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Expository, Non-Fiction Lessons on Modern Issues: Bundle #1 of 5 Lessons, CCSS
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
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Expository Text – Steve Jobs & Tools of Rhetoric, Non-Fiction, Multimedia, CCSS
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
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Interactive Reading Notebook Fiction and Nonfiction Mega Bundle
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 downl
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Public Speaking, How to Give a Powerful Speech, Great Presentation Skills, CCSS
Help your advanced middle school and high school students identify and analyze the elements of powerful public speaking with these multimedia lesson materials. This three-page PDF includes: • Step-by-step directions/suggestions to lead your students through a 50-minute lesson • A well-written, high
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Argumentative Writing Unit: Grades 7-12
This classroom-tested unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing an argumentative (or persuasive) essay. The first few days are structured, whole-class lessons. After that, the class moves into a series of writer’s workshop days as stude
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Reading Informational & Literature Graphic Organizers Gr 9-10
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: •
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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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Science Sub Plans Literacy MEGA BUNDLE - 50 Secondary Science Reading Articles
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 p
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Common Core Science Task Cards
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
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Close Reading Article Review Questions For Any NonFiction Text
Close Reading Questions: Nonfiction Articles Aligned with the Common Core State Standards Nonfiction articles can be used in any content area. Use the handouts to encourage close reading of the passage or article. May be used with any news, feature, informational, explanatory, argument, opinion, e
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Ben Franklin’s Autobiography, Informational Text with Modern Connections, CCSS
Use these two days of creative lessons to get your teens excited about studying the words and ideas of Benjamin Franklin, one of the United States’ most compelling founding fathers. This 11-page PDF includes: • Detailed, step-by-step lesson procedure suggestions • Brainstorming handout to help stud
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Interactive Reading Notebook Nonfiction Bundle Common Core Aligned
Common Core Aligned Interactive Reading Notebook for Nonfiction Informational Texts (Grades 6-12) This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle.
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Frederick Douglass, Non-Fiction Activity to use for ANY Novel with Slavery Theme
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a compelling autobiography and provides an honest view of the harshness of life for African-American slaves in the 1800s. Use this 45-minute lesson that includes a slice of Douglass’ narrative to show your students the ugly reality of life in pre-Ci
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Alexander Hamilton: Lesson Plan for the Musical
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
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Compare Contrast Two or More Texts NonFiction Graphic Organizers
Compare Contrast Two or More Texts: Close Reading Strategies and Activities Aligned with the Common Core State Standards Use the handouts to encourage close reading and compare/contrast of two or more texts or sources (may be used with multimedia sources such as graphics, videos, podcasts, etc.). I
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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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Common Core ELA Standards Checklists High School Grades 9-12
Common Core ELA Standards Checklists Bundle for High School, Grades 9-12 This bundle combines both the Grades 11-12 and Grades 9-10 Common Core State Standards Checklists for English Language Arts. This IS included in my
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Expository, Non-Fiction Lesson on Modern Issues: Schools Want Teens to Sleep In
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
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Nonfiction Skills Stations - Common Core Aligned
Nonfiction Skills Stations - Common Core Aligned Stations are great hands-on activities and can be incorporated into existing centers in your classroom. This is a set of six stations that are focused on nonfiction skills. The terms covered are primary source, secondary source, main
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Argumentation Writing Unit: Common Core: Online Collaborative Discussion
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
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Expository, Non-Fiction Lesson on Modern Issues: Benefits of Slacking Off?
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
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ELA Standards Checklists Grades 9-10 Editable
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
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Informational Text: Common Core Booklet for ANY Piece of Nonfiction Text
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. Students w
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Great Minds in Science - 18 Secondary Science Literacy Sub Plans / Activities
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
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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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Nazi Propaganda Analysis from the Holocaust & WWII for ELA, History CCSS Aligned
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 m
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Holocaust Resource Bundle for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned
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. Included:
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American Reform Movements of the 1800's Magazine Project
This is a wonderful, creative cooperative-learning project in which students read about a major American reform movement of the 1800's and create a magazine cover to present about their topic. Included are short readings and primary sources on six major reform movements: a) The Abolition Movement
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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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Argument Analysis: Regifting
Argument Analysis: Regifting - a winter holiday activity A complete mini-unit for analyzing nonfiction text, practicing speaking and listening skills, and writing an argument essay complete with original data graphs. Students will analyze both sides of the regifting argument, then write their own
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ELA Assessment & Test Prep: Reading Informational Text, Writing, SEL: Grade 6-12
$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
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Figurative Language and Critical Thinking with Quotes - Mega Pack
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
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45 Minute Lesson Informational Text Foldable: The Media & Self Esteem
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.
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Rhetorical Analysis for Every Student
Need help making rhetoric accessible for each of your students? What about help understanding how to teach rhetorical analysis? This 90-page unit includes 26 lessons designed for the 90-minute block and 30 reproducible student handouts. Each lesson indicates materials needed, essential question, "I
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Real-Life Romeo & Juliet, FREE Common Core-Aligned Non-Fiction Lesson
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
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SAT Essay Prep #1, Deconstruct the Argument, Rhetorical Tools & the S.A.T. Essay
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
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Text Structure Task Cards for the Middle and High School Student
Secondary students will get a task card and determine the text structure of a passage. Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Description, Problem- Solution, Sequence, and Chronology are the structures used in this NO PREP product. Twenty-one original reading selections are showcased. Focus: CCSS
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Common Core: Informational Reading Tools(Pre-Tests,Strategy Sheets,Skill Charts)
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! Resource Includes: - 3 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Informati
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Detect & Dismiss: How to Spot Fake News {5 Lesson Plans}
This five-lesson unit is designed to train secondary students to recognize questionable content and “fake news” on the Internet. ✿Lesson 1: The Problem Students will learn relevant terminology and apply it to an article about students’ inability to distinguish the real from the fake. ✿Lesson 2: H
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Common Core Task Cards: Reading Informational Text Grades 9-12
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
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Nonfiction Close Reading - The Holidays: A Bit More Giving, A Bit Less Getting
Nonfiction Close Reading - The Holidays: A Bit More Giving, A Bit Less Getting This nonfiction close reading focuses on a New York Times article titled "The Holidays: A Bit More Giving, A Bit Less Getting." A great reading to get students thinking about their own values during the
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Close Reading Strategies Lessons & Activities Bundle
TEACH YOU STUDENTS TO READ AND THINK LIKE COLLEGE STUDENTS. This close reading combines ppt lectures and guided exercises to enhance skills of analyzing the rhetorical situation, mood and tone, and author's purpose, bias, and point of view within texts. The new Common Core State Standards place a g
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Rhetorical Devices and Analyzing Rhetoric Activity {FREE}
This FREE product is a complete handout on the elements of rhetoric, and includes definitions and examples of rhetoric (logos, pathos, and ethos), and rhetorical devices (a total of 19, including alliteration, anaphora, antithesis, apostrophe, conduplicatio, euphemism, hyperbole, irony, paralipsis,
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Reading Informational Text - Common Core Aligned
Reading Informational Text - Common Core Aligned. The handouts, worksheets, and graphic organizers contained in this packet are appropriate for many kinds of informational reading. The examples used in explanations are from famous speeches, and I originally developed these lesson helps for a unit on
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100 Shades of Tone: An Advanced Writing Word Study
Tone is meaning. If a student misunderstands the tone of a passage, he or she will likely miss the author’s purpose. This 69-page product is designed to give students a tone vocabulary, the ammunition they need as they learn to explain the difference between frustrated and vexed, between defiant and
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English 9-10 Common Core At-a-Glance, Mastery Checklists, and "I Can" Posters!
This file includes 95 colorful posters for use in revealing English 9-10 Common Core Standards in student-friendly "I can" statement formatting. Laminate these posters and post the objective of the day in your classroom, use them as a standards wall similar to a word wall, or have them permanently
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Author's Purpose & Common Core: Nike v. Macklemore
PARCC ready and super engaging, this lesson helps students understand an author's message by contrasting two very different perspectives on the same topic: shoes. Students annotate a Nike ad and then listen to and annotate lyrics from a song by popular hip hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
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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 read
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Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream Close Reading Analysis Activities
Must have MLK "I Have A Dream" digital resource for rhetorical analysis and Black History Month. Guided close reading worksheets help students analyze the rhetorical situation, diction, syntax, figurative language, connotation / denotation, and rhetorical appeals found in Martin Luther King's "I Ha
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Federalist Anti-Federalist Debate: A Common Core History Lesson
Whose arguments, the Federalists' or Anti-Federalists, regarding the ratification of the Constitution were better? Students will evaluate the competing positions and heated discourse that consumed America in the late 1780s. By analyzing anonymous newspaper editorials from the likes of Brutus and P
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Persuasive Christmas Letter LESSON and ACTIVITY - Ethos, Pathos, Logos -No-Prep
This is a great CHRISTMAS-inspired lesson and activity to use if you are trying to teach your persuasive techniques to your students for the FIRST time or to use as a REVIEW of ETHOS, PATHOS and LOGOS (i.e. persuasive writing techniques)!! Take a look at the preview to see what exactly comes with
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