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).
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL
Help your high school and advanced middle school students win their written arguments with these easy-to-follow essay writing materials. This bundle of interactive, step-by-step materials inspires even my most reluctant students to put pen to paper. Activities/handouts featuring modern design elemen
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
Looking for a fresh approach to pull your students into Romeo and Juliet? William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic love will enthrall your students when you use this collection of five weeks of lesson materials designed to challenge and entertain advanced middle school students and high school
Teach your students how to write an essay! This comprehensive essay writing bundle includes teaching resources and lessons for every part of an essay. First, focus on teaching the thesis statement and introductory paragraph.The first writing unit includes targeted teaching strategies to teach studen
Growth mindset bell ringers: There are 30 growth mindset bell ringers in this resource. Each bell ringer includes a growth mindset inspired quote and a brief writing response. Students will read the quote and write either an argument, informational, or narrative response. These bell ringers are desi
Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for ho
Make your Great Gatsby unit the favorite of the year with this MASSIVE bundle of materials that will take your class through FOUR FULL WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSONS covering F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of The Great Gatsby novels and you’re go
Enjoy this bundle of thoughtful materials designed to take your students through four weeks of lessons covering John Steinbeck’s classic novel, Of Mice and Men. Everything you’ll need is here – just add a class set of novels and you’re good to go.This Of Mice and Men bundle includes:• A day-by-day c
Research paper complete unit.
Research papers made easy! This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish.
Includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines.
For the APA version of this unit, click here:
Research Papers Complete Unit - APA Style
Teach your students how to properly embed, cite, and explain quotes in their writing with this common core aligned lesson! Students will learn four different ways to embed quotes in their writingThis resource includes:- a 57 slide EDITABLE PowerPoint presentation- supplementary teaching materials, h
Your learners will get tuff with the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestio
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-f
This classroom-tested unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing an argumentative (or persuasive) essay. The first few days are structured, whole-class lessons. After that, the class moves into a series of writer’s workshop days as student
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
If your students struggle with writing a PERSUASIVE PARAGRAPH this set of templates and graphic organizers is for you! This resource leads students through the process of writing a persuasive paragraph from the planning stages to peer editing and then their final piece. This resource can also be u
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
Writing a Reach Paper PORTFOLIO: Grades 8-12 EDITABLEThis comprehensive portfolio will help your students master the research writing process in 6 steps-- indicated by organized tabs (topic selection, research, annotated bibliography, research outline, the writing process, and reflection).This resou
If your students can’t go an hour without looking at their phones, they need to read “The Veldt.”Ray Bradbury’s chilling futuristic short story, “The Veldt,” gives us a glimpse of a world where children love their devices more than their families. Sound familiar? This compelling 90-minute lesson wil
Use the classic short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes the full-text 9-page story (public domain), an 8-question student handout (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters), a si
Diary of Anne Frank Student-Ready Packet is an attractively-designed ready-to-hand-out resource based on the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It is aligned with ELA Standards, focusing most specifically on these skills:*analysis through citing textual evidence; drawing inferences*determi
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
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 for streaming at multiple online sources, and critical
UPDATE – You can learn more about this writing contest at my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46cEHf0UoOUTired of grading endless stacks of essays? Want to lighten your grading load while still having students write and receive meaningful feedback on their work? The answer is to host