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
Argument, narrative, and informative essays are fun and easy to teach when you use strong mentor texts and a step-by-step process. These highly-rated writing units include everything you need, all in one place.Each writing resource is comprehensive and easy to use. The lessons at a glance pages are
Argument essay writing is easier to teach when you have an EDITABLE unit with well-written mentor texts and a step-by-step process. Students will LOVE this argument essay writing unit, as well as the real-life application and mentor texts included here.Update 1: I included 40 editable pages, a Googl
OUTSIDERS: This Outsiders Novel Study Unit now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Engage your students with standards-based literacy activities as they read S.E. Hinton's classic novel. The Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text t
During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and pioneers in their fields for the basis of their researc
Includes PRINTABLE, INTERACTIVE PDF, and GOOGLE CLASSROOM VERSIONS! *JUST UPDATED and made DIGITAL for 2020!* Complete BUNDLE of resources for Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Everything need for a complete unit plan - freshly updated and Google Classroom friendly! SAVE 20% by purchasing the EN
Bucket Lists don’t have to be morbid; they can inspire us, give us hope, and force us to change or try new things. Setting goals is a valuable skill made even more priceless when we learn HOW to achieve them!Hook students into doing research in disguise, hiding the work within a topic that they actu
My comprehensive literature guide novel unit for Veronica Roth's "Divergent" is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and contains editable Microsoft Word versions so teachers can customize the questions, assessments, and activities to meet the needs of their students.
Contains the followin
NEWLY REVISED AND UPDATED FOR 2020!! HUGE BUNDLE of PRINTABLE, INTERACTIVE PDF, and GOOGLE CLASSROOM ready lessons and activities for teaching Paragraph Writing! This NO PREP paragraph writing program is designed to help students to learn or review the basic parts of a paragraph and paragraph con
Expository / Informative Writing: In this 10-day, Common Core - aligned Expository Writing Unit, students will demonstrate a deep understanding of the features, critical elements, and purpose of expository or informative writing. During the unit, students will write an expository news story about
This Hobbit Novel Study Unit will instantly engage your students with thought-provoking learning activities aligned to ELA standards. Now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Get students thinking deeply, close reading, acquiring new vocabulary, and discussing important i
This Out of the Dust Novel Study is sure to engage your students with meaningful, standards-aligned learning activities. Now includes a DIGITAL version great for distance learning! Get students thinking deeply, close reading, acquiring new vocabulary, and discussing meaningful ideas as they read Kar
Meet Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, listening, and speaking with this 10 day Speech Unit. In this unit, students learn about the nonfiction genre of speeches, analyze four historic speeches, develop skills in writing short answer responses, conduct mini-research projects, write a
Movie and Book Comparison Activities with Interactive Reader's Notebook Foldables - Use with ANY Novel or Story
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for grades 7-12, Reading Literature RL.7 and Writing Standards W.4, W.7, W.9, W.10
Contains 37 printable pages with numerous prompts, evaluatio
Looking for Common Core “short research projects” that won’t feel like work? Do you want research to spark student curiosity? Need to involve inquiry without students realizing it?This bundle includes ten MORE projects that can be conducted in anywhere from 2-5 days! The length of time depends entir
This STEP-BY-STEP INTERACTIVE WRITING NOTEBOOK IS A COMPLETE WRITER'S WORKSHOP PROGRAM with all the tools needed for the entire year. It is filled with engaging lessons (scripted), anchor charts, modeling, mentor text, interactive notebook pages, practice, and all the forms, graphic organizers, chec
Common Core Writing Portfolio Criteria and Score Sheets for Grades 6-12 (Aligned with the PARCC requirements for writing) - Now Editable!
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
Keep track of required student writing samples throughout the year or have stude
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
Career Research Project | PDF & Digital Formats: Help your students think purposely about their futures with this Career Exploration and Research Project. Students will get excited about career research by taking an online career quiz, then brainstorming possible career choices.Then they will fo
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
Say the words “research paper” to middle school students and their groans will echo through the school like a yodel in the Grand Canyon. Introduce the term feature article, and you have a fighting chance of piquing their curiosity. I promise you, it won't take long before your students are totally h
Synthesis Essay Writing Unit with 4 Argument Essays. Engage your students with this student choice synthesis essay unit that includes a choice of eight different engaging topics for students to write about. This unit includes four different argument essays. Teachers can either have students select t
This primary source lesson will help students better understand one of the most important documents of all time - The Declaration of Independence. Though Thomas Jefferson's Declaration can be difficult to understand for some, this worksheet is a great overall, big-picture way to study such an impor
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