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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 1

For Teachers 11th Standards
Analysis of complex texts requires close reading. The six lessons in the first unit of Module 1 teach readers how to annotate text, as well as how to conduct evidence-based discussions, and produce evidence-based writing, the skills they...
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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
A continuation of Unit 1, the 25 lessons in this unit require learners to continue to practice the skills they will need in the English Language Arts Classroom: close reading, annotating text, collaborative discussions, and...
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Reading Literature: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Align your curriculum to the rigorous Common Core standards with a collection of reading lessons, activities, worksheets, and projects. From literary themes to annotation skills, the resources fold into any reading curriculum to ensure...
3 In 3 Collections
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Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
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Building Background Knowledge: The Dinka and Nuer Tribes Until the Mid-1980s (“Sudanese Tribes Confront Modern War” Excerpt 1) (Version 1)

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewReaders consider comparisons between the Dinka and Nuer tribes in South Sudan, making connections between an informational article about Sudanese tribes and the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. They annotate the text to help...
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Comparing Excerpts from "Atlanta Compromise" and "The Souls of Black Folk"

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars analyze two excerpts and compare and contrast the author's points of view. Readers then annotate and determine how word choice supports the points of view. To finish, they participate in accountable talk and transition their...
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Mexico: Art, Food and Culture

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What can we pick up from the culture of others? Scholars learn much about people of Mexico by completing a close reading of articles about the country's culture. After completing the selection, readers carry out tasks, complete quizzes,...
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Annotating a Text

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
If you have a favorite author, you probably recognize his or her style. Conduct a close read of the text, marking it up as they go. Collaborative sharing time and a short summary writing prompt follow the main activity.
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The Donkey in the Lion’s Skin

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever tried to be someone you're not? Aesop's "The Donkey in the Lion's Skin" features a donkey who dresses up as a frightening predator—but whose loud bray betrays his identity. Learners stop reading before they reach the ending...
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Reading—Central Idea and Evidence

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young readers become experts at finding the central idea in informational text with an educational resource. The resource includes helpful tips to annotating close passages to succeed on the actual SAT exam, as well as strategies to make...
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The Farmer and the Snake

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Slither into a stimulating lesson with Aesop's "The Farmer and the Snake." Class members explore the relationship between gratitude and generosity with the fable and practice making predictions with an accompanying reading activity.
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A Lesson on Benjamin Franklin’s “Project for Moral Perfection”

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that he felt would strengthen his character if he could focus on each one. A thorough activity explores high schoolers' personal values in the context of their lives, and compels them to strive for...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 9

For Teachers 9th Standards
Part of being a strong researcher is knowing if you're headed in the right direction. Class members study their research frames, formulated in the previous lessons of the unit, and decide what parts of their inquiry paths need revision...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 7

For Teachers 9th Standards
Now that learners have honed their inquiry-based projects down to their strongest few questions, they are free to conduct independent research. High schoolers pursue answers to their inquiries while assessing sources, establishing a...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th Standards
Once you find and evaluate your sources, it's time to discern the most useful information. Practice annotation and taking notes in a research lesson based on questions derived from Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. 
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 8: Research Framework

For Teachers 8th Standards
The middle schoolers in your class have lots of experience typing questions into search engines. Take their questions to the next level with a unit focused on inquiry-based research. As pupils choose the topic for inquiry, gather...
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Grade 12 ELA Module 4: Literary Analysis

For Teachers 12th Standards
Does identify come from within, or is it shaped by external forces? Explore the complex concept of identify with a two-unit module designed for 12th grade language arts. The first unit uses A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Delve into the heart of dramatic dialogue with a unit focused on Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Having completed an online exploration about ancient Greece beforehand, ninth graders read the opening lines of the play and analyze how...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 11

For Teachers 9th Standards
The rules for capitalization are strict and inflexible—until you experience the fluid beauty of an Emily Dickinson poem. Ninth graders test their existing knowledge of language arts conventions with the many bent grammar rules in "I Felt...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 10

For Teachers 9th Standards
An engaging unit connects Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson's shared themes of madness and departure from reality. The 10th lesson in the unit explores Dickinson's figurative language and structure choices in "I Felt a Funeral, in my...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 8

For Teachers 9th Standards
Rid yourself of unsupported analytic writing forever with a mid-unit assessment focused on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". As ninth graders formulate an essay based on evidence from the first seven lessons in the unit, they...
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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 instructional activity about "The Tell-Tale Heart." Learners analyze how Poe uses the...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
When you have made an end of these labors, it may not be 4 o'clock in the morning, but it's still time to work on textual analysis. Study the resolution of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" through the thematic lens of guilt and...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th Standards
Eager readers have waited a long time, very patiently, for a set of literary analysis lessons that connect text structure to the work's central idea. As ninth graders continue reading "The Tell-Tale Heart," they focus on the central...