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EngageNY Grade 3 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2 - The Power of Reading

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Your third grade class will love finding "reading heroes" in text that depicts those who have worked hard to learn to read. They will set goals for their own "reading powers" and focus on fluency throughout this 10-part unit.
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2b, Unit 1: Working with Evidence: Identity and Transformation - Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
To prepare for a study of George Bernard Shaws' play, Pygmalion, students examine informational texts that explore the concept of personal identity. Pupils perform a close reading focusing on text-dependent questions, make inferences,...
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Applying Literacy Skills to Core Subjects

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Literacy skills are not limited to language arts. Middle schoolers apply literacy skills every time they open a science textbook, read a primary source document, interpret an explanation of a complex mathematics concept, and learn a new...
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Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teaching reading in the content areas presents its own set of challenges and requires its own set of skills. Learning how to preview a text, how to analyze headings and graphics, topics and subtopics, to recognize claims and evidence...
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Comprehension During Independent Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing

For Teachers 4th Standards
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as...
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Quest for Tree Kangaroo

For Students 4th Standards
A three-day assessment challenges scholars to read a passage from an informational text then complete two activities that lead to a writing assignment. Day one and two begin as readers independently read a passage and tag the most...
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Bud Not Buddy

For Students 4th Standards
A two-day assessment challenges scholars to read an excerpt from the story, Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis then complete a series of exercises in preparation for a writing assignment. Day one includes an independent reading...
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AP® English Language: Reading and Writing Analytically

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How can teachers ensure their pupils are well prepared for the AP® English exam? The reference material is a good place to start! Educators read seven essays detailing best practices for teaching scholars to read critically and write...
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War Horse: Novel Study

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Some war heroes have four legs. War Horse tells of a courageous foal taken from his farm and sent into war. Joey, the foal, loves and touches the lives of many soldiers. However, his heart is still with his boy back on the farm. Scholars...
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
True passion can drive you mad. Stephen Dedalus, the main character in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man straddles many lines, including those between sanity and insanity, piety and sin, and individuality and...
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The Traveler and His Dog

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Why do loiterers blame delay on their active friends? Consider the very question by reading Aesop's 72-word fable "The Traveler and His Dog" and completing a letter-writing activity. As part of a series of audiobooks, the 41-second...
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Discussion Guide for Little Women

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Start with the question in mind with a discussion activity on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. With four focus questions, note-taking prompts, and discussion points, readers practice answering thematic questions based on textual evidence.
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The Wolf and the Crane

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Should enemies ever get the benefit of the doubt? Readers answer this question after reading Aesop's 96-word fable "The Wolf and the Crane." Part of a larger series, the 48-second audio recording tells the story of a crane that does a...
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The Tortoise and the Eagle

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Part of a set of fables, Aesop's "The Tortoise and the Eagle" is all about a tortoise that fulfills his dreams and dies in the process of completing them. The activity after the passage asks readers to write an argumentative response...
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The Swallow and the Crow

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What characteristics make a true friendship? Pupils explore the question when reading "The Swallow and the Crow," Aesop's fable about two birds comparing their feathers. The post-reading graphic organizer encourages thinkers to write...
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The Pomegranate, Apple-Tree, and Bramble

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Aesop's fable about two trees that disagree demonstrates how to handle conflict among an audience. After listening to an audio retelling of "The Pomegranate, Apple-Tree, and Bramble," writers complete an analysis activity to identify the...
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The Peacock and Juno

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Why wouldn't Juno want to give a peacock the voice of a nightingale? After reading Aesop's fable "The Peacock and Juno," individuals learn to be content with what they have because perfection is unattainable. The passage comes with an...
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The Nurse and the Wolf

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
According to Aesop, enemies' promises were made to be broken in his fable "The Nurse and the Wolf." An audio recording pairs nicely with an informative writing activity that challenges pupils to identify and defend the theme of the text. 
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The Mountain in Labor

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Ever made a mountain out of a molehill? Individuals read Aesop's "The Mountain in Labor," a fable about a mountain that groans and attracts attention over a mouse. An audio retelling of the story and graphic organizer examines...
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The Man and the Satyr

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Traits that are normal to you may be abnormal to others! Part of a larger series of Aesop's fables, "The Man and the Satyr" is available on an audio and text format that is easy to navigate and concise.
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The Lion in Love

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What would a lion do for love? The lion in this Aesop fable willingly removes his teeth and claws to marry a beautiful maiden. 
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The Labourer and the Nightingale

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Young negotiators ponder the best arguments to escape captivity after listening to Aesop's "The Labourer and the Nightingale," which tells the tale of a clever songbird who secures his own freedom. They then respond to a writing prompt...
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The Kingdom of the Lion

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. After listening to an audio recording of Aesop's "The Kingdom of the Lion," readers discuss the moral and new vocabulary with a series of comprehension questions.