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Thesis Statements Sorts Activity
Thesis Statements Sorts Activity → Editable! Better than a worksheet! This thesis statements sorting activity allows students to work in small groups to categorize dozens of thesis statements as strong or weak. Working in groups, students will also determine reasons for their sorting decisions.
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Crucible Activities - Pre-Reading and Post-reading
I absoultely ❤❤❤ The Crucible by Arthur Miller! It is my favorite piece of literature to teach! Students love it too! That is why I have just included pre and post activities in this bundle. Once we start reading, my students don't want to stop until the end!Pre-reading activities include:❶ A histor

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First Day of School "History Talk" Activity
First Day of School "History Talk" Activity for Middle and High School students for use in your history or social studies class!This product features an engaging "History Talk" activity that will have your new students thinking, writing, speaking, and moving on the very first day of school. In this
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Argument: Claim, Counterclaim, & Rebuttal PowerPoint Lesson
This lesson is an introduction to argument. Students are asked to plan out an appeal to a parent/guardian, asking to attend a party. By supporting their arguments with reasons, predicting why their parent(s) will say no, and creating responses to their parent(s) reasoning, students are unknowingly
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Growth Mindset Writing Prompts for Upper Grades
Trying to incorporate growth mindset in to your curriculum? Here is a great set of writing prompts for students in upper grades. Each writing prompt includes a growth mindset quote or situation and questions for reflection. They can be used as: *Bell-Ringers *Quick Writes *Think-Pair-Shares *Jour
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Lizzie Borden:  Infamous Murder Case Nonfiction Unit, Tone, Bias, Persuasion
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
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First Day of School "Math Talk" Activity
First Day of School "Math Talk" Activity for Middle and High School Students for use in any math class! This product features an engaging "Math Talk" activity that will have your new students thinking, writing, speaking, and moving on the very first day of school. In this activity, they must choose
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First Day of School "Book Talk" Activity for ELA
First Day of School "Book Talk" Activity for Middle and High School Students This product features an engaging "Book Talk" activity that will have your new students thinking, writing, speaking, and moving on the very first day of school. In this activity, they must choose between 6 different quote
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Thesis vs.Claim- Grades 7-12
HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND HOW TO WRITE A THESIS IN INFORMATIONAL TEXTS AND CLAIM IN ARGUMENTATIVE TEXTS! This resource comes with clear notes and student practice activities that clearly outline the differences between a claim and a thesis with tips to create successful claim and thesis statements.
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Slip or Trip...? 30 Exercises in Creative Argumentation
Was Arthur Wolfrik's death the result of an unintentional slip or was he intentionally tripped and pushed down the stairs of his million dollar estate? Slip or Trip is the newest spin on a classic crime or accident case. This multi-day lesson is sure to engage your students in the same way shows lik
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Beowulf Debatable Statements Activity
This essay brainstorming activity contains 16 debatable thematic statements that relate to the Beowulf story to help students generate ideas for a Beowulf essay. Students are to think about how each statement applies to the Beowulf story (apart from their own personal opinions) and then briefly exp
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Finding Evidence to Support a Claim- A Jigsaw Activity for Argument Writing
Have you ever noticed that your students struggle to write about a controversial issue if they cannot find enough evidence for the side they want to support? There may be plenty of evidence for the opposing side, but they have chosen a side, so they have a hard time writing from the other
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Anthem Packet
From Electric English... I realize that often times people either love or hate Ayn Rand; there rarely seems to be an in-between with this author. While I would recommend only teaching a novel if you enjoy it; I, also, realize that as teachers, we do not always get that luxury. I happen to like this
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Thematic Analysis Paragraph Lesson Plan
The purpose of the thematic analysis paragraph is to give students the opportunity to break down themes in a text and show how the author represents that theme through discussion of textual evidence. This assignment can be used for assessment, to teach the writing process, or to teach literary term
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Argument Writing Graphic Organizer & Self/Peer Editing Checklist
Argument writing is difficult for many students as they grapple with the common core standards based on it. I created this graphic organizer along with the self/peer editing checklist to help guide students to a successful argument. This can be simplified for younger grades and can be made more co
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Common Core Opinion/Argument Writing Analysis Charts
This document contains K-12 vertically articulated charts that break each element of the opinion and argument writing standards from Common Core into charts with yes and no boxes. This tool can be used by teachers or with teachers in examining student writing to build a shared understanding about
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Higher Order Thinking Skills/High School HOTS #2 (THE REPUBLIC)
Higher Order Thinking Skills for High School students Textual Analysis The Great Books Plato's Republic (small extract only) Critical Reading and Writing HIGH SCHOOL HOTS! This is a self-contained unit on higher order thinking skills/textual analysis. Everything you need is here. MOVE AWAY FR

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Old Man and the Sea Packet
From Electric English... I realize that often times people either love or hate Ernest Hemingway; there rarely seems to be an in between with this author. I happen to love his writing; that love and respect, I have for the artist, really shines through in this unit and with this curriculum. His works
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Transcendentalism Packet
From Electric English... This is a comprehensive packet for American Transcendentalism and the major players of this period. You might notice as you peruse my store that each of these items is listed individually, as well as, bundled. For example, the answer key for the questions is listed separate
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Night Vs.The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
This graphic organizer allows students the opportunity to view a different perspective on the Holocaust. The students will need to have read all of Night by Elie Weisel. They will fill out the Night side of the graphic organizer first, this will be a nice review for the students, and great opport
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Thinking Skills for Common Core Success
The lessons in this unit teach ten critical thinking skills required for fluency in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards in English Language Arts. When students become fluent with these thinking skills, they will be able to transfer the skill
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Mythology Teaching Ideas 9th - 10th
10 sample lesson ideas when teaching mythology to 9th and 10th graders. Lessons can be used stand alone, or build one to the next.
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Real World Argumentative Writing Prompt
Students are asked to write a newspaper article concerning a debate about keeping a 100 year old community center or tearing it down to build a money-making mall. Students are assigned a authentic audience and work independently to write a newspaper article but work collaboratively to create an orig
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"Harrison Bergeron" Examining Author's Intent
In this activity, after students have read Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s short story "Harrison Bergeron" they will research aspect of communism, McCarthyism, and the Red Scare to develop an objective response discussing the author's intention for writing the story. uses satire to develop the central ideas of
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