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 rules to the students on the first day back to school, let them find the answers to their most common questions. I included my own answers to these questions, but you can customize this handout to fit you
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).
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES MEGA BUNDLE and is also included in my Argument Essay Writing Bundle + Editable Presentation and Handouts.
Students won't struggle writing an argument with my graphic organiz
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 actively engaged in their learning. Direct instruction on the reading comprehension skill combined with the analysis of five separate inferencing reading passages further develop students’ ability to a
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 printables are a perfect way to start class and work great as test prep. This bundle contains 28 weeks of daily reading comprehension practice.Digital & Printable Options: This download includes a
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 file for an in-depth look at these activities.Download, print, and you're ready to teach!Each activity includes multiple versions with varying levels of difficulty and scaffolding to help you accommo
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!
Spice up your lesson plans with this DIFFERENT differentiated unit for Thanksgiving!
Your students will:
• View and analyze a video clip about innovative humane practices at turkey farms and processing plants
*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 completely editable and perfect for distance learning! NOTE: If you are looking for a version of the prompts already formatted in Google Drive, they are here: JOURNAL PROMPTS in GOOGLE SLIDESThis IS i
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 Organizers (Common Core Aligned)**If you teach multiple grade levels, purchase the set for the highest grade level you teach. You do not need to purchase both the 6,7,8 and 9-10 packs. The 9-10 builds on th
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee literature novel guide: lessons, tests, and creative activities created and written by Tracee Orman. I've included EDITABLE files (in Microsoft Word) so you can customize the resources to suit the needs of your students.This unit IS included in my To Kill a Mockingbird Teaching Unit and Interactive Notebook Unit Growing BundleThe unit includes:• Introduction activities, including To Kill a Mockingbird KWL Introduction Activity• List of vocabulary words and def
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 teacher with three children I have learned that life happens. While I tend to be a warrior when I am under the weather and come to school no matter how close to death I may be feeling, I can’t do the same
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 listening, writing, and language standards. It also has two pages of writing prompts and warm-ups. The Standards Guide at the end details the CCSS that correspond to each printable.
Three grade level
In this highly-engaging Age of Exploration Scavenger Hunt activity, students complete 6 tasks as they navigate around the room and learn about the explorers involved in the Age of Exploration. The 6 tasks can be also be completed as a group or individual assignment instead of a scavenger hunt! Or, you can enjoy this best-selling product in the new Google 1:1 compatible version!☆ ☆ Get this engaging resource (and a huge discount) when you purchase my Renaissance activities unit located here bund
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. There are two different nonfiction passages included in this resource: one is used during the escape room and the other is for after the escape room as a follow-up activity.BEFORE THE ESCAPEGive stude
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 research. Students will research their famous person as they respond to targeted research questions. While researching, they’ll be on the lookout for ways that the famous person had a growth mindset. Next
NON-FICTION INFORMATIONAL TEXTSClick here to see the Cheaper Mini October Unit5 STARS "So perfect! We started doing Close Reading activities and I am super happy with this product because I can use it in class AND send as homework, but most of all because it is already differentiated! Which is how my homework assignments are already. :)" Marivic S.5 STARS "Awesome resource to use for homework, data, collection, or close reading with a small group!"--- Elise O.5 STARS "Just what I needed for the
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 with this set. Guided Reading levels are J, L and N.$Why should I purchase this passage set?$• Textbooks aren't what they used to be...if we have them at all. Often textbooks are written well above gr
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 and find, guide book). The lessons are designed so that they can be taught in succession or as separate activities throughout the entire school year. Four nonfiction passages about famous scientist
With this resource, students will learn all about the Age of Exploration through reading engaging passages on differentiated reading levels. Students can respond to short-answer questions after reading. The questions are aligned to informational text reading standards. Teaching notes and lesson plans are included. This resource can be printed or shared digitally. What is included?+ Printable and interactive digital versions11 reading passages – (See topics below.)5 differentiated reading levels
These daily reading comprehension passages are perfect as a bell ringer for middle school! Each informational text reading passage includes two daily opportunities to use context clues to determine the meaning of words. Digital & Printable Options: This download includes a printable PDF as well as links to individual Google Forms for each passage.Each week focuses on a new mystery. Topics Include:Week 1: The Lost Colony Week 2: D.B. Cooper Week 3: The Oak Island Money Pit Week 4: The Flannan
This product contains 10 ready-to-use passages and short response questions to guide students through the use of the RACE strategy. RACE is a writing strategy to help students answer passage-based, short response questions in a formal style, with using clear reasons and text evidence, and to provide concluding statements. → Need a GOOGLE SLIDES compatible version? CLICK HERE!Why use the RACE strategy? This mnemonic device is especially helpful for struggling writers and students with disabilitie
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 choose the stations that best fit the text and your students’ needs. Use station work while reading a novel or drama (read half the period, move to stations for the other half or at the end of a chapt
Test Prep means active learning with these EIGHT stations that will have your students practicing all those reading comprehension and analysis skills they need for success on ELA state tests. Now includes a digital version great for distance learning. These stations provide specific standards-based practice, engaging students in discussion, close reading, and deep thinking. Students enjoy group work and movement!Detailed task cards and creative student handouts make the activities both challengi
In this fossils resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage based on Fossils. It is differentiated for your gifted, high, mid, and lower level students. Integrate science content with your reading texts and meet each reader's needs with this set. This fossil activity is written with third and fourth grade in mind. Guided reading levels are N, P, U, and Z.$Why should I purchase this passage set?$• Textbooks aren't what they used to be...if we have them at all. Often textbooks are written wel
Help your advanced middle school and high school students identify and analyze the elements of powerful public speaking with these multimedia lesson materials.This download includes:• Step-by-step directions/suggestions to lead your students through a 50-minute lesson• A well-written, high-interest informational text article about powerful public speaking techniques written by Chris Anderson, curator of the internationally renowned T.E.D. Talks (link included)• A short answer question set to hel