Bundle (Grades 5-12) A YEAR'S WORTH of activities: over 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 download includ
Updated to Include Distance Learning Options. Each article sub plan comes in two versions with full answer keys: 1) Easily printable PDFs, as well as 2) Google Slides. Students can type in their answers directly in the Google Slides for paperless classrooms / distance learning. Don't fear, get
This Beowulf unit plan is designed for an active classroom. You will find the lessons to be engaging and real-world driven. To keep my students actively reading, I try to incorporate a change of pace every 15 minutes. I call these “reading respites,” and they are built into this unit with a detailed
Use Oprah Winfrey’s headline-grabbing speech from the 2018 Golden Globes to show your students the power of a well-constructed presentation. In this one class period activity, students will discuss the #metoo movement, view Oprah Winfrey’s 10-minute speech, and deconstruct/discuss her use of rhetori
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! 154 total!! I also added a link
This CCSS aligned unit provides an overview, examination and creation of satire using Swift’s "A Modest Proposal" and other resources. Students read and analyze different satires, build their vocabulary, gain historical knowledge, read and analyze "A Modest Proposal", then craft their own satire. Fo
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 persuasive
105 Common Core-aligned interactive nonfiction reading notebook foldable activities for secondary students (grades 6-12). These can be used with ANY nonfiction text (passages not included). This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle. Students will practice numerous skills, inclu
Editable Figurative Language Interactive Reading Notebook Activity Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (Grades 5-12)This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle.Looking for a comprehensive foldable activity that you can actually customize and edit? Look no further...Stude
Get teens excited about non-fiction with this two-day lesson featuring a compare-and-contrast of two gripping stories from World War II. First, read an excerpt of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand’s New York Times bestselling biography of Olympic runner and Army Air Corps P.O.W. Louie Zamperini. Then, int
Updated for distance learning. This science article / sub plan comes in two versions (with answer key): 1) easily printable PDFs, as well as 2) Google Slides for paperless online learning. Students can type in their answers directly in the Google Slides. When we teach science, the important scienti
(New Cover) 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.
Use these as students first enter the class
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 parts
Lizzie Borden was tried and ultimately acquitted for the MURDER of her PARENTS in the 1890s. The trial was controversial. How could a WOMAN possibly hack her parents to death and why? How could this have happened while she was HOME if she didn't do it? In this nonfiction unit, students will read
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 Common Core Bundle for Grades 9-12
You get 120+ pages featuring all of the
This Into the Wild Unit Plan is a dynamic, high-interest, common core-aligned unit for this powerful piece of literature. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a favorite non-fiction book for many high school students and these Into the Wild lesson plans will not only engage learners with the text, but w
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
Provide your students with a more complete understanding of rhetorical analysis with a variety of concept overviews, practice activities, complementary assignments and assessments. This product is included in my AP Language and Composition Bundle for a reduced price. Please don’t buy this item in ad
Vietnam War Primary Source ReadingThis 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 effect on your students. It is also a grea
Tuesdays with Morrie Unit PlanSpend your Monday through Friday with Morrie! This is an original unit plan for Mitch Albom's memoir Tuesdays with Morrie. Contents1. Unit plan: Lessons for 18 class periods.2. Introductory PowerPoint on Tuesdays with Morrie and the memoir genre.3. Chapter comprehension
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 this easy-to-deliver narrative non-fiction activity, students will read an article by New Yo