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Here's a tip sheet for students who may be stressing out about the Reading Section of the ACT. It includes 1) What the test will look like 2) Types of Questions 3) Tips and Strategies 4) Some scoring info I give this to all of my juniors so that
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables
$1.00
17 ratings
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Do your students have a difficult time finding reliable online sources? Mine could never decide if a website was considered suitable for research or not, so I came up with this rubric. The rubric evaluates a source on 5 criteria: Author's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.8
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A quick way for your students to really understand the inequality of the Estates System in 18th century France and how they led to the French Revolution I use this in my class to help students understand the economics of the Estates System and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Simulations
$5.00
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A great way to introduce students to citing a claim with evidence from a text while teaching the content! Included are different leveled readings, so that you can differentiate according to ability. This way everyone reads the same text, but
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1
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By MsPlu
Whether it's your students' first time, or they just need a little refresher, this is an excellent resource for them to have on hand during the research process!
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$1.00
8 ratings
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Are your students struggling as to where to begin analyzing primary sources and documents? These 7 questions are inspired by Sam Wineburg's 'Reading Like a Historian' book to help get students in the habit of asking these essential questions when
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
DBQs, Handouts, Posters
CCSS:
RI.6.6, RI.7.6, RI.8.6, RI.9-10.6, RI.11-12.6
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By MsPlu
Do your students struggle with HOW to study? Use this tip sheet as a tool to teach them what specific study methods they can use! Have your students try each of these study methods or a combination of all of them to maximize their understanding in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Handouts
$3.00
1 rating
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By MsPlu
This activity asks students to read the original text from the Bill of Rights and construct their own meaning for each amendment. Typically, I divide students into small groups and have them jigsaw their interpretations of each amendment.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.6
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By MsPlu
Let's face it, creating a Works Cited in MLA format can be quite complicated and overwhelming, especially from an online source. This tip sheet helps students to understand what information they need to find on a website and include in their Works
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas, Library Skills
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Handouts, Internet Activities
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By MsPlu
Do you want to push your students into writing more sophisticated claim statements, but they need a little extra guidance to get there? Are they constantly second guessing if their claim statement is good enough? This tip sheet for students was
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1b
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This is a great writing activity as a follow up to my Economics in France Simulation, but can work on it's own, as well. Students write a letter to King Louis XVI on behalf of someone in French society (clergy, nobility, Bourgeoisie, or a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Printables
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Printable $100 for simulations. I created this for students to use with a simulation I created on the Estates System and Economics in France, but can be used with many different games or simulations for your classroom!
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Games, Simulations
$1.00
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By MsPlu
Printable $10 for simulations. I created this for students to use with a simulation I created on the Estates System and Economics in France, but can be used with many different games or simulations for your classroom!
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Games, Simulations
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As a follow up to learning The Bill of Rights, students must think critically about each of them to evaluate which 5 (and only five!) they NEED the most. It's always interesting to watch students struggle with which rights they need the most. A
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.10
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By MsPlu
Do your ever read your student's essays and think "Good example!" only to be disappointed that their explanation of it is lacking? Do your students often skip any form of analysis in their argumentative writing? This tip sheet for students was
Subjects:
Writing, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.2
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Students will look at sources to help them determine what type of a government they think the US really has. (I share with students my opinion, but ask them to determine this on their own). This activity asks students to analyze short primary
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Printables
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1, W.7.1b, W.8.1b, W.9-10.1b
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This is an activity where students will take a closer look at the US and Illinois Constitutions to compare what they say about each of the legislative branches.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.9
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I have been teaching high school Social Studies in Illinois for 12 years. In addition to my certification as a SS teacher, I am also a certified Reading Specialist and Lit Coach.

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