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THE Founding Father

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Who is the founding father—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Benjamin Franklin? Scholars decide which of three early Americans, should be crowned the founding father of America based on research. Then, they compose a persuasive...
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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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7th Grade ELA "I Can" Statement Posters

For Teachers 7th Standards
Help your seventh graders relate the ELA Common Core standards to their own learning with these "I Can" statement posters. Each standard has been translated into a statement that pupils can understand and placed on its own page for easy...
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7th Grade ELA Common Core Checklists

For Teachers 7th Standards
Track your class's progress on all of the ELA Common Core standards with these handy charts. Along the left side, each seventh grade identifier is listed along with the full text of the standard. As you teach, reteach, assess, and...
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Hints for Writing a Conclusion

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Writing the conclusion of an essay can often seem like a superfluous or daunting task. Support your young writers in understanding the various types and purposes of a conclusion paragraph, such as summarizing key points of a paper or...
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My "Uninvention"

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Is there anything in the world you wish could be "un-invented"? If so, why would the world be a better place if your choice did not exist? Your young writers and historians will be excited to respond to this writing prompt and share...
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Write a Concluding Statement by Rewording Main Points

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
The final step in drafting an essay is often the concluding paragraph, and a well-crafted concluding paragraph can make an argumentative essay much more convincing. After reviewing some common conclusion mistakes, the video demonstrates...
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Strengthen a Concluding Paragraph by Reflecting on the Consequences of Inaction

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Encourage class members not only to support their argument with a strong concluding paragraph, but to include a call to action to spur their readers into making a difference. A video connects ideas to previous research and revising the...
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Next, they research active...
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Writing: Essay Introductions and Conclusions

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers use writing techniques worksheets to help them identify the components of the introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs of an essay. After this guided practice, they craft their own concluding paragraphs and exchange...
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Conclusion Paragraph

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How do you compose a solid conclusion paragraph? Beginning essay writers end their research paper with a conclusion paragraph created with the help of a graphic organizer. Designed for elementary learners, the activities could be...
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Persuasive Essay Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Provide a framework for your pupils as they begin drafting argumentative essay. There is space on this graphic organizer to draft a brief introduction, a thesis, reasons and evidence, a counterargument and rebuttal, and a concluding...
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Draft a Concluding Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Developing a conclusion for any piece of writing is difficult. More than simply restating the thesis, a strong conclusion leaves a lasting impression on readers. The conclusion of an argumentative essay is the focus of this short video...
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Draft the Conclusion of a Persuasive Letter

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Endings can prove to be as challenging as beginnings for young writers. The narrator of this short video models how to draft a conclusion that not only sum up the central argument of her persuasive letter, but also how to include a...
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Telling Our Stories of Giving - Writing to Persuade

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
After identifying the parts of a persuasive piece of writing, young writers explore different prewriting activities for the persuasive essay. They have the option to write a news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay to...