The Work of Mathew Brady: Summarize
In this reading comprehension worksheet, middle schoolers practice summarizing information as they read a 2 page piece about Mathew Brady and then complete a graphic organizer.
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Proofreading, Revising, & Editing Skills Success
Some self-paced writing resources are just better than others. This one is great. The 205-page packet includes exercises on every aspect of the writing process, from crafting sentences and paragraphs, to proofreading, revising, and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
A unit on persuasive writing guides elementary learners through the writing process. The first part examines the elements of persuasive writing, including expressing an opinion, connecting ideas, using supporting facts, and writing...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Trains, Telegraphs, and Steamships: War’s New Weapons
Students examine the technological weapons of the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson, students research the use of trains, telegraphs, and steamships in the war. Students write newspaper articles pertaining to the new weaponry.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Showdown on the Frontier
Especially critical following a series of shootings in schools, theaters, and religious buildings, it's safe to say that we need to evaluate the current laws on gun control. Eighth graders read a New York Times article in order to better...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Soldier's View of the American Civil War
Study and research the American Civil War in this explanatory writing lesson. Middle schoolers complete six activities to learn about the American Civil War and soldiers' views of the war. The lesson includes several options to complete...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
The Red Badge of Courage: A New Kind of Realism
Sudents compare specific excerpts from The Red Badge of Courage to first-hand accounts of Civil War battles, in text and images and list elements of Crane's style in The Red Badge of Courage that contribute to its realism.
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts