Cultural Comparison Chart

Cultural Comparison Chart

Graphic organizer guide students to compare aspects of different generations/ cultures to their own in order to make connections to the world around them.
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Common Core Literacy Standards Posters

Common Core Literacy Standards Posters

Do your students ever ask why they have to learn the Common Core standards? Well, we help make the job easier with our Common Core Literacy Posters. All 10 posters have not only a Common Core Standard but a deeper understand that relates to real world application.
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A Scientific Perspective on Wealth

A Scientific Perspective on Wealth

This Common Core mini-unit pairs well with projects centered around scientific inquiry and research methods. Students will learn to read, summarize, present and evaluate research studies as they become familiar with experimental design. Like our other resources, A Scientific Perspective on Wealth is aligned to standards for literacy (RST) and includes reading support. Look for the complete common core unit in our store! This resource includes: Teaching tips and tricks. CCSS alignment document Daily print-and-teach learning guides Reading strategies Graphic organizers An instructional powerpoint Guided lecture notes Embedded formative assessments
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The Masque of the Red Death Complete Common Core Unit  with Symbolism

The Masque of the Red Death Complete Common Core Unit with Symbolism

This text pairs well with other short stories by Edgar Allen Poe like the “Tell- Tale Heart” for an awesome Halloween themed mini-unit. You can also pair short stories with nonfiction resources such as “The Masks We Wear.” Look for more resource at our store. Although the month of October also has ties to breast cancer awareness, domestic violence, and bullying, the major themes of this unit is empathy and economics. Students will focus on the symbolism in Poe’s allegory before connecting the theme to nonfiction texts. This resource includes: Teaching tips and tricks. CCSS alignment document Daily print-and-teach learning guides Word wall images Struggling reader support Embedded formative assessments
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The Masque of the Red Death Mini-Unit with Symbolism

The Masque of the Red Death Mini-Unit with Symbolism

This mini-unit features two weeks of Common Core-aligned print and teach lessons and a free instructional powerpoint for Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death." For paired informational texts (history and science) get the full unit in our store! 
 This text pairs well with other short stories by Edgar Allen Poe like the “Tell- Tale Heart” for an awesome Halloween themed mini-unit. You can also pair short stories with nonfiction resources such as “The Masks We Wear” like we did in the extended bundle for a powerful look at contemporary issues The major theme of this unit is empathy. So if you focus on character and academic education, this is the unit for you. Students will focus on the symbolism in Poe’s allegory as they explore indifference. This resource includes: -Teaching tips and tricks. -CCSS alignment document -Daily print-and-teach learning guides -Word wall images -Differentiated text -Scaffolded instructional materials
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Ain't I A Woman Close Reading (Women's History)

Ain't I A Woman Close Reading (Women's History)

Reading isn't just for ELA classes with this reading guide! Conduct a close read of Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" in social studies like a pro with this guide from OWLS. Students will compare and contrast different accounts and perspectives of an event.
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Flowers For Algernon Introduction

Flowers For Algernon Introduction

10 Common Core-aligned lessons and answer keys with engaging activities to introduce Daniel Keyes' Flowers For Algernon. This activity guide has lessons on vocabulary, language, and reading comprehension related to the book. OWLS gives you the perfect way to activate and build on prior knowledge.
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Vocabulary Strategies That Work

Vocabulary Strategies That Work

Ready for some vocabulary victories? Give students the ability to learn words rather than simply giving them words to learn. One tried and true way of doing this is the vocabulary challenge. Get the lesson plan and template today! Students who can complete the Vocabulary Challenge are prepared to face the challenge of constructing meaning for themselves. This process guides students to rely on three key vocabulary skills to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Supports CCRS.ELA-LITERACY.RI / RL / RH.4
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Active Readers Posters

Active Readers Posters

This poster presents active reader strategies in a fun and unique way. Students will understand that summary, inference, and prediction are essential to comprehension.
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(Analogy) Relationship Drama Cards

(Analogy) Relationship Drama Cards

Finally! Word relationships in a way teenagers can understand. The Relationship Drama Cards explain common word relationships between words by relating them to relationships among friends. This resource is Common Core-aligned to support standard four which requires students to be able to determine the meaning of words including their relationship to each other.
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Historical Analysis Guide

Historical Analysis Guide

Teach your students to observe, connect and analyze literary and visual texts in social studies classes with our Observe History organizer. This product is Common Core-aligned to support reading history standards 2 and 3.
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The Common Core Constructed Response

The Common Core Constructed Response

Haven't figured out quite how to get your students writing and rolling on constructed response test questions? Here is a system for scaffolding or differentiating for struggling and successful learners alike aligned to the Common Core State standard for citing evidence.
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Ninja Reader

Ninja Reader

This instructional aide guide students through the process of reading and responding to test questions. The strategy concept is based on fighter games and demonstrates the level of complexity in test questions.
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