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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
This double entry journal for use as a reading activity for any novel comes in a DIGITAL and PRINT version (so it's easily usable for distance learning) and is a GREAT way to assess students! We've included numerous ways for this journal to be
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.6, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, W.6.4, W.6.9, W.7.6, W.7.9...
$3.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Looking for a research project with a topic that will fascinate students? The Year I Was Born Research Project takes advantage of teenagers’ natural desire to learn about themselves. During this project, students will answer the question, “What was
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Outlines
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.8, W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b...
$8.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Many teachers love Sandra Cisneros’ beautiful novel The House on Mango Street but find its concepts surprisingly complicated to teach. Sure, the vocabulary is simple, but the imagery, characters, and topics are very complex. Let this The House on
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1...
$15.00
3
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
These poetry stations are meant to get your middle school students working independently or with a group to decipher and annotate a poem that you select, while also moving around the classroom. This is a fun and engaging way to study poetry!There
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, CCRA.R.1...
$5.50
40
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Teaching symbolism and imagery can be tricky, but these lessons will make it easy (and fun!). Help students learn these concepts with Nikki Giovanni’s simple yet beautiful poetry. Your students will investigate Nikki Giovanni’s life with an engaging
Subjects:
Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.7, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2
$6.00
9
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
A deceptively complex poem, there’s a lot to dig into with Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee.” We've created a great unit for this poem, including three fun and engaging evidence-based activities that challenge students and force them to work closely
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.8.3, RL.8.4
$4.25
47
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
These Close Reading Bookmarks for Middle School students that can be personalized are designed to assist students with close, analytical reading strategies across various studies of literature. Great readers INTERACT with the text, but a lot of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Printables
$3.00
74
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Send chills up your students’ spines with this complete poetry unit for Edgar Allan Poe's macabre poem, "The Raven." This unit includes three fun and engaging evidence-based activities that challenge students by requiring them to work closely with
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, W.8.3, W.9-10.3, SL.8.1, SL.9-10.1
$4.50
41
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Are your lit circles and other small group discussions feeling stale? Are your students just taking turns sharing what they gathered for their lit circle roles? Would you love to see students taking ownership over their discussions, engaging in more
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.5.1, SL.5.1, SL.5.1a, SL.5.1b, SL.5.1c, SL.5.1d, SL.6.1, SL.6.1a, SL.6.1b, SL.6.1c, SL.6.1d...
$5.00
5
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
These THREE supplemental activities are fun, yet educational and perfect for your study of "The Most Dangerous Game." The short story by Richard Connell is perfect to work on evidence based writing with students! All of these activities ask students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, W.8.4, W.9-10.4
$3.00
38
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
For many of us, making inferences is an unconscious act. This may be why it can be so tricky to teach! This engaging lesson will help you make the process of making inferences more visible, so students can really build their analytical skills. In
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1
$5.00
2
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Teaching the elements of poetry out of context does not usually lead to memorable learning. Similarly, boring poetry writing assignments don’t often inspire students’ best work. Let this lesson help! This activity uses George Ella Lyon’s beautiful
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.2, RL.8.2, W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5...
$5.00
3
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
If you’re looking for a way to improve students’ reading skills, text structures is the place to start. The ability to recognize text structure helps readers to comprehend texts and retain information, as they organize a text’s ideas in their minds.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.5, RI.5.10, RI.6.5, RI.6.10, RI.7.5, RI.7.10, RI.8.5, RI.8.10
$7.00
1
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
These THREE supplemental activities for "The Necklace" are fun, yet extremely educational and perfect for Guy de Maupassant's short story. All of these activities ask students to work closely with the text to extract evidence to support their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1, SL.9-10.1
$3.00
15
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Teachers, take note! Annotation skills are so important to teach in middle school, where many students are approaching this concept for the first time. Effective annotation acts as a guide to help readers make their way through the otherwise
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.4, RL.7.6, RL.7.10, RL.8.4, RL.8.6...
$4.00
Digital Download ZIP (2.96 MB)
By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
If you’re looking for an activity to help students explore the meaning of Easter and develop their reading and writing skills, this is it! These Easter Activities for Middle School students are focused on the Resurrection of Jesus. In order to help
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
$4.00
Digital Download ZIP (8.46 MB)
By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
As teachers, we all know that one of the best ways to motivate and engage students is to offer them choice. We also know that creating lessons with options can be a major headache! Coming up with all those choices can take a lot of time, and
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
$3.00
1
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
If you’re struggling to teach tone, you’re not alone. Although it’s an important concept for readers and writers to understand, lessons on tone can often be, well, monotonous. But don’t worry! This game will certainly raise the tone of your lessons.
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4
$4.00
Digital Download ZIP (6.90 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Caitlin and Jessica are both English Language Arts teachers who teamed up to create a one-stop-shop for all things English Language Arts. Caitlin has been teaching since 2008, with four years spent as a high school English instructor and most recently as a middle school English Language Arts teacher and ELA Coach. Jessica has been teaching at the elementary level since 2004 where she has spent the majority of her career working in the intermediate grades. Jessica also worked as a curriculum specialist working with English Language Arts teachers to improve their craft. Both Caitlin and Jessica currently own and operate EB Academics focusing on their EB Writing Program and EB Teachers' Club. You can learn more about them here: ebacademics.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Caitlin and Jessica have both been honored with the Teacher of the Year Award.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education. Caitlin recently received the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2014-2015 school year. Jessica obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with a minor in English and then later, a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Jessica is also a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award.

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