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Thanksgiving Activities
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 y

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Emergency Sub Plan, Print-and-Go Lesson, High-Interest Video with Questions
By pairing an engaging 43-minute video with a rich question/answer activity, students will have a meaningful class experience – even on a sub day. This lesson features a viewing of Billions in Change, a high-quality documentary readily available at multiple online sources, and critical thinking ques
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Hero’s Journey, Speech Assignment for Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, CCSS
What do Finding Nemo, Legally Blonde, and The Lego Movie all have in common? All of these stories (and so many others) fit the classic storytelling pattern of a heroic journey, as established by famed scholar Joseph Campbell. Using ten of the Hero’s Journey steps chronicled by Campbell, students wi
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Wonder by RJ Palacio Novel Unit BUNDLE for Google Slides
Are you looking to enhance your students' work using Google Slides? Grab this Wonder Novel Unit and let your students get to work. Wonder by RJ Palacio is a MUST READ for your students in Grades 4-8! Your students will be inspired by Auggie and all that he is able to accomplish despite his challe
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Common Core Speaking & Listening Rating Scales {6-8}
Common Core Speaking & Listening Rating Scales are informal evaluation tools to help determine education impact of speech & language disorders in the classroom, as well as to aide in documenting standard mastery, therapy baselines and postlines, or progress monitoring from grade to grade. Th

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The Outsiders: Non-Fiction Video Jigsaw Activity
Need to add non-fiction into your unit on The Outsiders? Ready to make modern-day connections with engaging videos and discussion? Use this 2-3 day lesson connecting literature and modern articles to assess CCSS SL.2 and SL.3 in your ELA classroom. Themed around topics like empathy, prejudice, ste
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75 Printer Friendly Growth Mindset Posters
These 75 black & white growth mindset posters would look great to brighten up your classroom on a budget! Want to brighten them up? Consider using colored cardstock to match the colors in your room! Great student prompts for discussions! Prints on 8.5" * 11" sized paper. Quotes included: • Ch
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Speaking & Listening Rubrics Bundle Grades 6-8
Common Core State Standards Speaking and Listening Rubrics Bundle for Grades 6-8 This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 6, 7, 8 These rubrics will be helpful for student assessment of the Common Core State Standards for speaking and listening. They can be used in ALL content areas a
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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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Argument and Debate Mini Unit Topic Cards, Outline, Notes
Argumentative and Debate Topic Cards with Teacher's Guidelines and Instructions, Student Handouts, and Grading Rubrics (Aligned with the Common Core State Standards) If you want to have a classroom debate but don't know where to begin or how to run one, this resource is for you. I've included topic
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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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Science Fiction Short Story & Film Analysis, 5-Day Lit. & Movie Worksheets, CCSS
Teach your students how to “read” a movie in just the same way that we closely read literature with this five-day lesson that begins with a study of Brian Aldiss’ short story, “Supertoys Last All Summer Long,” the inspiration for A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a 2001 film directed by Steven Spielberg
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75 Burlap Growth Mindset Posters
These 75 burlap background growth mindset posters would look great to brighten up your classroom on a budget! These would look great on their own or mounted on black poster board! Great student prompts for discussions! Prints on 8.5" * 11" sized paper. Quotes included: • Change your words. Change
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Dystopia Literature Circles for Any Dystopian Fiction
This unit is perfect for literature circles, book clubs or whole-class instruction. Divide the book into four sections, and go! Group activities provided along with mini lessons and independent practice. Wrap up the genre study with a debate, essay, group discussion, or group activity. Use mul
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ELA Standards Checklists Grade 8 Editable
Editable Common Core ELA Standards Checklists Grade 8 - easy to use and customize for your own use. This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 6, 7, 8 AND Common Core ELA Standards Checklists for Grades 6, 7, 8 This 62-page resource features all of the English Language Arts Common Core S
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Criminal Elf - Christmas Common Core Reading Writing and Listening Craftivity
Teach Listening Skills in a fun and interactive way! Reading, Point of View Writing, Listening and Visualizing. Use this unit to have fun with Christmas, while maintaining content focus. This product meets so many of the Common Core standards in a fun and engaging way! CCSS Aligned for Reading/W
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Free "To Kill a Mockingbird" Introduction Guided KWL Activity
FREE - To Kill a Mockingbird Introduction Guided KWL Anticipatory Activity Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for speaking and listening, reading, and writing. This is a great introduction to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. This activity is fun for the students and gets them interested
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Criminal Turkey - Thanksgiving CCSS Reading Writing and Listening Craftivity
Teach Listening Skills in a fun and engaging way! Thanksgiving Reading, Point of View Writing, Listening and Visualizing. Use this unit to have fun with Thanksgiving, while maintaining content focus. This product meets so many of the Common Core standards in a fun and engaging way! CCSS Aligned
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Criminal Cupid- Valentine's Day CCSS Reading, Writing and Listening Craftivity
Teach Listening Skills! Reading, Point of View Writing, Listening and Visualizing. Use this unit to have fun with Valentine's Day, while maintaining content focus. This product meets so many of the Common Core standards in a fun and engaging way! CCSS Aligned for Reading/Writing/Listening for
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Twelve Angry Men Unit Complete Bundle
12 Angry Men will definitely engage your students, invoke critical thinking, and promote high-level discussions. Lessons, Assessments, Performance Pack, and More! Motivate your students - even the reluctant readers by performing, not just reading the play. Includes activities, games, writing prompts
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SMARTER BALANCED & PARCC End-of-Year Tests Support
Are your students going to be ready for the SMARTER BALANCED or PARCC end-of-year tests? Both the Smarter Balanced and PARCC end-of-grade tests have tasks where the students must view and analyze media (video clips) and then take notes and use that information to write an essay or answer short-answe
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Christopher P. Curtis's "The Watsons Go to Birmingham"  - 30 Common Core Tasks!!
This Common Core resource includes 26 rigorous unit learning tasks for Christopher Paul Curtis’s, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." The teacher-created learning tasks include standard(s) alignment using the language of Common Core State Standards. The unit activities represent a balance of analysis an
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75 Chalk Growth Mindset Posters
These 75 chalk background growth mindset posters would look great to brighten up your classroom on a budget! Want to brighten them up? Consider mounting them on colored cardstock to match the colors in your room! Great student prompts for discussions! Quotes included: • Change your words. Change
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Lois Lowry's "The Giver" Common Core Learning Tasks - 32 Rigorous Tasks!!
This Common Core resource includes 32 rigorous unit learning tasks for Lois Lowry’s "The Giver." The teacher-created learning tasks include standard(s) alignment using the language of Common Core State Standards. The unit activities represent a balance of analysis and evaluation activities focusing
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Aqueous Solutions Task Cards
Move away from the traditional in-class worksheets and engage chemistry students in a collaborative learning experience by using the Aqueous Solutions Task Cards. Additionally, the task cards serve as a great differentiation tool. Suggestions for product use are included; however, as always, the te
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George Washington's Presidency: Common Core Ready Unit Bundle
This unit focuses on the presidency of George Washington. The unit is packed with rigorous activities that will keep your students engage. Your students will practice evidence-based writing and close reading. All the questions are modeled after the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium Release Que
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What Would You Do Character Lesson #1: Homeless Man Mistreated
This is an engaging lesson for teaching ETHICS/INTEGRITY that your students will be sure to remember! Have you seen the ABC show titled "What Would You Do?" that tests peoples integrity by putting them in uncomfortable situations to see how they respond? This episode shows a homeless man being
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Constitutional Amendments: Current Events Common Core Ready
You and your students are guaranteed to have a lot of fun with these highly rigorous and engaging activities. It is aligned with Language Arts and Social Studies Common Core standards that will keep your students engaged. You and your students will study The Constitution and Controversial Current E
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Criminal Bunny - Easter Common Core Reading Writing and Listening Craftivity
Teach Listening Skills in a fun and engaging way! Reading, Point of View Writing, Listening and Visualizing. Use this unit to have fun with Easter, while maintaining content focus. This product meets so many of the Common Core standards in a fun and engaging way! CCSS Aligned for Reading/Writin
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Listening Powerpoint
This is a fun, engaging lesson for teaching the LISTENING PROCESS, TYPES OF LISTENING & LISTENERS, and BARRIERS TO LISTENING that your students will be sure to enjoy! Activity contains: * EDITABLE 28-slide powerpoint * 3 entertaining video examples (**PLEASE NOTE: These videos come from youtu
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Criminal Witch - Halloween CCSS Reading Writing and Listening Craftivity
Teach Listening Skills in a fun and interactive way! Reading, Point of View Writing, Listening and Visualizing. Use this unit to have fun with Halloween, while maintaining content focus. This product meets so many of the Common Core standards in a fun and engaging way!  CCSS Aligned for Reading/W
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Criminal Leprechaun - St.Patrick's Day CCSS Reading Writing Listening Craftivity
Teach Listening Skills! Reading, Point of View Writing, Listening and Visualizing. Use this unit to have fun with St. Patricks Day, while maintaining content focus. This product meets so many of the Common Core standards in a fun and engaging way! CCSS Aligned for Reading/Writing/Listening for
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Making Inferences -Analyze Multiple Texts (Hands Off My Sweets)
Students engage in developing skills and strategies to put information together from two sources. Students engage in a mystery where they must use a case file and a crime scene photo to make inferences based on the evidence provided. Inferential questions challenge students to find valid evidence
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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Guide
Are you looking for a short, innocent, quality film to show your students? This movie guide, or viewing guide, contains questions to help students stay focused and comprehend Dr. Seuss's cartoon "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." This short film is perfect for keeping students engaged in the month o
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Constitutional Principles Common Core Ready
This lesson is highly rigorous, exploring the American Constitution. It is aligned with Language Arts and Social Studies Common Core standards that will keep your students engaged. This lesson includes informational text, 2 PowerPoint Presentations, and a proven evidence-based writing strategy. AND
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To Kill A Mockingbird Common Core Learning Tasks - 45 Rigorous Tasks!!
This Common Core resource includes 45 rigorous unit learning tasks for Harper Lee’s "To Kill a Mockingbird." The teacher-created learning tasks include standard(s) alignment using the language of Common Core State Standards. The unit activities represent a balance of analysis and evaluation activiti
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Criminal Crayon Common Core Listening Activity
Back to School Fun! Beginning of the Year Learning! Set Common Core expectations at the beginning of the year with this fun and engaging reading, writing, and listening activity. Reading, Point of View Writing, Listening and Visualizing. Use this unit to have fun at the beginning of the school y
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1st Amendment Current Event Case Studies - Common Core Ready
You and your students are guaranteed to have a lot of fun with these highly rigorous and engaging activities covering the 1st Amendment. It is aligned with Language Arts and Social Studies Common Core standards that will keep your students engaged. You and your students will study The Constitution
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Back to School Common Core Standards for Speaking/Listening PowerPoint Posters
Common Core Standards for Speaking/Listening Posters for Back to School. The CCSS for speaking and listening in grade 6, 7, or 8 summarized in kid friendly language. Use as WE CAN posters or as a slide show. You can go over the standards with your students, and afterwards you can print out the slide

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Common Core Speaking and Listening : TED Talk Analysis Form and Answers
One blank speech analysis form and FIVE answer keys for five different TED Talks are included in this product! Perfect for EMERGENCY SUB PLANS, for literacy across the curriculum, and for ELA speaking and listening units. When you purchase this product, you will get a speech template that I design
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Slam Poetry Unit Plan--Middle-High School
Push students to write, revise, and publish multiple slam poems with this packed Slam Poetry Unit. Lesson plans built around thematically-curated, school-appropriate slam poems will challenge students' notions of poetry AND identity, encouraging them to use their voice and powerful poetic technique
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Prezi - Visual Literacy - Words and Images
Prezi presentations are a fantastic replacement for or addition to Powerpoints and other more standard presentation material in the classroom. The fluidity or "zooming" nature of these presentations appeal to students' senses of novelty, and I have often had literal "oo"s and "ahh"s coming from my s
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4 Common Core Activities for Analyzing Point of View in Movie or Sitcom Clips
The provided 4 Common Core rigorous activities explore development of point of view in popular sitcom and movie excerpts. The activities are tied to the Common Core standards RL5, RI6, RL6, SL2, and SL3. The activities focus on the development of first person and third person omniscient narrators to
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Charlie Brown Thanksgiving & Mayflower Voyage Movie Guide
"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "The Mayflower Voyage" episodes (both of which are free online if you don't have the DVDs) are perfect to show students around Thanksgiving. They are short episodes which leave time for class discussion and extension activities, if preferred. These two short movie
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The Last of the Mohicans Viewing Guide
The Last of the Mohicans Viewing Guide for 1992 film version with Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe Requires students to do the following: Identify characters Discuss Native American beliefs and ideals Identify examples of the American Romantic Period and the American Romantic Hero If you like
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Valley Forge - The Making of a President Common Core Ready, DBQ
This lesson is part 1 of a larger unit - Washington's Presidency Follow the link, purchase the entire unit and save big Washington's Presidency Common Core Ready Unit Bundle This lesson offers a rigorous and engaging look into Valley Forge and the leadership of Washington. Your students will p
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Checkouts [Rylant] & Oranges [Soto] 5-Day Lesson Plan (Common Core Aligned)
Middle School Masters has created a classroom-tested 5-day lesson plan aligned to the Common Core for "Checkouts" by Cynthia Rylant and “Oranges” by Gary Soto that includes: daily warm-ups vocab slides daily vocabulary activities full text of story ready for annotations character trait analysis poi
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Edgar Allan Poe Socratic Seminar Lesson Plan & Materials
Now with newly added materials! Socratic Seminars (or "Fish Bowl" Conversations as I like to call them with my students) are fantastic, higher order ways of assessing whether your students are able to understand and react to your class texts. These seminars rely on the power of inquiry and allow st
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Free Common Core Activity for Plot Structure, Theme, and Tone in a Movie Trailer
The provided FREE Common Core rigorous activity explores the development of plot structure, tone, theme, and character development in a popular movie trailer from 2014. The activities are tied to the Common Core standards RL2, RL3, RL4, RL5, SL2, and SL3. The activity focus on the analysis of how au
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Holocaust Research Unit and Essay (Common Core)
Holocaust Research Unit created by The House of Roush to meet Common Core standards for middle school research and writing. This complete unit packet includes a pre-assessment whole class activity using pictures from the Holocaust, a movie guide worksheet for the film The Last Days by Steven Spiel
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Grade 8 Common Core Listening Practice -- The Earliest Timepieces
We all know our students could use practice listening! The Common Core certainly believes this to be necessary. Common core standardized tests such as Smarter Balanced specifically require students to listen to spoken passages and demonstrate their ability to comprehend, interpret and apply inform
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