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Greek Mythology Research Assignment
In this research assignment students research different gods, goddesses, creatures and humans from Greek Mythology. I had my students work individually at home and I had them pick names from a hat. You can have them work in groups and do it in class using laptops if you wish. Some of my students pre
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Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt
I love William Shakespeare. I love the language, the time-period he lived in, and the timeless themes that his plays have. I tend to teach a lot of Shakespeare. I like to do the Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt in my school’s library but you can do it in the computer lab as well. It’s just a basic series
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FREE Bat Writing Template Craft with Lines
Free Bat Writing Template and mobile craft with no strings. Perfect for use with bat-themed books or research. Facts are written on each bat template and can be made in to a book, a bat mobile, or bat wall craft. Five pages are included with room for a hook, main idea, facts, and a closing for a co
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Author Study ~ Internet Research ~ Tomie DePoala
This is a worksheet for your students to learn more about one of their favorite authors: Tomie DePaola. Students use the author's official website to answer questions about his works. If you have an author that you like and would like an Author Study worksheet made for you, please e-mail me and I
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Fluency and Comprehension Assessment for Kindergarten
This assessment assesses a child's reading fluency and comprehension in kindergarten and the beginning of first grade. The assessment measures a child's fluency not only by rate but also accuracy, expression, and smoothness. Comprehension is measured through questions that come from the text that
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FREE Literary History Timeline Handout
A handout I use in my advanced English classes to go over time periods in literary history. Includes an overview of early periods (1200-1660) and later periods (1660-present) and covers important writers, philosophers, and historical events.

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A New Dream
This is a true story from the life of a young immigrant girl from Croatia, named Rose. Life in America was not easy for an immigrant girl in 1917. Rose spoke no English and had customs that did not fit in well with the her American classmates. Rose grew into the American culture, and through an
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Juxtapose It:  Investigative Projects for English & Social Studies
OVERVIEW: Using Juxtapose It projects, your students will become the teachers of their peers and utilize their critical thinking skills to connect a specific topic to a novel or historical topic being covered in class. Use this presentation type with Social Studies, literature, or other subjects. T
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Salem Witches Webquest
This webquest is a pre-reading acitivity that I use to introduce The Crucible and provide students with background information on the trials.
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Al Capone Does My Shirts Preview Web Quest
This is a great way to introduce students to Al Capone and Alcatraz. Students will copy information directly, summarize, compare and contrast, infer. Students will also apply their internet research skills. This book is a must read for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade classroom.
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My Brother Sam Is Dead Novel Study
This is an extension menu for the novel, My Brother Sam Is Dead. It is a great to assess after reading the novel. Students may choose three different assignments to complete. This will allow students to explore different activities to demonstrate their understanding of the book. Allow 3 to 4 wee
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Antigone- Modern Day Rebels Project Guidelines and Rubric
Post-Reading Summative Assessment for Sophocles's drama Antigone. Students will research modern day rebels who embody the same characteristics as Antigone. Project offers a list of suggestions of modern day rebels, guidelines for creating a posterboard and writing a 2-3 minute speech. Grading rubri
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The Dust Bowl and The Great Depression Web Quest to accompany Out of the Dust
I created this Web Quest about the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression to accompany Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. This can be used independently of the novel as well, as this is a prereading research activity that doesn't yet work with the novel. There could be much more research done in terms of t
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FREEBIE: KWHLAQ & KWL Organizers, Varied Styles
Updated and all brand new KWHLAQ and KWL organizers! 12/17/17! Enjoy these KWHLAQ & KWL graphic organizers for elementary, middle and high school. Watch how your students will become more active thinkers while they tackle new reading material, explore new concepts and reflect on what they’ve le
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Reading Inquiry Freebie! - Henry and Mudge and My Family
Are you looking for a way to add more student led discovery, higher level thinking, and engagement to your reading curriculum? These pages are a great way to give your students more control over their own learning with an inquiry based method of research! After reading the weekly story from the Jour
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Independent Reading Thinkmark
This half-sheet printable is a quick and easy way for students to record their thinking while reading, jot down interesting vocab words, or identify story elements. The half-sheet format also serves as a handy bookmark!
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Non-Fiction Task Cards
Cards you can print out and cut for students to use when learning about research and non-fiction text. Students will use the table of contents of non-fiction books to determine which books to use. I created this to use in my library, but can be used in any classroom.
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Changing Injustices of Society Project for Night and The Holocaust
This project was created to answer the question "How do we, as individuals, change the injustices of society?" after studying Night by Elie Wiesel. This is a multimedia project that requires the students to do research and present. It may be useful for purposes other than a follow-up to studying N
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Greek Gods Research Project
Assign each student a Greek God or Goddess and have them research it using the simple and appropriate website I created. This provides guidelines/requirements the students need to meet while researching. The website provided leads students to other links that I have previewed and deemed appropriat
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Othello Semester Projects
Seventeen differentiated semester projects, created to be done in or out of the classroom. These projects, though based on Shakespeare's legendary play Othello, can be the basis for many novel or drama projects for various aged students. Created by Whitney Harris
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Exile Poetry for Odyssey
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This fun,creative poem combines research and poetry into one piece while allowing students to experience the feelings of Odysseus during his long exile from Ithaca. This poem could be adapted for creative writing classes or cultural studies classes.
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Author Study Project for American Literature
This can be modified for any literature class. The concept is for students to spend time studying and researching one particular author and creating some sort project based on the study they have completed.
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The Diary of Anne Frank: Characterization
After or during the play, students will choose one character to explore. Focusing on the different aspects of characterization, the students will create an online profile for their character that reveals who they were.
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The Shakespeare Exhibition: From Research to Community Celebration
Celebrate student accomplishment with an Exhibition, showcasing student research to your community. Welcome parents, other classes, elders, and community leaders. Invite the audience to critique the exhibition via texts, Pinterest, a newspaper review, juried contest or a compliment. Exhibitions elev
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"The Odyssey" Common Core Aligned Short or Long Project
This project is aligned to Common Core standards. It can be adjusted and personalized to fit the needs of the teacher presenting this project. Mrs. Rodgers has used this and loves it! Students collaborate, create, and develop many more 21st Century skills with this project. Since it can be perso
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Extra Credit Writing Assignments for 5th Grade or higher ~FREEBIE~
There are 10 different writing assignments that I have created for 5th graders to complete. Three of the assignments include 6-10 different prompts. A few assignments link to an article or story from another website. Students are to just read the article. It does not infringe upon property rights o
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Romeo and Juliet Prologue
This five day lesson plan transports the prologue from the days of Shakespeare into the 21st century. This prologue lesson includes an expository pairing that gets students thinking about modern day conflicts along with short answer questions (SAQ). The culmination of the five days is complete with
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The Canterbury Tales Character Project
[excerpt] OBJECTIVE: To understand who the pilgrims are in Chaucer’s story. THE PLAN: With a partner you will research 2 characters from the Prologue. At the end of your research you should be able to accurately describe your character’s: • Appearance • Social status • Occupation • Economic status
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Project about life during the Medieval period
* I did this assignment prior to starting King Aurthur in my gifted reading class in order to provide some background knowledge * Students are provided with an initial website with which to begin research on their selected topics. Students will work in groups to conduct research and make a present
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Hatchet Expository Culminating Project (aligned to TNCore/CCSS)
I used to have my students create a map at the end of Hatchet, but with the onslaught of these new national standards, I had to think up something else. I don't like to make writing boring in my classroom, I also don't like to make writing inaccessible to my kids. This project combines a personal
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Miller's The Crucible, Essay Topics
This document includes ten possible analysis topics for Miller's The Crucible; all of these topics include a research element. In developing these prompts, I have tried to go beyond the basic thematic approach (the importance of a good name) or those that focus on play as a reflection of the McCarth
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Poster Rubric
Simple rubric for poster projects.
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Author Research and Presentation 3rd Grade
Easy set up for a third grade author study! Students will 1.) research an author 2.) sample author texts 3.) create a presentation using research. The document includes easy to use rubrics for the research and for the presentation.
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Bud, Not Buddy: Unit Teaching Study
This is an unit study guide for Bud, Not Buddy. It includes a summary, author study, comprehension checks, and many independent and collaborative activities that will involve students from reading, to writing, and illustrating their own pieces. Included with this unit are many activity sheets to sa
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True story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
What is the true story of Snow White and the seven dwarfs? 1. Read about the original story written in 1812 by the Grimm brothers. 2. Word Search with key words from the story of Snow White and the seven dwarfs 3. Crossword based on the story of Snow White and the seven dwarfs 4. Word scrambles ba
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"The Flowers," Alice Walker, Pre-Reading Web Quest [FREEBIE!]
Alice Walker’s shortest of short stories, “The Flowers,” is an excellent piece with which to study inference, as there is more left unsaid than explicitly stated, forcing students to closely study narrative details to make educated guesses as to what happened to the victim in the story. However, if
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