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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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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 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 8 ELA: Module 3b, Unit 2: Case Study: The Media as Storytellers in Carlotta’s Journey

For Teachers 8th Standards
The 20 lessons in the second unit of Module 3b make up a collection that provides eighth-graders with background knowledge of the Little Rock Nine by using the case study, A Mighty Long Way, and the photo essay, Little Rock Girl...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 1, Unit 2: Myths: Not Just Long Ago

For Teachers 6th Standards
The 20 lessons in Unit 2, Module 1 collection, continue the study of mythology using The Lightning Thief as the anchor text. Six graders also read multiple myths, as well as informational text about the elements and themes found in...
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Writing: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core standards, your juniors and seniors will find much to like in this collection of argumentative, informative, and narrative writing resources designed specifically for the Common...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4b, Unit 3: Performance Task: Water Management Position Paper

For Teachers 7th Standards
Module 4B of Unit 3 concludes the study of water sustainability and water management begun in Unit 1. Using research developed in the previous modules of Unit 3, seventh graders draft, revise, edit, and publish a position paper on water...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3a, Unit 3: Becoming Visible Again: Finding Freedom and Recovering Life

For Teachers 8th Standards
In this eight-lesson collection, eighth-graders finish reading Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption and write a narrative about Mine Okubo's life after internment. After assessing the...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA module 4, Unit 3: Writing a Position Paper

For Teachers 8th Standards
Six resources make up an English language arts module that focuses on writing a position paper on food chains. Scholars compose an essay that states a claim, provides evidence, shares their reasoning, then offers a counterclaim and a...
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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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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA: Module 2, Unit 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
Two texts anchor a 14-lesson unit that explores what it means to be a woman in America. In her "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" Stanton argues for women's right to vote. Audre Lorde offers a different point of view in her poem, "...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 2: Case Studies: “What Fools These Mortals Be”

For Teachers 8th Standards
In Module 2B, Unit 2 collection, eighth-graders finish reading  A Midsummer Night's Dream. They collect evidence of characters trying to control one another and examine how Shakespeare drew on the myth of "Pyramus and Thisbe" in his...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2: Case Study: Why Do People Flee Home?

For Teachers 8th Standards
The 20 lessons in Module 1, Unit 2 continue the study of Thanhha Lai's Inside Out & Back Again. Scholars build their skills as they analyze informational texts that look at the experiences of other refugees and the challenges they...
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W.11-12.2 Expository Writing: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The common core standard W.11-12.2 is the focus of a collection that includes lesson plans, unit plans, worksheets, and webpages designed to help your writers craft informative/explanatory essays that clearly and accurately express their...
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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 6 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 2: Analyzing Structure and Communicating Theme in Literature

For Teachers 6th Standards
Accompany your classroom's reading of Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis with a 17-lesson unit designed to spark critical thinking, dialogue, and stretch writing muscles. The EngageNY collection goes beyond pupils' reading...
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EngageNY Grade 12 ELA: Module 1, Unit 3

For Teachers 12th Standards
This seven-lesson unit, the third in a three-unit narrative writing module, uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" as models writers may use as they craft their narrative...
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Writing: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Resources designed to address argumentative, information, and narrative writing Common Core standards can be found in this collection. Materials that address writing production, distribution, and research are also included. Take a look...
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Kindergarten Writing Rubrics

For Teachers K Standards
Here is a set of three kindergarten writing rubrics designed to meet the Common Core writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing pieces. They each include four levels of performance—beginning, developing,...
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W.9-10.2 Expository Writing: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Expository writing aims to explain, describe, define, instruct and/or inform. Here are some resources that will inspire your writers, encourage them to think critically, and help them formulate their own ideas. Take a look at the...
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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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W.8.1 - Persuasive Writing: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Trying to address grade eight's English language arts Common Core writing standard W.8.1—argumentative writing? Browse this collection for lesson plans that will have students writing persuasive essays on a variety of topics, as well as...
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Social Media Toolbox

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The internet as well as the popularity of and availability of personal electronic devices equipped with social media has changed journalism forever. Here's a collection of resources that provide student journalists the tools they need to...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3b, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Segregation in the United States

For Teachers 8th Standards
In Module 3b, eighth-graders study the American Civil Rights Movement and the story of the Little Rock Nine. The central texts of the module,  A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls LaNier and Shelley Tougas' photo essay Little Rock Girl...