This packet of resources is student-friendly. This will guide students through the process of preparing persuasive speeches with rhetorical language centered around an issue they are passionate about. This plan gets students not only excited about
Need a ready to use the resource to discuss gun control in schools in your classroom? Teachers can use this resource to inform students and open the floor to discuss this sensitive but vital topic.
This resource includes texts related to the
This resource will help you plan and prepare students to participate in a text-based debate centered around the text, Macbeth. Students will debate which character is most to blame for the tragedies of the play. Word doc allows editing.
This resource is student ready and can be used for any argumentative prompt or text. The one-pager helps students format and organize argumentative paragraph effectively. This scaffolded resource includes built-in check-list and sentence starters to
This resource sets up students to have an independent and rich discussion about ANimal Farm . Give each student in the discussion a task card (I suggest printing on colored paper and laminating for future use). Then, students can lead their own
Through this activity, students prepare to have a rich conversation in which they synthesize ideas from the novel Animal Farm and the real findings from The Stanford Prison Experiment. This discussion will lead students to think about the
Students will utilize these task cards to practice breaking down challenging paradoxes from literature and life. Each card explains how students should first annotate the quote to break down the language and then explain how the quote is a paradox.
Are you sick of your students calling your name over and over during writing time?
With this organizer, students will be able to gain independence in their argumentative writing. This scaffolded organizer includes:
-Guiding questions and prompts
Abridged speeches of heroic people from history and modern day compiled into a printable packet. Can be used to study well-known figures or analyze rhetoric.
-Great Common Core Text Analysis texts
-Editable word doc
If your students struggle with participating in student-centered discussions, these task cards are for you! These cards can be used in any text-based discussion. I suggest laminating a set of these cards and distributing whenever you are having a
Through this activity, students must apply higher order thinking skills in order to analyze Orwell's choice in animals to depict each character in Animal Farm. Students will have to think about character traits, symbolism, and synthesize their
Use this brochure style print-out to host your own book tasting. Have students "taste" various books by rotating between genre tables. At each table, they should sample a book and leave a review in their menu. This activity inspires readers and gets
Have students utilize authentic news sources to craft an argument regarding whether or not Edward Snowden is a hero. This resource includes:
-ELA Regents Prompt
-Scaffolded thesis writing prompt and guidance with model
-Adapted (shortened and
The ready to use organizer helps students visualize conflict in any text. This tool can be used for both internal and external conflict. Students identify the forces working against each other, identify textual details and explain resolution. This