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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Common Core Reading and Writing Bell Ringers Exit Slips BUNDLE, Volume 1
This IS included in my growing bundle: ALL of My Bell Ringer and Exit Slip Resources.
Do you need a collection of ready-to-print bell ringers/exit slips that you can use all year long? Try my bundle of 155 unique activities t
Use “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the short story's text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this grisly story via a 2009 newspaper article (link in
Interactive Reading Notebook Fiction and Nonfiction Mega Bundle (Grades 5-12) A YEAR'S WORTH of activities: over 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 includ
Updated to Include Distance Learning Options. Each article sub plan comes in two versions with full answer keys: 1) Easily printable PDFs, as well as 2) Google Slides. Students can type in their answers directly in the Google Slides for paperless classrooms / distance learning. Don't fear, get
William Goldman’s The Princess Bride is the perfect fairy tale to use with secondary students, but it’s not enough to just hit “play” on the DVD. Instead, add a layer of rigor to your students’ study of The Princess Bride with this packet of print-and-teach materials that will take four days to comp
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 9-1
Exhausted by prep? Tired of spending nights and weekends reinventing the curriculum wheel? This HUGE collection of materials (1,500+ slides and 800+ pages) will take the prep load off your back and give you every slide, every handout, and every day’s detailed lesson procedure tagged with targeted Co
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Interactive Notebook - Common Core Aligned
This bundle of activities includes over 90 interactive notebook activities to cover before, during, and after reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Every activity is aligned to at least one Common Core State Standard for readi
Logical fallacies! This resource is aligned with the common core and includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students about logical fallacies. This lesson is ideal for informational text units and argumentative writing units. There are two different files in the zipped down
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 you
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 persuasive
105 Common Core-aligned interactive nonfiction reading notebook foldable activities for secondary students (grades 6-12). These can be used with ANY nonfiction text (passages not included). This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle. Students will practice numerous skills, inclu
Updated for distance learning. This science article / sub plan comes in two versions (with answer key): 1) easily printable PDFs, as well as 2) Google Slides for paperless online learning. Students can type in their answers directly in the Google Slides. When we teach science, the important scienti
Want to teach your students how to recognize quality journalism and stop the spread of fake news but don't have the time to develop a lesson plan on this new and ever-developing topic? You would think students who have grown up with the internet would easily navigate everything it has to offer, but
(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
For real. No cheesy music, no bad acting, and no trick endings where everyone is okay and it was all just a big misunderstanding. Seriously, your students are going to love these and they have just the right amount of horror while still being appropriate for school.*I have recently updated to help m
This is a bundle of my Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for ELA Reading Literature and Informational Texts BUNDLE for Grades 6-12 *UPDATED Aug. 2014: Now contains over 175 organizers! Perfect for Reader's Notebooks.*Do you need to implement the Common Core Standards into your curriculum? The
Argument Analysis: Regifting - a winter holiday activity now updated with a shareable Google Slides version for distance learning!A complete mini-unit for analyzing nonfiction text, practicing speaking and listening skills, and writing an argument essay complete with original data graphs. Students w
Jack the Ripper. One of the most notorious serial killers of all time. And he was never caught. There are over 100 theories about his identity. If you're looking for a high-interest nonfiction topic to get your students interested in analyzing nonfiction, this is it! This activity has two parts
Lizzie Borden was tried and ultimately acquitted for the MURDER of her PARENTS in the 1890s. The trial was controversial. How could a WOMAN possibly hack her parents to death and why? How could this have happened while she was HOME if she didn't do it? In this nonfiction unit, students will read
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 Common Core Bundle for Grades 9-12
You get 120+ pages featuring all of the
This is a 80-page exciting student-friendly ebook instructional manual and workbook for writing an argument / argumentative paper - perfect for grades 7 - 10. This unit addresses WRITING, READING, and LANGUAGE in Common Core Language. These are reading and writing techniques that can be used for cro
As you begin a study of fairy tales or any fantasy-based literature, use this activity that examines two argument essays about the impact fairy tales have on children. In “Fairy Tales: A Nightmare in Disguise,” the writer argues that fairy tales are the cause of several social ills. In the other ess