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EngageNY Grade 3 ELA Module 1, Unit 3

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders will explore the way geography can impact people's access to books. They read informational texts and learn vocabulary related to physical geography. There is a final performance task at the end, and everything you need is...
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EngageNY Grade 3 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2 - The Power of Reading

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Your third grade class will love finding "reading heroes" in text that depicts those who have worked hard to learn to read. They will set goals for their own "reading powers" and focus on fluency throughout this 10-part unit.
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in the 2b Module has seventh graders  researching how media and advertising perpetuate gender stereotypes. To begin, class members examine the role of gender in Pygmalion, look at advertising in the 1890s, and read the...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2b, Unit 1: Working with Evidence: Identity and Transformation - Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
To prepare for a study of George Bernard Shaws' play, Pygmalion, students examine informational texts that explore the concept of personal identity. Pupils perform a close reading focusing on text-dependent questions, make inferences,...
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Reading Closely for Textual Details: "The Wolf You Feed"

For Teachers 6th Standards
Close reading doesn't mean to literally read text close to your face, but rather to pay attention to particular details in order to develop a deep and purposeful understanding of text. The first part of a five-part resource provides an...
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Comprehension During Independent Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
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Children’s Choices 2014

For Teachers K - 6th
Books for kids, chosen by kids! What could be better? This packet is made up of book lists, each with approximately 30 books included, organized by age group. Kids will enjoy the summer reading materials they choose from this resource!
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Journal Response Prompts Self-Selected Reading

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Keep your pupils accountable for independent reading with a reader's journal. Learners can use the 31 prompts listed here to guide their writing.
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Writing a Classroom Story

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Remember a special event with a book written by the class. As a whole, scholars discuss a field trip, visitor, or assembly recounting events that stand out in their memory. While you record learners' input, participants practice their...
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Quest for Tree Kangaroo

For Students 4th Standards
A three-day assessment challenges scholars to read a passage from an informational text then complete two activities that lead to a writing assignment. Day one and two begin as readers independently read a passage and tag the most...
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Bud Not Buddy

For Students 4th Standards
A two-day assessment challenges scholars to read an excerpt from the story, Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis then complete a series of exercises in preparation for a writing assignment. Day one includes an independent reading...
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Close Reading of Informational/Literary Nonfiction Texts

For Teachers 9th Standards
What does it mean to be Americanized? Pupils read a text excerpt from Edward Bok's "The Americanization of Edward Bok." Next, they engage in the SOAPSTone strategy for analyzing the text. Afterward, scholars write a summary of the...
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Reflecting on Marley: Textual Evidence

For Teachers 6th Standards
Are dogs truly a man's best friend? Pupils read a newspaper column by John Grogan about the death of his dog, Marley. Next, they answer text-dependent questions and complete graphic organizers to examine Grogan's feelings about his dog....
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 9

For Teachers 10th Standards
How do authors develop main ideas in their writing? Pupils consider the question as they read and analyze paragraphs 27–31 from Julia Alvarez's essay "A Genetics of Justice," in which Alvarez describes her decision to become a writer....
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 8

For Teachers 10th Standards
How do people's relationships with their parents impact their lives? Scholars read paragraphs 23–26 from "A Genetics of Justice" by Julia Alvarez, in which the author details her relationship with her mother. Pupils discuss how the...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 7

For Teachers 10th Standards
"No flies fly into a closed mouth." Pupils consider the meaning of the proverb as they read paragraphs 20–22 from the essay "A Genetics of Justice" by Julia Alvarez. They also engage in small-group discussions about how the author...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Does trauma have a lasting effect on people's lives? Scholars dive into the topic as they read paragraphs 9–11 of "A Genetics of Justice" by Julia Alvarez, in which the author describes her family's return to the Dominican Republic....
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
What is a megalomaniac? Scholars discover the word's meaning as they read and analyze paragraphs seven and eight from Julia Alvarez's essay "A Genetics of Justice." They also read Mark Memmott's article "Remembering to Never Forget" and...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Rafael Trujillo was president of the Dominican Republic in the 1930s. Pupils read and analyze the first six paragraphs of Julia Alvarez's autobiographical essay "A Genetics of Justice," in which the author describes Trujillo's impact on...
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The Orphan of Ellis Island

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Everyone comes from somewhere. An interdisciplinary lesson on Elvira Woodruff's The Orphan of Ellis Island includes discussion starter and writing prompts for the novel, as well as a graphic organizer to help learners begin their own...
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Addressing Text Complexity - Making Independent Reading Meaningful

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Many English teachers dream of a classroom full of readers silently enjoying their books. A useful guide helps make that dream become a reality by providing book recommendations for a range of readers. Each suggestion includes the...
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7th Grade Summer Reading Project

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Nothing says summer like the beach, a sunny day, and ... a book report? Use those long leisure hours for critical analysis with a book report form that isn't your standard summer reading assignment, but an engaging project that keeps...
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Treasure Island

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Simple yet convenient: this resource is a real treasure! Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel, Treasure Island, engages readers of all ages with its tales of treasure maps, buried gold, and pirates. With a sleek eBook, learners can...
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Paired Passage Practice and the Extended Response Question

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How do pupils relate paired passages to each other? Here's a resource that helps! The lesson includes a short story and a poem as a set of paired reading passages, followed by some analysis questions. It also includes an essay template...