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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 Informative Text: Did Shakespeare Write Shakespeare?
7th CCSS: Designed
William Shakespeare penned some of the richest and most fascinating works of literature—or did he? Middle schoolers read three brief informative passages and conduct additional research to evaluate the claim that Shakespeare did not...
Clash of Cultures: Cortes Conquers Moctezuma and the Aztecs
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on the main idea of an informational reading article about the conflict between Aztec and European cultures, and the eventual collapse of the native Latin American cultures. After class members read the passage, they answer four...
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.
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 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.
W.9-10.2 Expository Writing: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core
9th - 10th
Expository writing aims to explain, describe, define, instruct and/or inform. Here are some resources that will inspire your writers, encourage them to think critically, and help them formulate their own ideas. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the aligned Common Core Standards addressed.
EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2
Through a close reading of excerpts from fiction (Black Swan Green) and nonfiction (Letters to a Young Poet), class members analyze how authors use specific words and figurative language to develop their central ideas. All 11 lessons in the unit are designed to address Common Core standards.
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.
EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 3, Unit 1
Temple Grandin describes how autism allows her to have a unique perspective into the world of animal behavior with her book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. Ninth graders take notes and annotate the text, delving into different areas of investigation to find textual evidence for Grandin's claims.
Grade 12 ELA Module 4: Literary Analysis
12th CCSS: Designed
Does identify come from within, or is it shaped by external forces? Explore the complex concept of identify with a two-unit module designed for 12th grade language arts. The first unit uses A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams...