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By Crazy for Comprehension
Help your students become proficient in science writing with these two assignments. The first one instructs the student on how to write a news brief from a previously published scientific or medical article. This assignment takes summarizing a step
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Independent Work Packet, Handouts
$2.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
These graphic organizers can be used to guide middle grade readers through close readings of novels or nonfiction books. The organizers allow the reader to dissect a book's characters, setting, and plot. They also allow the reader to interact with a
Subjects:
Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Activities
$2.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
If you are looking for a class novel, Eleven by Tom Rogers is worth considering. I have dissected Eleven and generated close reading comprehension questions for each chapter. These can be used in multiple ways: as journal responses, homework,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Assessment
$2.50
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By Crazy for Comprehension
A perfect activity for Catholic school students in the lower elementary school grades. Learn about Pope Francis with this word search. A great activity to supplement Religion. This word search can be used as an independent activity, a partner
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.50
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Here are 9 graphic organizers that can be used to help your students closely interpret a fictional reading of your choice. The organizers include one "master" organizer in which information about all elements can be recorded, as well as individual
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$2.50
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By Crazy for Comprehension
This worksheet contains 10 run-on sentences that can be used for classwork, homework, or a quiz. Students must identify where the run-on occurs and how to correctly join two independent clauses using selected coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$1.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Here are two quizzes that can be used to assess student understanding of the high points of the United States Constitution. One quiz requires short answers and fill-in-the-blanks, while the other is a True or False assessment. Constitutional topics
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Independent Work Packet, Activities
$2.25
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Writing a concise summary is one of the first assignments given in college ENGLISH 101. High school students can get a head start on summary writing with this document, which includes how to write a summary, a check list that can be used for peer or
Subjects:
English
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$2.50
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By Crazy for Comprehension
The Boston Massacre is sometimes referred to as the first battle in the war for American independence from Great Britain. This 10-question, True or False quiz emphasizes the highlights of this historic event. This activity can be used as a partner
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Assessment
$1.50
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Chapter-by-Chapter, this activity provides a close reading of Elie Wiesel's, Night. All chapters have at least 2 questions, and each question involves a close reading of the chapter. This close reading guide can be used as a companion to reading
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Study Guides
$2.50
2
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Chapter-by-Chapter, this activity provides a close reading of Melba Pattillo Beals's Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High School. Some chapters have multiple questions. Each question involves a
Subjects:
Literature, U.S. History, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Assessment
$2.50
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By Crazy for Comprehension
If you are teaching The Outsiders your students will enjoy learning about the author, S.E. Hinton and how the book came to be written. This short reading contains vocabulary and close reading activities, as well as writing prompts. All activities
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Independent Work Packet, Activities
$2.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Teach Academic Writing to Middle School students with this 28 slide PowerPoint presentation. This PowerPoint addresses the 5 C's (Cut, Check for Action, Commit to Strong Writing, Connect Ideas and Choose the Right Word) that are the basis for
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Critique writing is assigned in advanced high school Language Arts courses and college Freshman English classes. This six-page handout addresses how to write a critique; also included is a pre-writing worksheet to help the student crystalize his or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.50
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By Crazy for Comprehension
This activity contains 15 statements which fall into the category of Executive, Legislative or Judicial branch of the United States government. It can be used as an assessment tool, handout, partner activity or homework. An answer key is provided.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Assessment, Homework
$1.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
The President of the United States is the most important job in the world! It is a serious position and it is important that we recognize all of the responsibilities that come with being president. But It is also fun to learn a little bit about the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Homework
$1.50
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By Crazy for Comprehension
A 10 question True/False Quiz that highlights the causes, effects, and time period relative to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. In addition to its use as a quiz, this product can also be used as a partner activity, homework assignment, or in-class
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Homework
$1.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
The Great Depression is an important topic taught in middle and high school. This 15-guestion quiz contains True and False and short answer questions that touch on the highlights of this important period in United States history. This quiz can also
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Assessment, Homework
$1.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Twenty True or False questions cover all aspects of the process of impeachment. Created to be used with "Let's Discuss...Impeachment" (available on this site), this quiz can be used independently of that text. It can also be used as a partner
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework
$1.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Kamala Harris made history when she was elected the first female vice president of the United States, but all her life, she has been a woman of firsts. This approximately 400 -word vignette of Harris touches on her accomplishments in public
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, U.S. History, Women's History Month
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Webquests, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$2.00
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