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Teaching Nonfiction
Interactive Notebooks
Early Finisher Work
Argument
Classroom Management
Civil War Literature
Rubrics
Teaching Suspense
Teaching Vocabulary
Teaching Biography
Teaching "1984"
Teaching "Julius Caesar"
Back to School
Parent Communication
Teaching " A Long Way Gone"
Close Reading
Teaching Short Stories
Teaching "The Great Gatsby"
Teaching "Of Mice and Men"
Teaching "A Long Walk to Water"
Teaching Fairy Tales
Learning Centers
November Lessons
Student Conferences & Feedback
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Teaching Nonfiction

A great idea to incorporate more non-fiction reading in the classroom.

Non-Fiction Ideas

A menu of items, tips, ideas, activities, and support where Teacher's "Take-Out" educational materials to use in their classrooms. Serving classrooms K-5th Grade.

Upper Elementary Snapshots: 3 - Respond to Text Printables FREE!

3 - Respond to Text Printables

An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.

MLK nonfiction text features

Teaching Mrs. T

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Kelly Gallagher- Article of the week. Relevant articles for teens to read and respond to

article of the week — Kelly Gallagher

All things Kelly Gallagher, including my books, my schedule, teacher resources and what's going on in my life as a teacher.

Salem Witch Trials - Free Printable American History Reading with Questions for Grades 9-12

Salem Witch Trials Reading with Questions

In 1692 a group of adolescent girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, became subject to strange fits after hearing tales told by a West Indian slave. They accused several women of being witches. The townspeople were appalled but not surprised: Belief in witchcraft was widespread throughout 17th-century America and Europe. Town officials convened a court to hear the charges of witchcraft. Within a month, six women were convicted and hanged.

Jack the Ripper was one of the most infamous serial killers of all time. And he was never caught. This activity is a surefire way to engage your students while assessing nonfiction skills.

Jack the Ripper: Tone & Bias in the Media Coverage of this Infamous Murder Case

Jack the Ripper. One of the most notorious serial killers of all time. And he was never caught. There are over 100 theories about his identity. If you're looking for a high-interest nonfiction topic to get your students interested in analyzing nonfiction, this is it! This activity has two parts...

Analyzing Informational Text | Grades 7-12 | Works with ANY non-fiction text

Analyzing Informational Text Manila Folders & Annotation Stations + DIGITAL

Analyzing Informational Text Using Manila Folders AND Annotation Stations are designed to help students understand the deeper meaning behind scholarly sources.With the Common Core Standards being introduced, there is a strong emphasis on incorporating informational text in the ELA classroom. This p...

FREE Informational Text Response...students are writing informational text, maybe use this when reading each other's writing.

Long Time No See!

It seems that I've gotten into the habit of posting about once a month. It's definitely not my intention, but as soon as I blink the mo...

Great for a literacy center! $ #commoncore

NonFiction Text Structure Sort

Non-fiction sort board, cards and recording sheet. This sorting activity is intended for use at a literacy center. How does this work?The student places the six category cards on the marked spots. Next, they place the appropriate definition cards under the category cards. Then, they sort the 18 n...

Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts (Simply Secondary)

Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts (The Teal Paperclip)

Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts, an education post from the blog The Teal Paperclip, written by Krisanna Miller on Bloglovin’

I was looking for a way to incorporate text features and review Social Studies standards. I hope your class enjoys these pages as much as mine does! This is an excellent way to incorporate ELA into your SS curriculum.  Thurgood Marshall- There are TWO text feature page included here.

Thurgood Marshall Text Features Pages

Text Features: I was looking for a way to incorporate text features and review Social Studies standards. I hope your class enjoys these pages as much as mine does! This is an excellent way to incorporate ELA into your SS curriculum. Thurgood Marshall- There are TWO text feature page included here.

Non-Fiction Text Structure anchor chart, practice activities, review game, and…

Nonfiction Text Structures Digital & Print | Google Classroom Distance Learning

This Nonfiction Text Structure Resource Bundle is a complete pack of HIGH-INTEREST resources to help you fully teach, practice, and assess the five main text structures; Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Problem and Solution, Chronological/Sequence, AND Description. Includes a PRINTABLE and D...

Students will identify nonfiction text features in nonfiction passages. Blog…

Teaching Text Features - School and the City

This year was my fourth time around teaching text features, and I decided that it was an area that I could show improvement. I think text features are a difficult concept for young students to learn because it’s typically rote memorization of a lot of funny words that they don’t understand the importance of. ... Read More about Teaching Text Features

Informational Text Structure Task Cards! 32 nonfiction reading passages. Students read the passage and determine which text structure was used to write the passage.

Text Structure Task Cards | PDF and Digital | Distance Learning

This set of 32 task cards will give your upper elementary and middle school students an opportunity to practice reading nonfiction passages and identifying the five types of text structures. These are the informational text structures addressed in Common Core Reading standards. It addresses the fol...

Life in Fifth Grade: Close Reading Passages

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with Leslie Ann

using NEWSELA and choosing the level you need for your students

Newsela, A Digital Newspaper For Kids

An educational blog focused on project based learning, STEM, and providing unique ideas and resources to engage students.

Students need lots of practice interacting with informational texts. These 23 mini lessons can be used all year long with any text. Ready to print and use!

Distance Learning Whole Year Mini Lessons for Reading Informational Texts

In person, blended, or digital? No problem! You'll love the flexibility of this resource. Digital and print! No planning! 23 easy-to-use mini lessons have everything to make teaching reading (any) informational text a snap! Provide the scaffolding your students need or increase rigor by using with ...

10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids!

10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids

After writing about the Common Core State Standards last month , I wanted to keep the ball rolling with activities to use with any nonfi...

This is the second in a two part series of student reading and Common Core activities to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This download includes the March on Washington, the Letter From Birmingham Jail, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and it contains 17 pages of student activities.

Martin Luther King Jr: March on DC, SCLC, Birmingham (4th and 5th Common Core)

This is the second in a two part series of student reading and Common Core activities to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This download includes the March on Washington, the Letter From Birmingham Jail, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and it contai...

Paired Texts targets reading comprehension using two different texts, (fiction and nonfiction) on the same themed topic. This 81 page packet is loaded with 8 passages (4 sets of paired texts) including 2 historical, 2 scientific, 2 biographical, and 2 technical pieces. There are vocabulary practice pages, and double sided paired text worksheets to refer to both texts. Plus three writing prompts (narrative, expository and persuasive) for each set.

Paired Texts Fiction to Nonfiction Print and Digital Distance Learning

This Paired Texts unit in print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other top educational platforms) targets reading comprehension using two different passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same themed topic. This packet is loaded with 8 passages (4 sets of paired texts) including 2 hi...

Interactive Notebooks

We're using Interactive Notebooks in my 9th grade English class this year. I'm so excited to share these ideas and student samples with you! Check out this blog post and get inspired to start using ISNs in your ELA class, too!

Interactive Notebooks for High School - Nouvelle ELA Teaching Resources

How are you using Interactive Notebooks for high school? Check out these ideas for analytical, organized lessons packed with student input!

TONS of pics to interactive notebooks

The Middle School Mouth

Had to share a quick picture of a text I recieved from a parent (who is also a co-worker). It made my day as I so respect this teacher and love the child. Since my student's mother is a 7th grade language arts teacher at my school, I assumed that my student would want to be in her mother's room. I guess once again I understand what happens when one assumes (but this time it was a good lesson to learn). I also received a large bag of white chocolate popcorn from this students as well…

Weekly Grammar and Language Activities: Common and Proper Nouns

Grammar Third Grade Activities: Common and Proper Nouns

This common and proper noun unit includes a mini lesson, student notebook activity, writing activity, task cards and an assessment. This unit is geared towards helping students to understand what common and proper nouns are and to capitalize proper nouns.The activities are designed to be short so th...

Interactive Notebooks: How I Use Them in My Classes

Interactive Notebooks: How I Use Them in My Classes Part 1

I LOVE interactive student notebooks. I mean serious love. I wish this had been a thing when I was a kid in middle school. I am positive ...

This English Language Arts foldable bundle can be used as writing skills mini-lessons throughout the year and are a perfect addition to an existing interactive notebook, or perhaps the start of a new one.

ELA Interactive Notebook Activities BUNDLE (essay, grammar, punctuation, etc.)

This English Language Arts interactive notebook bundle can be used as writing skills mini-lessons throughout the year and are a perfect addition to an existing interactive notebook or perhaps the start of a new one. Each file foldable file includes (1) its individual foldables, (2) mix and match fla...

Text Structure Reading Strategy Unit: Notes, Practice, & Assessment + INB - Let your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade classroom or home school students get loads of great reading practice with this unit. You get interactive notebook & worksheet format sheets. Steps include notes, practice in small groups or with a partner, journal, individual practice, & assessment. Great for ELA, reading strategies, literature circles, interactive notebooks, & more. {second, third, fourth, fifth graders…

Text Structure Reading Strategy Unit Notes Practice Assessment Distance Learning

This Text Structure Reading Strategy Unit can be used to both teach a new strategy or as reading comprehension support. This unit includes activities to introduce, practice, and assess students' understanding of the reading skill. Teachers first introduce a skill with notes and small or whole group ...

Amazing ideas for a Language Arts Interactive Notebook - FINALLY one for middle school! Will mesh nicely with Common Core!

Interactive Notebooks - Yet Again

I am determined to get ALL of the pictures I took a few weeks ago of my language arts interactive notebook before the end of school! I ho...

This Character Analysis lesson for Interactive Notebooks (ISNs) works with any novel. It uses video clips, fairy tales, and a PowerPoint to introduce students to the concept of analyzing character, and then moves to the target text. Students finish with an analytical essay about a character in the text. I use this with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, but this resource includes an editable essay prompt that you can use with the text of your choice. (grades 6-10)

Character Analysis PowerPoint and Essay for Interactive Notebooks

This Character Analysis lesson for Interactive Notebooks (ISNs) works with any novel. It uses video clips, fairy tales, and a PowerPoint to introduce students to the concept of analyzing character, and then moves to the target text. Students finish with an analytical essay about a character in the t...

Literary Devices Interactive Dictionary for grades 5-8!

Literary Devices Interactive Dictionary: Exploring Figurative Language + Digital

Literacy Devices Interactive Dictionary: Exploring Figurative Language | This product includes 40+ pages of interactive activities for students. This product provides an interactive way for teachers to engage their students in the learning of new concepts, figurative language, and literary devices.

Interactive Notebook Check

As a science teacher with around 200 students I needed to find a way to quickly grade interactive notebooks while also providing feedback to students. After trying several different grading methods I developed this quick and easy grading checklist that allows you to grade interactive notebooks at a...

Interactive notebook guidelines

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK GUIDELINESWhat is the purpose of the notebook?The purpose of the interactive notebook is to enable you to be a creative, indep…

IBTEACHNU Language Arts blog.... Amazing interactive ELA notebook with pictures of all 57 pages

Interactive notebooks

I researched all summer for ways to incorporate the interactive student notebook into my language arts curriculum. Those of you who teach th...

Common Core Interactive Reading Journals

Common Core Interactive Reading Journals

Early Finisher Work

NO PREP FINISH THE PICTURE/ FINISH THE DRAWING... by TEACH-O-LOGY RESOURCES | Teachers Pay Teachers

NO PREP FINISH THE PICTURE/ FINISH THE DRAWING - 40 PICS

Engage the children with these open ended finish the drawing worksheets which promotes creativity and helps develop a wide variety of creative, critical, visual, and spatial reasoning skills. Allow their imagination to take flight! I use these in my class, it is great to see how every child thinks d...

Beginning of the Year Team Building - Your upper elementary 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classroom students are going to love the first day and week of school with this great resource. You get 35+ pages of great materials. (Year 3, 4, 5, 6, third, fourth, fifth, sixth graders)

Beginning of the Year Team Building Updates

How has your summer vacation been going? Mine has been both relaxing and busy at the same time. I have been working like a busy bee planning for my mid-August nuptials! If you follow me on Instagram, then you’re definitely up to date on all things wedding! I’ve also been making more of an effort […]

high school ELA version of choice board

ELA Essentials

survival skills for the high school classroom

Most classrooms I've taught in have at least one or two early finishers that grasp the lesson quickly, speed through the independent wo...

Extension Menus: Give Your Early Finishers RELEVANT Options to Choose From

Most classrooms I've taught in have at least one or two early finishers that grasp the lesson quickly, speed through the independent wo...

Word Work activities that work for any vocabulary words - age appropriate, challenging word work for big kids in the intermediate grades | Perfect word work for Daily 5 or in literacy centers for upper elementary students. Just print and go! | Chalk & Apples

Word Work for Big Kids: Vocabulary Activities

#herodeals These vocabulary activities are perfect for upper elementary and work for any word list. As a 5th grade teacher, I had so much trouble finding appropriate, challenging vocabulary activities for my upper elementary students. That's why I created these vocabulary activities for any word lis...

These free focus mats have been created to help you get your students ready for standardized testing or other stressful days in your classroom.

Focus Mats for Testing

These free focus mats have been created to help you get your students ready for standardized testing or other stressful days in your classroom.

FREE Downloads: This free download for math early finishers and gifted is a life saver! The activity is easily differentiated for any computation, any level, and works for rational and irrational number. It is super easy to prepare. After a few examples, students create their own problems giving you an endless supply of new problems for your early finishers and gifted - with no prep on your part!

FREE Early Finishers Code Problems || Distance Learning

This free early finishers and gifted idea is a life saver!The activity is ✎ easily differentiated for any computation, any level, and works for rational and irrational numbers. It is super easy to prepare. ▶️ For more about how we use these FREE early finisher tasks in our classrooms, click here.Afte...

Don't miss these NO FAIL fast finisher ideas to keep your students learning....even when they're "done"!

Ideas for Fast Finishers

"I'm done!" "Have you checked your work?" "Yes." "Really? Are you sure?" "Yes." You know it's true. He's a fast worker and knows ...

Free Printable I Spy Back to School Activity. Classroom themed activity or game idea for the first day of school for students. #papertraildesign #firstdayofschool #firstday #filleractivity #printable #freeprintables #freeprintable #Ispybacktoschool

Free Printable I Spy Back to School Activity | Paper Trail Design

Free Printable I Spy Back to School Activity. Classroom themed activity or game idea for the first day of school for students.

The Secrets of a Middle School Teacher: My Classroom: Finished Early

My Classroom

YES! First two days of school are done! I'm exhausted, my feet hurts and I need a nap but other than all THAT it has been AWESOME! The kids ...

The Secrets of a Middle School Teacher: My Classroom: Finished Early

My Classroom

YES! First two days of school are done! I'm exhausted, my feet hurts and I need a nap but other than all THAT it has been AWESOME! The kids ...

Free Printable I Spy Emoji Game. Boredom buster for fun summer, winter, or road trip travel games. Find the emoticon faces. #papertraildesign #ispy #boredombuster #roadtrip #kidsgames #kidsfreebies

Free Printable I Spy Emoji Game | Paper Trail Design

Free Printable I Spy Emoji Game. Boredom buster for fun summer, winter, or road trip travel games. Find the emoticon faces.

"Challenge capsules" for students who finish early-- keep those high achievers moving :)

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"Challenge capsules" for students who finish early-- keep those high achievers moving :)

The Early Finisher Board is a classroom management tool for your classroom. No more, "What do I do now?" In this blog post, I explain exactly how The Early Finisher Board works. I also provide a 2-week free sample if you'd like to try it out!

Try The Early Finisher Board for FREE!

Get started with your Early Finisher Board today with this FREE Getting Started Guide and two weeks of early finisher activities!

Great idea--laminated activities are velcroed to the board so students can take off the assignments and return them. And, the activities can be changed throughout the year (and reused the next year).

Just Checking In...

Our day is arranged to have the final 45 minutes of the day as an "Enrichment" block. About every 6 days, the students have an extra ...

In a middle school art class, I have students who have completed the project on day two, and students who won't finish until day seven.  T...

Early Finishers

In a middle school art class, I have students who have completed the project on day two, and students who won't finish until day seven. T...

Argument

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Classroom Management

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Civil War Literature

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Rubrics

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Teaching Suspense

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Teaching Vocabulary

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Teaching Biography

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Teaching "1984"

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Teaching "Julius Caesar"

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Back to School

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Parent Communication

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Teaching " A Long Way Gone"

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Close Reading

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Teaching Short Stories

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Teaching "The Great Gatsby"

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Teaching "Of Mice and Men"

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Teaching "A Long Walk to Water"

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Teaching Fairy Tales

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Learning Centers

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November Lessons

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A 5 Minute Activity #29

A ws that is a fun filler or end of lesson activity. It is also good for revising vocabulary. Materialtype: fun activities & games, icebreakers, one-on-one activities,...

A 5-Minute Activity #9

Ready for one more? I bring them to class most of the time and use one when we need a break from regular work. It practises vocabulary within many areas. Materialtype:...

How to Use the Getty Unshuttered App in Your Classroom

The Getty Unshuttered App's photography challenges and tips are a great addition to any creative thinking classroom! #ad #unshuttered @weareteachers @gettymuseum

A 5 Minute Activity Halloween Edition

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How to Introduce Diverse Perspectives in the ELA Classroom

Last week, I posted these seven strategies for adding diverse perspectives to your ELA classroom on my Instagram account. I wanted to give this information a permanent place on my blog. Plus, I had some great follow-up questions that I...READ MORE

How to Use Book Snaps to Engage Your Students

Book Snaps are an interactive and engaging activity for ANY book! The Book Snap is comprised of a snap (a picture) that represents the work and a caption (a quotation from the work). They are perfect for introducing a snapshot...READ MORE

Calling IN: A Strategy for White Teachers Who Want to Disrupt Racism | The Educators Room

Last year I revisited James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers” before starting the school year. I encouraged myself and other teachers committed to social justice to “go for broke.” I did lots of work I felt proud of in our classroom last year, working with our 5th graders to understand, analyze, and combat racism. They culminated […]

Identity Work with Kids!

Identity work for students of all ages allows students to be seen, valued and celebrated in classrooms. In order for educators to authentically do this work, they must do this work on their own. Teachers must do this type of work on themselves. Although this is one week worth of work, feel free to s...

Black History Trailblazers by LoveTeachBless | Teachers Pay Teachers

This product was created for students to learn more about the trailblazers in Black history to be celebrated. There are 40 trailblazers to choose from, however, with these 40 amazing Black trailblazers, there are easily 40+ more. A teacher could use this product to teach students a trailblazer a day...

Halloween - Roll a story - ELSA Support

#elsafreefriday This is a fab warm up activity or just an activity on using imagination and putting a story together. Download: Halloween roll a story

FREE Trauma Informed Classroom PD

This post is sponsored by WE Teachers, made possible by Walgreens. All opinions are my own. As educators, we are always striving to be better. We want to learn more so that we can be the

12 Activities to Encourage Your High School Students to Love Reading ⋆ Doc Cop Teaching

Check out this post for 12 reading activities that your students are sure to love. You'll find ideas, lessons, and assignments to engage all readers.

Culturize Book Study

This book study was created as a teacher/educator book study from the book, Culturize written by Jimmy Casas. This book study is for teachers/educators who have purchased their book and want to further discuss and dig deeper into their reflections and thoughts about how this book can transform their...