This Great Gatsby and the 1920s activity is an inquiry-based approach to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. This digital Great Gatsby lesson is suitable for distance learning, and includes primary sources and worksheets that focus on music, film, archived newspaper articles, photographs, and various book
Nonfiction Article of the Week Club, Article #7-17: Service DogsTeach reading informational text standard RI.7.9, Analyze Presentation of Topic by Multiple Authors, with these high-interest articles on Service Dogs. Students will compare the way two authors present information on a similar topic.Stu
These 10 task cards are perfect for FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) or standardized test prep. They pair fiction, poetry, and informational texts together to help engage your students as they practice comparing two texts. The cards contain two short paired passages and use table matching and mult
Wondering how to make a student portfolio that's both meaningful and standards based? This student portfolio has everything you need to help students create a PRINT or DIGITAL standards-based portfolio. Students will identify the reading and writing standards they have mastered after each quarter, s
Esperanza Rising has so much nonfiction to include in the novel study. In this, students will read about, analyze, and discuss the historical droughts, storms, and Valley Fever.After the family has arrived in California and started working on the farms, a dust storm hits, and Mama gets sick with Val
Teach public speaking and speech writing with this lesson that challenges students to present TED Talks. Existing TED Talks serve as mentor texts, which students view, analyze, and evaluate before using the writing process to create their own. Print-and-go handouts guide students through their disc
This is a unit build around the documentary film Blackfish. It includes two study guides for the film, printer-friendly versions of articles related to the topic (both for and against Sea World), handouts on annotating text and writing an argument essay, a vocabulary activity, a jigsaw activity with
This is my best selling resource! Add it to your classroom today!Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "The Danger of a Single Story" Ted talk is an incredible speech to watch with students 6-12. I watch the talk and read the transcript with my tenth graders, and the discussion and reflection after each view a
This Close Reading Article & Question Set includes a 2-page article, instructions for annotating the article, and questions aligned with the ELA Common Core Reading Informational Text Standards. I try to choose high interest articles that are relevant to student lives. I know my students have en
Back to School bonanza for Distance Learning! All about Me in a fun new way!!! Fabulous Synchronous and Asynchronous activities for effective distance learning!Summer is over, but the fun has just begun! Start your students out researching and creating on the first day of school! This project us
This item bundles 7 nonfiction products for teaching students to read informational text in seventh grade. (You could use this for both 6th and 8th as well, but it is aligned to the seventh grade common core standards). 5 of the products are already posted, but one is new and only appears in this
I used this activity with my advanced class of 7th graders but it could easily be used with 8th-10th graders. This simulation allows kids to assume roles of Confucian scholars, Civil Servants, Military Generals, and Merchants to debate whether or not China should open up trade with foreigners via th
Help your students prepare for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) or Common Core standardized testing with these informational text practice reading passages. This common core aligned resource was created and molded after the 6th through 8th grade SBAC practice tests. The 40 questions were writt
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Each student booklet contains a pre-test to help teachers gauge current skill levels of their students and a post-test to provide more advanced practice for the national assessmen
High interest 2+ day lesson set; particularly appealing to boys! This unit includes a non-fiction article on kite fighting, an excerpt from Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner,' a guiding PPT with video links, photos, and explanation of the THIEVES strategy for unpacking non-fiction texts. It also in
In this 100% editable resource you will find 9 different reading response rubrics for 7th and 8th grade common core literature reading, informational reading, narrative writing, opinion writing, research writing, and language aligned to the standards. Each rubric has the standard category, standard
This is a five day mini unit covering information text, expository writing, mixed genre research and writing, main idea, inference skills, and comparing texts. The stories are from Frank R. Stockton's, Buccaneers and Pirates of our Coast. These resources may be stand alone lessons or a thematic week
This 100% DIGITAL resource is designed to help students strengthen their reading, writing, and analyzing skills through distance learning. The journal is designed with 20 unique informational text articles (from 20 countries around the world)! Each article is paired with comprehension questions and
This Common Core aligned project is appropriate for middle school students in grades 6-8. It takes approximately 3 weeks to complete, and most class time should be devoted to some aspect of the project. The standards are spiraled throughout the project; the goal of the project is to motiv
This reading assessment is focused on the ten common core reading informational standards common to grades 6, 7, and 8. There are a total of 29 assessment questions in two formats: multiple choice and constructed response.
There are also 3 full-length writing responses based on the text- narrat
This Article of the Week is designed to be done each week with a different article. At first, it will take the students longer, and the first article or so should be done as a class and scaffolded. But students get faster and faster as they master all the Reading Informational Text standards again a
Back to School - Why not start your class out thinking deeper from day one?
Figurative Language on a daily basis! Explore the words of these great men - great common core activities!
Great morning work!
This set includes 53 quotes!
During January and February we celebrate Martin Luther King, J
Grade 7 ELA - Reading Informational Text Test Prep - Put down the pencils and have fun with this reading informational text game. This is a Jeopardy style PowerPoint review game that is fully editable. It can be played by one child, or the teacher can lead the game and have the whole class compete
Mix and match 50+ graphic organizers with any fiction or nonfiction text. Each complex Common Core Reading Standard is broken down into easy-to-understand student tasks. Each student task is now a graphic organizer. Take out the guess work and meet reading standards every time. Challenge students by