This interactive close reading lesson engages students in activities to help them analyze various texts for the author's perspective. Perfect to launch a debate on gun control or as an introduction to an author study on Ray Bradbury, or a genre study on science fiction. This lesson includes...
This is a PDF* with a set of three hundred creative writing prompts that are aligned to Common Core Writing Anchor Standards 1,2, and 3. Each prompt is done in a visually appealing way and gets its own page/slide so that it can be projected in front of a class.
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This is a fantastic resource for students to apply context clues and their knowledge of the time period before the Civil War.
Here is a powerful simulation that really gets students thinking about the tensions between the North and South just before the Civil War. It allows history to come alive
This is the perfect icebreaker to get to know what is important to your students, assess their comprehension, writing, and speaking skills, plus introduce them to Close Reading all while enjoying the popular song "Roar" by Katy Perry! Perfect for language arts, reading, social studies, debate, or s
Perfect for Social Studies, Language Arts, Reading, Debate, and Public Speaking classes! This lesson guides students through reading and analyzing the first amendment, what is protected speech and unprotected speech. Students examine the actual amendment, sample political cartoons, and two Landmar
The Common Core calls for students to be able to not only cite textual evidence, but to use evidence to engage in argumentative and counter-argumentative activities. What better to accomplish such a feat then to have your students debate!
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