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Compare and Contrast Themes & Topics Across Cultures (Teaching Theme)
This product is designed to be used as a teaching supplement for RL.4.9 - Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures. →This product
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Compare and Contrast Themes, Settings, and Plots RL.3.9
These 36 activity cards are exclusively aligned to the grade three standards. Common Core Standard RL.3.9 wants third grade students to compare and contrast themes, settings, and plots across stories. These 36 activity cards TEACH and REVIEW this standard. Short stories are included on the cards to
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RL 3.9 & 4.9 PowerPoint: Compare and Contrast Theme
This lesson introduces and teaches CCS RL 3.9: Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (in books from a series). This lesson focuses on comparing and contrasting the themes of stories in a series. This lesson
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RL.4.9 Compare and Contrast Theme
This assessment is aligned with the common core RL.4.9 to assess comparing and contrasting the theme. The assessment can be used with any book the student is reading. This is quick and easy way for teachers to see if the student has mastered the skill.
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RL.4.9 / LAFS.4.RL.3.9 Compare Topics & Themes Across Cultures Assessment
This 6 question multiple choice assessment addresses standard LAFS.4.RL.3.9/ CCSS.RL.4.9 - Compare / Contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
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Reading Response Comparing-Contrasting Themes, Settings, & Plots  RL 3.7 & 3.9
These reader’s response pages can be used with fiction or non-fiction text. They are perfect to use as a journal response page and cover plot, theme, character traits, predictions, reflections, compare/contrast & student’s interpretations. Also provided is how illustrations help us to better un
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RL.5.9 and RL.5.2 Comparing and Contrasting Themes
Use the picture books A Bad Case of Stripes and The Little White Owl to practice finding the theme of a text, summarize them, and finally, compare and contrast the two stories. Product comes with a Response Rubric you can use to grade the final component of the lesson.
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Graphic Organizer RL4.9 Compare & Contrast Themes
This graphic organizer assists students in noticing the similarities and differences within two texts on the same theme or topic. It is aligned with Common Core Standard RL4.9.
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Reading: Literature: Theme (English & Español)
This is a set of resources I created as a reference for the Themes. This skill is pertinent to all grade levels 4-12. One resource is simpler as compared to the other that goes into greater detail and provides more complex definitions. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, o
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Compare & Contrast Theme
This is the compare & contrasting theme "test" that my students are given at the end of our unit on RL.5.9. The reader's response is about comparing and contrasting the themes of And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? and James Forten.
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"Harrison Bergeron" and Anthem Comparative Analysis of a Theme
This fully editable word document walks the the students through a comparison of the themes in "Harrison Bergeron" and Anthem. It allows the students to trace the development of a theme across multiple texts. It has guiding questions for the students to use to help them find the similarities and d
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Comparing and Contrasting Theme of a Story
This is a graphic organizer can be used to compare the same theme in two stories. It was made specifically for Grade 4 from the common core Literature Standard 6.
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3rd Grade Reading Interactive Notebook (aligned with the Common Core)
Interactive Notebooks serve many purposes in the classroom. The notebooks become an “anchor” for the standards taught, as well, as a reference that your students can use throughout the year. I have found that my students are SO proud of the finished product. They love seeing all of the reading skill
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Compare and Contrast Task Cards
Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 27 cards features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each card is focused either on people, places, events, or
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Reading Notebook Anchor Charts {Literature}
Reading Notebook Anchor Charts for skills and strategies at your students' fingertips. **Updated on 9/28/2017 to add two additional notebook charts for writing a summary.*** This product includes anchor charts for each Reading Literature Standard for Grades 3-5. You might also like anchor charts
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Charlotte's Web-Literature Study Pages- Reader Response Pages
These reader response pages were created by me to enhance the reading experience for Charlotte's Web. There are 73 total pages of reader-writer response activities to supplement the book Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. The literature teaching resource includes: -5 pages comprehension questions
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6th Grade English Language Arts Resources for an ENTIRE School Year: EDITABLE
6th grade ELA materials and resources for an entire school year covering more than 30 different skills. This 100+ page product is designed to help your students master a variety of different skills throughout an entire school year. Below, I've highlighted the different skills, activities, and as
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Compare and Contrast for 3rd - 5th Grade
Compare and Contrast with Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature is a 52 page set that is a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast (stories, characters and story elements), author’s purpose, finding evidence from the text, and making Text to
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Themes in Literature for 4th and 5th Grade | Theme
This 79 page Themes in Literature Unit is complete and ready to teach! Your students will get plenty of practice in a variety of formats as it includes 7 passages (front and back with many paired passages) including Aesop's Fables, Folktales from Around the World, Legends and Myths, a set of 32 task
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A Full School Year (Daily Common Core Reading) Grade 3
**** ON SALE! NOW LESS THAN $1 PER WEEK!!! **** This ultimate Common Core reading document provides 200 (40 weeks) of different, daily passages for a full year of quick and convenient Common Core practice. The questions are text dependent and include multiple choice, close reading, and short writt
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Interactive Notebook Reading Literature Bundle for Any Novel or Story
Interactive Notebook Reading Literature Bundle for Any Novel or Story (Grades 6-12) This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle. A YEAR'S WORTH: Over 90 Common-Core aligned interactive reading foldable activities for secondary students. (Many can be used for 5th grade student
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Short Story Units for Middle School (Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6)
Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6 Grab this collection of popular Short Story Units tailored for Grade 6! I created these units specifically around the CCSS for grade 6, but they can absolutely be used in grades 5-8 - please check the preview file to verify this. Try the first month (August!)
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Freak the Mighty Literature Guide: Common Core-Aligned Teaching Guide
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick Novel Teaching Guide 118 pages. This newly REVISED Literature Guide for Freak the Mighty has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and th
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175 Grade 4 Daily Common Core Reading Passages
**This document was recently updated. It now includes 175 reading passages** This document contains 175 quick passages that can be used as students first enter the classroom. -- If you are looking for general daily practice, access the other version of this document-- Click Here To Access Daily
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Reading Literature or Fiction Graphic Organizers
Graphic organizers are an essential tool for differentiating and supporting all students in your classroom. This resource is packed full of a wide variety graphic organizers to practice skills and strategies needed while reading fiction! These organizers have been thoughtfully aligned to the ELA C

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ROMEO AND JULIET Unit Play Study (Shakespeare) - Literature Guide
Our Romeo and Juliet Unit Teaching Package has 110+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices. PLAY: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare LEVEL: 8th-12th TOTAL: 110+ slides/pages in lesson
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Informational Text & Reading Literature with Film Clips: Grade 6-8 Lesson Bundle
$1 per lesson! 100 page bundle! Teach EVERY secondary reading literature and reading informational text common core state standard for grade 6-8 using inspirational and engaging videos! Common Core ELA Test Prep is FUN with 15 lesson & VIDEO CLIP ACTIVITIES! Now 100+ pages of print & go l
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Theme Unit for Upper Grades - Common Core Aligned
Theme can be a very difficult concept for students to understand. This engaging 17-page packet includes everything you need to teach theme to your upper elementary students in a fun and meaningful way. Included in this packet: * Key Ideas for Teachers - these pages have great tips for teaching the
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Compare and Contrast RL3.9
Compare and Contrast RL3.9 Third Grade Reading: Compare and Contrast Resource This pack is packed full of ideas and resources to use while you are teaching the CCSS standard RL 3.9. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teachings students how to compare a

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Snowflake Bentley Activities- Winter Unit Integrating Science & Literature
My students loved unit which integrates literature and science to accompany the Caldecott award winning book Snowflake Bentley. There are so many activities for your students in 2nd grade through 5th grade to choose from! I also included a mini book on how snowflakes are formed. In this unit, stude
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1984 Literature Guide
1984 by George Orwell Teaching Guide This Literature Guide for George Orwell's 1984 includes over 200 pages of Common Core and NCTE/IRA Standards-Based, practical, and ready-to-use lessons for 9th through 12th grade. This 1984 Literature Guide includes: •Complete list of CCSS-Based Pre-Reading
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Reading Interactive Notebook
This is an interactive notebook resource (with texts) for the literature and informational reading standards for 4th and 5th grade. Note: This does not include a page for RL.10 or RI.10 as these standards are embedded throughout all the texts. There are two versions in this file: the original ve
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Multiple Choice 4th & 5th Grade Reading Assessments
>>Buy the BUNDLE and save!! << **UPDATED 3/29/18 6 pages added! *New Section * Key Ideas & Details! :) **UPDATED 12/5/17 18 pages added! Please download your updated version! :) **UPDATED 9/3/17! 18 pages added! Please download your updated version!** GRADES!!! (This is the init
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4th Grade Common Core: Tools for Interactive Reading Notebook 100% Aligned
Click for 4 STAR INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS BUNDLE Discounted Multiple Grades! All standards for reading are addressed! The research behind "Interactive Notebooks" supports implementation in the classroom as it is proven that students will refer to the notebook as an anchor. The instructional practice
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3rd Grade Comprehension Task Cards Bundle
3rd Grade Comprehension Task Cards Bundle This task card bundle is for THIRD grade. What is in this bundle? 3rd Grade RI Task Cards 3rd Grade RL Task Cards What are Comprehension Task Cards? Comprehension Task Cards are the newest resource for my growing ELA line. They are STANDARDS-BASED! Each s
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Guided Reading Lesson Plans (YEAR LONG-5th GRADE)
**UPDATED 09/09/17** --Text Suggestions Page Added to Zip File-- A YEAR OF GUIDED READING LESSON PLANS for 5TH GRADE! Over 350 Pages of Lesson Plans, Anecdotal Records Sheets, Vocabulary Pages and Graphic Organizers! This product includes 34 weeks of Guided Reading Lesson Plans for the teacher
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Red Riding Hood and Lon Po Po (Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales)
This comparison fairy tale unit was created for use with Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young and Red Riding Hood by James Marshall. The activities included can be used whole group, but also work well as literacy centers in grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3. -- It contains: • Twe
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Reading Anchor Charts
Display large, easy to read anchor charts for all of the third, fourth, and fifth grade reading standards! This packet includes one 18x24 poster and one 8.5x11 poster for each of the 3rd-5th grade reading standards. These posters are aligned to the Common Core Standards for reading, but the standar
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The Things They Carried Common Core Aligned Literature Guide
This The Things They Carried Literature Guide for grades 9-12 includes 151 pages of Common Core Standards Aligned activities, worksheets, quizzes, tests, and teacher resources for getting the most out of your teaching of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. This Common Core Aligned Guide includes
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Common Core Anchor Charts Made Easy-Literature Standards Bundle
This product was created for myself and other teachers who enjoy creating anchor charts with their class, but want to focus less time on making it "cute" and more on instruction. On the other hand, you do have to look at the anchor chart sometimes for weeks or months at a time so it is important tha
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THE GIVER NOVEL STUDY LITERATURE GUIDE FLIP BOOK
Giver: Interactive Layered Flip Book Novel Study Reading Literature Guide Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Vocabulary in Context, Theme, Cause and Effect, Character, Inference, Compare and Contrast, Drawing Conclusions, Dystopian Society Genre, Setting, Symbolism, Textual Evidence, Figurative La
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ENDER'S GAME Unit Novel Study (by Orson Scott Card) - Literature Guide
Our Ender's Game Unit Teaching Package has 106+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices. NOVEL: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card LEVEL: 7th-12th TOTAL: 106 slides/pages in lesson plan unit
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Beowulf Literature Guide - Analysis, Lessons, Activities, Assessments 164 pages
Beowulf Teaching Guide; Beowulf Seamus Heaney, Beowulf Heaney, Heaney Translation, Common Core Aligned Activities, Tests, Quizzes This comprehensive Literature Guide for Beowulf contains 164 pages of student coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher resources aligned with Common Core and NCTE/IRA nin
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BUD, NOT BUDDY Unit Novel Study (Curtis) - Literature Guide
Our Bud, Not Buddy Unit Teaching Package has 300+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices. TEXT: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis LEVEL: 5th-10th TOTAL: 300+ slides/pages Pacing Gu
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Guided Reading and Literacy Centers: 5th Grade
Due to many requests, I have bundled two of my best selling and largest items! In this bundle you have an entire year of Guided Reading Lesson Plans and Literacy Centers for 5th Grade: Here is the link to this product: 5th Grade Guided Reading Here is the description: **UPDATED 09/09/17** --T
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THE HUNGER GAMES Unit Novel Study (Suzanne Collins) - Literature Guide
Our Hunger Games Unit Teaching Package has 160+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices. NOVEL: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins LEVEL: 7th-12th TOTAL: 160 slides/pages in lesson plan uni
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Number the Stars Novel Study Literature Guide
Number the Stars Number the Stars student worksheets in this literature guide include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect,conflict/resolution, figurative language, response to text, vocabulary by chapter, parts of speech, verb tenses, punctuation, capitalization, sum
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Reading Comprehension Questions for Literature and Informational Text EDITABLE
This 57 page pack has 72 questions for literature and fiction text and 72 questions for informational and nonfiction text. There are 24 questions for each reading anchor standard: Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas. This mean that there are a variety o
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4th Grade Common Core Interactive Reading Notebook: Literature Standards Edition
*Best-Seller* This interactive reading notebook has 140 pages including classroom pictures and instructions to make putting together your first interactive notebook super easy. No complex folds here! I have simplified the interactive pieces so that you and your students can make notebooking fun. (
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Fourth Grade Reading Curriculum Units - Literature Skills Bundle
Give your fourth grade reading curriculum a boost! Nine standards-based literature units provide everything you need: differentiated reading passages, PowerPoint presentations for direct instruction, student activity pages, assessments, and more. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these units
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Paired Passages {Comparing Story Elements in the Same Genre}
This resource contains two passages with a similar plot that can be paired together as a paired passage lesson. Both texts are mysteries about lost items. Want MORE paired passages? Check out these bundles and the MEGA bundle: Paired Passages Bundle Seasonal Paired Passages Bundle Paired Passages M
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Book Club: Independent & Literature Circle Reading Responses for ANY NOVEL{CCSS}
"I am so glad I purchased this gem!" “Book Club” is my version of Harvey Daniel’s Literature Circles. This resource works for ANY NOVEL and will become a lifelong tool that you can use multiple times each school year. This "Ready to Print" Curriculum Guide Meets THIRTEEN of the CCSS in Reading Lite
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