Back to school first day or first week activity for classroom rules and procedures: "Can I Chew Gum in Class?" and other questions students ask the first week of schoolThis IS included in the following mega bundle: ALL of my BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.Instead of simply reading your rule
Teach your students to write solid argument essays step-by-step with my Argument Writing unit. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grades 6-12.
Newly updated to include EDITABLE handouts and rubrics in Google Drive (using Google Slides).
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This 3-day Making Inferences Mini-Unit provides numerous opportunities to develop the skill of inferring. Through creative activities like Inference Charades, Top Secret Tips Puzzle, “Inside the Principal’s Files,” and Whose Locker is This?, students develop their inferring skills while they are ac
Daily reading passages are a wonderful way to start class! These digital bell ringers are great for back to school! These short reading comprehension passages are great for middle school bellringers or warmups. The passages focus on context clues, central ideas, inferences and theme. These no prep p
Veterans Day Activities for Close Reading, includes DIFFERENTIATED versions and aligns with the Common Core standards you need to teach. This product includes 7 fun, challenging, and engaging reading activities that all have a Veterans Day theme and are aligned to Common Core.Please view the preview
Thanksgiving Activities for Reading and Writing, Grades 4-8
Forget your old Thanksgiving lesson plans! Your students do NOT want to hear about the first Thanksgiving, and they DEFINITELY do NOT want to write dull paragraphs about the things they are thankful for.
Seriously. They DON’T!
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*EDITABLE* A Year of Journal Prompts Bell Ringers or Exit Slips Bundle includes: Over 400 writing prompts aligned with the ELA Common Core Standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and history strands. The prompts are provided in Powerpoint and in Microsoft Word, so they are
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for Reading Notebooks Grades 6, 7, 8 - Use with Any Fiction & Informational Texts NEWLY UPDATED! This bundle of organizers has 50 new pages added! Total of 92 organizers, plus 10 bonus pages.EDITABLE ORGANIZERS HERE:Google Drive Literature Graphic Organi
This ELA Sub Plan Bundle includes 5 sets of my best-selling emergency sub plans for language arts! Well over 100 pages and 7+ days worth of reading literature and informational text fun for your students to work on in your absence!Emergency ELA Sub Plans because EMERGENCIES happen!As a veteran teach
In this highly-engaging Five Themes of Geography lesson, students analyze the five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region) to understand how geographers study the world!This lesson begins with students doing an introductory reading and activity on t
The Middle Grades ELA Common Core Toolbox contains 77 learning activities aligned to the CCSS for grades 6-8. It includes printables that can be used multiple times throughout the year to address nearly all of the standards in reading literature and informational texts, and many of the speaking and
With this resource, students will learn about Native Americans through reading engaging passages on differentiated reading levels. Students can respond to multiple choice or short answer questions after reading. Teaching notes and lesson plans are included. This resource can be printed or shared dig
NEWSELA is a great, free online resource because it allows a student to choose his/her own Lexile level to read level appropriate articles. This activity has 12 templates (Newsela worksheets or Newsela graphic organizers) to choose from and is aligned with Common Core Literacy and Writing standards
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.
During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and pioneers in their fields for the basis of their researc
In this resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage based on Phases of the Moon. It is differentiated for your high, mid, and lower level students as you study moon phases, the moon's relationship to Earth, and more. Integrate science content with your reading texts and meet each reader's needs
Age of Exploration (Early Explorers / New World Explorers) Differentiated Reading Passages (Vol. 1)Printable + Digital Paperless Versions IncludedWith this resource, students will learn about the Age of Exploration through reading engaging passages on differentiated reading levels. There are 11 orig
Do you students love video games like gaming? This is all my students talk about, and if there is a second of downtime, they are talking about their levels, successes, Snapchat photos, and everything that comes with this game! I thought I would turn this crazy fad that is taking over our classrooms
This fun resource includes six engaging lessons about Nonfiction Text Features. Each lesson and activity is designed to be hands-on and interactive. Many of the elements that students create in the lessons can serve as a reference for them to use throughout the entire school year (match-up, search
5 STARS "The passages are engaging and high interest. The questions provide many opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of the text."- Marisol J. 5 STARS "I love the differentiated levels of the passages and how much information they cover for the month. I have changed grade e
American Revolution Differentiated Reading PassagesPrintable + Digital Paperless Versions IncludedWith this resource, students will learn about the American Revolution through reading engaging passages on differentiated reading levels. There are 5 original reading passages included on 5 reading leve
These reading comprehension passages as a bell ringer for middle school! Each reading passage includes two daily opportunities to use context clues to determine the meaning of words. Distance Learning Update: This product now comes with a Google Forms option. Each passage has been converted into a s
This digital download includes the following three resources:Figurative Language StoriesFigurative Language Stores, Set 2Informational Text Close Reading Passage PackPlease visit each product link above to view previews and other information about each included product.Please check out these other B
Motivate your students with STATION work centered on standards-based topics using ANY novel, story, or drama! Now includes a DIGITAL version perfect for distance learning! You get TEN different stations with detailed task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Great for differentiation—you c