Enjoy this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of To Kill a Mockingbird novels, a classroom with internet access, and you’re good to go.This HUGE bundle includes:• A day-by-day calendar to follow with helpful details and nightly homework assignments (read this file first when you open the bundle)• Suggested procedure for how to address th
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-fiction analysis skills emphasized by the Common Core to your classroom.Students will learn the components of Aristotle’s rhetorical devices, view Jobs’ speech via a 14-minute video clip, and use a ful
Looking for a fresh approach to pull your students into The Tragedy of Julius Caesar? William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political intrigue will thrill your students when you use this MASSIVE bundle of high-interest lessons. This package includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed to challenge and entertain students in grades nine through twelve.This HUGE bundle includes:• A day-by-day calendar to follow with helpful details and nightly homework assignments (read this file firs
Debate Resources: This resource has everything you need to set up and implement a formal debate in your classroom. Use debates to improve your students’ research, writing, speaking, and listening skills. WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS RESOURCE♥ I highly recommend any of your resources. This was such a fun way to have a class debate. Thank you. Please continue to post new resources. My students LOVE them. (so do I :)♥ Stop searching around the internet. These sheets have a clear way to orga
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 Common Core State Standards for 180 days (36 weeks) of English 9 or English 10. (The CCSS groups Eng. 9 and 10 together. This bundle is one year of course work for either of those levels.)This curriculu
Teaching ethos, pathos, and logos is paramount for older students. They should understand these famous persuasive techniques to better their speeches and papers. When teaching rhetorical analysis, you will also cover ethos, pathos, and logos.This bundle demonstrates examples of ethos, pathos, and logos with commercials and asks students to analyze how these incorporations persuade audiences. As a culminating activity, students will sort topics into their best label: ethos, pathos, or logos.Inclu
NOW WITH GOOGLE DOCS: Take the fear and intimidation out of public speaking with a FULL SEMESTER bundle of classroom-tested speech activities that will safely get students out of their chairs (and their comfort zones!) Download this bundle of speaking resources to build up student confidence with projects that don’t “feel” like work. Great for any general ELA teacher assessing CCSS Speaking & Learning (and also Speech class teachers specifically), these tools build foundations, track progres
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 rhetorical devices. Questions focus on audience, metaphor, parallelism, pathos, and symbolism. These materials can serve as a stand-alone lesson or as a solid supplement to a study of Jim Crow laws or SAT-st
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 articles about the case and then decide for themselves if they think Lizzie Borden is INNOCENT or GUILTY. If your students like this nonfiction unit, be sure to check out the Bespoke ELA activity on
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, stereotypes, race, and biases, the videos and corresponding questions ask students to think critically about the what the theme of the novel might be.Though I used this activity as a pre-reading introducti
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 English Language Arts Common Core Standards in an easy-to-read and record format. All five strands (reading literature, reading informational, writing, language, and speaking and listening) with every
Expand your selection of short stories for the high school ELA classroom with this bundle of printable reading comprehension assessments covering 50 narratives representing a range of authors—including Edgar Allan Poe, the Brothers Grimm, H.P. Lovecraft, Doris Lessing, Pearl S. Buck, Shirley Jackson, and Mark Twain—and a range of genres—including fantasy, fairy tale, Dark Romanticism, science fiction, young adult fiction, adventure fiction, and more. Answer keys, public domain works, and a list
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 cards, outlines for the format, handouts, and detailed instructions. But this can be used for more than just debating. The topic cards are perfect for having students practice writing argumentative a
Make civics practical and exciting for students using this Social Studies simulation that allows students to experience the Legislative Branch! Students will participate in writing bills for their school, community, or state while learning the various stages within the lawmaking process. All voices are heard as students become members of Congress, participate in committees, debate on the floor, and watch their President sign the bills that survive the entire process. Not only do students love
Looking to add slam poetry to your poetry unit, but too swamped to plan it out? I’ve got you covered. This one-week slam poetry mini-unit is designed to be inserted into your poetry unit, and is packed with 5 days of my best slam poetry lesson plans. It will take your students through brainstorming, drafting, performance-planning, and performing all in a week. It’s the perfect unit to give your students a taste of slam poetry (and get them begging for more). You’re students will never think
Problem Solving, safety, judgement, perspective taking all in one activity! Brain Storm! brings situational problem solving questions to life as students learn practical and functional steps to effectively brainstorm solutions and determine the best possible solution to a problem. Explicit teacher instructustions for presenting the problem solving process, writing options, and several rubric formats for monitoring progress included!
Oh, and YES, this product is all in black and white!!!!!!
Ted Talks are an amazing resource for the classroom, but it can be tricky to keep students focused throughout a talk. Having a creative activity to complete as they watch can help so much. This guided Ted Talk one-pager asks students to pull key information as they listen, curating, responding, and highlighting meaning as they absorb the Ted Talk. From the reviews:"Quick and easy. Great for "Lame Duck" days!""I do TED Fridays and this will make engagement skyrocket!""I love all Betsy's one pager
Use Jason Reynolds’ commencement address at Lesley University to show your students the power of a well-constructed speech. In this one-class period activity, students will discuss the techniques of effective public speaking, view Jason Reynolds’ 10-minute speech, and deconstruct/discuss his use of rhetorical devices. Questions focus on audience, the value of storytelling over lecture, and rhetorical application of poetic devices including foreshadowing and symbolism. These print-and-teach mater
This TED Talk Unit (8 TED Talk lessons) is appropriate for Psychology, Social Studies, English, or Health courses.Seven TED Talk lessons included in this bundle focus on the topic of MENTAL HEALTH and Wellness.PLEASE PREVIEW TED TALKS BEFORE VIEWING WITH YOUR STUDENTS. Every school has a different culture with regard to what is appropriate and what is not appropriate. YOU know best what is or is not appropriate for the students in YOUR classroom or district. THIS RESOURCE IS INTENDED FOR HIGH SC
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 all about competition, negativity, and being ‘right.’ On the contrary, argumentation is the art of using evidence and research to support a position in a collaborative, positive way. It is also importan
☀☀️ Conversation Scripts is a no prep, print or no print social skills packet for middle and high school students. Great for social skills groups, speech therapy sessions, counseling sessions or anytime you need to focus on specific conversation skills! A fun and easy way to engage your students and work on valuable conversation and language skills with your older students.►►Teletherapy-compatible! Use on your teletherapy platform with digital annotation. This product can be used in two ways:Pri
This collaborative crossword activity hits many difficult Grade 6-11 Common Core Standards for SPEAKING and LISTENING in a way that is simple, fun for the students and effective. The focus is on collaborative problem solving in small groups.***************************************************************************TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT HAVE SAID:♥ "We love this brain game!" (Thanks Rocquina V.)♥ "I used this as an icebreaker at the beginning of the year! The students really enjoye
Common Core State Standards Speaking & Listening Rubrics Bundle Grades 9-12
This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 9-12
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 and by all educators, not just English Language Arts teachers.
The rubrics assess all the skills practiced in the CCSS.ELA.Literacy.SL. standards. The types of rubrics include:
Student Presentation (Any k
Bring logical fallacies alive for your students! Working with fallacies can be fun and engaging - helping students master what can be very complex and even dry material.Bring logical fallacies alive for your students! Working with fallacies can be fun and engaging - helping students master what can be very complex and even dry material. However, a good understanding of them can enlighten students about what an effective argument looks like. These lesson materials contain group work, worksheets,