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Set Up a Remote Learning Schedule for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This collection provides a 2-week sample plan and a blank template for remote learning. In addition, we provide ideas to get you started in your planning for remote instruction. 
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Elections: Polling, Debates, Voting, and the Final Countdown

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Election season is a great opportunity to hone critical thinking skills in the classroom. Teach young citizens about the ins and outs of the American political system, provide information about current and historical presidential...
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Student Reporting Labs: Think. Create. Inform.

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is newsworthy? Who decides? How do video reports differ from printed news? What makes a good video report? What about journalism ethics? Learn all about it in this extra special collection of materials about video news production.
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"EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4a, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Recommended Screen Time Position Paper and Visual"

For Teachers 7th Standards
Module 4a, Unit 3 is all about research. Over the course of the10 lessons  in the collection, seventh graders plan a research-based position paper. After examining a model, writers consider the claims and counterclaims to include in...
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"EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4b, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Management and Sustainability of Water"

For Teachers 7th Standards
Water may be everywhere but there is less of it to drink. The 10 resources in the Module 4b, unit 1 collection focus on fresh water management and water sustainability. Seventh graders continue to develop their reading and research...
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"EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4a, Unit 2: Research Study: The Effects of Screen Time on the Developing Brain"

For Teachers 7th Standards
 In the 19 lessons that make up the Module 4A, Unit 2 collection, seventh graders continue their research into the affects of screen time on the adolescent brain. They conduct independent research, analyze the credibility of sources,...
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W.7.2 - Expository Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Tell it like it is with a collection filled with resources that focus on expository writing skills. Seventh graders work on comparing and contrasting texts, analyzing current events, and structuring their essays in clear and...
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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Aesop claimed that the art of persuasion is often more effectual than force. Guide your writers through the writing process of creating strong, effective persuasive essays and speeches using the lesson plans, videos, worksheets, and unit...
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From Once Upon a Time to Denouement

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Literary analysis is so much more than comprehension questions about the story! Learn about the elements of a story with activities and lessons designed for middle schoolers, complete with important literary terms for specific books and...
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Flocabulary: Language Arts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers of a four-video collection can go with the flow as they listen and watch raps about hyperbole, types of text structure, pronouns, and setting. The clever animation, rhymes, repetition, and catchy music are sure to engage the...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Development of the Adolescent Brain

For Teachers 7th Standards
The positive and negative effect of screen time on the adolescent brain are the focus of the 10 lessons in the Module 4A Unit 1 collection. Learners continue to analyze informational text, identifying the main idea and supporting details...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 3, Unit 2: Case Study: Analyzing Author Craft and Purpose in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 16 lessons in the Module 3, Unit 2 collection continue the study of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and the language Douglass uses to develop his purpose in writing. Both the mid-unit and final assessments require...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 3, Unit 3: Writing a Narrative Based on an Event from the Life of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 7th Standards
Unit 3 of Module 3 collection of eleven lessons has seventh graders crafting their own children’s picture book. Patterned after Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery, the illustrated children's book they read in Unit 2, writers...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 3, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Powerful Stories—Slavery in America

For Teachers 7th Standards
An awareness of historical context and author’s purpose are key to understanding informational text. The 15 lessons in the Module 3, Unit 1 collection provide seventh graders with background information about slavery and the debate over...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in Module 3A focuses on research skills. The 10 lessons in the collection have students examining how businesses can impact working conditions. Using a case study of the garment industry, class members learn to gather...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 2

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 19 lessons that make up the second unit in the 2B Module collection continue the study of identity. George Bernard Shaw's play, Pygmalion, serves as the anchor text and readers track the development of Eliza's character. The 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 2a, Unit 2: Case Study: How Working Conditions Change - Chávez and the UFW

For Teachers 7th Standards
Unit 2 of Module 2A shifts the focus from the working conditions in the American factories of  the industrial era to the plight of  migrant agricultural workers. The eight lessons in the collection ask learners to examine two speeches by...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: What Are Working Conditions, and How Do They Affect Workers?

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 20 lessons that make up the Module 2a Unit 1 collection focus on building background knowledge of working conditions in American factories during the industrial era. Using their knowledge of these conditions, Class members read...
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Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Kate Chopin's The Awakening is the focus of a three-lesson collection designed for readers of the novella. The first resource provides readers with background information about Chopin and Creole culture. The second resource explores how...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 2

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A pre-test launches a unit study of whether the weather is changing. After reviewing the differences between weather and climate, scholars examine historical climate data and then compare regional weather changes with overall global...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 1, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Perspectives in Southern Sudan

For Teachers 7th Standards
Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk to Water is the anchor text for a collection of 14 lessons that ask seventh graders to consider how culture, time, and place influence the development of identity. Lessons prepare scholars to read a text...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 1, Unit 2: Case Study: Survival in Sudan

For Teachers 7th Standards
The second unit in a three-unit module introduces readers to the skills they need to determine the theme of a novel. Through close reading, discussion of related informational text, and evidence collection, students analyze how Linda Sue...
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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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Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of resources challenges scholars to determine facts from opinion. Learners examine news reports and determine what is true and relevant to the subject.
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Applying Literacy Skills to Core Subjects

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Literacy skills are not limited to language arts. Middle schoolers apply literacy skills every time they open a science textbook, read a primary source document, interpret an explanation of a complex mathematics concept, and learn a new...
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Reading Literature: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
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...
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Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
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...
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Language: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Fix those affixes and position those prepositions with a collection of grammar lessons for seventh grade. Complete with worksheets, presentations, videos, and activities, and ranging in skill level, the collection is sure to shore up a...
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Middle School Fall Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seasons come, and seasons go—but why? And how? Middle schoolers learn more about the fall season with a collection of earth science resources, social studies lessons, and writing assignments. Start the school year off with a rigorous...
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Debate and Reasoning as Academics

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
This is a fantastic collection for developing logical debate skills in a secondary classroom. Each resource identifies a controversial topic and outlines differing perspectives, legal and etymological history, and focuses on academic...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Active Listening Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
It's hard enough for adults to listen well to others, let alone teenagers. Start your middle schoolers out on the right foot with a collection of lessons on active listening skills, which reinforce the empathy and kindness needed for a...
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Women's History Month: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Throughout history, women have made positive and world-changing contributions to society, government, and the arts—but the work isn't finished yet. Middle schoolers learn about the historic achievements of notable women with a collection...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Much of the opioid epidemic in America begins with a prescription pad and a pen. Teenagers work through a series of activities that introduce them to people who are recovering from an addiction to painkillers. Each lesson in this unit of...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Understanding Others

For Teachers 7th Standards
The beginning of a more tolerant world begins with the younger generation. Seventh graders work on empathy, listening skills, and demonstrating respect with a short series of lessons about understanding their peers and others in their...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Communicating Effectively

For Teachers 7th Standards
Get the point across with a series of activities designed to enhance junior high students' communication skills. After working through peer discussion and reflective writing activities, learners engage in a research project about how...
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Metaphors, Similes, Symbolism - Oh My!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Put some flavor and zest into your middle schoolers' writing with a collection on figurative language. With worksheets, presentations, projects, and lesson plans, you'll be sure to find something perfect for your writing unit.
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Lord of the Flies: The End of Innocence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Boys become beasts in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Explore their progressive transition with a collection of materials for a novel unit, including a presentation with background information, lessons on literary elements from the...
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All About Pronouns!

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Make pronouns fun using some or all of these 21 worksheets and activities. Practice the basics including pronoun-antecedent agreement, indirect objects, reflexive pronouns, and much more. You'll definitely find something you can use in...
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Structure Your Sentences

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Go beyond the simple sentences of your middle schoolers' writing with a set of lessons, worksheets, and exercises about sentence structure and proper grammar.
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Persuasive Writing Prompts

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Are student athletes under too much pressure to perform? How should countries respond to acts of domestic terrorism?  Should video games be regulated? Never again will you need to worry about coming up with engaging prompts or complete...
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Reading Informational Text: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The majority of text that seventh graders encounter is informative, whether they are viewing television commercials, reading science textbooks, or perusing an article about current events. Equip your class with the skills necessary to...
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Production and Distribution of Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The writing process is never complete, but seventh graders get as close as possible with a collection that emphasizes task, audience, revision, publication, and collaboration. Focusing on Common Core standards W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.6, the...
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W.7.1 Persuasive Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
From crafting the perfect thesis statement to submitting a concluding call to action, seventh graders can transform bland position papers into inspiring argumentative essays. A collection of materials designed for the Common Core...
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Performing and Presenting Research: 7th ELA Grade Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The W.7.7, W.7.8, and W.7.9 Common Core standards revolve around conducting, gathering, and presenting research. Solid research skills will serve your students well across the disciplines throughout their academic, and perhaps...
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W.7.3 - Narrative Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Even for creative scholars, writing effective narrative pieces requires practice, thoughtful reflection on other narrative pieces, and technique. These resources are all aligned to the W.7.3 common core standards and will have your...
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Literacy in Science/Technical Subjects: 6-8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Being able to write and read is useful across the disciplines, and science is no exception. This collection of science resources cultivate literacy skills while dealing with subjects from the world of science. The final three resources...
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Speaking and Listening: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders practice important discussion skills, adapt their language to suit the situation, and prepare well-structured presentations with multimedia elements. Use a collection of Common Core-designed lessons and activities to work...
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Rockin' English Lessons

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Add some rockin' tunes to your grammar instruction with a collection of videos addressing the grammar needs of first to eighth graders. Each video provides the song's lyrics, so prepare your scholars to sing loud and proud.
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Grammar Presentations: Gerunds, Superlatives, and More

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Express yourself in the correct tense, verbal phrase, and sentence structure with a series of illustrative grammar presentations. Helpful for elementary and middle school writers alike, the slideshows are a strong instructional guide for...
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Developing Core Proficiencies: 7th Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
Enhance the literacy program in your seventh grade department with a four-lesson unit about developing the core proficiencies for language arts. Middle schoolers work on reading closely, making evidence-based claims, deepening...
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Tone Worksheets: Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
So much of a poem's tone is determined by the author's word choice as it relates to the poem's meaning. Explore the concept of tone in poetry with a literary analysis unit, which includes an explanatory slideshow presentation and five...
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Who Needs Pronouns? We do!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A collection of worksheets and videos is a great addition to your unit on parts of speech. Though the worksheets are designed for middle school, they would be applicable to upper elementary levels as well as high school classes in need...
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It's All About Your Perspective

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The story always depends on the storyteller. Teach your middle schoolers about the importance of point of view in literature with engaging projects and lessons focuses on literary analysis.
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Possessive Nouns: Yours, Mine, and the Smiths'

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Where do you put that apostrophe when a noun becomes possessive? Use a set of lessons and worksheets on possessive nouns in your elementary grammar unit.
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Where the Red Fern Grows Worksheet Collection

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
If your class is reading Where the Red Fern Grows, make sure you have this set of worksheets to help with comprehension, deeper thinking, and literary device application. Whether you print these and hand them out or just use them as...
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How Do You Compare and Contrast?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How do you compare and contrast? This collection provides you with the tools to meet the many different needs your scholars have to perform successfully. With four worksheets of various compare and contrast tools, two general lesson...
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Literature Circles

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Bring literature circles to life with a collection of lesson plans, worksheets, and reading lists. Literature circles, or book clubs, are fun and engaging for readers, especially those that don't find reading all that fun. The collection...
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End of Year Activities 6-12

For Students 6th - 12th
Use this collection of digital and print resources to wrap up the school year. Activites include resources to use in the virtual classroom!
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The Lightning Thief Chapter Quizzes

For Students 6th - 9th
If you're reading The Lightning Thief with your class, check out these reading quizzes! There are six altogether that span throughout the novel. Use one or several. They are meant simply to test if a student has completed the required...
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Lunar New Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Although often called Chinese New Year, Chinese people refer to this holiday as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. People in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, South Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam also have traditions associated...
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Songwriting Skills

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Check out these detailed lessons using popular music across genres to explain songwriting concepts such as figurative language, elaboration, and tone. Learners examine lyrics to the songs from different musical genres and practice...
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The Secret Garden Grammar Exercises

For Teachers 4th - 7th
While your students read The Secret Garden, use these seven grammar worksheets to help apply concepts such as synonyms, verbs, capital letters, and proper nouns.
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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

For Teachers K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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Teaching and Learning About Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately "1 in 88 American children are on the autism spectrum." The teacher guides and other professional development materials in this collection offer information...
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A Pale Blue Dot: That's Here. That's Home. That's Us.

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
21st-century learners live in such a visual world that many are unused to letting their minds imagine the picture that words create. An excerpt from Carl Sagan's lecture, "The Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space,"...
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A Christmas Carol - The Story

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...
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Franklin’s Fair Hand American Journalism

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars know him for his role in the American Revolution, but Ben Franklin was also a journalist and printer. Learners investigate his standards for what was fit to print using primary sources—including writings where Franklin explains...
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Socratic Seminar Format Overview

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Whether new to the Socratic seminar format or an experienced veteran of the popular discussion technique, you'll find much to like in a five-page, richly detailed packet that not only details the prep necessary, the process, and the...
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Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Expand class members' appreciation of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A powerful resource examines King's speeches, writings, and actions that reveal his deep commitment to a nonviolent approach to Civil Rights. Learners watch a...
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Malcolm X: Minister and Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Any study of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement would be incomplete without an examination of the life of Malcolm X. Class members view a short biographical video and analyze primary source documents to gain an understanding of the...
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Muhammad Ali: Boxer and Civil Rights Activist

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Many young people today know Muhammad Ali as the aging boxer who lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics. Introduce young historians to Ali the boxer, the Civil Rights activist, the war protestor, and the humanitarian with a powerful lesson...
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Observing Human Rights Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How much intervention is appropriate for America to take in cases of human rights violations? Class members ponder a question that has lingered since the birth of America with a series of primary sources that reflect the degree to which...
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The Search for Identity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Discover how writers express identity in their writing. Learners explore how issues of identity surface in the literature of minority writers. Scholars watch a video, read and discuss biographies, conduct research, engage in creative...
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Poetry of Liberation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do writers use words to protest injustice, challenge the status quo, and shape their own identities? Individuals watch and discuss a video, read author biographies, write poetry and journals, develop a slideshow, and complete a...
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Becoming Visible

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The television and interstate highways both came of age in 1950s America. Scholars use film, text, and discussion to explore how these and other cultural icons shaped the literature of the time. Pupils also create a family history...
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Modernist Portraits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How did literature reflect people's attitudes in post-World War I America? A lesson explores the topic using a variety of activities. Individuals watch and respond to a video; read author biographies and engage in discussion; write...
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Rhythms in Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Rhyme, rhythm, free verse, imagery: Do these words describe poetry, or jazz music? The answer is both! A resource explores these similarities as scholars watch a video, engage in discussion, read author biographies, write poetry and...
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Social Realism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many American writers in the late nineteenth century wanted their writing to reflect real life. Individuals watch and discuss a video, read and explore author biographies, write a journal entry and a poem, and complete a multimedia...
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Slavery and Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do nineteenth-century texts by African American and Native American writers contribute to the country's ideals of freedom and individuality? Learners explore the topic by watching and discussing a video, reading biographies, writing...
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Teaching Guide: Exploring Little Women

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is a literary masterpiece as well as a timestamp of the formative mid-nineteenth century in America. Using a primary source set of photographs, letters, and portraits, readers discuss the ways...
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Utopian Promise

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn all about the Puritans in the third installment of a 16-part lesson series. After watching a video, they read and discuss biographies of Puritans and Quakers from American history, write journal entries and poetry, and...
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Exploring Borderlands

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What motivated Europeans to explore the New World, and what effects did their exploration have on Native American populations? The second installment of a 16-part American Passages series prompts pupils to watch a video and read several...
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Breaking Down the Declaration of Independence

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Are learners heavy sighing at the idea of reading a primary source, written in a language that is difficult to understand and in cursive? Look no further, because the resource breaks down the Declaration of Independence in an...
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How the First State Constitutions Helped Build the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that the United States Constitution was adopted after many state constitutions were already in place? Young scholars examine facts about the influence of states through an informative and interesting resource. Groups then...
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Harriet Tubman and the End of Slavery

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Harriet Tubman saved hundreds from slavery through what was called the Underground Railroad. Teach learners about her amazing accomplishments through the article that uses effective direct instruction. After reading, scholars break into...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates — Springboard to the White House

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates saw two primary political candidates debating seven different times about one of the most important social movements in United States history. Middle and high schoolers read an article that describes the...
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Sam Houston: A Study in Leadership

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners read a short excerpt from a speech by Sam Houston and answer corresponding questions as well as engage in additional activities, including writing a persuasive essay and discussing topics in small groups. The resource helps lay...
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If Men Were Angels: Teaching the Constitution With the Federalist Papers

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Much like the methods of group work, the writers of the Federalist Papers worked together to advocate for their viewpoints against the anti-federalists. The resource enables learners to break into small groups and conduct research before...
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The Story of the Federal Reserve: Middle School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading the charming cartoon about the United States Federal Reserve, pupils often need to complete activities to retain their learning. The resource does a wonderful job of using class discussion and various written exercises to...
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The Story of the Federal Reserve System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Prevent the Federal Reserve System from becoming a dry topic for your middle and high schoolers by using an informative, engaging resource! The cartoon takes your class on a journey with aliens from the planet of Novus to observe the...
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Once Upon a Dime

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The story of "Once Upon a Dime" starts like any other fairy tale, but it quickly becomes a story about the value of money and the economic system commonly used before it. Presented as a cartoon, the resource consists of dialogue between...
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Time Capsule in a Milk Can

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine dumping out a milk can and finding letters from one of the darkest moments in history! Scholars use Holocaust Reading Passages and research to discover how people recorded and hid history during the events of World War II. They...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 2)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's face may only be worth one cent, but the online reading passage and questions about his life are an invaluable resource. Pupils read a passage about Lincoln's experience with the Illinois Legislature, earning his law...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 3)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
How did Abraham Lincoln begin to change the minds of American citizens? Join him in his quest with a reading passage about Lincoln's experiences as a congressman and public denouncement of slavery. The resource contains reading...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 1)

For Students 5th - 7th
Learn more about Honest Abe with an informative passage that details his life chronologically. As learners read sections of the text, they answer multiple choice questions that draw on their ability to recall details from the passage.
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Women's History: Parading Through History

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Want to teach your pupils about debate, effective speech techniques, propaganda, and the women's movement? The first in a sequential series of three, scholars analyze real propaganda images from the the historic women's movement, view a...
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Words by Heart: Question Answer Relationship

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even though readers investigate matters of the heart, this activity promotes the inner workings of learners' brains. The fifth lesson of six has the teacher first model the strategy to the class before having small groups practice. To...
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The Goals of the March on Washington

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Who else had a dream other than Martin Luther King, Jr.? Pupils explore civil rights leaders in a fourth lesson out of a series of five about people who paved the way to freedom for African Americans. The inquiry-based unit has your...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory unit is a golden ticket for teachers looking for nicely written plans. Elementary and middle schoolers draw their impressions of characters, design and market their own candy creations, and use...
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The Twits - The Monkeys Escape

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Houses come in all shapes and sizes, but not all houses are safe from Mr. and Mrs. Twit. The 10th lesson in a unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl turns learners into architects. While designing houses for the monkeys, they...
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The Twits - The Furniture Goes Up

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Work gets done faster when people work as a team. The ninth installment of an 11-lesson unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl combines character education with research skills and creative writing activities. The lesson ends...
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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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A Reading Guide to A Wrinkle in Time

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Accompany a reading of Madeleine L'Engle's classic tale, A Wrinkle in Time, with a detailed guide equipped with 15 informative and useful chapters. Scholars discover who the author is, why she wrote the book, and crucial story elements...
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What rights are guaranteed to young scholars? Do they align with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was approved by the United Nations in 1948? Middle and high schoolers present persuasive arguments about the rights they...
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The Lion King—The Broadway Musical Study Guide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Musicals have been adapted from stage plays, novels, and movies. With The Lion King, Disney transforms its animated film into show-stopping, live-action musical theatre. The guide Disney provides to accompany a study of the award-winning...
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Master of the Airwaves: How FDR Used Radio to Ease the Public’s Fears

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The political and economic climate during the 1930's was uncertain and tumultuous. But Americans' minds and hearts were eased with the reassuring words of their president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and addresses over the radio. High...
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President Theodore Roosevelt: Foreign Policy Statesman or Bully?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Can a negative perception of a president's foreign policy harm his or her historical legacy? A project that winds the clock back to the date of Theodore Roosevelt's death puts young scholars at the editorial desk of a fictional...
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Civil Rights or Human Rights?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young citizens consider the American civil rights movement as part of the global struggle for human rights. After using a timeline activity to learn about the major events in the civil rights movement, class members study Malcolm X's...
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A Time to Break Silence

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage teenagers to get involved in ending violence among young people. A Common Core-aligned resource and curriculum guide, designed to be used with a reading of A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King,...
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The Fellowship of the Ring

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have resource for educators who use J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and/or The Lord of the Rings. Packed with materials for both tales, the packet includes both a reader's guide and an educator's guide, lesson plans, vocabulary...
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Crack the Case: History's Toughest Mysteries

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young sleuths don their trench coats, tip their fedoras, and grab their notepads to investigate one of four famous unsolved mysteries. After examining multiple primary and secondary sources related to their cold case, they propose a...
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Prescription Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The national epidemic of opioid addiction is making its way into high school populations. Educate the students in your class about the ways prescription opioids can both block pain and deliver large amounts of dopamine that make it very...
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Anne Frank: Facing Hatred, Daring to Dream

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
The stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White illustrate the power of children to make a difference. The three lesson in this must-have resource are designed to inspire young people to make a difference in their world....
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A Selection of Stories from The Æsop for Children

For Students K - 8th Standards
Read and incorporate a variety of Aesop's Fables into a fable genre study with an eBook produced by the Library of Congress. The interactive eBook contains 146 fables written by Aesop and includes colorful interactive illustrations by...
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Dream in Color — Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Celebrate diversity with a toolkit designed to inspire young poets to develop their own voices. After examining poems by African American poets, individuals craft their own poetic stories. The packet features poems by Gwendolyn Brooks,...
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It's a Whatchamacallit

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners formulate new applications for simple machines in an original invention that solves a common problem. They brainstorm ideas for a new product using simple machines and communicate a finished project through an oral, written, and...
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A “Counter Revolution” in North Carolina

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Individuals read a passage about segregation, as a homework assignment, before coming to class the next day to learn about the Greensboro sit-ins—a landmark event during the civil rights movement. Packed with guiding questions, group...
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To make the point that there are many forms of language, each with its own purpose, class members select 10 lines from Doescher's play, translate these lines first into contemporary English and then into "SMS/Tweet." 
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 1

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
"Now is the summer of our happiness/Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" Luke Skywalker meets Hamlet in a 10-lesson unit based on Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope. Using Star Wars® as source...
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 2

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM. The force will be strong in the hearts of your young Jedi as they use their lightsabers to strike the accentted syllables in lines from Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New...
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A Christmas Carol Study Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Bah! No need to make amends for an opportunity missed if you take advantage of a resource packet designed to accompany a viewing of the musical version of A Christmas Carol. Stuffed with goodies, with activities, exercises, worksheets,...
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40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's going on in this picture? That's the question posed to viewers of a 40-image slide show of photos that accompanies stories from the New York Times. Without captions or context clues, individuals use their close readings skills and...
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Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
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Out of the Dust: Narrative Essay

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
To conclude their study of Out of the Dust, the 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel, individuals craft a narrative essay based on one of the themes in Karen Hesse's novel.
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The Giver

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be great to live an a community without pain, without danger? Such a society is the goal of the community in The Giver. Using Lois Lowry's dystopian novel as the core text, class members read primary source materials about...
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Lord of the Flies Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
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I Need a Superhero

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Once the class learns about the hero's journey, they'll find it in every story and movie they see! Take characters from their humble beginnings to their atonement and apotheosis with a set of lessons about the hero's journey focusing...
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Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
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Writing a News Article

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Join the newspaper business with a series of lessons and exercises focused on elements of journalism. The packet focuses on distinguishing fact from opinion, writing effective headlines, sequencing events, and editing and proofreading a...
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Character Builder

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Characters in a story are more than a name to remember. Use a character builder worksheet to write out a character's appearance, background, personality, attributes, and story relevance, including whether they are a main or minor...
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If

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Rudyard Kipling's advice to his son in the poem "If" is a resounding message that echoes through generations. After reading the famous poem, middle schoolers work on analyzing specific lines, completing activities based on unfamiliar...
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Voices from Little Rock: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement, class members examine documents associated with the Little Rock Nine, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and chapters from Melba...
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Persuasive Writing - Introductory Paragraph Review

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Master a well-organized thesis statement with a short activity for a persuasive writing unit. Young writers read five different introductory paragraphs about various topics, find the main ideas addressed in each thesis statement, and jot...
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Short Story Planning Guide

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
A short story is only as strong as its characters, development, and conflicts. Encourage the young authors in your class to plan their stories based on the elements of narrative writing, all provided in brainstorming graphic organizers.
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On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...
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Reading Closely Teacher Manual

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Wolves are the subject of a series of images, informational texts, videos, websites, and narratives. The activities prompt learners to use close reading skills, including reading closely for textual details, making evidence-based claims,...
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How Water Pollution Is Cleaned Up

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
As a follow-up from the previous lesson, young environmentalists discuss the benefits of water filtration and whether or not it's the best option. Other alternatives including air stripping, bioremediation, and phytoremediation are...
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When to Use "Me", "Myself" and "I"

For Students 2nd - 7th Standards
Clarify your kids' writing with a video about pronouns, specifically me, myself, and I. As kids watch the short video, they see cute robots demonstrate the proper use of each pronoun, as well as the definitions of reflexive and intensive...
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How Misused Modifiers Can Hurt Your Writing

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Misplaced modifiers are a common grammar error, but can your learners identify when a modifier can interfere with a reader's understanding? Watch a short and entertaining video from Ted Ed that illustrates misplaced modifiers, as well as...
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Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
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Reading Between the Lines

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Learning to read between the lines, to recognize the on-the-surface meaning as well as the implied or inferred meaning of text, is an important skill for all readers. The materials and activities in this 73-page packet are designed to...
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Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library, whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core. Designed for middle and high school language arts classes, the packet is packed with teaching tips, materials,...
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Journalism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you are teaching a newspaper unit in language arts, covering the First Amendment and censorship in social studies, or focusing on writing ethics in journalism, a unit based on the foundations of journalism would be an excellent...
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Identifying Themes in Literature

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
If your language arts learners have a hard time determining the universal theme of a written work, use a straightforward worksheet to help them find it. After reviewing a list of common themes, kids note the title, character, plot, point...
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Japanese Folktales (Asian Odyssey)

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents this interdisciplinary model unit that asks class members to explore how the same themes are presented in the folktales and art of several cultures.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
 The narrative works of Frederick Douglass engage learners in the topic of slavery. They will experience American history in a new way, a Douglass expresses his thoughts in his own words. Pupils then interpret this literary work.   
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The Glorious Whitewasher

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young readers can be exposed to the literary works of Mark Twain as they interact with challenging text and gain experience by reading the complex passages of chapter two "The Glorious Whitewasher" from his famous book, The Adventures of...
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The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
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A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address provides the text for a series of close reading exercises that model for instructors how carefully crafted guiding questions can help readers think critically about what they read, thus developing...
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A Close Look at Close Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Take a close look at this 14-page resource that contains everything you want to know about close reading, from what it is and is not, to suggestions for how to choose a text and craft text-dependent questions that encourage readers to...
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The Hobbit: Biopoem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As part of their reading of The Hobbit, readers create a biopoem for one of Tolkien's characters.
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Lessons for Social Studies Educators

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Point of view, purpose, and tone: three concepts readers of primary and secondary source materials must take into account when examining documents. Class members view a PowerPoint presentation and use the SOAPS strategy to identify an...
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When Pigs Fly: A Lesson Plan on Idioms

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Not to keep you on pins and needles, but don't jump the gun on this idiom resource. Instead, keep from barking up the wrong tree by previewing the entire resource before beginning. The detailed instructions make presenting the activity a...
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I Am the People, the Mob

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
How do revolutions start? Middle schoolers consider Carl Sandburg's answer to this essential question as they read and then discuss his poem, "I Am the People, the Mob."
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Self-Control Meters for Volume, Space and Levels of Formality

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
If your pupils have difficulty producing the appropriate voice volume in various settings or respecting personal space, refer to this "control-o-meter" device. This resource includes materials to create three meters for you to clearly...
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Building Analysis Skills Through Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Useful teaching strategies abound in this inspirational, informative video! Walk step by step through one teacher's two-part lesson in her special education/ELL class as they develop text analysis skills by first beginning with analyzing...
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Steve Jobs’ Stanford University Commencement Speech

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." The advice contained in Steve Jobs' commencement speech provides readers with food for thought. 
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Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
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Court Rejects New York City’s Portion Cap For Sugary Drinks

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Should city government be allowed to limit the size of sugary drinks? Class members read and analyze an article from the Huffington Post examining former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed soda ban in 2014.
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Farewell to Manzanar

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Examine human resilience across two texts with a detailed unit. Over the course of a week, learners will conduct a close reading of excerpts from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar. The resource includes clear procedures for reading and...
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Paradise Lost: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New to using Paradise Lost in your classroom? Here's a packet that provides background information, lists of research projects, and enrichment resources. A great addition to your curriculum file.
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Using Poetry to Explore Change and Belonging

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Change, growth, and a sense of belonging are the focus of a unit that uses poetry to explore these themes and the distinguishing features of poetry as well. 
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Parrot in the Oven: Word Tree - Bonsai or Banyan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
What fun! As part of a vocabulary exercise designed for Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida readers create word trees with the trunk representing the root word and the branches representing prefixes that can be added to the...
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Electricity, Frankenstein, and the Spark of Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Shocking! After viewing a short clip from the 1931 movie, Frankenstein and reviewing electricity references in Mary Shelley's novel, class members examine Luigi Galvani's and Alessandro Volta's observations on electricity and muscle...
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Think-Pair-Share

For Students 2nd - 12th Standards
Ever ask students to share their thoughts with a partner, but then hear them only talking about their weekend plans? Nip that common classroom practice in the bud with this worksheet, in which class members log the content of their...
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Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we test whether lines ascribed to William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else? Science and linguistics join forces in this fantastic TED-Ed video to help us investigate the theory of whether history's greatest writer...
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Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Spice up your traditional approach to teaching poetic structure with a wonderful animated video, which not only covers such terms as foot, meter, verse, but also stresses Shakespeare's unique use of iambic pentameter to convey emotion...
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Hoot Activities

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
If you're looking for engaging, cross-curricular, inquiry-based activities and projects to support your class reading of Carl Hiaasen's Hoot, you've come to the right place!
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Writing a Screenplay

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's time to make a movie! Kids follow 15 steps to take their movie ideas from concept to script, following clear examples. The resource includes creative ways to guide learners into developing a few words and concepts into fully...
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Beowulf

For Teachers 6th - 12th
"Are you ready to rumble?" Whether you use this presentation as a sample for a project assignment or to introduce a study of Beowulf it's a must-have for your curriculum library. 
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Late Middle Ages Dossiers

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Young detectives are given the "clues" to investigate whether King John should be remembered as a poor ruler of England, particularly in comparison in King Richard. They analyze historical informational texts and work in groups to...
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Mini Games

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
You've got a few minutes left at the end of class to practice vocabulary, but what can you do other than call out a word and ask for definitions? Play one of these 12 quick games! Each game is explained in detail and easy to modify for...
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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is reality, knowledge, and the meaning of life? Discover Plato's response to these bold questions in his "Allegory of the Cave" and explore this famous historical thinker's vision of an ideal society as he saw it within the context...
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My Famous Person Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Here is a must-have, comprehensive resource of project guidelines for any teacher looking to assign a famous person report or biography project. It includes a fantastic list of suggested activities that learners can complete for their...
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The President’s Desk

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...
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Identifying Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The multi-lesson, 47-page packet contains everything you need to ensure kids can recognize the clues provided to identify the type of text, the intended audience, and the author's purpose in writing the passage.
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Epic Poetry Unit

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
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EdTech Tuesdays: A Class Set of Chromebooks with Veronica Tadeo

For Teachers K - 12th
Middle school teacher Veronica Tadeo discusses successes she has had using Chromebooks, Kidblog, and other online software and online web pages to differentiate instruction for her English language learners.
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EdTech Tuesdays: Writing Club & Technology with Linda Edwards

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Linda Edwards reveals how she uses technology to support her grade school writing club. Club members use Pages, a production presentation program, to create a newsletter that is sent to parents and iMovie to create video newscasts.
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At the Improv. SIX drama speaking activities for the EFL/ESL Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Improv for EFL/ESL? Indeed! The six improvisation exercises detailed in this resource are intended to provide fluency practice and boost the confidence of all levels of language learners but can be used in drama classes as well.
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EdTech Tuesdays: Make Beliefs Comix

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
An iPad, a free app, or a free website are all kids need to create comic strips that tell stories, recount events, or express feelings. Rich and Jennifer discuss the strengths and weakness of the app, as well as model how to use this...
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Beowulf: Lesson Plan and Supplementary Materials

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A reading of Beowulf: Dragon Slayer, Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of the classic epic poem, launches an exploration of what it means to be a hero, a noble leader, and a great warrior. A great way to introduce middle schoolers to this...
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Applying the SOAPS Method of Analyzing Historical Documents

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young historians use the SOAPS (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject) method of questioning to determine the historical value of primary source documents. The third in a series of five lessons that model for learners how...
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Tanka

For Students 3rd - 7th
The Tanka, another fix from of Japanese poetry, is featured in the final exercise in a 10-part series of poetry writing activities.
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Diamonte (dee-a-MON-tay)

For Students 3rd - 7th
Did you say a diamonte? Ask your young poets to craft and polish this gem of a form poem. The fifth in a series of ten poetry writing exercises.
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Cinquain (sink-ain)

For Students 3rd - 7th
The cinquain, a five line, fixed-form poem that features one subject, is the focus of the third exercise in a series of ten poetry writing resources.
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Alliteration

For Students 3rd - 7th
Calliope calls kids to craft clever creations in this, the second in a series of ten poetry sessions.
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Mystery Story Starters

For Students 3rd - 12th
"It was a dark and stormy night . . " Here's a great way to get kids started on their who-done-its—a whole packet of story starters awaits young mystery writers.
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Narrative Essay Worksheets

For Students 2nd - 10th
Finding a good sample narrative essay can be a challenge. Here's a fine resource that models for young writers how to hook readers' attention and how to use words that show rather than tell. A great addition to your curriculum library.
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Summer Journal Ideas

For Students 2nd - 12th
Twenty prompts, fifteen starters, and ten situations. What more could you ask for from a list of journal ideas?
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25 Graphic Organizers

For Students 3rd - 12th
Here's a must-have for your curriculum library. A packet of every kind of graphic organizer. There's even an index!
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EdTech Tuesdays: Integrating Technology in the Classroom with Erin Klein

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Possibilities abound with technology in the classroom! Discover how one educator fostered an incredible learning experience for her students using a digital platform called Storybird for a collaborative writing project. 
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EdTech Tuesdays: Student-Driven Apps & Social Media with Brad Wilson

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
You've heard of apps for students, but have you heard of an app made by students? Listen as 4th grade teacher and EdTech consultant Brad Wilson discusses a student-driven app of writing prompts called Things to Think About, as well as...
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501 Writing Prompts

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
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Graphic Organizers for Reading Strategies

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Help your pupils grow the reading strategies they need to succeed by supporting them with various graphic organizers. This packet includes a wealth of attractively formatted graphic organizers for predicting, keeping track of plot,...
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Academic Vocabulary Building Activities

For Teachers K - 9th Standards
Suggestions for using Roberto Marzano's six-step approach to academic vocabulary instruction are detailed in a packet that includes graphic organizers, worksheets, and activities.
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Analyzing Character Traits

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Character analysis becomes easy with a 24-page packet packed with mini-lessons, graphic organizers, and activities. A must-have for your curriculum library.
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Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the intriguing history behind the Supreme Court case that established the "separate but equal" doctrine, and compare the arguments with those made by the justices in Brown v. Board of Education.