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Reading Informational Text: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Readers of informational text must be able to determine the central idea of a text and and analyze how writers develop these ideas. The resources in this collection are designed to help readers develop these skills. Take a look at the...
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Is That a Fact?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Investigate popular scientific claims and gather evidence to defend or argue against an author's stance. Writers synthesize information and compose their own "Really?" columns modeled after those found in the weekly "Science Times"...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: Energy Crossroads

For Teachers 6th Standards
How did Benjamin Franklin feel when he discovered electricity? He was shocked! Writers put their their argumentative writing skills to the test in the fourth and final unit containing five scaffolded parts that first explore an energy...
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Teaching Students How to Write AP Statistics Exam Responses

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
But this is math—we don't need to know how to write! The article makes a point that class members in AP® Statistics should be comfortable writing as the exams require it. Individuals quickly realize that quality writing is crucial to a...
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Fact and Opinion - Worksheet: 3

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
How can you prove a fact? With supporting evidence, of course. Learners read 25 statements and determine if it is fact or opinion. Then, if the statement is a fact, youngsters write a sentence explaining how they can prove it.
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Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: On-Demand Informational Writing

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Lesson 7 focuses on building academic vocabulary and writing an explanatory letter with supported textual evidence. For the first five minutes of the lesson, the educator reminds the class of how to read and refer to the accordion...
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Expository Writing (Informational Brochure)

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Design an informational brochure to urge people to move to a specific community. The purpose of this activity is to expose pupils to expository writing. After creating the brochure, they write a three-paragraph persuasive or...
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Using Evidence and Supporting Details in Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In expository writing, it is important to back up claims with evidence and details. Help your class to develop their writing with notes on different types of evidence. Once they have the basics down, practice with a sample thesis and...
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Determining Fact, Opinion, and Bias

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Writing is never biased, right? Let your learners be the judge of that by teaching them how to identify fact, opinion, and bias in writing. Pupils mark up several example paragraphs and articles and consider the reliability of all texts.
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Revising Your Draft

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Revising, as opposed to editing, is the focus of a presentation that details this essential part of the writing process. The author of this PowerPoint suggests outlining the draft to determine if all the necessary elements are included...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Search Warrant"

For Teachers 10th Standards
Is personal safety worth sacrificing privacy? Young citizens investigate the issue by examining the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution and documents published by the Department of Justice, President George Bush, ACLU, Apple, and...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “What is the virtue of a proportional response?”

For Teachers 9th Standards
High schoolers investigate the dilemma of a proportional response with a lesson about the history of terrorism and militant extremists in the United States. As they examine memos from the FBI and speeches from Presidents Bush and Obama,...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

For Teachers 12th Standards
Do we have a civic duty to help people who are less fortunate? A thought-provoking resource challenges learners to think about topics such as relative and abject poverty, social responsibility, and charity versus philanthropy. After...
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Fact or Opinion?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A warm-up tasks learners to write a brief explanation about the difference between fact and opinion. When ready, scholars listen to statements then quickly identify it as fact or opinion using labeled cards. Independently or in pairs,...
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Persuasive Essay: Evaluating Reasons to Support a Conclusion

For Students 6th - 7th
Enhance middle schoolers persuasive writing skills by reading the sentences and determining whether the statements are facts or opinions. Then, with the second exercise, have learners provide facts to support the ideas presented about...
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Writing: Supporting a Position

For Students 6th - 8th
Use this writing skills worksheet to work on persuasive writing techniques. Middle schoolers read a short persuasive selection about Star Wars, and then they identify the evidence the author uses to support his or her position. Young...
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Writing Arguments in Response to Nonfiction

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Emotional appeal or argument? That is the question. An informative lesson helps your class recognize the difference between a logical argument and an emotional appeal and learn how to craft an argumentative response. Writers develop a...
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Fact or Fiction - What is Expository Writing?

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Use formatting to organize an explanatory essay after comparing and contrasting expository and narrative genres. Young writers explore expository writing by employing prewriting techniques and graphic organizers to plan an essay. This is...
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Paragraph Writing About Waiting for the Biblioburro

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Ask your learners to synthesize what they know about Waiting for the Biblioburro by writing a well-organized paragraph. Young writers focus on using transition words and including specific details in their paragraphs. The plan allows for...
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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learning how to write a persuasive letter is a challenging, but fun writing style to learn.  You can use this PowerPoint to introduce your class to persuasive writing. It provides a checklist, language features, and an example to read....
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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Prior to assigning your class their own persuasive writing task, present this PowerPoint and complete the task as a whole class. It outlines characteristics of persuasive writing, as well as includes a great learning activity. Your class...
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Persuasive Writing: Smoking Bans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Clear the air with this persuasive writing activity, in which middle schoolers investigate smoking bans. Helpful as a cross-curricular health lesson, the assignment prompts young learners to brainstorm reasons why people smoke and...
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Answer the BIG Question with Cited Examples and Evidence

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Close up your unit of study with an examination of one of the guiding or essential questions as it relates to what your class has studied and other research. Class members first write down the question. Then they note down information...
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Writing Process: Writing Expository Pieces

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Budding authors explore the writing of expository pieces. They discover the main components of the writing process and apply those components by creating a plan for a short paper. This plan suggests insects or bugs as the main focus,...
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To Persuade

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Most young readers are aware that authors write to entertain or inform the audience, but it's also important for them to understand the art of persuasive writing. In the third instructional activity of this series, the teacher reads two...
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Fact vs. Opinion

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Many informational texts are written as factual, but can your learners determine when an opinion is presented as fact? Have your kids read several articles on the same topic and record the statements that contain either facts or...
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Position Paper Rubric

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What are your expectations for a final argument essay? Let students know what you're looking for with a position paper rubric that includes criteria for references, mechanics, policy development, and more.
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I Can Classify Facts and Opinions

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Telling fact from opinion can be tricky. Direct your class to practice their reading and comprehension skills by taking notes on the facts and opinions in a text. Pupils fill out a two-column chart and write down how they know a...
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Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 8th
Expository texts are examined for fact and opinion statements. Analyze a chart of fact and opinion statements with your students, who then complete the examples by writing facts and opinions that are missing.
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Cuplae poena par esto: Let the punishment fit the crime."

For Teachers 11th Standards
Should a criminal's punishment match the crime? An argumentative writing plan explores this question as class members investigate a variety of mixed-medium sources by experts in the field, form evidence-based claims, and support them...
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Why Write Informational Texts?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Nonfiction writers may not be following a character through a plot sequence, but they still have a purpose in writing their articles. Help elementary readers discern why an author wold have written a number of texts with a lesson about...
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 14

For Teachers 12th Standards
As a mid-unit assessment, individuals craft an in-class, formal essay response to a prompt that asks them to use textual evidence to identify Haley's purpose; as well as analyze how the structure, style, and content contribute to the...
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Practice Makes Perfect: Citing Textual Evidence

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Strategies, lesson plans, and ideas to help pupils locate and cite textual evidence.
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Writing and Presenting a Persuasive Paper

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders consider issues in their school or community and take a position. For this persuasive writing lesson, 9th graders view and discuss letters to the editor and editorials from local newspapers. Students gather research and...
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Fighting Fake News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fake news. Alternative facts. Internet trolls. In an age of Newspeak, it's increasingly important to equip 21st century learners with the skills needed to determine the legitimacy of claims put forth on social media, in print, and in...
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Journalism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you are teaching a newspaper unit in language arts, covering the First Amendment and censorship in social studies, or focusing on writing ethics in journalism, a unit based on the foundations of journalism would be an excellent...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “E pluribus Unum”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Out of many, one. Guide eighth graders through a historical exploration of American immigration policy with a research unit. Individuals craft their arguments to develop a position before organizing and presenting their evidence-based...
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Essay Writing Tips for APUSH

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Did you know that most DBQ essay responses are longer than the standard essay? Give your AP US history students the tips and tools they'll need to succeed when writing their essays for the AP exam. This handout includes valuable dos and...
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Persuasive Writing with Different Types of Support

For Teachers 7th
Discover what makes a strong argument in this persuasive speaking lesson. Middle schoolers discuss the importance of facts when making an argument. They complete worksheets based on persuasive articles.
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Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #6

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do scholars learn to differentiate between good evidence and not-so-good evidence? The sixth installment from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set is a great place to start. Pupils discover how to find reliable...
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Persuasive Writing: Fact or Opinion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What is the difference between a fact and an opinion? Middle schoolers categorize statements as either facts or opinions before writing a persuasive essay to support a thesis statement they create. This is a great introduction to...
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Fact V. Opinion

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use statements out of newpapers to distinguish between facts and opinions. They discuss these differences as well.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 7

For Teachers 9th Standards
Listen to the low stifled sound that arises from the souls of your ninth graders when overcharged with awe. Inspire them with a captivating lesson about "The Tell-Tale Heart." Learners analyze how Poe uses the story structure to develop...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 12

For Teachers 9th Standards
Ninth graders demonstrate their understanding of a central idea in Oedipus the King with a mid-unit writing assessment. Writers formulate a claim about the connection between prophecy and Oedipus's actions, and using evidence gathered...
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Lesson 1: What Are Barriers?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars discuss the concept of a barrier with a short passage on Jackie Robinson. The writing process begins with a paragraph and several other sentences about Robinson's unique traits that made breaking a barrier possible.  
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 6

For Teachers 12th Standards
The final lesson in this narrative writing unit asks class members to craft a multi-paragraph essay in which they reflect on the structural elements Leslie Marmon Silko employs in her "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit."
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It's Your Opinion

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Everyone has a different opinion about the characters they read about in books. Have your class explore forming an opinion and finding evidence to support it as they read and discuss what they think about a particular character. They...
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Determining Author's Point of View: The Sneeches

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Determine the author's point of view in a text. Young readers read Dr. Seuss' The Sneeches and identify the author's purpose in the story. They identify persuasive techniques in writing, asking and answering questions to better...
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How to Write A+ Essays!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This lesson, which promises to improve the essays of your middle schoolers, contains a list of characteristics an essay should include. It breaks it down into the introduction, thesis statement, body, etc. There's also a list of things...
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Fact V. Opinion

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils distinguish between fact and opinion when reading material. They use statements of objects to determine if they are facts or opinions.
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Distinguishing Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students pick up clues in the wordage of a sentence to determine if it is factual and give reasons for their feelings. They explain difference between statements of hard fact as found on the front page of a newspaper from that of an...
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Sample Essay-Writing Prompts

For Students 6th - 9th
In this writing prompt worksheet, learners write about 1 or more of the 2 writing prompts listed. Each writing prompt listed requires them to write a persuasive piece.
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Persuasive Writing Lesson Plan: Dress Codes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the pros and cons of the implementation of public policy matters and the specific issue of dress codes. They develop a list of pros and cons of a school dress code, examine and discuss a local editorial newspaper page,...
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Writing the Persuasive Essay

For Students 6th - 12th
An excellent, in-depth resource would be an asset to your unit on writing an argument essay. It provides an explanation to each part of the essay as well as examples of transition words to strengthen your kids' writing. Additionally, the...
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Women's Suffrage for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners study the decisions and solutions involved in winning the right to vote. After reading background information on the fight for women's suffrage, including one woman's story, and its eventual success in the United States and...
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Main Ideas

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Once you find the main idea of a paragraph, it's easy to see how the rest of the details are supporting evidence. Take your readers through an explanatory video that demonstrates the points and supports of several reading examples.
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"I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Writing

For Teachers 6th Standards
It is impossible to know whether one has reached a goal without first knowing the goal. Help your sixth graders reach all the Common Core writing standards by giving them a checklist written in language they will understand. As you teach...
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Checklist for Persuasive Writing

For Students 3rd - 4th
Provide third and fourth graders with a persuasive writing example and this checklist. Have learners read through the persuasive writing example to find the characteristics included in the checklist. Is the passage a good example?...
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Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
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Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
An effective argument must be backed up with supporting details and facts. Sixth graders use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to formulate a personal opinion of the wolf's portrayal of the events. They compose a persuasive letter...
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A Colony is Born : Lesson 5 - Dear Mem

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Discover colonies! Young historians will listen to a primary source journal entry read aloud with a backdrop of wave sounds. They discuss the entry, add historical facts to a chart and personal insights to another. Then they listen to...
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Two Truths and a Lie: Internet Research Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's tough for high schoolers to assess what is a credible resource and what is not. A helpful resource prompts class members to research a particular topic and record two facts—and create one lie—while documenting the sources. They then...
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An Archeologist's Work

For Students 5th - 8th
In this content area writing model learning exercise, students read a brief article regarding archaeologists and then respond to 3 short answer questions. Students then use the provided graphic organizer to plan their own content-area...
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Don't Let the Earth Down

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Writing a persuasive argument starts with a clear thesis. Using this resource, your class will write a persuasive paper on a conservation issue. They will then transform their argument into a 30-second public service announcement. If...
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Thesis Statements

For Teachers 7th - 12th
At 32 slides, one would think this presentation on thesis statements is a bit too long, but it is the most important component of a well-written essay! Help your developing writers craft concise, interesting theses with this PowerPoint....
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In My Opinion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young writers craft letters to the government stating their opinion on different topics. They pick an environmental or ocean issue, research it, and craft their formal persuasive letter. Ensure your learners include supporting facts and...
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Evidence - Do the Facts Hold Up?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sometimes it's hard to escape bad information! Pupils learn the E.S.C.A.P.E. method for evaluating news sources and complete a worksheet to assess a news article using their new skills.
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Beginner 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Having a strong searching skill set can make a research project much easier and much for successful for pupils. Tackle finding evidence with the ideas included here. The ultimate goal is for class members to learn the stepping stones...
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Civil War Medicine: Fact or Fiction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young historians compare the presentation of medical care during the Civil War in passages from fictional and nonfictional texts. They examine passages from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen, and...
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Unknown Angle Proofs—Writing Proofs

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What do Sherlock Holmes and geometry have in common? Why, it is a matter of deductive reasoning as the class learns how to justify each step of a problem. Pupils then present a known fact to ensure that their decision is correct.
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What Makes Our Community Special?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Explore websites, complete research, and use technological tools to create a final multimedia presentation on what makes a community special. Learners of all ages work with a partner to research an interesting aspect of their community,...
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Life in Focus

For Teachers 11th
U.S. presidents (and other elected officials) provide the subject matter for journals, persuasive pieces and a pictorial shield. Researchers create a “life” focused statement for a presidential candidate and write journal entries about...
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This is my Story: Task 3 Day 1-2

For Teachers 6th Standards
As part of a larger unit, this portion focuses on drafting and organizing information after analyzing three different literary mediums that convey a similar topic. They complete a carousel activity where they move from station to...
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Scavenger Hunt: Identifying Unreliable Sources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between a good source and an unreliable source? Young researchers prove accurate facts by finding sources that both support and deny their truth. 
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
As part of a mid-unit assessment, class members exchange their draft of a multi-paragraph essay with a classmate, review their partner's writing using the provided text analysis rubric, and evaluate the strength of evidence, the...
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Persuasive Speech Graphic Organizer

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Support your learners during the speech-writing process with a five-page graphic organizer. Pupils have plenty of space to write in their evidence and arguments on this resource. The organizer provides some prompts for each section to...
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Grade 12 ELA Module 3

For Teachers 12th Standards
Gun, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond is one of the seminal works of historical nonfiction from the late 20th century. Use the author's claims and supporting evidence to guide your high school seniors through their own research project,...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 20

For Teachers 9th Standards
Oedipus' lack of literal and figurative vision does not mean he cannot see his own guilt in the terrible fates of Laius, Jocasta, and all the lives touched by prophecy. Conclude a literary analysis unit on Sophocles' Oedipus the King...
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Qualifiers

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A lot of writers really struggle very much with adding a lot of qualifiers and intensifiers in their writing. Part of a larger series to improve writing skills, a handout on the topic provides tips to help reduce a reliance on these...
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Writer's Gallery and End of Unit 3 Assessment: On-Demand New Historical Fiction Narrative

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth grade writers applaud their historical narrative writing pieces through a Writer's Gallery. First, they read an assigned classmate's work, and leave a positive comment on a sticky note. Once learners have read a couple of people's...
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Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Drafting a Historical Fiction Narrative Based on Expert Trades

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young historians use their planning graphic organizer to prepare a personal narrative draft on expert trades. Since the instructional activity is considered the mid-unit assessment, learners respond to a writing prompt related to the...
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Lesson 2: Values and Barriers

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars investigate and discuss the importance of values and how they can be used to break barriers. Small groups work collaboratively to examine the text and draw inferences to answer questions. A writing assignment challenges pupils...
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We the Jury

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners take on the roles of jurors in a civil case to evaluate evidence and determine a verdict in this engaging online interactive experience.
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “Doping can be that last 2 percent.”

For Teachers 7th Standards
Even the most thrilling sports career can end in an asterisk if the player uses performance-enhancing drugs. Focused on the topic of doping in sports, a seventh grade unit breaks down the arguments for and against steroids in five...
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Analysis Frame: Persuasion

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Examine a persuasive piece with a series of categorized analysis questions. You can start out with the basic questions provided at the top of the page, and move on to the more complex questions listed below. The questions cover content,...
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How to Summarize a Non-Fiction Passage

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
After reading a text, one way to find out how much your class comprehended is to ask your pupils to summarize. This worksheet helps class members prepare for writing a summary of a nonfiction text. They note down the topic, up to eight...
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Comparative Essay: Tips for Timed Writing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This site provides a guideline for writing a comparative essay for the AP World History Test. It also provides practice exercises and samples.
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Analyzing a Newspaper: Editorials and News for ESOL Learners

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate a newspaper.  In this newspaper and editorial comprehension lesson, students read and discuss a current news article and an editorial on the same topic.  Students differentiate between fact and opinion, and locate...
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Essay Elements Review

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders write a response to "What is an essay?" They share their answers with the class. The teacher goes through the general process of writing an essay. They review essay writing terms and techniques. Students read a source...
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Breaking News English: London Bombing

For Students 5th - 10th
For this London Bombing worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write,...
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How Big Is The Sun?

For Students 9th - 12th
The sun and the moon have very different sizes but appear roughly the same size in the sky. An interesting video lesson discusses the reason behind this fact through by analyzing scale. The video instructor expands the lesson by...
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Reformers versus Residents in Five Points: A Role Play

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Social Studies and role-playing can go hand in hand. Learners use supporting evidence found in primary and secondary source material to develop a character from the Five Points neighborhood in the 1850s. Each student takes on the role of...
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Illustrating Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students improve writing with illustrating. In this improving writing lesson, students illustrate their story or poem to help with creativity. Students get into groups and make lists of words to use for fact and fiction stories, fact or...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
Plagiarism is the theft of intellectual property. To avoid this crime, class members learn how to create a works cited page and how to craft in-text citations. After examining a high performance model paragraph and an example of a...
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Murders in the Rue Morgue

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders view half of the video, Murders in the rue Morgue, and predict who is the killer. They evaluate the differences between fact, opinion and assumoption, and they apply inductive reasoning skills to solve other mystery tales.
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Analyzing Non-fiction in a Daily News Format

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Pupils use a copy of the newspaper to explore the differences between fact and opinion. Headlines, Editorials, the Daily Living, Sports, and the Classified sections of the paper are summarized and skimmed for factual life experiences.
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Ace Inquirer

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils use game simulation software to increase their reading comprehension. They work in teams to determine whether statements are fact or opinion. They complete a Fact/Opinion Scavenger Hunt. They simulate that they are part of the...
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Developing Literacy Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students utilize pre-, during-, and post-reading activities for readings in a basal text. In this critical thinking and inferencing lesson, students answer comprehension questions, write a letter summarizing the story, and identify the...
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Of Mice and Men: Persuasive Paper

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students write a four paragraph persuasive paper on Of Mice and Men. In this Of Mice and Men lesson, students take a position on whether or not George should have killed Lennie. Students are given a paragraph-by-paragraph guide to assist...
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Writing History Essays

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Stop the regurgitation of history facts that your writers submit to you as a report by presenting this PowerPoint that reveals how history essays should be done. The presentation covers topics from pre-writing to endnotes, and includes...
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Early English Exploration and Settlement of the Colony of Virginia

For Teachers 5th - 6th
With resource links, a detailed procedure, embedded primary source documents, and a Readers Theater script, you're ready to teach! Re-enact historical events in order to boost historical perspective, discern main ideas, and draw...
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Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some states your pupils can pre-register to vote? Teach the advantages to pre-registering and engage the classroom in an intriguing discussion about youth voting trends. Class members participates in a live polling...
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Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning about Fake News

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The framers of the United States Constitution felt a free press was so essential to a democracy that they granted the press the protection it needed to hold the powerful to account in the First Amendment. Today, digital natives need to...
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Religious Studies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between religion and religious studies? Readers find out after reading an online handout. It outlines common assignments in religious studies classes, such as critically evaluating religious texts and writing...
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Argument

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What elements make up a successful argument? A helpful resource describes aspects of an argument such as the claim, evidence, counterargument, and audience. Perfect as an individual assignment for a flipped lesson or collaborative work,...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 15

For Teachers 9th Standards
The terrible truth begins to come out in a lesson that focuses on the final act of Sophocles' Oedipus the King. As ninth graders collect evidence that details the origin of Oedipus, and how his birth relates to the prophecy everyone...
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Author’s Purpose: Inform

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Why does an author write an informative article? Learners examine passages of a short reading on Spain and determine what the author wanted to inform the reader about.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 4

For Students 9th Standards
Cohesion within and between paragraphs is the focus of the fourth lesson in a unit on crafting a research paper. Class members examine models that lack cohesion and ones that are cohesive and logically developed before using what they...
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Every Man a King

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Examine Huey P. Long's speech about the wage gap present during the Great Depression. Learners read the entire speech and then respond to a series of text-based and discussion-style questions that require textual evidence and...
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Endosymbiosis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If life on Earth began as a prokaryote, how did eukaryotic cells arise? Learners explore the history of endosymbiosis from Dr. Lynn Margulis' first writings, which were not widely received to the evidence of mitochondrial DNA. They then...
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A River, Dead or Alive: Native Americans and European Colonists' Treatment of a River

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students write an expository paragraph about the uses of the Nashua River for the Native Americans and the European Colonists. In this river uses lesson plan, students determine the causes and effects of both parties using the river.
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Then and Now: Art or Fact

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students complete worksheets about Parliamentary procedure and institutions. They research artifacts, and write a class play based on one artifact.
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Many Passages: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Brookes

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Examine three perspectives of the slave trade - captain, sailor, and captive - through this collaborative analysis activity. Small groups study one perspective with a primary source to analyze. They discern what is a historical fact and...
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Anne Frank, "Secret Annex"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scholars apply their current knowledge about Anne Frank and ideas they learn from listening to a teacher read aloud of the Secret Annex. They discuss their ideas in a whole class setting before writing an expository essay that describes...
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This is My Story Part II: Task 3 Day 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
This is a single part of a larger unit, and while the entire unit is probably great, this single component is lacking a context. Learners are apparently engaging in the editing or revision of expository texts they have individually...
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The Art of Persuasion-Analysis of Argument

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Analyze advertising techniques in order to pinpoint persuasive strategies that writers use. These same techniques are then examined in persuasive speeches. You will have to find your own advertisements, but speeches are included. Finish...
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Although/ Even Though/ Despite/ In Spite Of/ Despite the Fact

For Students 6th - 7th
For this word use worksheet, students learn the correct use of: although, even though, despite/ in spite of, despite the fact. Students read all of the rules before rewriting 3 sentences in 5 different ways.
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CCSS Unpacked Learning Targets for Reading and Writing History/Social Studies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How do all the lessons and activities you have planned for your class align to Common Core State Standards? This can feel like a very daunting question. Help ease the process by referencing a template that not only lists and organizes...
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Virus Story Book Project

For Teachers 7th - 12th
It is through stories that a human connects to a concept. In a fun and creative assignment, learners explore the details of a virus by writing a fact-based fictional story about a certain virus. The story is not only used to help the...
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Beware of the Dog - Crossing Borders

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Roald Dahl’s classic World War II short story, “Beware of the Dog” is the focus of a close reading exercise that asks learners to respond to text-dependent questions with evidence drawn from the story. Participants record responses on...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 12: Story Event

For Teachers 6th Standards
Focus on plot and the impact-specific events in The Cay. Class members use their double-entry journals, created in a previous lesson in this series, to record their thinking about the guiding question as they read chapters 15 through 17....
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Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here is resource that offers a great, organized approach to your unit on Mesopotamia and early civilizations! As learners study the topics in the unit, such as the Fertile Crescent, ancient Sumeria, the Assyrian and Persian Empires, and...
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Macbeth News Broadcast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an authentic assessment task for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Young literature scholars prepare, perform, and record a news broadcast about the major events in the play. For example, groups may choose to report on the death of Lady...
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Estimating Digits in a Quotient

For Students 6th Standards
Boiling down any division problem to a one-digit divisor problem sure makes estimation easy. The lesson shows how to estimate division problems by using place value understanding and basic arithmetic facts to simplify the division. Some...
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Why Are Snakes So Creepy?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans are predisposed to fear snakes. Through evolution, many animals developed a visceral reaction to snakes as a defense mechanism. An engaging video lesson describes the evidence and how scientists came to this conclusion.
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Should You Go to Mars? Ft. Bill Nye

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Would you move to Mars? A video discussion explores the realities of traveling and living on Mars. Characteristics of the planet, its orbit, and revolutions provide key facts to help you make your decision.
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What's a GMO?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What do you know about GMOs? Meet this trendy topic head on with a debate-centered research project. Science scholars work in groups to learn the facts about genetically modified organisms, create a dialog around their position on the...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Content and Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Stage a mini debate about Edgar Allan Poe's story "Ligeia." After picking a few interpretations, split your class into groups and allow some time for preparation. Pupils must use textual evidence to support their arguments. Close the...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 13

For Teachers 10th Standards
Freedom is not free. Scholars write to a prompt analyzing two pieces of work that develop ideas about freedom. Readers compare “Freedom” by Rabindranath Tagore and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King Jr. Learners work...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Deception and Bluff

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
World War II left the British desperate for help in any form—including in the form of a magician! High schooler conduct research on Jasper Maskelyne, a stage magician who used his talents to deceive the Germans on the war front, before...
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Examine Persuasive Elements by Reading, Analyzing, and Discussing Persuasive Text

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify persuasive strategies and analyze arguments. In this persuasive writing lesson, students read "Chief Red Jacket's Reply" and "Reverend Cram's Speech to the Iroquois Nation" and chart major elements of each argument....
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Planning Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A nice starting exercise that organizes a learner’s persuasive writing assignment by issue, claim, and hard and soft evidence. Definitions of the terms aforementioned are provided, as well as the worksheet needed by the class. The...
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Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate how newspapers are presented. They observe the front page headline and predict what the article might be about. They match headlines with articles from the newspaper and talk about subheadings, paragraphs, etc....
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Persuasion: Analyzing Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine and create persuasive essays. In this writing lesson students engage in activities that allow them to understand how a persuasive essay is constructed so they may compose their own.
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Academic Reading Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
From A to Z, learners define, draw, and find examples of specific reading focus skills in an alphabetized reading vocabulary packet. Words include dialogue, theme, text structure, genre, paraphrase, and many more.
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13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With so much information floating around about global warming, how can we tell what's really going on? Examine the evidence through a video from Veritasium to sift through everything we hear. The narrator presents convincing data when...
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Common Core Reading Standards: Understanding Argument

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What does your class know about logical fallacies? They can find out quite a bit and practice identifying logical fallacies if you follow the steps and use the resources provided here! After reviewing ethos, pathos, and logos, ask small...
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Worldwide AIDS Epidemic

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Bring current events into your classroom. There is a worldwide AIDS epidemic in need of a solution. Your class will view, read, and analyze data from several websites to educate themselves on the global issue. They use data to compose an...
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Meet the Nonfiction Main Idea Challenge

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Help your class develop the ability to determine a main idea with a packet of materials that you can introduce and use over a period of time. The packet includes some information for the teacher and rationale for the exercises. There are...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
"Everybody is guilty of something." As class members continue their close reading of Walter Mosley's essay, they examine how Mosley develops and supports his central ideas about Western civilization's relationship to guilt.
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Understanding Language: Slant, Spin, and Bias in the News

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
We live in a time of fake news, alternative realities, and media bias. What could be more timely than an activity that asks class members to research how different sources report the same topic in the news?
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The Legendary King of San Miguel: Lesson Plan 3 - Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The documentary, The Legendary King of San Miguel Island, introduces the fascinating tale of Herb Lester, his family, and their life on San Miguel Island. Viewers have an opportunity to expand their study of the island and of Lester's...
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Researching Vertebrates

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research and present a paper about vertebrates. In this research and writing lesson plan, 5th graders research information about vertebrates which they include in a paper and presentation. They determine how to present...
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Research Report

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners review research skills and discuss types of information, e.g. fact/opinion, examples/evidence then research and gather information to answer a given set of research questions. They write a multi paragraph report using the...
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Lesson Plan Aid for Book Punch- A Lion to Guard Us

For Teachers 3rd
Readers examine the book A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla about a girl who undertakes a risky sea-journey to America to find her father in the 1600s. Writing prompts and questions guide character exploration, text-to-self...
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Juvenile Justice

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After reading Touching Spirit Bear, learners examine the justice system described in the novel. They research real-world justice systems, both traditional and alternative. In a comparative reasearch paper, scholars determine what they...
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After the Fact

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate summaries of the "9/11 Report" and examine questions relating to its findings in a fishbowl discussion. They reflect in writing on how they wish the outcomes of this report would be resolved and how these outcomes...
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Fossil Facts and Finds- Using the Magic Bag

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students investigate fossils. For this geology lesson, students study various types of fossils in rocks and identify the characteristics of the fossil. Students write a research paper on their fossil.
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The Boston Massacre: You Be the Judge!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The importance of considering multiple perspectives of the same event is the big idea in this exercise that focuses on the Boston Massacre. Class groups examine photos of four depictions of the massacre, an English and an American...
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Introductions and Conclusions

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the techniques for writing an effective introduction and concluding paragraph in their academic essay. They create an outline of where they plan to take the reader and explore the methods for creating an...
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Erosion in the Garden

For Teachers 4th Standards
Groups create splashboards and use them to perform a series of experiments to determine the effect of rain on erosion.
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Shared Reading and Writing How to Persuade People

For Teachers 5th
An emotive paragraph about the destruction of the rainforests from Friends of the Earth provides elementary schoolers with an opportunity to study features of persuasive language. Armed with the knowledge of these conventions, class...
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Apple Facts - Student Created Bulletin Board

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students research the health benefits of apples and create a bulletin board showing the scientific facts they find.
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Writing Descriptive Paragraphs

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders decribe an object, which is very important to them, using all senses. They write about this object going through the many steps of writing.
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What Police and Detectives Do

For Students 5th Standards
What do police and detectives do to keep their community safe? Six short-answer questions make up a activity designed to reinforce reading comprehensions skills while providing information about police officers and detectives.  
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Making Inferences

For Students 4th - 5th
Here is an excellent graphic organizer that learners use to write details and facts in boxes to the left, and inferences about them on the right. A good worksheet for visual learners!
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A Reader's Guide: The Lord of the Rings

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Delve into the delightful depths of J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings with a thought-provoking reader's guide. With literary questions for the novel as well as the subsequent The Two Towers and The Return of the King, the guide is a...
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Miranda v. Arizona

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You have the right to remain silent—but why? Scholars analyze the nature of what has become known as the Miranda Rights. A short video along with paired group work and discussion opens the issue of the rights of the accused upon arrest....
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What is the Nature of Science?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students distinguish between scientific and everyday meaning of key terms: theory, hypothesis, law, fact, law-and use in context. They recognize the variables that affect observation, data collection, and interpretation.
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Analytical Essay

For Teachers 4th - 5th
What is an analytical essay? Introduce this type of thinking to your young writers. First, discuss what it means to analyze something. Then, identify the different components of an essay and what details are embedded in each component....
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Helping Students Do History on the First Day of Class

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students watch a video about Barack Obama and problems he faces as the president. In this president lesson plan, students write their own list and then compile a class list of problems and discuss them.
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Does Art Imitate Life?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Write what you know, sound advice for any writer and something many famous authors are known to have done. Use these materials to explore how Shakespeare's life influenced his plays. This resource is packed with readings, video segments,...
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Uncovering a World at War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Has media always had an influence on public policy? After researching and reading news articles written during World War I, learners understand the influence of communication and media. They discuss articles in small groups and as a...
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Grade 1 Literacy in Social Studies: My Informational Report About Community Workers

For Teachers 1st Standards
Get ready to teach a unit about community workers that uses Common Core literacy standards as a way to connect language arts and social studies. The packet is printable and contains teaching strategies, scripted activities, and...
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The Plant Life Cycle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Research plant life cycles using a variety of materials. Researchers will visit four stations set up with books, digitized version of books, and software offering text-to-speech support. They will then answer two plant life cycle...
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In"spore"ational Mushroom Prints

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Get to the grocery store and pick up a pound of mushrooms, because your class is going to make prints with mushroom spores. The lesson starts with a discussion on the parts, life cycle, and evidence that let scientists know that a...
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I Am Very Real

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Kurt Vonnegut's letter, addressed to Drake High School Board President Charles McCarthy, written in response to the board ordered burning of Vonnegut's novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, is the focus of a comprehension exercise that asks...
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Was Bias A Factor? Make an Argument

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The ability to analyze an argument is a skill emphasized by the Common Core standards. Offer your class an opportunity to develop and hone their skills by providing them the testimonies in an Oregon court case. After reading the facts of...
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Moore vs. Livingston:Who Really Wrote 'The Night Before Christmas'

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research an author and gather information that seems to support that person as author of The Night Before Christmas. They work in groups to gather the most solid evidence and they write a persuasive essay presenting their argument.
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Two Sides to Every Story: Task 3

For Teachers 7th - 7th Standards
Middle schoolers learn how to compose a compare and contrast paragraph based on analyzing two or more perspectives of a single historical event. They watch a video, read a shot story and a poem about Rosa Parks. They discuss how word...
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Yeah, But...

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Impress upon your young learners the importance of formulating counter arguments based on facts and not opinions. This resource is meant to strengthen arguments designed in a previous lesson, but could also be used as a stand-alone...
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Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
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Sourcing a Document: The First Thanksgiving

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
How reliable is a painting of the first Thanksgiving if it was created 300 years after the fact? Learners assess the validity of a primary source image to determine what it can actually reveal about this event. 
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Does your ELA class need some practice with the specific skills outlined in the Common Core standards? Then this is the perfect resource for you! One in a series of connected lessons that cover the standards for reading literature,...
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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can opinions slant facts? Workshop participants learn how to examine primary and secondary sources and identify the author's point of view. They also examine how visual art impacts the meaning and rhetoric of sources. Full of...
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E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Researching and writing about the experiences of the 9/11 victims, rescue workers, first responders, and local citizens can be a cathartic and appropriate way to remember them. Middle schoolers draw upon their own memories of 9/11 and...
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The Consciousness of Nature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars voice their opinions about animal consciousness with an article that challenges common ideas about nature. After reading the article, learners engage in a thoughtful discussion before writing out their arguments in a persuasive...
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The Twenty-Sixth Amendment and the Power of Youth

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Empower teenagers to take political matters into their own hands! After completing an engaging warm-up activity, class members discuss both sides of the youth voting issue, learn about the connection between military history and the...
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Bats

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Use Stellaluna by Janell Canon to discuss bats and other types of animals. Learners identify the differences between bats and birds, list the traits of mammals, create a Bat Facts game, and go on a written scavenger hunt. Fun, clever ideas!
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Collective Memory and the Re-imagining of Monuments

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Using the variety of videos, articles, and other materials provided here, class members explore the importance of monuments, historical narratives, and shared memory. After reading and participating in a Socratic seminar, pupils choose a...
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Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit...
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Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
A slave comes before the Supreme Court to ask for freedom and uses evidence from documents like the Declaration of Independence only to have the prosecution use the same evidence against him. Scholars investigate the various documents...
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Two Views of the Slave Ship Brookes

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Actual ship diagrams and a table of voyage data gives young historians an authentic glimpse of on-board experiences during the Atlantic Slave Trade. The class examines a projected diagram of the slave ship Brooks, recording thoughts....
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“The Door of No Return”: An Introduction to the African Slave Trade

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Learners view a PowerPoint presentation and write about the experience of a fictional captured slave in their introduction to the African slave trade.
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The Myth and Reality of the Octopus

For Teachers 4th Standards
Get some eight-armed craziness going in class as your learners explore the fact and myth about octopi with non-fiction sources. Pupils are challenged to create questions from their reading using Blooms Taxonomy, identify main ideas and...
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Climate Change: The Debate — A Structured Controversy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
There is more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere now than there has been at any point in the last 800,000 years! The last lesson in the series of five allows pairs to show what they have learned by defending the stance on climate change...
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Why Did the United States Enter World War I in 1917?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
World War I was the first major conflict on a global scale. Using primary documents, learners determine why the United States chose to enter World War I when it did. After analytical writing and group research, the causes of America's...
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How Did the Food Administration Convince Americans to Make Sacrifices during World War I?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
During American's involvemnt in World War I, citizens on the home front became directly involved in the war effort.  Scholars uncover just how Americans helped the war an ocean away with primary documents, investigative skills, and...
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Discussion Guide for Jane Eyre

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The ambiguity in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre makes the novel a perfect choice for a shared inquiry discussion. Readers respond to open-ended questions with evidence drawn directly from the text. 
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How Are You Feeling Today?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Familiarize scholars with a variety of emotions with a lesson that challenges young friends to draw and identify characteristics of specific feelings. As pupils walk through a presentation about emotions, they discuss their observations...
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American Indians- Misunderstanding

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the diversity among Indian tribes. In this American Indians lesson, 1st graders fill out a KWL chart and analyze posters. Students draw pictures of what they feel an American Indian looks like. Students compare...
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Should Schools Protect Kids From Cyberbullying?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this skill-building exercise, class members learn how to conduct fortified conversations by using precise academic language and supporting a stance with evidence. Pairs examine models of casual and fortified conversations before...
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The Children of Eric the Red Explore the West: The Norsemen Encounter Indigenous People of North America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read about Viking exploration and complete activities based on the Indigenous people they encountered. In this Viking exploration lesson plan, students compare and contrast stories, write a character sketch, and more.
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Conducting Research

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders conduct research. In this conducting research lesson plan, 3rd graders discuss the importance of nonfiction text in providing factual information. Students write questions about an assigned topic and research using...
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Examining Persuasive Literature

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Examine persuasive literature and writing. In this persuasive literature lesson, pupils work through a variety of activities over the course of three weeks (each week is planned by day). The unit's purpose is to examine examples of...
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Climate and Change: Fitting the Facts Together and Acting on Them

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine climate change. In this current events lesson, students read the provided articles "Key Facts + Key Conclusions=0?" "Oil Companies Fund Climate Change Deniers," and "Acting on Climate Change Facts." Learners respond to...
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Two Sides to Every Story

For Teachers 7th Standards
Explore perspective and the different ways people see the world. A very thorough resource contains all you'll need to teach 7th graders about comparing various historical events, media types, texts, and points of view.
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Diction: In Regards to, Imply Versus Infer, Irregardless, Hopefully, and Due to the Fact That.

For Students 4th - 6th
In this diction learning exercise, students correct the diction errors in the sentences. Students correct 10 dictions errors with the answers provided.
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What's Wrong (or Right) with Advertising

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students analyzing advertising tactics about print ads and then write a letter to the company about their ad. In this advertising lesson plan, students express opinions in their letters.
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Writing the History of African American Slave Women

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine experiences by African-American women during the Civil War. Reading letters and autobiographies, they gain insight into how they dealt with slavery and losing their children. They create a model in which to evaluate the...

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