The 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 these easy-to-deliver non-fiction lesson plans, students will read articles/book excerpts by
Annotating text and close reading are an integral part of the common core curriculum. This resource includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students how to properly annotate informational text.
There are two different files in the zipped download.
- An editable, 23 slide
Show your students a real-world application of the tools of rhetoric (ethos, pathos, and logos) as they examine the 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address given by Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs. The speech, which is filled with warmth, humor, and meaning, is a high-interest way to add the non-f
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
Warm Up Activities for American History
A complete school year's worth (over 120 slides!) of daily warm up or bell-ringer questions for American History! The slides start with Jamestown and the early colonies and continue through to 9/11, the Patriot Act, President Obama and even the 2016 election
This is an engaging and entertaining formative assessment. With a little preparation and careful instructions, students can rotate through several poetry based activities with simply a “rotate” from the teacher every 9-10 minutes.
This is a great way to culminate a study of your poetry unit. It can
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for ELA Reading Informational Texts and Fiction/Literature for Grades 9-10 (Also includes the organizers for grades 6, 7, and 8 because the skills build upon one another each year.)
This IS included in the following bundles:
• Common Core Bundle for Grades
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
Don't fear, get your emergency secondary science sub plans right here. This bundle contains 50 SCIENCE ARTICLES plus two bonus free articles (see below for summaries of each article) with questions and full answer keys! A whole year's worth of science literacy activities and sub plans on current a
13 Colonies Unit Bundle
This fantastic, time-saving bundle on the 13 Colonies includes all the resources you need to engage students in a complete Common Core-aligned unit on the 13 Colonies in early America!
This zipped folder contains 27 amazing resources, including:
1. A New England Colonies P
Need more informational text-based lessons in your classroom? This print-and-go worksheet is the perfect little tool to use as a weekly, occasional, or extra credit assignment. You can either provide an article for your students to work through as a class or assign students to find their own article
You can use this set of 75 common core science task cards with ANY Science Informational Text Readings. Simply choose the cards you want to use with any article, reading, or passage from the text.
These task cards are aligned with the common core science and technical standards, and will help y
Industrial Revolution Complete Unit Bundle
This fantastic Industrial Revolution bundle includes 22 amazing files to teach an engaging, student-centered unit on the Industrial Revolution! It includes 4 PowerPoints along with multiple worksheets, Common Core-aligned readings, games and projects that
Common Core Aligned Interactive Reading Notebook for Nonfiction Informational Texts (Grades 6-12)
This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle. A YEAR'S WORTH: 105 Common-Core aligned interactive reading foldable activities for secondary students. (Many can be used for 5th grade
Hamilton Lesson Plan for the Hit Musical
This amazing, fun, and highly-engaging lesson is designed to teach your students all about Alexander Hamilton through a PowerPoint, graphic organizer/interactive notebook pages, cooperative learning activity, primary source, and songs from the hit Broadway s
Editable Figurative Language Interactive Reading Notebook Activity Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (Grades 5-12)
This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle.
Looking for a comprehensive foldable activity that you can actually customize and edit? Look no further...
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 read an interview-based article
World War 2 Complete Unit Plan Bundle
This is the absolute ultimate bundle of lesson plan resources for World War 2! In one super-organized folder you receivean Interactive Notebook set, Google Drive Digital notebook, 10 PowerPoints, dozwns of reading activities, student projects, worksheets, revie
(New Cover) This resource provides five weeks of daily Common Core Reading practice that can be completed in five minutes a day. This document was developed with students that need an extra boost in reading comprehension and English Literature in mind.
Use these as students first enter the class
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
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
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 New Y
Gilded Age Robber Barons & Progressives Dinner Party
In this engaging, higher-level thinking activity, students read about 4 "Robber Baron" captains of industry and 4 progressive reformers. They then must seat each at a "dinner table", making sure to sit each one next to another person that the
Explorers, Exploration, and Discovery Complete Unit Bundle
This fantastic bundle includes everything you need for a whole unit on the Age of Exploration and Discovery for World History! It includes over 40 total resources that are all visually-engaging and aligned with Common Core Standards! A easy
This is an excellent, brief overview of the Russian Revolution. The 1-page reading covers all of the major events of the revolution in a simple, straightforward way for students to understand.
The reading begins with a section on Tsar (Czar) Nicholas and pre-revolutionary Russia and moves through
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
If you are an English or Social Studies teacher and are looking for a way to introduce the story of the Salem Witch Trials and check off some of those pesky Informational Text Common Core Standards at the same time, then this is for you!
This article helps students understand the complex inter-pers
When we teach science, the important scientific figures behind the science are only mentioned in a cursory way. My Great Minds in Science Series of 18 ARTICLES plus a Bonus Article functions to enliven and deepen the understanding of the people behind the discoveries. These articles are a great way
The Common Core Standards call for students to engage in argumentation as well as collaborative discussion. This 18-day unit for middle and high school (differentiated) hits on a wide array of reading, writing, speaking, and listening standards.
Persuasive writing is a thing of the past -It was al
Use Oprah Winfrey’s headline-grabbing speech from the 2018 Golden Globes to show your students the power of a well-constructed presentation. In this one class period activity, students will discuss the #metoo movement, view Oprah Winfrey’s 10-minute speech, and deconstruct/discuss her use of rhetori
Nazi Propaganda Analysis from the Holocaust & WWII for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned
This lesson focuses on propaganda posters used by the Nazi party to spread and preserve the basic ideas of Nazism and to dehumanize “inferior" groups. Students will analyze ten posters to infer meaning, and ident
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 th
Informational Text: Common Core Booklet for ANY Piece of Nonfiction Text
This product helps students achieve mastery in identifying the following Common Core elements: key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and range of reading and complexity.
Editable Common Core ELA Standards Checklists Grades 9-10 - easy to use and customize for your classroom use!
This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 9-12
AND Common Core ELA Standards Checklists for High School Grades 9-12
This 60-page resource features all of the English Language Ar
Vietnam War Primary Source Reading
This amazing, poetic letter from an American soldier who died in the Vietnam War provides a moving interpretation of what it means to be a patriotic American.
The letter is beautifully written and will surely have a powerful affect on your students. It is also a
Holocaust Resource Bundle for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned
This bundle, over a 30% savings, includes nine of my best-selling Holocaust resources, all of which are perfect additions to your unit on the Holocaust in either an English Language Arts or history classroom.
Holocaust Victims Ide
“Social Communication Skills for Secondary Students” uses high interest images to give older students practice recognizing the feelings and emotions of others by considering visual cues such as body language and facial expressions A glossary is provided which presents definitions of specific feeling
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
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
$27 Value = 56% Off!! Informational text bundle!
9 ELA assessments, independent practice printables or test prep activities.
Practice or assess all 9 reading informational text common core standards (RI.1 - RI.9) for grades 6 - 12.
- Practice / Assess Reading Informational Text Common Core Standa
45 Minute Lesson Informational Text Foldable: The Media & Self Esteem
This product helps students take a closer look at scholarly (informational text) articles related to controversial topics in today's society.
This particular foldable discusses the impact the media has on our self esteem.
Holocaust and Kristallnacht Common Core Reading Worksheet
This is an excellent, short reading about Kristallnacht and how it marked the beginning of the Holocaust. The 1-page article explains all of the relevant information students should know about Kristallnacht, including why and how it began, k
It's Back to School Time - Start your class off thinking deeper from day one!
Figurative Language with your students on a daily basis!
Great morning work!
This set includes 50 quotes! All of my quote packs combined in one Mega-Pack!
The quotes are categorized to best allow you to pick the best
As of March 2016, the SAT Essay requires students to closely examine an argument essay, noting the effectiveness of an author’s use of specific rhetorical devices. In this full-hour lesson with optional extension writing activity, students will read an argument essay from a university professor on t
With the Common Core’s new emphasis on non-fiction, informational texts, it’s important to bring in fresh resources to engage our students. Toward the end of your study of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, use the following lesson materials to help students make real-world connections between the la
We've added FREE BONUS materials to this resource!! Thanks to a request from TPT user Amandalyn1439, we've added CCSS Skill Growth Charts for all of the Common Core ELA Reading Literature Standards to the end of this resource!
- 3 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Informati
The Alamo - Heroes and Ghosts Reading & Worksheet
This resource features a great story on ghost sightings at the Alamo and the essential knowledge for students of what happened there between American settlers and Santa Anna's army prior to the Mexican-American War. The 2 page story is written
This great reading activity on the Great Wall of China includes a 1 page article that highlights the history of the Great Wall from when it was first built through its role in protecting the Ming Dynasty from the Mongols.
After reading the reading, your students complete a 1-page set of Common Cor
I absoultely ❤❤❤ The Crucible by Arthur Miller! It is my favorite piece of literature to teach! Students love it too! That is why I have just included pre and post activities in this bundle. Once we start reading, my students don't want to stop until the end!
Pre-reading activities include:
❶ A his
This free DNA Informational Text reading is based on Watson and Crick's famous one-page article from 1953, announcing their discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule. It comes with graphic organizers to help your students read and understand a classic scientific paper.
This is a fantastic way
Common Core Task Cards: Reading Informational Text Grades 9-12
These task cards are Common Core (Reading Informational Text) aligned for grades 9-12. There are 36 different tasks for the students to complete and they are all based on Bloom's Taxonomy.
Please download the preview for an example of
The Common Core Reading Standards place more emphasis than ever before on informational texts, yet as of now there is a lack of ready-to-use material for teachers to support the development of those informational text standards. This problem is especially in upper middle school, where students need