Dogs vs. Cats: Pet Ownership Essay
Learners analyze patterns of organization used in writing to determine how and when comparisons and contrasts can be effectively utilized to identify similarities and differences or pros and cons.
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"Guys vs. Men" by Dave Barry
Bring essay reading into your classroom with Dave Barry. If you're having trouble engaging your males in particular, this essay, entitled "Guys vs. Men" might prove interesting! After they read the short passages provided, they complete...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Civil War Animal Mascots
A pet can offer comfort, friendship, and loyalty in the most stressful of situations. Here is a lesson plan that explores the important role animals played during the Civil War. Class members read informative texts, complete a KWL chart,...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Thematic Motifs in The House on Mango Street
Explore identity and community through an expository essay based on The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. This two-week unit on writing an essay provides a brief description of each day and all of the worksheets and materials you...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Main Ideas and Supporting Details in Writing
In several practices, individuals read paragraphs, pick out the main idea, and identify the supporting details by writing them on the lines. Learners also practice creating main idea sentences using given topic words. In the last two...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lord of the Flies Unit
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,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Santa Cruz Island - Writing for Information
After re-viewing a documentary segment on the restoration of Santa Cruz Island,, individuals craft an essay in which they compare the views of the various stake holders featured in the video and identify the point of view they find the...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Forming an Opinion with Organizational Elements - Cats, Yesterday and Today
In this age of information overload, it is often difficult for young people to know what they think about a topic. The graphic organizer, video, and activities included with this resource show middle schoolers how to use proven facts to...
6th - 8th Science