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Project Based Learning:  Writing Summaries (4 Projects)
Teacher materials: o Project Introduction o Content Standards and Objectives o Performance Objectives Student Materials: o Team Members Contract o Exit Slips o “The Summary News” Project Description o “The Summary News” Interview Sheets o “The Summary News” Student Article o “Authors in the News” Pr
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Add the Facts-Write a Summary! A Graphic Organizer in English,Spanish,Chinese
This bilingual graphic organizer is offered in English/Spanish and English/Mandarin Chinese. It is a strong scaffold that helps English Learners organize key facts included in a portion of text. From these facts, students identify the outcome which can be a main idea, conclusion, or result. After th
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Romeo and Juliet CLOZE summary passages
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare CLOZE passages: This download contains six pages of CLOZE passages summaries for William Shakespeare’s drama, “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”: one for the opening Prologue, and one for each Act. Each CLOZE summary for Acts I-V contains an entire page worth

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Winter Holidays Around the World Mini-Unit: Integrated ELA, SS, Art Pack (4-6)
Students become familiar with five Winter Holidays in this fun and engaging unit. We've even included student texts for each holiday! Through reading, note taking, oral presentations, art projects, and writing the class learns about Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Las Posadas. Students
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Literature Circles Jobs
This packet is a teacher's way to organize book clubs. In small reading groups, students are assigned jobs to build reading comprehension. Contents include: Organization Page - Recording page for title, author, group members, job schedule, book cover (illustration). 6 "Jobs" include: Discussion l
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Central Idea-Inferring unstated idea (Common Core 5th-8th)
This activity asks for students to read a short passage and use their logic to conclude what the inferred central idea of the passage is. The students will also be asked to highlight or underline the clues (supporting details) that would help to find the central idea in the passage.This activity may
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Summarizing Nonfiction Power Point
In this Power Point, students will learn how to summarize using main ideas, key details, and repeated words and phrases. The Power Point includes written instruction as well as a video example. In the end the students will read an article, practice writing a summary, then review their summary with
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Murder Mystery--Who Killed Julianne Stevens?
Who Killed Julianne Stevens? Your students will use clues and reasoning to venture their guess and then write a summary of their hypothesis. Some students will get it right and some will get it wrong, but every student will enjoy this mystery and the writing that goes along with it. This is an excel
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Finding Central Idea and Summarizing RI.6.2
This is a complete and comprehensive one week PowerPoint addressing the CCSS standard RI.6.2. This lesson is intended for 6th grade, but can be used for any level. There are many different mini-lessons which include: - Finding the Central Idea of Non-fiction text - Text Features of informati
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American Revolution Battle of the Battlefields Project
Sometimes learning about battles can be boring for students. In this project, students research and debate which battle was the most important in The American Revolution in a collaborative, engaging and authentic manner. This can be done as a research project or you can use the provided background
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Plot Diagram, Summary, and Writing Activities
This bundle has seven fun, cooperative activities for “To Serve Man,” [an episode of The Twilight Zone]. Activities provide practice in: comprehension, making inferences, using evidence to support answers, identifying elements of plot (characters, setting, rising action, climax, falling action, res
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Story Elements Project, Children's Book Movie Project, Group Project, Rubric
What if you had to make a movie based on a children's book, but only had between 90 and 120 seconds to tell the story? In this project, students are challenged to complete the question above. I've done this project with my 7th grade Language Arts class and it was a huge hit! They need to: • Choos
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Making Inferences Lesson
This mentor text lesson using the book Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan, will provide your students with the practice they need making inferences . Students will use the graphic organizers provided to think about what the characters SAY, DO and THINK, as well as consider their BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE to co

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Poetry Graphic Organizer CCSS RL.1/RL.2, Summary Org. and Rubrics
Poetry is a huge part of Common Core State Standards. Use the organizers, summary organizer, and rubrics when using poetry in your classroom. Standards RL.1 and RL.2 are covered in these organizers. 4 Learning Targets are included directly on the graphic organizers. After students read a poe
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Cell Cycle Cut and Sort Activity:  Interphase, Mitosis, Cytokinesis
The Cell Cycle Cut and Sort Activity is an effective and engaging way to introduce your students to the cell cycle. In this lesson, students cut out the stages, drawings, and descriptions for interphase, all the phases of mitosis, and cytokinesis. Then they put the stages in order and match the dr
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Main Idea Task Cards (Set 2)
Task Cards offer fun ways to practice or review material that has already been taught - in this case, main idea! Simply cut out and laminate the cards. Place each numbered group of cards in an envelope, or hole punch them, and ring clip them together. You can use the cards for center work, or s
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Text Evidence (Reading Detective)
Introduce "Text Evidence" to your students with this packet. Graphic organizers have been created for the following: -Who -What -When -Where -Author's Purpose -Main Idea -Point of View Also included are posters for how to find text evidence and a list of sentence frames to use to show evidence w
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Space Themed Literature Circles
Included in this space theme packet are 7 lit circle jobs, including: - The Astronaut - Questioner (Students come up with 5 questions about the text) - The Spaceship - Summarizer (Students write a summary about the chapter) - The Alien - Word Searcher (Students choose 5 vocabulary words and loo
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The Attack at Fort Sumter: Utilizing Primary Sources to Engage Students
In this fun activity, students are asked to read a primary source document (diary entry) of Mary Chesnut. As students read they are asked to analyze the document and describe what is happening in their own words. This task requires that students infer and utilize context clues to create their summar
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Data Analysis Project
In this project, students are required to design their own survey questions, research it, create three graphs- a bar graph, circle graph/pie chart and a box and whisker plot. They must find the mean, median and mode, describe what they mean and write a summary. They also must compare their box and w
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Trigonometry Values - Partner Problems
Students work in pairs, each with a different set of angles. Students find the values of the six trigonometric functions for special angles. They check their answers with their partner's answers. They must then determine why some answers are the same, and why some answers are different. They must
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Parts of a Story:  Hotel Transylvania
This activity has students review plot, characterization, summarizing, inferences, and genre using the film Hotel Transylvania. This file contains Movie Comprehension Questions to be filled out while watching the film and 6 stations which have students complete a plot diagram based on important eve
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The Hunting of Great Bear: An Iroquois Legend
This is an Iroquois legend that explains the changing of the seasons as well as the "Great Bear" constellation. The passage includes challenging vocabulary and reading comprehension questions that are closely aligned to state testing. There is also differentiated group work. Students can complete th
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I Mustache You a Question: Student Interview for Back to School
Add a little panache to this “get-to-know-you” activity, with fun mustaches! Your students will love interviewing each other with their mustaches so much they won’t even realize you’re throwing in some writing, speaking, and listening skills! In this back to school (or any time of year) activity, s
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