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Rites of Passage
Prom, Quiceanera, Rumspringa. After reading series of texts about traditions that mark the transition into adulthood in various cultures, class members debate the question, “In the 21st century, should certain rites of passage continue to be practiced?
9th - 10th Language Arts 80 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Designed
“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Writing
Your fifth graders can meet the Common Core standards for writing! This checklist will help show them how much they've learned. Each standard is listed in the form of "I can" statements in simplified language that is accessible to fifth graders.
5th Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the hunt and the idea of interpretive journalism.
8th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the primary grades come to appreciate the wonderful diversity the world has to offer.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Citing Text Evidence
Could you go without your cell phone for 48 hours? Pose this question to your class and then read the article provided here. Pupils mark the text and and complete a graphic organizer that requires the use of textual evidence.
6th - 10th Language Arts 53 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Study Guide for Hatchet
Use this packet as a companion to your study of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The resource breaks the novel up into several chunks, and for each chunk provides activities, background information, vocabulary, graphic organizers, and response questions that cover a variety of skills.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Differences Between Fiction and Nonfiction Books
Students explore the differences between fiction and non-fiction book. In this genre study instructional activity, students read examples of fiction and non-fiction and identify the characteristics of each genre. Students list the characteristics on a T-chart labeled "Fiction Books" and "Non-Fiction Books.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 23 Views 70 Downloads
Using a Title to Determine the Main Idea
Use the title of a book to determine the main idea. Readers will view the cover of The Wedding and predict what the story will be about. Graphic organizers help chart important information and build new vocabulary. Other stories are used for guided and independent practice.
K - 1st Language Arts 115 Views 161 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Choosing a Book That Interests Me: Seeking the Superhero Reader in Me
Selecting a "power book" and engaging in a structured class discussion are the learning targets for this fourth instructional activity in a larger unit. It is designed as a beginning of the year unit for establishing norms and routines in the classroom.
3rd Language Arts 17 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Designed
In need of a probability resource that has it all? Take a look at a full textbook chapter on teaching and engaging learners in mathematical probability and data analysis. It begins with a teacher preparation section, and then moves into several multi-part lessons that include activities, tools, manipulatives, worksheets, and assessments.
3rd - 5th Math 68 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Budgeting: Finding Personal Financial Success
What a comprehensive, engaging set of activities for learners to gain a firm foundation of financial knowledge, practice budgeting for after they have completed their education, and consider the unexpected turns that life may throw their way.
9th - 12th Math 41 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Scottsboro Boys and "To Kill a Mockingbird": Two Trials for the Common Core
Here's a must-have resource for anyone reading To Kill A Mockingbird or using Harper Lee's award-winning novel in a classroom. The packet contains Miss Hollace Ransdall's first-hand, factual account of the trials of the Scottsboro Boys, the economic and social background of the case, as well as information about the two plaintiffs and their families.
9th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Chronicling America: Uncovering a World at War
As part of a study of World War I, class members read newspaper articles from the time that urge American involvement, non-involvement, or neutrality. Using the provided worksheet, groups analyze the articles noting the central argument and support used.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar
What is courage? What does it mean to be courageous? The courage demonstrated by the Mirabal sisters in In the Time of the Butterflies is the focus of a study of Julia Alvarez's novel set in the Dominican Republic during the rule of Rafael Trujillo.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Identify Text Features in Nonfiction
What does a non-fiction text look like? Examine the text features of non-fiction. Middle and high schoolers read non-fiction passages provided by their instructor and analyze the texts for word choice, details, and organization.
8th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 255 Downloads
Nonfiction Text: Comprehension Practice
A New York Times article about a 15-year-old style maven who in 2011 launched the fashion magazine "Rookie," based on her blog, makes high-interest nonfiction reading for secondary learners. This page asks 9 comprehension questions covering the basic 5 W's.
7th - 10th Language Arts 14 Views 48 Downloads
Description as Mind Control: Using Details to Help Readers Visualize Your Story
The class listens to a descriptive passage from Gary Paulsen's novel Hatchet. The passage evokes mental images which pupils are instructed to illustrate. In small groups, they share their pictures. They discuss which words and details sparked the most powerful mental images.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 35 Views 98 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Wrinkles ESL Lesson
Practice English vocabulary and dialogue. An ELD class completes a true/false worksheet about aging and wrinkles, then read an article entitled "Wrinkles Give Clues to Bone Condition" using context clues to determine vocabulary definitions.
4th - 8th English Language Development 20 Views 263 Downloads
Let's Sum It Up
Students summarize a selected piece of nonfiction text as a group. After reviewing the instructors preferred method for summarizing information by identifying the main idea and supporting details, groups write a summary paragraph of a selected nonfiction article.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads