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Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you determine the main idea of a text? What clues can readers use to identify what is stated and what is implied by a passage? Reading comprehension and reading comprehension strategies for both fiction and nonfiction are the...
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9 Items in Assessment Set
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CORE Math Performance Assessment Modules: Grade 7

For Students 7th Standards
Investigators plot the growth of animals from the fictional planet of Rhomaar over a period of time, then compare them to two other species. Another assessment challenges seventh graders to use their knowledge of positive and negative...
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Magical Realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does Gabriel Garcia Marquez make the magical elements in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude seem real? That is the essential question for readers of his acclaimed novel to tackle in a three-lesson unit module. Scholars begin by...
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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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5th Grade Emergency Sub Plans

For Teachers 5th Standards
Oh no! An emergency has emerged, and there is no time to leave plans for a substitute. Never fear; help is here in the form of an Emergency Sub Plan kit. Create a boldly labeled folder or basket and keep it near your desk where subs will...
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Kindred

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Four resources comprise a unit module designed for Octavia E. Butler's Kindred instructors to use in their classes. The first resource in the series, a packet designed for instructors, includes an overview of the unit, a day-to-day...
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Dystopian Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Dreams or nightmares? Visions or warnings? Are these stories truths, as Yann Arthus-Bertrand said, "the world is not yet ready to hear"? Listen to the warnings in this collection of materials designed for writings that depict what could...
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Flocabulary: Language Arts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers of a four-video collection can go with the flow as they listen and watch raps about hyperbole, types of text structure, pronouns, and setting. The clever animation, rhymes, repetition, and catchy music are sure to engage the...
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Narrative & Creative Writing Prompts

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Narrative writing prompts challenge young writers to create stories. Along the way, they learn how to stretch their imagination, draw on personal experiences, organize the elements of a story, and add sensory details. The 11 prompts are...
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Ken Burns in the Classroom: Hemingway

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Hemingway: BH, AH. Before Hemingway and after Hemingway. A collection of PBS lessons, authored by Julia E. Torres, uses clips from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary to EXPLORE the influence events in Hemingway’s life had on his...
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Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A two-part lesson examines the works and biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce. Part One focuses on the authors’ narrators and asks readers to consider whether the narrators of “A Tell-Tale Heart” and “Occurrence at Owl Creek...
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Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Form of a Funeral

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner's Southern Gothic novel, As I Lay Dying, is the anchor text in a six-lesson unit module that examines Faulkner's place in American literary history. Learners research one aspect of Faulkner's...
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Core Knowledge 7th Grade ELA Curriculum

For Teachers 7th Standards
Eight guides comprise the Core Knowledge seventh grade English Language Arts Curriculum Set. The guides, developed by the Core Knowledge Foundation, are designed “to advance excellence and equity in education for all children.” Unit 1...
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Core Knowledge Kindergarten ELA Curriculum

For Teachers K Standards
A kindergarten ELA curriculum designed by the Core Knowledge Foundation is comprised of a series of 12 read-aloud units. Each unit takes 3 weeks to complete and consists of several lessons following a common routine of introducing,...
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How Science Fiction Can Help Predict the Future

For Students 7th - 12th
Fortune tellers have their glass ball, futurists have their charts of trends, and science fiction writers have their imaginations. Which would you use to predict the future? See what this video has to say about predicting the future.
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Core Analysis Frame: Fiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dig into any piece of fiction with a series of analysis questions. There are two levels of questions provided: basic and in-depth. The basic questions can be copied double-sided onto a single piece of paper, while the in-depth questions...
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Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As scholars begin identifying stories as realistic fiction, its important they see many examples to solidify their concepts of this genre. Readers begin with a personal connection, thinking of television shows they like and determining...
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Fiction Graphic Organizers

For Students 3rd Standards
Analyze a fictional text with a four-page packet that explores a story's main character and moral, challenges scholars to ask and answer questions about the text, and to create a story map. 
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Space and Science Fiction

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use the Franklin Institute's exhibition "An Inquirer's Guide to the Universe" to have students research ideas for a science fiction story. After completing their research, writers will compose science fiction stories that incorporate...
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Discovering Language Arts-Intermediate Fiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the elements of science fiction. Students investigate the literary elements present in science fiction and write their own science fiction stories.
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Mixed Bags: Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers K - 1st
The second in a series of three lessons from Scholastic comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction, this activity requires learners to read, write, and compare two books independently. After briefly reviewing the features of...
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How to Write Fiction That Comes Alive

For Students 9th - 12th
Launch a fiction writing unit with this video that encourages writers to craft their stories with language that permits readers to experience the illusions of their stories.
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Fiction and Nonfiction

For Students K - 1st Standards
Your emerging readers know not to judge a book by its cover, but they can categorize these titles into either fiction or nonfiction. There are four book covers pictured here, and scholars record the titles under the corresponding text...
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Timeline of Historical Fiction

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students create a historical fiction timeline. They review the literature through the perspective of history (writing prompts provided). Students create a book cover illustration to appear with the book review in the appropriate spot on...

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