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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 3b: The Civil Rights Movement and The Little Rock Nine

For Teachers 8th Standards
The Civil Rights Movement in the United States takes center stage in a three-unit module that focuses particularly on The Little Rock Nine. Carlotta Walls LaNier’s, A Mighty Long Way, and Shelley Tougas’ photo essay, Little Rock Girl...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4b, Unit 3: Performance Task: Water Management Position Paper

For Teachers 7th Standards
Module 4B of Unit 3 concludes the study of water sustainability and water management begun in Unit 1. Using research developed in the previous modules of Unit 3, seventh graders draft, revise, edit, and publish a position paper on water...
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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3b, Unit 3: Bringing the Journey to Life

For Teachers 8th Standards
The final unit in the 3B Module asks eight graders to plan a film, with a sound track, about The Little Rock Nine using Carlotta Walls La Nier's memoir A Mighty Long Way, as a jumping off point. The eight lessons in the collection...
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Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
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Promote Outside Reading and Genuine Response with Book Reviews

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Take Part in National Turn Off the TV and Read Month while engaging your class in authentic reading and writing.
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Analyzing Folklore: Redwall

For Teachers 8th
Brian Jacques’ novel Redwall provides the focus for a series of lessons involving the analysis of folklore. Adopting the persona of a character, groups write letters in the voice of their character, assemble a collage using Microsoft...
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What Makes a Novel a Novel?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
As your writers prepare to do their own writing (perhaps a novel, as this worksheet suggests), they can benefit from drawing inspiration from authors and literary works they admire. Learners examine a novel they enjoyed and respond to...
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Class Collection of Book Reviews

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use Google Docs to create an online class collection of reviews of independent reading books. Throughout the year, learners post reviews for at least two of the novels they read and class members respond to the reviews, providing input...
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Contemporary Authors Paper and Portfolio Assignment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
End the year with a culminating project on contemporary authors. Each scholar chooses ten authors and writes biographies of the authors, selects reviews of their works, reads one book and writes of a review of that one book. The final...
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Independent Reading: Final Product

For Teachers 7th Standards
Cheater, cheater. Learners create cheat sheets about their independent reading books to help others determine if the text interests them. After creating drafts of their sheets, scholars pair up for a peer review and then complete a final...
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Candidate Book Report

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading candidate biographies, class members select one candidate to research. They craft a report on the candidate's book, their position on issues, and the image the candidate wants to project.
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Module Reflection and Writing Book Reviews

For Teachers 7th
Scholars take time to reflect on the unit and the end-of-unit writing assessment. They use a Working Conditions Reflection to help guide them through the exercise. Readers then begin working on a book review for the book they have been...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Analysis of Language Techniques

For Teachers 8th Standards
Show what you know. Learners demonstrate their level of English grammar and usage mastery by completing a pen and paper assessment of verbals and verb shifts. In addition they begin composing a book review based on an independent reading...
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International Literacy Day

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
What are your students reading? Get them talking about their favorite books with a fun activity that's perfect for International Literacy Day—though any day is a great day to read!
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The Jungle Book

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Following Rudyard Kipling's tale The Jungle Book, scholars write a review and identify rainforest products and animals. Three challenge activities test pupils' knowledge of the sequence of events and map skills. Continue the learning...
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When the Book is Better than the Movie

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Sometimes the book is better than the movie; other times, the movie comes out on top. A video discusses the topic of novels and their film adaptations, pointing out specific texts and how the tale translated to the big screen. The...
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Book Reviews

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Reading goes beyond taking in information—it also involves forming impressions about what we read. Sometimes we share those impressions through book reviews, a specific type of writing outlined in a handout on the topic. Using the...
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Literature Reviews

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A literature review goes beyond simply giving a novel a thumbs up or thumbs down. In fact, it may not require an opinion at all. Using a handout on literature reviews, part of a larger series on specific writing assignments, writers...
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Book Report Task Cards

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
With 52 task cards, learners will not run out of things to do with a book they are reading independently or with the class. Tasks include making a poster on a specific topic, writing a summary, drafting a sequel, creating a windsock,...
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Smart Solutions: Challenge Activities (Theme 6)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Smart Solutions is the theme of unit comprised of activities designed to challenge minds and stretch writing muscles. Enthusiastic writers create their own comic strip, write a problem-solution essay, an opinion letter, a funny story, a...
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I See a School

For Students K - 1st Standards
Enthusiastic readers report on a book detailing what it's about and their favorite part with a picture-based writing template. A nonfiction version takes a step further to highlight what the pupil learned, and a fiction version showcases...
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Book Review Writing: a Guide for Young Reviewers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Encourage scholars to share their love of reading with informative and engaging book reviews. Here, you'll find a series of guides that walk learners through the review writing process. Included in the collection is information about...
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Educator's Guide: Holes

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
You'll be a star at your next grade level meeting with an educational unit on Louis Sachar's Holes. Based on both the novel and film, the lessons include applications to language arts with character studies and movie reviews; social...