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Five-Paragraph Expository Research Essay

Complete Common Core Writing & Research Materials for Teaching Five-Paragraph Expository Research Essay, cross-curriculum with Science. GOAL: This Research Paper plan was written for my 7th Grade English class in connection with their Mammal Unit in Science. Once completed, students visually presented the information in Science class.

Common Core Boot Camp: Researching for Informational Writing (Without Plagiarism!) CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8

This chart is a great way to teacher you students the different between secondhand and firsthand experience. The students can use different colors to differentiate between the two.

Teach Tone with One Sentence

Have tone and mood been stumbling blocks for your middle grade students? One of the most frequent questions I get from teachers is about how to teach tone. Now, I no longer have to reply, "I'll be darned if I know!" ;) Here's an awesome trick to teach kids what tone means and how to include it in writing!

Argument writing, narrative writing, & informational writing bundle

Argumentative, Narrative, and Informational Writing Workshop- Everything you need to teach Common Core writing

A Resource at Your Fingertips!

LESS writing MORE skill practice! See how my students mastered locating textual based evidence in my blogpost here! Watch their reading comprehension skills improve along the way. For more ideas like this, check out Education Lahne on Pinterest!

Literature STATIONS with Task Cards for ANY Novel, Drama, or Story - Common Core

Literature Stations with Task Cards - Motivate your students with STATION work centered on Common Core topics using ANY novel, story, or drama! You get TEN different stations with detailed task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Great for differentiation—you choose the stations that best fit the text and your students’ needs.

Expository, Non-Fiction Lessons on Modern Issues: Bundle #1 of 5 Lessons, CCSS

The new Common Core requires more non-fiction in our English classrooms, so let's fill that need with compelling articles on modern issues that will engage our teens. Click here for easy-to-deliver expository lessons.