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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
Critical reading is an important skill needed for success in high school and college. Critical reading supports critical writing. The first handout, explains what critical reading is; the second provides 8 steps to creating a piece of writing that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
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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
While the exact number who made it to freedom through the Underground Railroad is not definitively known, historians believe that about 100.000 enslaved people traveled this route in the years before the Civil War. This True/False and Short Answer
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
$1.50
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Independent Work Packet
$1.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
The Bonus Army March of 1932, which occurred during the Great Depression, called attention to the plight of World War I veterans and ultimately led to the G I Bill. The Bonus Army March is taught in high school American history courses. This quiz
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Assessment
$1.00
1
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By Crazy for Comprehension
"Salvation" by Langston Hughes is a classic short story frequently taught in middle and high school Language Arts classes. It an also be connected to lessons on the Harlem Renaissance. This 10-question quiz addresses setting, figurative language,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$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:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Webquests
$2.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Peer reviews are a great way to call attention to problems in a piece of wriitng, but self-reviews help students build the confidence needed to identify and revise essays and other writing assignments on their own. This checklist has been used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Assessment
$1.00
1
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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
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, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$1.00
1
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Homeschool Curricula, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.50
1
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Fifty terms relating to a presidential ( or other) election are given with definitions. A matching activitiy (using a word bank), fill-in-the-blanks, word search and true-false activity are also part of this comprehensive list. Targeted for middle
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Homework
$2.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
This quiz addresses the highlights of academic writing - citations, sources, formatting and more. Instructors can use this quiz to teach academic writing in preparation for the rigorous writing assignments students will encounter in college. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Homework
$1.00
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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:
U.S. History, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Assessment, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.50
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By Crazy for Comprehension
There's no better time to teach students about a presidential election than in an election year. This True/False activity has 15 statements that test a student's understanding of this democratic process. Use this product as a classroom or homework
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
$1.00
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Start your middle or high school students on the way to writing college-level academic papers by teaching them the basics. This activity hits the "high points" of academic writing and tests students on MLA internal and external citations, as well as
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Other (ELA), Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4
$1.00
1
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By Crazy for Comprehension
Strong close reading skills help students across the curriculum, not just in Language Arts. This activity helps students recognize the terminology associated with close reading skills. Twenty questions total include matching and short answers.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$1.25
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By Crazy for Comprehension
This matching exercise can be used as an in-class activity, homework, or an add-on when studying the key players in World War II. Fifteen names are given. Students match the names with the roles played during the war. Includes prominent American,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Homework
CCSS:
RI.K.3
$1.25
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By Crazy for Comprehension
A short tutorial on written and spoken tone is given, including ways to detect tone in each. This activity requires the student to match a sentence with an adjective describing tone. Ten adjectives are given, but students may have to look up the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Homeschool Curricula, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.6
$1.00
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