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End of Unit Assessment, Part 1: Drafting the Experience or Event of the Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
Don't be tone deaf. Scholars study two photographs to better understand the concept of tone, so they can incorporate the literary device into their writing. Additionally, they draft the experience or event portion of their personal...
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Writing and Sharing: A Narrative of Adversity Plan

For Teachers 6th Standards
When life brings you lemons .. write about it! Scholars work with partners to complete graphic organizers analyzing two narratives. Next, they develop an outline for their narrative writing assignment about a personal experience with...
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Introduction: Writing a Narrative of Adversity

For Teachers 6th Standards
A little adversity is good for writing. Scholars review narrative-based monologues and concrete poems and choose which genre to use to express their own theme of adversity. Pupils also consider how to structure their narratives by...
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Final Performance Task: Final Draft of Essay to Inform

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sometimes, it's fun to follow the rules. Using their drafts of an evidence-based essay from previous lessons, scholars write their final informative essays about rules to live by. Next, they choose and share quotes from their essays that...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 2: Final Draft of Literary Analysis

For Teachers 6th Standards
Row, row, row, row four. Classmates take a look at row four in the writing rubric and begin the exercise by identifying any unfamiliar words. Literary scholars then use feedback from their initial drafts and the writing rubric to begin...
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Peer Critique and Pronoun Mini-Lesson: Revising Draft Literary Analysis

For Teachers 6th Standards
See what peers really think. Scholars give a peer critique of the their essay drafts from the previous lesson. They then participate in a mini lesson about pronouns. Pupils write examples of each type of pronoun on sticky notes and put...
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Question Tags Are Fun, Aren't They?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Good writing takes practice, doesn't it? Here, a lesson emphasizes the importance of using question tags to improve a written piece. A discussion opens a dialogue about the purpose of a question tag. The class reads several statements...
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I Spy Prepositions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A lesson plan challenges scholars to use their knowledge of proportions to locate items in the classroom. Beginning with a quick writing prompt, learners describe their location then play a game of "I Spy." Independently, pupils complete...
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Compare and Contrast Characters in The Watsons Go to Birmingham

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Christopher Paul Curtis's award-winning novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham provides the text for a compare and contrast essay in which writers analyze the similarities and differences between two of the novel's characters.
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Life in the Middle Ages Compared to Today

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Life for serfs and peasants during the Middle Ages wasn't easy. Even knights, monks, and nobles faced challenges. To better understand the lives of the various classes during the time period, young historians research and then craft an...
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Benjamin Franklin, Elder Statesman

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ben Franklin was the only American to sign The Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Paris, and the US Constitution. An interesting resource explores his role in the latter by comparing the US...
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Celebrating Women’s History Month

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Examine the lives of four women—Blanche Stuart Scott, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Evans Price, and Sybil Ludington—in a 23-page activity packet. Each profile comes with a set of vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. Further...
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Progressive Story: Adverb Clauses

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Adverb phrases add a lot to a sentence, but they cannot stand alone. A fill-in-the-blank worksheet provides spaces for learners to add adverb phrases that add meaning to the independent clause of each sentence.
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Preposition Combinations Followed by Gerunds

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What are you worried about today? What are you tired of doing? Review gerunds in language arts class with a series of questions designed to get learners thinking about progressive verbs used as nouns.
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Peaceful Change

For Students 6th Standards
What do Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They were all peaceful social activists. As part of a series of lessons about peace activists, learners choose an activist to research, complete an activity sheet...
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Responding with Kindness Role-plays

For Students 6th Standards
Thank you. Excuse me. I'm sorry! Pupils watch a video about encouraging things people should say more often. Next, they work in small groups to develop a role-play based on a difficult situation. They perform their role-plays for the...
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Positive Self-Talk

For Students 6th Standards
People talking to themselves may not be as crazy as it sounds! Pupils engage in discussion about the benefits of positive self-talk to see sometimes it's just what people need. Next, they complete a worksheet on reframing negative...
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In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Activity Book

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Moving to a new country isn't easy, as Shirley Temple Wong learns in In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord. A series of language arts activities carry readers through the novel, addressing the story's themes,...
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Monitoring Your Well-Being

For Students 6th Standards
Can stress, exercise, and sleep habits affect how people feel? Scholars record their personal habits and temperaments in the weeks leading up to the lesson. Next, they create plot graphs to show correlations between their actions and...
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Ray Charles and Country Music

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Ray Charles used the pain and adversity from his life to influence an entire genre of American music. Learn about the musician's daily life, struggles and success, and powerful musical style with a thorough resource.
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Cyber-bullying Roleplays

For Students 6th Standards
What is the best way to stand up to a bully? Scholars collaborate to define and discuss cyber-bullying before presenting role plays to determine the best method to respond to online bullying.
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Consequences of Violence and Bullying

For Students 6th Standards
What are the qualities of an upstander? Individuals discuss the consequences of violence and bullying. As a bonus, the lesson includes an optional research extension activity. 
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Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
It's often hard for people to see eye to eye, but it's easy to get pronouns and their antecedents to agree! Practice changing subjective and objective pronouns to agree with their nouns with ten different sentences.
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Subject-Verb Agreement/Commonly Confused Words

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Can you alter a painting, or do you altar it? Can a compliment positively effect or affect your mood? Clarify the meanings of commonly confused words with a packet that also includes strategies for watching subject-verb agreement.