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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
These DIGITAL and PRINT activities will help your students understand the difference between a claim and a statement, be able to identify and find strong and logical evidence from a text to support their claims, and organize their essays in a clear
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, W.6.1, W.6.10, W.7.1, W.7.10, W.8.1, W.8.10
$6.50
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
These Evidence Tracker Graphic Organizers that include a DIGITAL and PRINT version are perfect for use with any unit of study! This resource helps students better organize their evidence and analysis while preparing for an essay or studying any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, W.6.9, W.7.9, W.8.9
$4.50
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
This Claims vs. Statements Sorting Activity for DIGITAL and PRINT for your middle school students is great practice for them as they differentiate between statements and claims!It’s meant as a scaffolding activity to help students be more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$4.75
375
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
"One of Rod Serling’s most famous Twilight Zone episodes, “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” teleplay is used in many classrooms to teach students about the dangers of prejudice and paranoia. If you’re looking for an exciting, engaging unit to
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3...
$8.00
21
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
This plagiarism and citing sources lesson has students read an informational text article in addition to examples of students’ writing. Students will attempt to identify instances of plagiarism in the samples provided. They will also use excerpts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, L.5.2, L.5.6, L.6.2, L.6.6, L.7.2, L.7.6, L.8.2...
$6.00
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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
54
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Looking for summer reading and summer writing activities that will engage and enrich your students? No one teacher wants to waste students’ precious summer hours with ineffective busywork, so take your summer reading program to the next level with
Subjects:
Writing-Essays, Summer, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, W.6.1, W.6.4, W.6.9, W.7.1, W.7.4, W.7.9, W.8.1, W.8.4...
$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
Tired of reading disorganized, poorly justified body paragraphs? Stuck on how to help students justify their evidence and improve their argumentative writing? This lesson will help! Tightly focused on justifying evidence in body paragraphs, this
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.8.1, W.8.1a
$5.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
You would think an argumentative short answer response would be easy because, well . . . it’s short. However, writers quickly find that fitting an argument into an effective, elegant, and cohesive paragraph is quite a challenge! Thankfully, this
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.8.1, W.8.1a
$5.00
5
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
This Literary Analysis Sentences Sort Activity for DIGITAL and PRINT is perfect for centers, partners, or independent work. Sorting and assembling the sentences from a literary analysis essay into the proper format makes for ideal review, support
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1
$5.50
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Are you looking for a way to make Lois Lowry’s The Giver accessible and relevant for your students? In this unit, students will attend a Ceremony of 12, engage in multiple student-led discussions, build their vocabulary, write a literary analysis
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.8.4...
$15.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
There is a lot to unpack in Christopher Paul Curtis’s award-winning novel, Bud, Not Buddy. Rather than piecing together a choppy unit from multiple sources, give students a powerful, fun, and illuminating reading experience with this single
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.6, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b...
$15.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
The power of student choice cannot be underestimated -- offering options helps students feel empowered, engaged, and motivated. So if you’re searching for a way to guide students through argumentative writing while offering a range of interesting
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.4, W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1d...
$6.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Looking for a game changer to add strength and eloquence to your students’ essays?  Use these Writing Review Stations a week prior to starting your Argumentative Writing or Literary Essay unit! Your students will review key writing concepts in an
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Handouts
$10.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Argumentative essay writing can be a tricky concept to understand. For students who need a more hands-on approach to really comprehend the elements and organization of  argumentative essays, this resource is just what they need! Designed as a review
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.8, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5, L.5.6, L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6
$5.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Allowing students to choose their own persuasive writing topic is a great way to increase their motivation and effort. However, if we just say, “Pick any topic you want,” we all know how that goes. Students quickly feel overwhelmed without
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.4, W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1d...
$6.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
Learning the structure and components of persuasive writing does not always appeal to students, despite how important this knowledge is. But as your young writers engage in this resource, they will realize how fun persuasive writing really can be!
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.8, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5, L.5.6, L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6
$5.00
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By EB Academics by Caitlin and Jessica
In our experience there are THREE crucial components students must master to gain confidence and skills in writing claims (also known as a thesis statement). In this video, we walk you through these three components, providing you with examples and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Professional Development, Minilessons
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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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