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The Teaching Value of Wikipedia: Why It’s OK for Students to Use it for Research
I know most of you got nervous with that title, but it can help! It’s not the most credible or reliable source but can be a great jump-off point for research...(Read more)
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Engaging and Interesting Journal Writing Prompts for All Students
This list contains over 180 prompts and is editable so you can delete any that do not suit your audience and add some of your own! More journal prompts will be added periodically.
The Summoner’s Tale Reading Comprehension Test Quiz (PREVIEW)
This lesson is aimed to help comprehension and analysis of “The Summoner’s Tale” from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. The quiz has seventeen multiple-choice questions that will require students to analyze the tales at higher levels of cognition.
Through the Night Zombie Novel Reading Comprehension Practice Worksheets
This lesson plan is a collection of short reading passages from the upcoming book Through the Night: A Zombie Novel Book One by Carlos Salinas. This is only the first reading passage and many more will be added to my store as I write the book and create them!
A Lesson on How to Develop Good Habits, Reach Your Goals, and Improve Your Life: For Teens and Young & New Adults
This lesson was born out of my personal improvement journey to become a better teacher, friend, brother, entrepreneur, and overall person. I studied books by Tony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, Jim Rohn, Sean Covey, John C. Maxwell, Martin Seligman, and countless other successful mentors and coaches and concentrated the strategies, wisdom, and steps needed for effective change for teens and young adults...
Story Brainstorming Graphic Organizers
Students will brainstorm story ideas through graphic organizers, including plot outlining.
Short Story: I Love Dragons Reading Comprehension
In this hopeful story about young love, a young man has a surprise with love in a number of hours.
Rocky Movie Lesson Plan, Viewing Guide/Quiz/Test, and Essay Questions (PREVIEW)
This lesson’s purpose is to help students comprehend and analyze the first Rocky movie (1979) through a literary lens. Topics on this viewing guide and quiz include plot development, characterization, character arc of change, figurative language, and literary devices.
The Tell-Tale Heart Reading Comprehension Test Quiz and Essay Questions
This lesson is aimed to help comprehension and analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”. This quiz has fifteen multiple-choice questions as well as two open-ended essay questions that will require students to analyze the story at higher levels of cognition.
Short Stories of Love, Hope, and Laughter Volume I (eBook)These stories were written to inspire at a time when the world seems to need it most. The characters in these stories range from naïve, innocent, and kind to bold, strange, and detached from reality.
Students as Lawyers Criminal Cases and Trials (PREVIEW)
Students will get the opportunity to be lawyers and prosecute or defend an accused person in a criminal trial (5 total). Each group will consist of 2 lawyers (prosecuting and defending), and an accused person. The teacher will act as the judge and guide the jury as they vote on the verdict.
Short Story: "The Decision" Reading Comprehension Practice
A short, two-page reading passage with multiple choice reading questions. Answer key included. Free Microsoft Word document available for download!
Free Revised KWLS (Know, Want to Know, Learned, and Still need to discover) Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer is geared towards helping students identify what they already know, what they want to learn, address misconceptions, and spark curiosity for further research and possible projects. This chart in versatile enough to be used with any subject!