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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 download includes the followin
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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 the EDIT

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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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Interactive Reading Notebook Nonfiction Activities Common Core Aligned
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,
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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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Making a Murderer Teaching Unit Bundle 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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Speech Writing and Memorial Design
Want a lesson that makes learning relevant for Veterans Day or Memorial Day? Let students honor veterans and other heroes with this lesson and speech writing activity after a close reading of the speech, “The Gettysburg Address" (or other selected speech). This lesson uses mentor texts as models fo

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Civil War: North v. South Informational Text Article + Activities
The purpose of this mini-unit is to introduce the set-up between the North and South at the beginning of the Civil War. The article goes into the advantages and disadvantages that both sides faced and how that influenced the war as it progressed. Students will read and analyze these advantages and d
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How to Have Meaningful Socratic Seminars
I compiled this free document after working with teachers who struggled with making Socratic Seminar meaningful for their students. This 13-page document contains: 1. A direct and brief description of SS appropriate for 7-12 (pg. 1-2) 2. A step-by-step plan for setting up a seminar 3. A how to guid
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President Donald Trump - First 100 Days DBQ DBQs
UPDATE: Now includes first 100 days. Will be updated throughout the presidency for all purchasers at no additional cost! This DBQ packet covers several major moments in Donald Trump's presidency. Worksheets cover Trump's Inauguration, the initial travel ban executive order, Trump & the media, T
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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE PRESENTATION  A Discussion of Rhetoric
Compelling language, remarkable techniques, enhanced by beautiful graphics, engage students in this thorough discussion of rhetorical devices in The Declaration of Independence. Gleaning information from an article by Stephen E Lucas, titled "Justifying America: the Declaration of Independence as
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Poverty Web Quest Research Activity for AP Language and Composition
Engage students all hour in this focused look at poverty in the United States on a national, state, county, and personal level. Students will analyze an interactive map to determine where poverty levels are the highest and lowest, and think critically about the design about how the data compares to
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We Need To Talk About An Injustice: Bryan Stevenson TED Talk Analysis
This is a transcript of Bryan Stevenson's TED Talk, "We Need to Talk About An Injustice," accompanied by 10 questions for analysis and discussion. The transcript is freely available through the TED website, but I have formatted it for easier and cleaner printing. Time markers and page numbers are in
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Rhetoric in FDR's "Four Freedoms" Speech
This packet contains: 1) Questions on freedom. Get the students thinking about what it means to them and start a conversation 2) A blank sheet for the back of page one. I use it for them to draw a few things that come to mind when they think of freedom 3) An excerpt from Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”
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John McCain Farewell Letter - Free Rhetorical Analysis Activity
Make real-world connections with this free analysis activity using the Farewell Letter from John McCain. The rhetorical analysis graphic organizer guides students through analysis of rhetorical features including diction (word choice), rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, pathos), structure, author’s c
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I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin: Practice with Argument
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2017, director Raoul Peck credits the late James Baldwin’s words, narrated by Samuel Jackson, as the screenwriter of his film. The power of Baldwin’s words still resonates in 21st Century America. There are several links to Youtube videos, inte
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American Expansion or Imperialism DBQ Five Paragraph Essay Pre-Write
Students are to categorize the effects of American Expansion, analyze the consequences of events and documents, Write a thesis paragraph, and use the documents as evidence to support their claims.
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Crash Course Quilt: Alternative to Traditional DBQ Essay
Do your students love John Green’s Crash Course videos!?!? Well, this alternative project is inspired by the series and may be used in place of a traditional document based question (DBQ) essay. After reading a chapter in the textbook, reviewing primary sources, or completing a unit, students will
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How to Write a Synthesis/Research Simulation Task
With the PARCC and performance based assessment being integrated into all curriculum, this handout is designed to walk a teacher through the steps of creating a well-written and clear research simulation task - also known as a synthesis prompt, a document based question, or a source based argument.
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Into the Wild Powerpoint Slides
Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild is a nonfiction book that most high school students find relevant, fascinating, and thought provoking. But my experience with teaching the book also revealed that it can be a challenge because it is so chock full of information, much of which could be reinforced through
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President Barack Obama’s 2017 Farewell Address – Rhetorical Analysis
This resource includes the Common Core annotated text and marginal notes for President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address delivered in Chicago, IL on January 10, 2017. This resource includes 110 marginal notes aligned to Common Core standards and elements. Reading and annotating informational texts is
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Common Core Writing Task: We Shall Overcome & Second Inaugural Address
In this lesson, students complete close readings of Lyndon B. Johnson's speech "We Shall Overcome" and Abraham Lincoln's "Second Inaugural Address." Then, they synthesize their understanding of the readings and write a short analytical essay requiring them to analyze the arguments in each speech. T

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Civil Disobedience Pieces: Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King
If you're looking for the perfect civil disobedience handout that covers the works of these two great men, then this is the place to be. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students in either English or social studies can use critical-thinking skills to dissect the pieces of each leader as well as
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Making a Murderer Season 2 Teaching Resources
This digital download contains teaching resources and editable student handouts for teaching the second season of the popular Netflix® documentary "Making a Murderer." They are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. My materials have handouts for each episode where students will chronicle the
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