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ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA
Argument essay writing is an essential life skill that is much easier to teach when you have 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. *Updated 1/7/18. I included 40

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Growth Mindset Research Projects - 3D Projects and Activities for Growth Mindset
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
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Expository Writing:  Informational News Story Writing about Historical Events
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

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Speech Unit - Reading, Analyzing, Researching, Presenting - Common Core Aligned!
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

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Outsiders Teacher Guide - Common Core Novel Unit for Teaching The Outsiders
Outsiders, The Outsiders, Outsiders Lessons, The Outsiders, Activities, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Teaching Guide Outsiders Novel Teaching Guide This newly REVISED Literature Guide for The Outsiders has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Commo

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Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit
Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit. Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading rubrics for each grade level 7 - 12 that reflect the standards. This unit has everything you need, in a logical order, with teacher notes, hand

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Common Core Aligned Literature Guide
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Teaching Unit, Narrative of Frederick Douglass Novel Guide, Frederick Douglass Book Study This Literature Guide for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave is written using time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned wit

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GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades
As teachers, we know that effort and determination are the biggest factors in our students’ success. All too often, this message doesn’t get communicated to our students. We often hear, “I can’t...It’s too hard...I’m not good at that.” The best way to shift that negative/fixed thinking is by impleme
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A Year of Writing -12 Units including Narrative, Informative, Persuasive BUNDLE
Save BIG with this set of 12 writing units! Meet every single writing standard as students progress through 12 engaging and detailed units. This writing unit bundle includes units for Narrative, Expository, Persuasive, Descriptive, Memoir, Biography, Speech, Opinion, Poetry, Letter, Myth, and Fabl
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Ender's Game Novel Teaching Packet
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is a classic novel that was made into Ender's Game the movie in the Fall of 2013. There has been a lot of excitement and renewed interest in this award-winning novel. This is one of my all-time favorites, and I have successfully taught it in the classroom using these
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Poetry Activity - Complete Research Unit
This Poetry Research Unit: Activities and Flipbook includes a variety of fun and engaging poetry activities that lead up to a research project for students. This is perfect for middle school students! The unit begins with a whole-class activity where students will be introduced to the most common

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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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Middle Grades Research Unit
These are the original resources I developed when teaching research to my 7th graders. Through this unit, they researched and wrote a paper on one of these topics: the physical geography, history, culture, or government of a country. I placed the students in groups of four to complete this researc
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Let's Write a Research Paper!
Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room. "What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not
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Complete Middle School Research Paper Unit - Common Core
***Update - unit now includes student samples from each step in the process so you can more easily see how the unit unfolds. This is a unit I developed for my 6th grade ELA students. It is great for a first research paper, because it really guides them through each step along the way, from choosin
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Mocking Jay
Introduce, teach, and assess students as they read the novel Mocking Jay with this teacher guide! Use this guide to work on reading comprehension, analysis, and to check-in on students' understanding. This literature teaching guide for Mocking Jay is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and

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*Argumentative Writing Unit - Middle School
25 CCSS-aligned lessons walking students through writing passionate argumentative letters about an issue they care most about, one letter of which they will mail at the end of the unit. The unit begins by exploring how teen activists have changed the world by speaking out about what they believe in
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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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Night - Elie Wiesel - Novel Study Resource Bundle
Night - Elie Wiesel - Novel Study Resource Bundle - 139 pages - SAVE OVER 25%*** All the resources you need to teach a complete unit on Elie Wiesel's Night. Common Core (CCSS.ELA 8-12) aligned.***_____________________________________________________________________This 139-page bundle includes the f
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Inside out and Back Again Final Projects
This is a modification to the NYS module for the book Inside out and Back again by Thanhha Lai. It offers students differentiated project options and directions for those who want to offer something different from the poem. *I have a rubric for these projects- search for it in my store!
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Animal Research Unit
I use this as our research paper unit as we are reading The Jungle Book. It is a very easy template and could be used for elementary if you took out some of the higher level content. It includes 7th grade life science cross curricular standards, and MLA standards for research. We go to the zoo as a
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ELA CC Gathering Information/Citing
5 day unit outline for students to practice gathering information and citing, hyperlinks included.
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Research Paper Unit Project
This project contains an assignment description, paper planner/organizer, editing checklist and a rubric.
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Middle School Science Fiction Creative Writing Unit
This unit pulls lessons from the book "Don't Forget to Write: for the Secondary Grades" published by 826 National. THIS IS A UNIT GUIDE ONLY! Lesson plans are not included.
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