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25 INTERACTIVE WEB SITES FOR VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS. EVALUATING SOURCES FOR CREDIBILITY LESSON PLAN + POWERPOINT + STUDENT ACTIVITIES. I have used this successfully with ninth grade English/language arts students to begin a research project, but I believe it would also work best with students in the middle school grades.

EVALUATING SOURCES FOR CREDIBILITY LESSON PLAN + POWERPOINT + STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Students will be able to identify criteria (authority, objectivity, authenticity, timeliness, relevance, and efficiency) for evaluating sources of information. Students will be asked to reflect upon the following questions: “What does it mean if something is ‘credible?’ Why is credibility important when you are looking for information? For example, if you’re looking for song lyrics, why must that web site be credible?

How else might we evaluate things in our daily lives for both quality and credibility? Students will then paraphrase major points discussed in the PowerPoint-aided mini-lesson about evaluating resources. Students will then be asked to find a partner and apply these skills by evaluating a web site. 1. 25 Prompts for Narrative and Descriptive Writing - Common Core-aligned 2. 3. 7. 8. 9. 10. COMMON CORE TEXT EXEMPLARS FOR GRADES 9-12 - LINKS TO FREE WORKS. <div class="deployment_message_block"><span> Hi, You need to enable javascript on your browser to use TpT.

COMMON CORE TEXT EXEMPLARS FOR GRADES 9-12 - LINKS TO FREE WORKS

&nbsp; <a href=" target="_blank">See how this improves your TpT experience</a>. </span></div> About Us | Blog | FAQs & Help All Categories Cart Your shopping cart is empty Log In | Not a member? Common Core Text Exemplars for Grades 9-12 - Links to Free Works 84 Downloads Subjects English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text Grade Levels 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool Resource Types Homeschool Curricula, Bibliographies, Professional Documents Product Rating Not yet rated PDF (Acrobat) Document File Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing. 0.45 MB | 10 pages This document contains URLs to several (but not all) free and legal CCSS text exemplars for grades 9-12, as listed in Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks.

Total Pages Answer Key Teaching Duration Report Copyright Infringement Average Ratings Overall Quality: CATEGORIES - FIVE GAMES OR ICEBREAKERS FOR LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH. <div class="deployment_message_block"><span> Hi, You need to enable javascript on your browser to use TpT.

CATEGORIES - FIVE GAMES OR ICEBREAKERS FOR LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH

BRITISH ROMANTIC POETRY ANALYSIS ACTIVITY - THE BIG SIX POETS. BRAVE NEW WORLD RAFT WRITING PROJECT + RUBRIC + EDUBLOGS BLOGGING TUTORIAL. The Brave New World RAFT Writing Project contains a Common Core-ready writing project for the English/Language Arts classroom.This is a culminating project to end a unit of study on Aldous Huxley's famous novel.

BRAVE NEW WORLD RAFT WRITING PROJECT + RUBRIC + EDUBLOGS BLOGGING TUTORIAL

What is a RAFT, you might ask? RAFT is an acronym for a powerful writing strategy that provides rigor, flexibility, and variety. ACTION VERBS: A REVIEW ASSIGNMENT WITH EIGHT ACTIVITIES FOR THE MIDDLE GRADES. <div class="deployment_message_block"><span> Hi, You need to enable javascript on your browser to use TpT.

ACTION VERBS: A REVIEW ASSIGNMENT WITH EIGHT ACTIVITIES FOR THE MIDDLE GRADES

&nbsp; <a href=" target="_blank">See how this improves your TpT experience</a>. </span></div> About Us | Blog | FAQs & Help All Categories Cart Your shopping cart is empty Log In | Not a member? Action Verbs: A Review Assignment with Eight Activities for the Middle Grades 48 Downloads Subjects English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep Grade Levels 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool Resource Types Worksheets, Activities, Printables Product Rating Not yet rated PDF (Acrobat) Document File Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing. 1.75 MB | 7 pages In this packet, find a review assignment that students might use if they need a refresher about action verbs. Total Pages Answer Key Included Teaching Duration 1 hour Report Copyright Infringement Average Ratings Overall Quality: Accuracy: Practicality: Thoroughness:

A SEPARATE PEACE RAFT WRITING PROJECT + RUBRIC + EDUBLOGS BLOGGING TUTORIAL. The _A Separate Peace_ RAFT Writing Project contains a Common Core-ready writing project for the English/Language Arts classroom.This is a culminating project to end a unit of study on John Knowles's famous novel.

A SEPARATE PEACE RAFT WRITING PROJECT + RUBRIC + EDUBLOGS BLOGGING TUTORIAL

What is a RAFT, you might ask? RAFT is an acronym for a powerful writing strategy that provides rigor, flexibility, and variety. A RAFT can be implemented in all content areas, thus making it an excellent Writing Across the Curriculum resource. Young writers might pursue one of several genres of writing (expository, narrative, descriptive, argumentative or persuasive) to create one of several products (letter, television commercial, diary entry, etc.). I define this further in the packet. In this project, students have four writing options to choose from. 50+ LINKS TO FREE INFORMATIONAL TEXTS FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL GRADES. As you may know, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) place significant emphasis on the incorporation of informational texts into the curriculum.

50+ LINKS TO FREE INFORMATIONAL TEXTS FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL GRADES

These texts might include freshly published articles and essays, foundational U.S. documents, and historic speeches. I hope the following resources will help take the guesswork out of finding these resources and save you some time along the way. This list is far from comprehensive, but I tried to ensure that each publication listed below has at least some free long-form content available. Remember that some publications will eventually restrict access to their articles and essays behind a paywall, but to avoid possible loss of access, please consider "clipping" the article with a tool like Evernote, Instapaper, or Pocket.

Last, I have linked the Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile Bands to help you get started using appropriate CCSS-related Lexile levels. 1. 100 Daily Writing Warm-Ups - Short Prompts - Task Cards - Printer-Friendly! 3. 4. 5. 27 WEBSITES FOR LOCATING PRIMARY SOURCES. <div class="deployment_message_block"><span> Hi, You need to enable javascript on your browser to use TpT.

27 WEBSITES FOR LOCATING PRIMARY SOURCES

&nbsp; <a href=" target="_blank">See how this improves your TpT experience</a>. </span></div> About Us | Blog | FAQs & Help. 25 PROMPTS FOR NARRATIVE AND DESCRIPTIVE WRITING - COMMON CORE-ALIGNED. The following 25 prompts worked wonderfully in my 6th and 7th grade language arts classes, but I believe they are applicable to the upper elementary classroom as well.

25 PROMPTS FOR NARRATIVE AND DESCRIPTIVE WRITING - COMMON CORE-ALIGNED

The Common Core writing standards require students to: “Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.” Thus, all of these prompts will help fulfill these objectives. For instance, there is a prompt in this packet that requires students to think about a typical Saturday and recount sequential events descriptively. Another prompt will require students to describe a perfect lunch, which will require them to think critically and logically in a creative passage. There are several possibilities here, but the real bonus is the full-color image that accompanies each question to inspire deeper thinking and colorful language choices. I have alternated prompts in this packet to allow for daily or weekly instruction possibilities. 2. FIVE SENSES ACTIVITY USE STARLIGHT MINTS TO TEACH POWERFUL ADJECTIVES.

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FIVE SENSES ACTIVITY USE STARLIGHT MINTS TO TEACH POWERFUL ADJECTIVES

Want to stress the importance of powerful adjectives to your students in a memorable way that demands concentration and critical thinking? Consider this activity! This is a variation of an old creative writing assignment to teach the importance of powerful adjectives using the five senses. 16 WEBSITES & APPS FOR DIGITAL STORYTELLING PROJECTS (A STARTER'S GUIDE) <div class="deployment_message_block"><span> Hi, You need to enable javascript on your browser to use TpT. 100 DAILY WRITING WARM-UPS - SHORT PROMPTS - TASK CARDS - PRINTER-FRIENDLY! <div class="deployment_message_block"><span> Hi, You need to enable javascript on your browser to use TpT.

FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON RAFT WRITING PROJECT + RUBRIC + EDUBLOGS BLOGGING TUTORIAL. The Flowers for Algernon RAFT Writing Project contains a Common Core-ready writing project for the English/Language Arts classroom.This is a culminating project to end a unit of study on Daniel Keyes's famous novel. What is a RAFT, you might ask? RAFT is an acronym for a powerful writing strategy that provides rigor, flexibility, and variety. A RAFT can be implemented in all content areas, thus making it an excellent Writing Across the Curriculum resource. Young writers might pursue one of several genres of writing (expository, narrative, descriptive, argumentative or persuasive) to create one of several products (letter, television commercial, diary entry, etc.).

I define this further in the packet. In this project, students have four writing options to choose from. **The journal pages might be used as a way for students to keep track of the characters as they read the novel. ***Consider implementing the classroom blogging tutorial to engage your students with a blogging project. 1. 2. HOW HARD IS IT TO PREDICT SNOW? READING ASSIGNMENT + CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITY. JERRY SPINELLI - SMILES TO GO - NOVEL STUDY PACKET. LIFESAVERS: LAST-MINUTE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON PLAN WORKSHEETS FOR GRADES 5-8.

Thank you for your interest in Lifesavers: Last-Minute Language Arts Lesson Plan Worksheets for Grades 5-8. Why is the packet called Lifesavers? Simply put, these little worksheets are ready-made to slide into a lesson plan at a moment’s notice. Let’s imagine you need to leave lesson plan worksheets in a hurry for a substitute teacher about synonyms and antonyms. You will find them on pages 10 and 14 respectively. You might wish for students to review concepts like similes, metaphors, and personification. In addition to the worksheets, I have included answer keys for easier, time-efficient grading and a (hopefully) handy table-of-contents page to find worksheets quickly. These lifesavers have helped me out in a number of situations over the years including the two preceding scenarios. The packet includes the following language arts worksheets and answer keys Thank you!

If you like this packet, please consider the following educational resources available in my store: 2. 3. 7. 8. 9. 10. PROVERBS WALL ART - SIX ITEMS ALL TOGETHER - PRINT AND DECORATE YOUR CLASSROOM. ROMEO & JULIET SOCIAL NETWORK - CHARACTER ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT. This assignment is titled “‘Romeo & Juliet’: The Social Network.” We hear a lot these days about how our students enjoy communicating with one another on sites like Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter. This assignment is essentially a 21st century character analysis assignment as a “mock social network.” Students must imagine that six characters from “Romeo & Juliet” have social networking pages where they post their thoughts, concerns, activities, and more. There have been many creative ways to teach “Romeo & Juliet” over the years including mock newspapers, mock trials, and the like.

This particular project puts a 21st century spin on those assignments and allows students to express themselves in a familiar medium. Students may role-play as one of six characters in Shakespeare’s play – Romeo, Juliet, Friar Laurence, The Nurse, Mercutio, and/or Lady Capulet – and write “status updates” as if they were the character. Please consider purchasing it today. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. SHAKESPEARE JULIUS CAESAR SOCIAL NETWORK - CHARACTER ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT. This assignment is titled “‘Julius Caesar’: The Social Network.” THE GREAT GATSBY RAFT WRITING PROJECT + RUBRIC + EDUBLOGS BLOGGING TUTORIAL. THE HUNGER GAMES RAFT WRITING PROJECT + RUBRIC + EDUBLOGS BLOGGING TUTORIAL.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD RAFT WRITING PROJECT + RUBRIC + EDUBLOGS BLOGGING TUTORIAL. TWITTER TALES: WRITING HAIKU, MICROPOEMS & SHORT FICTION IN 140 CHARACTERS. What would William Carlos Williams -- and other Imagists -- think of "Twitterature," a quirky, new form of micropoetry and flash fiction told in 140 characters or less? UNDERSTANDING PLAGIARISM: LESSON PLAN + POWERPOINT + STUDENT ACTIVITIES.