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Zombies Invade the US: Learn Geography through disaster planning (PBL)

Zombie virus has been reported in Kazakhstan! Your students will be given a…

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History Crime Solvers: Lost Colony of Roanoke

Students love solving crimes. Put your super sleuths to work and use it as a…

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PERSUASIVE WRITING PROJECT - Common Core Grades 6-7-8

Here's a FUN and motivating persuasive writing project that will allow your students to connect with the “real world,” write strong persuasive arguments, and practice speaking and presenting skills. Students enjoy this project! Includes step-by-step- teacher directions and grading checklists.

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Bud, Not Buddy: 10 Creative Activities for the ENTIRE novel

If you’re looking for engaging and educational activities that will help your students deepen their understanding of the novel, Bud, Not Buddy, then you’re in luck! This resource is filled with ten different activities that will help your students connect to, analyze, predict, investigate, synthesize, evaluate and comprehend the novel Bud, Not Buddy.

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Reading Comprehension Units - 12 Mini-Units - Ultimate Bundle

12 Fun and Engaging Mini-Units ---- Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Predicting, Context Clues, Sequencing, Cause and Effect, Drawing Conclusions, Fact & Opinion, Author's Purpose, Summarizing, Point of View, and Compare & Contrast

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Read all about 4 simple ways to promote a culture of caring in your classroom! Plus find a link to a FREEBIE filled with resources to help you and your students spread a little kindness!

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Expository Writing: Informational News Story Writing about Historical Events

In this 10-day, CCSS-aligned Expository Writing Unit, students will demonstrate a deep understanding of the features, critical elements, and purpose of expository writing. During the unit, students will write an expository news story about a historic event. Through instruction on the news story structure and investigations of sample news stories, students will understand the critical components of a news story so that they can write their own. It's engaging and ready to print-and-teach!

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Exponent Properties Scavenger Hunt Activity

Are your students tuned out? Try this self-checking scavenger hunt and get them up and moving around the room! This scavenger hunt includes 10 exponent property problems using only positive exponents. They include multiplying like bases, simplifying a power to a power, and more complex problems that require multiple steps.

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OUTSIDERS Novel Unit - by S.E. Hinton (Grades 7, 8, 9)

Are You Ready to Rumble? This print-'n-go unit on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton includes an original Rumble Relay played between Greasers and Socs that students often say is their all-time favorite activity of the year! The student packet includes graphic organizers, engaging activities, poem analysis, and literary responses that prompt close reading, critical thinking, and meaningful writing. Answer Keys, Rubrics, Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core Standards all included.

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Bell Ringers: 20 Daily ELA Warm-Ups - This or That Warm Ups

This resource includes 20 This or That Warm Ups with a total of 40 activities that review critical ELA skills. Each This or That Warm Up includes instruction (at the top of the worksheet) and then 2 choices for students to showcase their learning. After reviewing each choice, students can choose to do the “This” activity or the “That” activity. The choices promote engagement and tap into multiple learning styles

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Differentiated Short Response - Exit Slips for ANY Literature - CCSS Aligned

Here's a huge array of handy short response/exit slips differentiated for 3 levels of learners: struggling, average/grade level, and advanced. 27 different standards-based topics are addressed in convenient half sheets. 81 response slips in all! Use with ANY literature you teach for classwork, homework, or exit slips.

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"The Highwayman" Unit - Poetry Analysis (Common Core Aligned)

This five-day unit is a close reading of "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. It is designed to help students analyze what the poem says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text. Topics of study include: Poem Analysis, Words in Context, Plot Sequence, Word Choice, Mood Analysis, Figurative Language, and Inserting Quotes

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OUTSIDERS Novel Unit - by S.E. Hinton (Grades 7, 8, 9)

Are You Ready to Rumble? This print-'n-go unit on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton includes an original Rumble Relay played between Greasers and Socs that students often say is their all-time favorite activity of the year! The student packet includes graphic organizers, engaging activities, poem analysis, and literary responses that prompt close reading, critical thinking, and meaningful writing. Answer Keys, Rubrics, Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core Standards all included.

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Outsiders by S.E. Hinton: BUNDLE (Novel Study Unit. Project, & Assessment)

Save loads of time and 20% when you purchase all 3 "Outsiders" resources in one money-saving bundle! Students always love reading "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton -- this bundle includes a 3-Week Unit Plan, 8 engaging enrichment activities/final projects, and a 6-article newspaper project. Emphasis on the themes of empathy and inclusion make this a perfect middle school novel unit! Student Exemplars, Rubrics, Learning Objectives, and Common Core State Standards are all included.

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Wonder by R.J. Palacio: Novel Unit (Grades 4, 5, 6. 7)

If your class isn't reading "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio, it's an absolute must to include this year! This 5-week literature packet fosters close reading, critical thinking, and meaningful writing by pushing students to move beyond comprehension and delve deeply into understanding, applying, analyzing, and evaluating. "Wonder" is a high-interest, low-readability book that engages 'tweens and keeps them reading! Answer keys, grading rubrics, and learning objectives are all included.

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Night by Elie Wiesel: Complete Unit (Grades 8-9)

I teach "Night" by Elie Wiesel in English class when students are learning about WWII and the Holocaust in Social Studies. This 5-week unit includes close reading, critical thinking, and literary analysis. Students are required to extrapolate relevant and appropriate inferences from the story throughout the novel and on the unit test. Answer keys, grading rubrics, learning objectives, and Common Core Standards all included.

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Where the Red Fern Grows

Teaching Guide with 8 different instructional components and answer keys

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American Colonization PBL: Would you go?

"He is guilty!" "Innocent!" Will be yelled with passion across your classroom with this fall. Have the students put Christopher Columbus on trial and decide how we judge our historical figures for the year. Includes all the necessary tools for the mock trial along with directions on how to make it work.

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Inferring - Making Inferences Mini-Unit - Reading Comprehension Skills

3-Day Mini-Unit that will have your students actively engaged through creative inferring activities like investigating the principal's files and ample opportunities to make inferences in reading passages. ----Upper Elementary and Middle School ---

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Back To School BINGO

Back to School BINGO! A great way to start of the year. This product contains 30 unique BINGO cards for students to get to know each other. Each card has different aspects that students need to find in their classmates such as: find someone who went to the beach over the summer, find someone who read at least 2 books over the summer, find someone who has the same color backpack as you, etc.

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Back to School (Middle Grades) Bundle

Save $5 for buying the bundle! This is all you need to start the school year off right. This bundle includes everything from your classroom procedures to your first pbl to help students learn the processes in your classroom. Each section builds greater and greater community and student autonomy for the school year.

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Atomic Bundle: Atomic Structure, Ions, Isotopes, Periodic Table, Bonding

From atomic structure to bonding, enjoy these activities!

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Figurative Language Unit: Study, Analyze & Write 6 Types of Figurative Languge

In this unit students will define, interpret, write, read, and analyze six types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and hyperbole. Each lesson includes guided instruction, independent writing practice, independent reading practice, and a super fun and engaging figurative language activity. At the end of this unit, students will be able to better understand, write, read and interpret figurative language.

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Crystal Structure of Minerals: PPT, Notes, Activity

Build the crystal shapes! Awesomesauce.

Crystal Structure of Minerals: PPT, Notes, Activity

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