Common Core Aligned Resources for RL.8.2
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
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A Reading Guide to A Wrinkle in Time
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
A Selection of Stories from The Æsop for Children
K - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
A Common Core Approach to Teaching Of Mice and Men
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Whether or not your school/state has adopted the Common Core standards, you will want to add this resource to your Of Mice and Men curriculum materials. The chapter-by-chapter activities ask readers to provide evidence from the novella...
Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
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,...
Identifying Themes in Literature
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself
7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
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.
To Kill A Mockingbird: Film Language and Elements Of Style
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
The frame, the shot, the sequence. As part of a unit study of Robert Mulligan's film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members learn to read the visual text of the film, examining the composition of frames and shorts, camera...
To Kill a Mockingbird: Historical and Cultural Context
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
As part of their study of the film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, class members analyze how Robert Mulligan uses the film lens to depict the historical period and social issues presented in Harper Lee's novel. A superior resource...
Graphic Organizers for Reading Strategies
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
4th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer...
Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's "Farewell to Manzanar"
7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
Formative Assessments: Dickens' A Christmas Carol
8th CCSS: Adaptable
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol provides the text for a formative assessment exercise designed for middle schoolers. Patterned on the AP exam, the packet includes a treasure trove of materials including answer keys, rationales,...
Advertising in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Persuasive Texts
7th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Beginning a persuasive writing unit with your middle schoolers? Approach it through something that persuades us all: advertising! Through studying video and print advertisement, your class will practice Common Core skills for reading...
Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your...
Understanding Shakespeare: "When Icicles Hang By the Wall"
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
“When icicles hang on the wall” speech from Love’ Labor Lost provides class members with an opportunity to analyze figurative language. Groups identify the sensory appeals in the speech, both positive and negative, and then infer the...