Our district adopted the EngageNY curriculum for both math and ELA starting this past year. The materials are free through the EngageNY website, but the materials only consist of Teacher Instructions.
My 7th graders needed something much more concrete.
So I began a system of creating Student Activity Packets, which include graphic organizers for each activity, writing assignment break-downs, vocabulary practice worksheets, Power Point Presentations for background information, etc.
This resource is an adapted Power Point from a High School teacher's original Power Point. The original was far more lofty and more focused on the broad picture, whereas for the unit on Lyddie and with an audience of 11 year olds, I needed something much more basic and pointed.
I also created a "Fill In" graphic organizer for this Power Point, listed separately but FREE.
I currently have packets for the entire Reading Closely Unit, (Antarctica), Evidence-Based Claims (Cesar Chavez), Module 1 (A Long Walk to Water) and Module 2A (Lyddie). Check back later in the year as I will have to design packets for Module 2b.