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By Nala Bella Teaching
Main Idea Task Cards Newly updated for the 2018-2019 school year! There is now an answer key. :) These topics are super fun! This is one of my students' favorite lessons. It's engaging and the kids love it. Great way to teach the main idea
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.25
$2.60
464 ratings
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Check out my Youtube video about this lesson: Compare and Contrast Video This lesson is a 21 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, compare and contrast. It is a non-fiction unit. The theme is comparing
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.25
$2.60
318 ratings
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By Nala Bella Teaching
*Newly revised for the 2018-2019 school year! This is a 44 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, compare and contrast. The topics are high interest boy topics: snakes, carnivorous plants, sharks,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.25
$2.60
249 ratings
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Strike passion in your students with an engaging topic! Should killer whales (orcas) be held captive in zoos and aquariums? Explore both sides of this controversial debate. Students will close read to discover the author's point of view in each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$2.85
$2.28
135 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Close Reading Point of View Compare and Contrast View the Video Preview: Preview *NEW!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.5.5, RI.6.1, RI.6.6
$2.85
$2.28
132 ratings
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Close Reading Point of View Compare and Contrast I wrote this lesson because I wanted an interesting topic that would catch my students' attention. I also was frustrated trying to find articles that showed a clear point of view about a similar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$2.95
$2.36
120 ratings
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Compare and Contrast Arctic Animals! Venn Diagram and paragraph frame. :) Task cards, too! This is a 21 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, compare and contrast. It is a non-fiction unit. The theme is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.85
$2.28
153 ratings
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Compare and Contrast Paragraph Frame with Venn Diagram and Rubric This is a collection of 4 worksheets to help students write a compare and contrast paragraph or essay. The first page is a Venn Diagram with lines on it, so they can write neatly.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$2.25
$1.80
69 ratings
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By Nala Bella Teaching
36 Main Idea Cards High interest topics: football, music, make-up, cars, unusual animals, and more! Task cards allow students to pick the topic they want to read about, which gives students buy in. I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.95
$2.36
118 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
This is a 21 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, inferences. The topics are high interest boy topics and girl topics: snakes, space, Golden Retrievers, Superman, Batman, Poison Ivy Rash, SpongeBob, Cupcakes,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.95
$2.36
120 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Predicting Lesson for Fifth Grade Standards Met and Summary of This Lesson This is a 21 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, predicting. There is a focus on finding the information that supports the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.95
$2.36
98 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
This is a common core aligned two week literacy unit focusing on summarizing nonfiction text. The topics are high interest boy topics; but the girls in my class also liked the topics! Common Core Standard: English Language Arts Standards:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Task Cards
$2.85
$2.28
105 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
This is a 26 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, main idea. It is nonfiction and ocean themed with high interest topics for 4-6th grades. Common Core Standard:English Language Arts Standards: Reading:
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.95
$2.36
85 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Similes and Metaphors Literacy Center Included in this lesson are three literacy centers: 1. A literacy center for just similes. The students match the missing word to the sentence. When matched, they make a simile. 2. A literacy center for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.85
$2.28
75 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Close Reading Intervention Pack Daily Guided Reading Lessons ✎ Four weeks of daily guided reading lessons for your intervention reading group! These lessons are close reading lessons designed to make your struggling readers more independent. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.50
$2.80
89 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Summary Cootie Catcher A fun way to learn about summaries! ↝Teaching summaries made easy! *Just print and go. Students can cut it out and answer the questions. How surprised will they be when they write their summary on their cootie catcher?
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
$1.20
65 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Close Reading Point of View Compare and Contrast Lots of options for differentiation! Check out my YouTube video that explains this lesson: Click here Two original articles about the Yellowstone Wolf controversy. Each article takes a different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$2.95
$2.36
46 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
First Day of School Forever Chapter Questions These are chapter questions for the book: It's the First Day of School... Forever! by R. L. Stine. *Newly updated for 2018!* This is a GREAT book for reluctant boy readers. The boys in my fifth
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study
$3.00
$2.40
46 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Close Reading Point of View Compare and Contrast Bees.... Are they disappearing? You may have read an article in the news about how bees are disappearing. This lesson includes two original articles written by me. Each article gives a different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$2.95
$2.36
35 ratings
4.0
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By Nala Bella Teaching
Close Reading Point of View Compare and Contrast Lots of options for differentiation! These articles are super fun! This is one of my students' favorite lessons. It's engaging and the kids love it. Great way to teach close reading for the point of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$2.50
$2.00
40 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.02 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching 5th and 6th grades for 15 years.

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I am a hands on teacher. I believe that learning should be active and engaging.

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I think the biggest award I have received are the thank you notes from students. It reminds me of why I became a teacher and how much we touch their lives. :)

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Master's degree in curriculum and Instruction

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I have a Master's degree in curriculum and instruction.

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