Common Core Aligned Resources for W.7.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
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Telling Our Stories of Giving - Writing to Persuade
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
After identifying the parts of a persuasive piece of writing, young writers explore different prewriting activities for the persuasive essay. They have the option to write a news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay to...
Privacy and Digital Footprints: Top Secret
7th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Learners research child safety by participating in an on-line tutorial activity. In this digital privacy lesson, students read a role-playing scenario regarding two learners who make bad decisions about their on-line safety. Students...
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Next, they research active...
Lesson Plan 2: So What's a Novel, Anyway?
5th - 9th CCSS: Designed
What makes a novel a novel? Class members select a favorite novel, record their impressions on a worksheet, and then come together in groups to discuss the elements common to narrative writing. Next, they identify the characters, the...
Anti-Bullying & Conflict-Resolution Lesson
6th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Invite your class to consider how to respond to a conflict. Designed to be used alongside Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado, a lesson plan focuses on a set of terms: conflict, escalate, deescalate, conflict resolution, denial, and...
Putting It All Together: From Awareness of Mood to Analysis of Tone
6th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Stephen Vincent Benet’s, “By the Waters of Babylon,” offers learners a chance to examine the difference between mood and tone. After a close reading of an excerpt from the short story, the class lists the diction and imagery that builds...
Finalizing Films and Writing a Reflection
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Wrap up a documentary creation project with the final lesson in this series. Class members reflect on their learning and compose responses to four questions relating to what they learned, whey they would do differently, and how the group...
The Sign of the Beaver Student Response Journal
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
Discuss the themes and events of Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver with a collection of journal topics. Each chapter contains two or three questions for kids to consider and write about, for a total of 24 questions.
Introducing the 6 Traits to Students
K - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 7 ELA/Literacy)
7th CCSS: Designed
Give your class a taste of the Common Core with a practice test that includes both literary and informational reading passages. Pupils respond to related multiple choice questions and longer written response questions. See the materials...