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PARCC Test Prep: Research Task with Three Passages/Questions and Writing Prompt
This is a PARCC Research Task Analysis with Prose Constructed Response (Writing Task) Simulation and is designed in the exact format as the PARCC 2015 Practice Test. It consists of Three Passages, all non-fiction, with 2-3 A/B Format Questions, some that require more than one answer, and all that re
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American Revolution Important Person Informational Writing Wax Museum Project
This American Revolution Important Person Information Writing Wax Museum bundle allows students to write an informational writing piece about an important person during the American Revolution. After writing their piece, the class can participate in a wax museum, where students will dress up as the
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Paralympic Games - Rio 2016. A Simulation and Webquest
Participate in the Paralympics in Rio in 2016. Take this opportunity to step into the Paralympics. Lead your students to a fabulous Journalistic experience with the Rio Paralympics 2016. Set up a Paralympic Media Centre and begin your research and reporting. I first used this Webquest/Simulation
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The Outsiders by Hinton - Essay Packet and Fairness Debate of Gangs
Are you teaching The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and want an engaging discussion to take place regarding who has a better life - the Socs or the Greasers? Who are the actual "outsiders"? Do you want to also practice or teach persuasive essay writing, in a very structured, fool-proof way? If so, this 1
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Progressive Era and Gilded Age Research Project and Role Play
Meet John D. Rockefeller, Jane Addams, Teddy Roosevelt and more through your students' discovery of them. In this inquiry-based project, students research a major figure of the Progressive Era and Gilded Age and then embody that person at a culminating party. This project, a favorite among my stu

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Biography Day Project
Biography Day is a creative and engaging alternative to traditional biographical research reports. Nonfiction comes to life as students meet heroes of the past and present, synthesize important information, and become them for a day. This download includes guidelines for the teacher, an assignment s
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Understanding Personality
Personality Abraham Maslow Carl Rogers Rorschach There are three activities that can be done with your class: group “therapy”, individual reflective “therapy”, and essay writing practice (FRQ). These activities can help students take an in-depth look at the different fields of personality researc
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Expository Essay Prompts - 4th Grade
Three expository essay prompts intended for 4th Grade Writing composition practice and assessment. These prompts meet the criteria set forth by the Grade 4 Writing STAAR.
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Sample Introduction of Expository or Informative essay
Provided here is a model or sample introduction of an informative essay. Writing Whiz uses a sample introduction to outline, demonstrate, and explain how students should create the introduction to an informative essay; start with a catchy first line. This leads into an anecdote or examples, statemen
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Game of Concrete Nouns
The students play with the differences between abstractions and concrete nouns. Writing concretely is an important step toward writing vividly. See my Atlantic article on the subject. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/the-secret-to-good-writing-its-about-objects-not-ideas/263113/
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Tipi (Teepee) Lesson Plan
This is an awesome lesson to use when teaching a unit about the Native Peoples that carried their homes with them across the North American Western Plains. There is a free Tipi (Teepee) Picture File that accompanies this lesson. Lesson includes introduction through assessment and rubric, including h
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Timed or Speed Writing: Informative or Expository
Writing Whiz has created a complete guide to administering a timed or speed writing exercise focusing on informative writing. Included are instructions on how to administer timed writing in your classroom, a model of what you want your student to accomplish, a rubric that the students and teachers w
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Gold Rush Project
At Creative Solutions, you will find out of the box types of activities. "Gold Rush Project" is a matrix of projects students can create to further their understanding of the California Gold Rush of 1849. Point values are associated with the complexity of the project. keywords: California, gold
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Writing Better Paragraphs Interactive
Hey friends! Ever tire of reading the same old paragraphs that follow the Hamburger model? WELL NO MORE!! This interactive gives students a chance to develop their ideas and organize their thinking on a deeper level as they move towards writing more persuasive pieces that are filled with their think
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Email Response: House Chores, family rules, and values, etc
This a prompt given in an email. Students are asked to respond to a friend who have moved to Dallas and is requesting recommendations in topics such as siblings' relationships, house rules, family values, house chores, etc. The file contains a rubric, a prompt, and a blank email template to respond
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The Why Why Why Game: Practice with the Argument
A quick, engaging and fun activity elicits students' critical thinking skills to practice making claims, using data and establishing warrants to support arguments. It is a role-play, a pair and share, then a critical thinking discussion using quotations from Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Eme

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Murder Mock Trial (People v. Lovells)
Mel Gapinski has been murdered! Your students can bring justice for this crime by playing as lawyers and witnesses in this mock trial. The packet includes 6 witness statements, the charging document and stipulations, 4 exhibits including an autopsy report/results of DNA testing, and a simplified rul
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LDC Module:  Industrial Revolution w/ full lesson plan & activities
This is the total package! A 10 day unit on the Industrial Revolution, with everything you need! It is very simple to follow, and also easily altered. Very good for low to mid level writers, and everything to help with the writing is included! Here is what is in the folder: 1. Unit Plan (a da
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Writing - Blueprinting Places and Memories
This assignment allows students to draw, label, and reflect on a special place. I used this with HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, but it could be used for many literary works. This assignment can result in a personal narrative, an expository piece, or a persuasive piece (especially helpful for the STAAR EOC
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Sample or Teaching Model of a Persuasive Essay with Rubric
The products contains a full persuasive essay about school how teenagers would benefit from later school start times, with a focus on middle and high schools. This can be used as a sample or teaching model essay. Writing Whiz has also included a rubric to grade student essays and notes on how to beg
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Archeology - What's That?
The student activities in the Archeology Unit are divided into several parts. The teacher can decide to use one of them, some of them or all of them. They include an introductory activity where students analyze one artifact we have left behind and use a handout to draw conclusions about the object
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Election Procedure- Choosing a President
This timeline provides a structure for you to go through the election process from nominating candidates through Election Day, by having students run for class president themselves. While they are going through the process in the class, they will also be witnessing it in the real world. This is a
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Sample College Application Essay
I wrote this sample college application essay as an example of how to be concrete and descriptive while also explicating key elements of personality. It is meant to model the necessary balance between establishing one's credentials as a skilled descriptive writer and as a thoughtful, reflective indi
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EDITABLE STAAR Writing Template!
Tired of using the same five writing prompts from the TEA website to practice for STAAR? Then download this template, designed to look exactly* like the page on the STAAR test (down to the page number), and start writing your own!
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