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Reading Informational Text: 8th Grade ELA Common Core
Develop informational reading skills that your students can bring to every academic textbook, newspaper article, or political speech they encounter. With lesson plans, projects, and reading passages, a collection featuring resources that address every Common Core standard for eighth grade informational reading supports any reading curriculum. The 8th grade standards are addressed in the notes of each listed resource.
Reading Informational Text: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core
9th - 10th
Readers of informational text must be able to determine the central idea of a text and and analyze how writers develop these ideas. The resources in this collection are designed to help readers develop these skills. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the aligned Common Core Standards for 9th and 10th grade reading information text.
Reading Literature: 7th Grade ELA Common Core
Seventh grade is a great opportunity to take your literature unit to the next cognitive level. Challenge middle schoolers with a collection of Common Core aligned projects, lessons, and activities, all designed to enhance the learning experience with different works of literature.
Writing Informational Text: Community and School Gardens
2nd CCSS: Designed
Two informational texts feature community gardens of the past and present and how seeds grow. Scholars read, discuss what they have read, complete a timeline, define words, and compose a brief essay about the texts' main idea.
Teaching Emily Dickinson: A Common Core Close Reading Seminar
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Three of Emily Dickinson's poems, "I like to see it," "Because I could not stop for Death," and "We grow accustomed to the Dark," provide instructors with an opportunity to model for class members how to use close reading strategies to...
Columbus Reports on His First Voyage, 1493
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What did Christopher Columbus have to say about his exploration of the Caribbean? Young historians have a chance to examine Columbus' own words about his voyage to Cuba and Santo Domingo. After reading Columbus' report, pupils respond to...
Analyzing Multiple Interpretations of Literature
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
There is a reason why an Oscar is given each year for the Best Adaptation Screenplay. Adaptations are the focus of an exercise that asks class members to compare a work of literature with a least one adaptation of the work into a...
Writing About Informational Text: Beyond the Beyond—Galaxies
8th CCSS: Designed
Everyone has a different point of view, even when it comes to the enormity of the universe. Two separate text passages explain the scope of a galaxy, prompting young readers to write an essay about each author's argument and how the...
Writing an Argument: Innovation in America
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Are American young people prepared to become tomorrow's leaders in technological innovation, or does an obsession with being cool sidetrack essential skills? That is the question freshmen and sophomores must address in a performance task...
Writing About Informational Text: Music and the Brain
6th CCSS: Designed
Even if you've never picked up a musical instrument, chances are that music has directly impacted your mental and emotional development. Sixth graders engage in a reading activity in which they read two articles on the impact of music on...
Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core
Transform drafting into crafting with a collection of materials designed to enrich your seventh grade writing unit. Each resource addresses one or more Common Core standards for persuasive writing, informational writing, and narrative writing, and connects to various novels and subjects across the middle school curriculum.