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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Responsible Decision-Making

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Making choices can be scary, especially for middle schoolers. With so many pressures it's hard sometimes to know what to do. Here's a collection of unit and lesson plans, activities and projects, videos and worksheets designed to help...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 2b: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Comedy of Control

For Teachers 8th Standards
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the anchor text in a three-unit module that has eighth graders examine how Shakespeare develops the theme of control. Young scholars look at why and how the characters seek control and the results of...
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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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Microsoft Word

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Microsoft Word is a widely used technology tool. Get to know the popular program with a collection of 44 videos. Video topics include creating and opening documents, page layouts, pictures, text wrapping, and so much more! 
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Reading Informational Text: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Develop informational reading skills that your students can bring to every academic textbook, newspaper article, or political speech they encounter. With lesson plans, projects, and reading passages, a collection featuring resources that...
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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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The Internet: Fact or Fiction?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle school students will love this five-part unit which engages them in considering the finality (and sometimes falsehood) of things posted online. They fact check online news articles, find videos and full standards-aligned lesson...
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Speaking and Listening: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders practice important discussion skills, adapt their language to suit the situation, and prepare well-structured presentations with multimedia elements. Use a collection of Common Core-designed lessons and activities to work...
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Middle School Internet 101

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Looking for ways to help middle school students understand their role as digital citizens? Look no further—this five-part unit walks learners through creator's rights, searching strategies, scam awareness, more. They (and you!) will love...
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Middle School Internet 102

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have your middle school students really assessed their media habits? Use this five-part unit to establish some goals of effective media use, clarify online ethics, keep kids safe, and consider the pros and cons of an online alter-ego. 
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To Kill a Mockingbird Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
If you're planning a unit on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, don't pass this resource by! It includes thorough discussion questions and vocabulary from the novel, research opportunities, and writing prompts to extend learning...
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Jewish Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Resistance to the Holocaust took on many forms. Learners explore the passive and active resistance of Jewish people who continued their practices and observances, as well as organized resistance against the evils of the Nazis. An...
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The "Final Solution"

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Nazi policies shifted from deportation and imprisonment to extermination of the Jewish people in death camps in the "Final Solution." Learners examine photos of artifacts, read poetry written by survivors, analyze testimony from...
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Nazi Germany

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Holocaust was an evolution of anti-Semitism, scapegoating, and targeted violence against Jews with Nazi policies. A resource unpacks the escalation in violence, along with the erosion of democratic institutions, during the 1930s....
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The Children and Legacies Beyond the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using video testimony, primary source documents that detail international agreements, and structured discussions, learners consider the precarious position of children during the Holocaust and other international conflicts, and how to...
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Rescuers and Non-Jewish Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to be a rescuer during the time of the Holocaust? Learners consider the role of those who resisted the Nazi invasions, including hiding Jewish people, throughout Europe. Activities include listening to the testimony of...
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The Ghettos

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine primary sources, including diaries, poems, and photographs, to consider the conditions in the ghettos and how they fit into the escalation of the Third Reich's plot against the Jewish people. 
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Studying The Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While many young scholars are familiar with the Holocaust, they may not understand the specific history that led to the unprecedented atrocity. The first lesson in the unit helps teachers gauge their pupils' background knowledge. A...
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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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Teaching Playwriting in Schools

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
The world is a stage, and so is your classroom! Hone the skills of the next generation of Tony® award winners with a set of exercises, reference pages, writing prompts, and excerpts from famous plays.
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Rock Our Town

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We name eras of human development such as the Stone Age, Copper Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age after rocks and minerals, proving how important these are to daily life. The applied STEM unit encourages scholars to act as geologists...
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Human Impact on Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An environmenta science unit includes three lessons plus a cumulative project covering the ecosystem. Scholars follow the history of the Ford Rouge Factory from its construction on wetlands and how it destroyed the environment to its...
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Thanksgiving Lessons Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
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Trillion Dollar Footprint

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners explore their digital footprints, and discover how information they put online can easily be searched, copied, forwarded, and seen by a large audience.
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The Diary of a Young Girl

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
This is an absolute must-have resource for teachers who are preparing to study the Diary of Anne Frank with their class. It includes five weeks of exceptionally organized lessons, worksheets, and collaborative projects, as well as links...
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Become a Journalist

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspaper's role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news...
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Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
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Love That Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
After reading the novel, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, scholars review poetic devices such as metaphor and onomatopoeia. As a class, then small groups, pupils compare and contrast two poems from different authors, discuss how one...
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Planning the First Draft of the Character Confessional Narrative

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars read and analyze a model character confessional narrative to help guide their own writing. Then, they plan the first draft of a character confessional based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Contemporary Antisemitism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Despite the recognized atrocities of the Holocaust, anti-semitism continues. The 11th and final installment of the Teaching the Holocaust series explores the long-term effects of the Holocaust on modern anti-semitism, asking pupils to...
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Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Bystanders

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After the Holocaust, the world grappled with how to bring justice to the Nazis. But what to do with the thousands—if not millions—who allowed it to happen? Young historians consider the issues of guilt, collaboration, and responsibility...
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Antisemitism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Propaganda and anti-semitism were linked to evil ends during the Holocaust. Using video testimony of Holocaust survivors, examples of Nazi propaganda, and discussion questions, learners explore the roots of anti-semitism in Europe and...
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The Departure

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars learn about the Hero's Journey as they read Ray Bradbury's "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh." They analyze the story's structure and narrative techniques. Finally, they write summaries of the text's central idea and use their...
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That Doesn’t Sound Right to Me

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Does pajamas rhyme with llamas to you? If it does (and even if it doesn't), an online lesson on rewording poetry for regional pronunciation may be helpful for you and your students.
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Forced Rhymes and How to Avoid Them

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Ready to take your poetry writing to the next level? Use an independent lesson to iron out all those forced rhymes, wrenched rhymes, and near rhymes from first-draft poems.
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How to Write a Silly Song Parody

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery—and it's a great way to learn about poetic structure! Young poets use familiar tunes to write a song parody based on straightforward guidelines.
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How to Write an “I Can’t Write a Poem” Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Ever have students complain that they don't know how to write a poem? Turn those complaints into magnificent works of writing with an independent poetry lesson about not being able to write poetry.
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How to Write a Funny Epitaph Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What can happen if you eat too much cafeteria food? Or wear dirty clothes every day? Or talk back to your mother? Use a lesson on humorous poems as a way for students to practice silly rhymes as fictional epitaphs.
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Rhythm in Poetry: Okie Dokie, Here’s the Trochee

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Iambs and trochees may seem intimidating to some learners, but after reading a straightforward online lesson, they'll be masters of poetic feet! The lesson includes examples of trochaic poems from Edgar Allen Poe and William Blake.
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Writing Riddles

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What's got 60 eyes, 150 fingers, and an endless number of ideas? Your language arts class! Challenge young writers to come up with clever riddles with an online poetry lesson.
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How to Write a Traditional “Mother Goose” Nursery Rhyme

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
There may be some little lambs, itsy bitsy spiders, and pumpkin eaters in your language arts class! An online poetry lesson takes learners through the steps of writing a nursery rhyme with easy-to-follow steps and explanatory examples.
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Rhythm in Poetry: More Than Two Feet

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Want to put some feet in your head? Check out an online lesson about spondees, dactyls, and anapests to bring new structure to your poetic forms.
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Rhythm in Poetry: I Am the Iamb

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
It's fun to write a poem with iambs! Practice using iambs in all types of different poems with an online poetry lesson.
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How to Write a “Favorite Things” List Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
If your students made a list of their favorite things, would writing poetry be on it? After this poetry writing lesson, it might! Young writers make a list of what they like—or what they don't like—before crafting the list into a rhyming...
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How to Write an Exaggeration Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
The best poetry writing lesson of all time is here for you! Learn all about the art of exaggeration with a lesson on exaggeration poems, which instructs students to use wild imagery to convey their message.
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How to Write a “Backward” Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
If you like poetry, wait till you try backward poetry! Young writers read Shel Silverstein's "Backward Bill" before writing their own funny poems that are full of backward imagery and phrasing.
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How to Write a Tanka Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Take your haikus to the next level with tanka poems, another form of Japanese poetry that regulates the length and rhythm of each line by syllables. Young writers read the explanation, examples, and tips for tanka poems before writing...
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How to Write a Clerihew

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Writing funny poems is the best part about learning poetic forms! Young poets learn all about clerihews—humorous four-line poems about people—with an explanatory lesson.
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How to Create Book Spine Poetry

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Can you create a poem without writing a word! With found poetry, you can! Practice one version of found poetry with a lesson on book spine poems. Learners create poems by stacking books and reading the lines created by their spine titles.
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How to Write Funny Poetry — Chapter 2: How to Rhyme

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Funny poems don't have to rhyme—but it helps! Learn how to use rhyming words to add humor to funny, clever, or just plain silly poems.
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How to Write Funny Poetry — Chapter 4: Making It Funny

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
You've got your topic—now how do you make your poem funny? Explore ways to make a poem humorous, including puns, exaggeration, silly words, and surprising endings, with a helpful poetry lesson.
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How to Write Funny Poetry — Chapter 3: Choosing a Topic

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Nothing's better than a really funny poem! Help young writers craft their funny poems with a lesson on one of the most challenging parts of writing: picking what to write about.
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Rhythm in Poetry: The Basics

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What makes a great poem sound so good? Learn the rhythmic secrets of poetry with an explanatory online lesson.
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How to Write Funny Poetry — Chapter 1: Writing Poetry

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Do you wish you could write poetry that makes people laugh? Now you can! Check out the first chapter in a poetry writing series that emphasizes the importance of connecting subject matter to a light, bouncy meter.
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How to Write an Acrostic Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Acrostic poems are perfect for any topic! A quick tutorial guides learners into writing acrostic poems with the basics and key examples.
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Five Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Every writer knows how terrible writer's block can feel. Use these five writer's block-busting techniques to help young writers get out of their rut and into a better state of mind.
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A Guide to the Works of Jacqueline Woodson

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
The works of Jacqueline Woodson introduce readers to diverse characters and themes. A guide covers many of the author's best-known books such as Brown Girl Dreaming and Locomotion. Dive & Discuss and Explore & Extend activities...
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Lesson 3: Essay Organizer

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A three-minute exercise warms-up scholars' writing abilities in order to follow a writing process that ends in an essay. The essay's topic is a barrier and the values used to break it. Four steps include choosing a topic, jotting-down a...
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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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Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever looked for a new way to teach an old concept? Scholars thinking about the rising action of a story in a whole new perspective. However, Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot! challenges readers and allows for much...
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African American Voices Lesson Plans

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
The Supreme Court decision Dred Scott vs. Sandford (1857) is regarded as perhaps of the largest misstep by the highest court in land. Middle schoolers read the decision to deny Scott his freedom based on key lines from the United States...
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Live and Learn and Pass It On

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What are some of life's most tried-and-true lessons? Pupils listen to examples from the book Live and Learn and Pass It On by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. They write down their own life lessons to later compile in a class booklet. As a bonus...
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Printing Press

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
An interactive printing press turns the classroom into a newsroom, giving writers the chance to create their own newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Each type of publication comes with multiple templates from which writers choose and tips...
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How to Succeed in Life

For Teachers 8th Standards
Is it possible that six simple traits lead to a happy, successful life? Part four of a six-part series of college and career readiness lessons examines the effects of character in determining success. Working groups discuss...
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Water/Ways: The Poetry of Science

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Water is the source of life. It appears in poetry in both peaceful and torrential descriptions; it appears in earth science in its liquid, gaseous, and solid states. Combine these interpretations of our planet's most precious and...
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30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
A collection of writing prompts are so fun, you'll want to finish them yourself! Learners practice narrative prose and poetry skills with prompts that twist traditional structure, provide wild vocabulary, and encourage pupils to...
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Ethical Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When faced with a dilemma, how do journalists decide how much news to use? Social media scholars explore the philosophies of ethical resolution in the first of a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series. Partnered pupils use a Potter Box to...
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High Five: Media Literacy and Newspapers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Teach the five different types of media with the first of three in a media literacy unit. Learners create and propose a final newspaper project, which must address information covered throughout the unit. 
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High Five: Go to Press

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
High school scholars learn valuable information about how to run a newspaper in the third and final installment of a media literacy series. The unit scaffolds learners to success with background information before they plan for...
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Hillary Conquers Everest

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
If a field trip to the summit of Mount Everest isn't in your school budget, make the trek virtually! An interactive activity allows class members to follow Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's trail up the mountain, and provides...
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A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A picture's worth a thousand words—and even more inspiration! A visual activity uses photographs to inspire writers. The process teaches aspects of narrative writing, such as point of view and characterization.
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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rome wasn't built in a day, but researchers can be with proper scaffolding. This writing unit has scholars write a research paper through scaffolding of various parts of the process. Learners begin with identifying a topic and crafting a...
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Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I Have A Dream ... that after the lesson, all individuals master the reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking skills the biography project helps them develop. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a topic example for a model...
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The United States Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. But such was not always the case. The library was destroyed during the War of 1812. In a persuasive letter to Samuel H. Smith, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his...
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Ben Franklin’s Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman’s Life

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Candace Fleming's award winning Ben Franklin's Almanac is the anchor text for a classroom guide that provides teachers with a cache of pre, during, and post-reading activities.
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Screenplays

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The biggest blockbuster of the year, the funniest romantic comedy, and the most emotional independent film all started in the same way: on the page. Young filmmakers learn about the role of the screenplay, as well as important parts of...
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650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An extensive list of narrative prompts is just what you need to inspire young writers to tell their stories. Arranged by topic, the questions are sure give them something to talk about.
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Gratitude Journal

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
If you asked a fifth grader what went wrong in their day, you may get a more thorough answer than if you asked what went well. Help young learners find moments of gratitude throughout the week with a journal template that focuses on...
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Writing about a Meal

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
You don't need to be a food critic to describe your meal accurately! A series of activities introduce learners to vivid adjectives when writing about the taste, smell, and feel of food. After working with word choice, parts of a...
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Creating a Bio Poem

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Find out what's special about your pupils with a fun biopoem activity! As they fill out their name, words that describe them, what they love, and what they dream of, learners create an expressive poem about themselves.
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Creative Writing Prompts For Every Season and Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, and fall! Every season is covered in a 14-page list of writing prompts. Included are story starters, reflection questions, poetry topics, and more.
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Identifying Types of Irony Using "The Gift of the Magi"

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" is the classic example of irony in literature. Teach young writers about the ways irony can engage their readers with an activity in which they write scripts using dramatic irony, situational irony, and...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Eighth Grade

For Teachers 8th Standards
Middle schoolers are likely very familiar with the concept of bullying and cliques. Discuss their experiences and brainstorm ways to handle peer conflict and feelings of exclusion with a poem that focuses on bullying, and a second lesson...
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Diamante Poems

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
The blank page can be a huge hurdle to overcome when writing a poem. Take that hurdle away with an interactive format that enables pupils to write elegant diamante poems. After they add the first and last words in two separate fields,...
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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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Writing Prompts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scratching your head when it comes to engaging writing prompts? Check out a list of prompts designed for middle school classes, which includes topics for persuasive writing, expository writing, how-to essays, personal narratives, and...
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Novel Lesson for The Giver

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Lois Lowry's The Giver is one of the most engaging and thought-provoking works of literature in the middle school curriculum. Round out your novel unit with a collection of reading activities, comprehension questions, memoir and journal...
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The Lightning Thief: Before Reading Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This pre-reading activity will certainly make your class ponder. With five questions to reflect upon, get insight to the moral dilemma Percy faced in the novel Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. 
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8th Grade ELA "I Can" Statement Posters

For Teachers 8th Standards
Eighth grades can master the ELA Common Core standards! Show your learners the connection between classroom activities and assignments and the standards with this set of "I Can" statement posters. Each standard has been rewritten as an...
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8th Grade ELA Common Core Checklists

For Teachers 8th Standards
How close are your eighth graders to mastering the ELA Common Core standards? Keep an eye on progress with these charts, which include every eighth grade identifier and full standard text. As you move through the year and teach, reteach,...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 8 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 8th Standards
Support your learners on their way toward success with Common Core testing by providing this practice test. Your class members will read several passages, both literary and informational, and respond to multiple choice and essay...
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Introducing the 6 Traits to Students

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
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Mary Henry: Journal/Diary Writing

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A great way to connect social studies with language arts, a resource on Mary Henry's historical diary reinforces the concepts of primary and secondary sources. It comes with an easy-to-understand lesson plan, as well as the reference...
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Anti-Bullying & Conflict-Resolution Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Invite your class to consider how to respond to a conflict. Designed to be used alongside Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado, a lesson plan focuses on a set of terms: conflict, escalate, deescalate, conflict resolution, denial, and...
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Safe Online Talk

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach your pupils how to appropriately deal with inappropriate online talk. Begin with a brief discussion before showing an included short video of three students talking about their experiences with online communication. Partners...
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A Creator’s Responsibilities

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Want to keep your learners from plagiarizing? Here is one way to tackle the topic and relate it not only to plagiarizing text, but also to pirating music and video productions. Class members discuss the topic, watch a video about...
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The Reality of Digital Drama

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why is drama queen a title but not drama king? Explore peer drama with your class, covering both reality television and real-life Internet interactions. Pupils discuss drama as a general term before watching two videos while taking...
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Scams and Schemes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Identify theft is a real problem that many people will face in their lives. Help your learners protect themselves from identity theft with the activities described here. Pupils explore the strategies employed by identity thieves and try...
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Gender Stereotypes Online

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Activate thinking about gender preconceptions, both offline and online. Class members participate in a couple of introductory activities to help them understand gender stereotypes before creating avatars that represent these stereotypes....
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Strategic Searching

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are your pupils effective online searchers? Improve their skills with the ideas presented here. After completing a KWL chart about strategic searching, class members pick up a five-step strategy for searching online. For practice, pupils...
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Study History through Journal Keeping

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the...
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Finalizing Films and Writing a Reflection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Wrap up a documentary creation project with the final lesson plan in this series. Class members reflect on their learning and compose responses to four questions relating to what they learned, whey they would do differently, and how the...
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Writing a Personal Narrative

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between a news story and a personal narrative? This plan has learners write a personal narrative using the topic of service projects in their community. Consider completing a cross-curricular extension by bringing...
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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...
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Lesson Plan 2: So What's a Novel, Anyway?

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
What makes a novel a novel? Class members select a favorite novel, record their impressions on a worksheet, and then come together in groups to discuss the elements common to narrative writing. Next, they identify the characters, the...
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Oral Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Practice public speaking in this oral presentation lesson. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech. Afterwards, they...
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Which Me Should I Be?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Adopting a different identity online can affect the way one is perceived by others. An online presentation lesson plan prompts learners to reflect on the benefits and risks of presenting their identities in different ways online, and to...
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Crawling the Web

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Choosing a search engine can often be a quick decision when you want the answer to a question quickly. Demonstrate the myriad of ways learners can find the information they need on the Internet with an interactive technology lesson....
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Privacy and Digital Footprints: Top Secret

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Students research child safety by participating in an on-line tutorial activity. In this digital privacy lesson, students read a role-playing scenario regarding two students who make bad decisions about their on-line safety. Students...
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Digital Life 101

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Play the video "Digital Life 101" to launch a discusion of the responsible use of social media and online relationships. Related activities ask learners to craft a personal simile describing their media life, and handouts provide a media...
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My Media

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
"What are your personal media habits, and how much time do you spend with different forms of media?" are the guiding questions for an examination of middle schoolers' media use. Learners use the provided worksheets to create a personal...
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Trillion Dollar Footprint

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Students consider what they post online and what information can be seen in the future by putting personal information online. In this digital footprint lesson plan, students discuss reputation and image for online information.
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The Ups And Downs Of Digital Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners discuss the pros and cons of relationships in the digital culture we live in. In this digital lesson plan, students watch a video and discuss how the media impacts their lives.