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By Mrs Difficult
It's time to prepare for Common Core-aligned state exams in ELA. Learn how to help your students for the top 20 multiple-choice question formats that are aligned to the Common Core Standards. We've combed through the most recent Common Core exams,
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Test Prep
$5.99
36 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Difficult
Compare and Contrast is one of the most important ELA skills. But why not mix things up by having students compare and contrast two paintings instead of two works of literature or nonfiction?In this lively, week-long unit, students compare and
Subjects:
Art History, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$5.99
9 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant is a classic short story and is perfect for middle school students. This product contains the story The Necklace with a large glossary for difficult words.It also contains high quality nonfiction passages about the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Scaffolded Notes
$5.99
9 ratings
3.8
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By Mrs Difficult
Teaching poetry can sometimes feel a bit dry!Turn it into a fun, detective activity. With this Poetry Detective Guide, your student collects clues about stanzas, rhyme, and figurative language---then your students apply what they have learned to a
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Literature Circles
$3.99
12 ratings
3.8
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By Mrs Difficult
The Danielson Framework is well known to many teachers. Carol Dweck's research into the Growth Mindset has revealed important insights into helping students --and teachers--- learn . So how do we integrate the two? This document takes the
Subjects:
Back to School, For Administrators, Coaching
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Handouts, For Principals & Administrators
$2.99
6 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Difficult
Most ELA exams have the "two-point" short response questions. Teach your students a tried and true strategy for answering short response questions. Then help them memorize the strategy by practicing the strategy with practice prompts. Note that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
$1.99
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
Bring the history of Ancient Greece alive with this lively play set in Athens!The play has enough roles for all the students in your class. Students will re-enact the ideas of ancient lawmaker Solon and the reactions of aristocrats, poor Athenians,
Subjects:
Ancient History, Civics, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
Fables are an important part of the Grade 2 curriculum. This delightful Readers Theatre version of The Tortoise and The Hare has enough parts for everyone in your class. Students will love dramatizing this classic story---especially because this
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Character Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Cooperative Learning
$4.99
9 ratings
3.8
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By Mrs Difficult
Wouldn't it be nice if parents, teachers and students could all get on the same page? The truth is that many parents are unclear about just what their role is in their child's education. The Parent-Teacher-Student Contract is a contract that turns
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Study Skills
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, For Parents
$3.99
13 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Difficult
It is time to prepare for the Grade 3 state exam in ELA. Practice makes perfect. This practice test will give your students the opportunity to flex their muscles on multiple-choice, short response and extended response questions. This contains
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$3.99
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
First graders are mastering reading fluency. Readers Theatre is a fun way to facilitate and accelerate this process. Hit two birds with one stone by introducing this classic fable, the Little Red Hen, in play form. Each child in your class will get
Subjects:
Reading, Autumn, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
This Common-Core aligned unit allows you to hit both ELA and Social Studies standards as your students read rigorous nonfiction and write responses to comprehension questions as well as an essay in which they evaluate the contributions of the Dutch
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Research, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.4.1, W.4.1, RH.6-8.1
$4.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
Comparing and contrasting are critical ELA skills. Take a break from comparing and contrasting two passages. Instead compare and contrast PICTURES. You and your students will analyze a portrait of Princess Diana and her sons, Prince William and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Art History, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Printables
$4.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
Students need to understand the difference between a simile and a metaphor. They also need to know the difference between figurative language and literal language. This worksheet teaches them these differences---and gives them many different ways
Subjects:
Creative Writing, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Test Prep, Printables
$2.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
First Graders need to know all about the Ice Age. This fun foldable contains lively pictures and text to take them back into that forgotten age long ago. Students will compare and contrast what life was like for humans in the Ice Age and what
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
This Common Core aligned unit features EVERYTHING you need to teach reading and writing nonfiction about U.S. Presidents including: • four biographies of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Barack Obama • card game to check
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Printables
$4.99
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
Young Goodman Brown is a classic short story that is typically read during the high school years. This adapted version enables ELLs and struggling readers to get the full benefit of this classic story. An accompanying glossary helps ELLs and
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Scaffolded Notes
$2.99
3 ratings
3.7
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By Mrs Difficult
You want to start the school year off right. Do it with a lesson that introduces your students to how they can grow their brain---yes, make their brain bigger, better and stronger by ---working hard in class ---doing their homework ---eating
Subjects:
Life Skills, Study Skills, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.99
7 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Difficult
Teaching students how to complete the Extended Response essay on a state exam can be a daunting enterprise---but no longer! This fabulous set of lesson plans walks you and your students through every step of the process. Starting with analyzing the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment, Printables
$2.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Difficult
How did nomadic tribes living out in the desert transition to farmers living in Mesopotamia? How did farming enable humans to settle down in one spot and build a civilization? This fun lesson puts students in the nomadic shoes of desert tribes. How
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Scripts
$2.99
4 ratings
4.0
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I believe in integrating lots of dramatic arts into the ELA classroom.

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I grew up in NYC, attended wonderful schools and then spent my high school years in England. I have degrees from Harvard, MIT and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

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