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135 resources with the concept explanatory writing

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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 2b: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Comedy of Control

For Teachers 8th Standards
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the anchor text in a three-unit module that has eighth graders examine how Shakespeare develops the theme of control. Young scholars look at why and how the characters seek control and the results of...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2a: Working with Evidence: Working Conditions Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
The three units in Module 2A present seventh-graders with literary and informational texts—Katherine Paterson’s novel Lyddie and a speech by Cesar Chavez—that examine historical and present-day working conditions. Pupils learn how to...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 1: Myths: Not Just Long Ago

For Teachers 6th Standards
Rick Riordan’s, The Lightning Thief is the anchor text in a three-unit module that explores the archetypal storyline of the hero’s journey. Sixth graders examine the many mythical illusions in Riordan’s tale. Additionally, they read...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 1, Unit 3: My Hero’s Journey Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
Module 1, Unit 3 ends the study of the hero’s journey that began in Unit 1 and mythology in Unit 2. Sixth graders craft their own hero’s journey narrative that includes elements of and a theme found in classic mythology. The unit ends as...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: What Are Working Conditions, and How Do They Affect Workers?

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 20 lessons that make up the Module 2a Unit 1 collection focus on building background knowledge of working conditions in American factories during the industrial era. Using their knowledge of these conditions, Class members read...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 3: Performance Task: Character Confessional Narrative

For Teachers 8th Standards
To conclude their study of A Midsummer Night's Dream, eighth-graders assume the voice of one of the characters in Shakespeare's play and craft a narrative in which the character explains their attempt to control or manipulate another...
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Kindergarten Writing Rubrics

For Teachers K Standards
Here is a set of three kindergarten writing rubrics designed to meet the Common Core writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing pieces. They each include four levels of performance—beginning, developing,...
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A Pale Blue Dot: That's Here. That's Home. That's Us.

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
21st-century learners live in such a visual world that many are unused to letting their minds imagine the picture that words create. An excerpt from Carl Sagan's lecture, "The Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space,"...
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Writing About Informational Text: Music and the Brain

For Students 6th Standards
Even if you've never picked up a musical instrument, chances are that music has directly impacted your mental and emotional development. Sixth graders engage in a reading activity in which they read two articles on the impact of music on...
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Thanksgiving Lessons Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
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August Daily Activities

For Students K - 2nd Standards
You'll feel more than prepared for the start of the school year with this collection of daily activities for the month of August! From filling in numbers on a calendar or coloring patterns to solving addition and reading comprehension...
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Writing Connections: Link Writing to Pupils' Daily Lives

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Engage your learners in writing a set of instructions that relates to their experiences.
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Lesson Plan: Humans and the Land

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Art acts as inspiration for a conversation about human impact on the environment and creative writing. The class examines three pieces, looking for evidence of human impact on the landscape. They then write a first-person narrative, from...
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What A Pair! A Cross Grade Writing Activity

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
What a pair! Older pupils interview younger ones and use what they learn to write a short, illustrated storybook that features the youngster as the main character. The youngster responds with a thank-you note in which they identify their...
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Writing Classroom Agreements using Inspiration & Word to Go

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
How can you foster a thoughtful learning community for your class? First, the class brainstorms a list of behaviors that will help make the classroom a great place to learn. Then learners group similar ideas together and come up with...
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Costume Exploration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What a great activity, upper graders are sure to love. They explore costume design and the relationships between theatre, culture, and history. They research three time periods, write a response about two of them, then create a composit...
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Playing With Science

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scientists investigate the scientific concepts and principles that help make common toys such as hula hoops, yo-yos, slinkies, and silly putty work. As a class, they read "Backyard Rocket Science, Served Wet" to get a look behind...
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Is That a Fact?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Investigate popular scientific claims and gather evidence to defend or argue against an author's stance. Writers synthesize information and compose their own "Really?" columns modeled after those found in the weekly "Science Times"...
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Information Shuffle

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Gather some information, print it onto sentence strips, and then have your class physically shuffle the cards to better understand the importance of organizational patterns in writing. Middle school learners examine information for a...
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Red Dirt Groundbreakers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Discover Oklahoma's first farmers. Read about 14 different agriculture workers and their contribution to Oklahoma's farming. After reading, have your class complete several activities such as researching an agriculturist, writing a...
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Ben Franklin Timeline

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Celebrate inventions such as lightning rods, bifocals, and stoves with a Ben Franklin Day. Young historians conduct research and write a paragraph about an accomplishment of Benjamin Franklin including an illustration or collage that...
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The Movement Before the Movement: Civil Rights Activism in the 1940s

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Many educators focus on the civil rights movement as it occurred after Rosa Parks incited the bus boycott. Extend the understanding of the fight for civil rights in the United States with this post-WWII lesson. Learners examine and...
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Miscast and Seldom Seen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Consider how well high schoolers' favorite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of society. The lesson introduces your class to several media literacy concepts, such as how media conveys values and messages, as well as...
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Will You Pick My Cotton?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use this cross-curricular history lesson to work on your students' informational writing skills. After listening to songs and stories related to Sultana, they engage in a several activities to boost their understanding of slavery and...