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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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Compare & Contrast Texts – Poetry, Drama, Non-Fiction in CCSS Lesson – Fun Stuff
WORDS TO LIVE BY – A lesson about advice Help students analyze how a similar theme is developed in three different mediums by using Rudyard Kipling’s timeless poem “If,” a father’s advice to his son in a brief monologue from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a newspaper columnist’s Guide to Life th
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Princess Bride Film Study, Add Rigor to Movie Viewing, Worksheets, Fun! CCSS
William Goldman’s The Princess Bride is the perfect fairy tale to use with secondary students, but it’s not enough to just hit “play” on the DVD. Instead, add a layer of rigor to your students’ study of The Princess Bride with this packet of print-and-teach materials that will take four days to comp
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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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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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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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Fairy Tales Argument, Intro. Lesson for ANY Fairy Tale Unit or Fantasy Lit. CCSS
As you begin a study of fairy tales or any fantasy-based literature, use this activity that examines two argument essays about the impact fairy tales have on children. In “Fairy Tales: A Nightmare in Disguise,” the writer argues that fairy tales are the cause of several social ills. In the other ess
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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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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 reading, students wil

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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 turning our clocks

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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 will use evidenc

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Nonfiction Close Reading - Power of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech
Nonfiction Close Reading - The Lasting Power of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech In celebration of Martin Luther King Day or Black History Month this winter, engage students with this nonfiction close reading focused on a New York Times article titled "“The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s

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"Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" PowerPoint and Christmas Activities
This engaging presentation introduces students to the classic 1897 editorial from the New York Sun, "Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus." This is such a wonderful way to dispel skepticism and cynicism and restore faith in the Christmas spirit. Among 38 slides, I've divided the article, history in

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Worksheet - Comparative and Superlative │ Reading
Everyone is talking about the new movie of Avengers in this 2018 so, why not take advantage of this and make your students have fun and learn at the same time? Your pupils will read some reviews of the movie, answer some questions and then they will practice with some adjectives in order to use the
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Evaluate Effectiveness of Structure with VIDEO:NO PREP Lesson & Activities: RI.5
Use short film clips to evaluate effectiveness of structure in secondary reading informational text (common core ELA standard #5)! Introduce, Practice & Assess: CCSS.ELA.RI.5 (GRADE 6 - 12) 2 products: Grade 6-8 version & Grade 9-12 version! 6-8 & 9-12 LESSONS INCLUDE (editable DOC &
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Rhetorical Appeals Quiz
This quiz is EXTREMELY helpful in assessing students' understanding of logos, ethos and pathos. I use it after I have taught them persuasion and before they write an academic argument using the Classical model of argumentation. There is intentionally NO answer key as the students must defend their
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Great Gatsby Gala:  Research and Public Speaking Engagement
This end of the unit activity is ALWAYS a hit! Students love to dress up and have a party at school - and this one is educational! Students research a 1920's persona (there is a list provided) and why that person might be in attendance at one of Gatsby's parties based on their understanding of the
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Analyzing Rhetorical Appeals 2019 Super Bowl Commercials Graphic Organizer
This is a simple activity in which students analyze rhetorical appeals in the 2019 Super Bowl Commercials. Four commercials have been listed for students to analyze on the provided graphic organizer. This can be done as a whole-group class, small group, or individually, depending on what technology
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Visual Arguments:  Common Core Activity
In our image driven world, it is critical to educate students on the importance of visual argumentation, especially since listening and viewing are part of the Common Core and the PARCC. I teach this concept throughout the year and use this project as a culminating assignment where the students can
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LOST (Collaborative Reading Roles Activity)
How do you inspire students to actively engage with a text? This interactive Role Playing Game (RPG) provides teachers with a tool to model the reading process. By bringing reading strategies to life through personified reading roles, students read judiciously as a collective, symbiotic group. After
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Music as a Time Machine – Complete Mini Curriculum
One of the most fascinating aspects of music and dance is how they often mirror the historical conditions from which they arose. Flamenco, with its exotic movements and rhythms, helps to tell Spain’s complicated story of migration and religious conquest. It acts as a looking glass, a living monument
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Music as a Time Machine - Vocabulary Exercise
One of the most fascinating aspects of music and dance is how they often mirror the historical conditions from which they arose. Flamenco, with its exotic movements and rhythms, helps to tell Spain’s complicated story of migration and religious conquest. It acts as a looking glass, a living monument
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Music as a Time Machine – Compare and Contrast ‘Cheat Sheet’ Grid
One of the most fascinating aspects of music and dance is how they often mirror the historical conditions from which they arose. Flamenco, with its exotic movements and rhythms, helps to tell Spain’s complicated story of migration and religious conquest. It acts as a looking glass, a living monument
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