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14 Cows for America
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3.25 stars
Overview:

In this lesson, students listen to an illustrated read aloud and use literacy skills to understand the central message of the book.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
04/23/2019
1984 by George Orwell
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3.5 stars
Overview:

In this lesson, students will analyze Orwell’s carefully chosen words, details, repetitions, and characterizations in these first few pages, students can construct a strong understanding of some of the key features of this society that will give them a solid framework for comprehending the rest of the novel.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
unknown
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
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4.0 stars
Overview:

This cross-curricular resource contains a primary source text on the Civil War, along with text-dependent questions, an academic vocabulary list, and a writing prompt that goes along with the text, including student responses. Students read Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address independently, then as a class before beginning work.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Washoe County Social Studies Teachers
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Across the Wide Dark Sea with Writing Task
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4.0 stars
Overview:

This resource, which downloads directly, is a lesson plan to use with the book "Across the Wide Dark Sea" by Jean Van Leeuwen. "Across the Wide Dark Sea" is a realistic text about a boy and his family's nine-week journey and survival during the first winter at Plymouth. This text poetically narrates a young boy's account of risking the ocean ot find freedom in a new land.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Washoe District
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Adventures of Sojourner: Basal Text
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Overview:

The Adventurers of Sojourner presents a third-person narrative account of the Mars Pathfinder mission, which included the deployment of a small science rover named Sojourner. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this history through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Aero and Officer Mike with Writing Task
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5.0 stars
Overview:

This resource, which is a direct download, is a lesson plan for "Aero and Office Mike" by Joan Plummer Russell. "Aero and Officer Mike is an informational text about a police officer and his partner, a dog named Aero. Information about their daily routine, Aero's special talents, and Officer Mike's training is included.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Tangipahoa Parish District
Date Added:
02/26/2019
All Summer in a Day
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5.0 stars
Overview:

In Ray Bradbury's “All Summer in A Day” takes place on the planet Venus in a future world where people have come to set up a civilization. In this CCSS lesson students will explore this fiction story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Amelia Bedelia
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Educational Use
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3.0 stars
Overview:

In this lesson, students understand the importance of using clear and precise communication when giving directions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Amelia Earhart: First Lady of Flight
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3.0 stars
Overview:

In 1937, pilot Amelia Earhart planned to be the first to succeed in a dangerous flight. However, her journey was plagued with many obstacles, and controversy continues to surround the theories that attempt to explain her mysterious disappearance. In this CCSS lesson students will explore her life through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments. Included are sample writing tasks.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
An American Childhood: Anthology
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2.0 stars
Overview:

Seven-year old Annie Dillard enjoys playing football with the boys in her neighborhood because it requires her to play with concentration and courage. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
American Indians and Buffalo Soldiers
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3.0 stars
Overview:

This lesson was designed to help students gain social studies/history content knowledge by using textual evidence to answer text-dependent questions.In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this history through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Amigo Brothers: Anthology
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3.0 stars
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Seventeen-year-old best friends dream of becoming light-weight boxing champions of the world. They train together until they find out that they will meet in the ring to determine who will fight in a championship tournament. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
And Then What Happened: Paul Revere
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1.0 stars
Overview:

In this lesson, students read about Paul Revere's famous ride to warn Americans about the advancement of the British soldiers. Students utilize reading skills to respond to questions about the text and demonstrate understanding.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
04/10/2017
Annabel Lee: Anthology
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Overview:

This is a poem about love that Poe has written in memory of his wife, whom he calls Annabel Lee. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
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Overview:

In this lesson, the students will read and reread the passage closely and focusing their reading through a series of questions and discussion about the text, students will be able to understand the structure and purpose of this particular soliloquy and how it delves into universal themes regarding the human condition.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
unknown
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Aunt Flossie's Hats: Basal Reader
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5.0 stars
Overview:

In this lesson, students read Aunt Flossie's Hats to learn about family traditions and stories and how they keep families united across generations. Students discuss the text and respond to questions using the text to support their answers. Lesson opens to a Word document.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Barrio Boy: Anthology
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4.0 stars
Overview:

In this excerpt from Galarza’s memoir he recants his experiences in a new school in a new country, the United States. He describes learning a new language and being introduced to new cultures and people in his new country. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this memoir through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments. Printable text files included.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Bear Boy
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In The Bear Boy, a man does not teach his son the ways of Pueblo life and how to transition into manhood. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Becky and the Wheels and Brake Boys: Anthology
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The short story, titled “Becky and the Wheel-and-Brake Boys,” is about how Becky desperately wants to own a bike despite the resistance she is met with from her mother and Granny-Liz. In this CCSS lesson students will explore this short story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Beethoven Lives Upstairs: Anthology
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This story, set in 1820s Austria, is a series of letters written between a young boy, Christoph, who lives in Vienna and his uncle, a music student who lives in Salzburg. In the letters, Christoph tells his uncle of the strange gentleman, Ludwig van Beethoven, who has rented a room in the boy’s home. In this CCSS lesson students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Beneath Blue Waters
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Overview:

Beneath Blue Waters comes from the trade book with the same title, focuses on the layers of the ocean, and takes students to the deepest zone in a three crew member, submersible called Alvin. In this CCSS lesson students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Big Surprise From the Edge of the Solar System Mini-Assessment
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Overview:

This mini-assessment asks students to read a text and view a short video, then answer text-dependent questions about them. Also included is an optional constructed-response prompt for the students.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad
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Overview:

In this secondary source lesson on ancient Greek civilization, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Boom Town
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0.0 stars
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In this lesson, students learn of a young girl who moves with her family to an unpopulated area. The girl's creativity helps the town to grow in size. Students will see supply and demand demonstrated in this story.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
04/13/2017
Born Worker: Anthology
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0.0 stars
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José feels he is destined to a life filled with physical labor because both of his parents work hard. His mother works at a sewing machine all day, and his father works for the telephone company and often tells José that life is hard. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Boy Called Slow
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1.0 stars
Overview:

Tradition in the Lakota Sioux involves giving a name to a child based on his actions, so a young child who moves slowly in all he does earns the name ‘Slow’ from his family. After demonstrating bravery and determination during battle he then earns a new name, Sitting Bull, and this same man later becomes the respected chief of the Lakota Sioux. In this CCSS lesson students will explore Sitting Bull's life through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
04/10/2017
The Bracelet: Anthology
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4.0 stars
Overview:

Ruri, a young Japanese girl, and her family are taken to an internment camp during WWII because the US government was afraid Japanese Americans would ally with Japan. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Broken Chain: Anthology
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0.0 stars
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In “Broken Chain,” Alfonso, a seventh grader, dislikes his appearance. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Butterfly Called Patient: Text Set
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2.0 stars
Overview:

Students will learn about the characteristics of butterflies and will engage in multiple activities to build their understanding of how a butterfly’s characteristics help it survive and interact with its environment. In this CCSS lesson students will use text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Butterfly is Patient
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Educational Use
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Overview:

In this lesson, students learn about the characteristics of butterflies and engage in multiple activities to build their understanding of how a butterfly's characteristics help it surviv and interact with its enviornment.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
04/23/2019
The Case of the Monkeys that Fell from the Trees: Anthology
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0.0 stars
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This article describes scientists Ken and Molly Glander’s research on the eating habits of howler monkeys in Costa Rica. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Challenge: Basal Text
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In this short story, Jose learns a valuable lesson about himself when he tries to impress Estella by challenging her to a game of racquetball. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Charles: Anthology
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0.0 stars
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As the narrator sends her son Laurie off to kindergarten, she fears that her sweet child may be thrown out of school. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Checkouts: Anthology
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0.0 stars
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The main character is unhappy about her family’s move to Cincinnati and spends most of her time in her room, miserable. Then one day, she goes grocery shopping for her parents and falls in love with the bag boy. In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Christmas Memory During the Depression: Anthology
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This lesson focuses on A Christmas Memory, a short story by Truman Capote. Students read the text independently and answer text-dependent questions before beginning work on a written assignment that accompanies the text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Chuck Close Up Close: An American Artist
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3.0 stars
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Chuck Close is an American artist who overcomes many obstacles in his life, both unexpected and self-induced. He overcame his first obstacle early in his childhood when he didn’t let his learning disorder stop him from becoming an artist. Later in his career, doctors told him his career was finished, but Chuck found a way to continue painting without full use of his body. In this CCSS lesson students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve to the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019