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Reading Lessons: Townsend Press

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Enhance your literacy unit with a set of videos featuring textual analysis and reading comprehension strategies. From discerning the main idea of a text to evaluating an author's purpose and tone, the ten-part series engages upper...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 3, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks asks readers to consider whether the experiments on the author's mother's cells, without her consent, were worth the information gained about cancer, about gene mapping, and about...
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Tone Worksheets: Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
So much of a poem's tone is determined by the author's word choice as it relates to the poem's meaning. Explore the concept of tone in poetry with a literary analysis unit, which includes an explanatory slideshow presentation and five...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2: "Letters to a Young Poet"

For Teachers 9th Standards
Through a close reading of excerpts from fiction (Black Swan Green) and nonfiction (Letters to a Young Poet), class members analyze how authors use specific words and figurative language to develop their central ideas. All eleven lessons...
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Reading Informational Text: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The majority of text that seventh graders encounter is informative, whether they are viewing television commercials, reading science textbooks, or perusing an article about current events. Equip your class with the skills necessary to...
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Production and Distribution of Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The writing process is never complete, but seventh graders get as close as possible with a collection that emphasizes task, audience, revision, publication, and collaboration. Focusing on Common Core standards W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.6, the...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief" is the anchor text in a unit that teaches 10th grades close reading skills. Class members gather evidence for an expository essay in which they analyze how how the author uses the interactions...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 2, Unit 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Julia Alvarez's autobiographical essay "A Genetics of Justice," describes the impact Rafael Trujillo, the president of the Dominican Republic in the 1930s, had on the her mother. Alvarez's essay is the anchor text in a short unit that...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss's birthday with a collection of reading comprehension materials. Versatile for any Dr. Seuss book, the worksheets and activities promote both foundational reading skills and critical thining...
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Reading Literature: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh grade is a great opportunity to take your literature unit to the next cognitive level. Challenge middle schoolers with a collection of Common Core aligned projects, lessons, and activities, all designed to enhance the learning...
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Reading Literature: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
Tackle literature instruction with the help of a collection designed to meet every Common Core English language arts standard. Included is a unit, a video, and a variety of lesson plans and worksheets ready to drive, enhance, and support...
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Grade 10, ELA, Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Words matter. In a 20-lesson unit, writers use words to stir emotions and bring out feelings. Sophomores examine the words and the rhetorical devices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses to develop his purpose and claim in his powerful...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Varying Perspectives on World War II

For Teachers 8th Standards
The three units in Module 3A focus on Japanese-American relations during World War II and use Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand as the central text. The lessons in the Unit 1...
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Songwriting Skills

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Check out these detailed lessons using popular music across genres to explain songwriting concepts such as figurative language, elaboration, and tone. Learners examine lyrics to the songs from different musical genres and practice...
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Identifying an Author’s Purpose

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Throughout any piece of writing, words and phrases are used that provide the reader hints about the author's purpose. Teach young readers how to pick up on these clues as they learn to identify writing that entertains, informs, and...
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Determining Author's Point of View: The Sneeches

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Determine the author's point of view in a text. Young readers read Dr. Seuss' The Sneeches and identify the author's purpose in the story. They identify persuasive techniques in writing, asking and answering questions to better...
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Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Why do author's write? To persuade, inform, entertain? Explore author's point of view with these resources. The first three printable pages are designed to be printed onto sticky notes for easy marking while reading. The last two pages...
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We Are All Authors

For Teachers K
Read and discuss a variety of books by different authors and have your class create their own book. They will identify the different parts of a book, then using a story they have already written, they enter their story and information...
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Springfield Wiki Project: Literature Circles - About the Author

For Teachers 6th
Learners complete an author study and create a wiki to share their work. First, they conduct research on a particular author, then write a summary, and finally, create a wiki to share their information.  
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Identify Genre, Subgenre, and Author's Purpose

For Students 5th - 10th
Explore genre, subgenre, and author's purpose in this helpful worksheet. Middle schoolers read several summaries of books and short stories, and identify the genre and subgenre. They also determine if the author's purpose is to...
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Our Computers, Ourselves: Imagining the Digital Lives of Authors and Characters

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The guiding question for this lesson is "Do computers and their contents shape who we are?" Open with a selection of Apple's commercials to introduce stereotypes and people's relationships with their computers. Then, read the attached...
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Author's Purpose

For Students 7th - 12th
Pair this reading guide with different texts to explore author's purposes for writing certain things. There are five spaces on the sheet: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and reflect. Also consider pairing this guide with the...
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Lesson 3: Distinguishing the Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd Standards
It is true that the more you practice something, the better you'll get at doing it. Lesson three in a three part series on author's purpose has kids venture out to determine the author's purpose in three different passages. They'll read...

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