Student Lawyers: Criminal Court Cases with PowerPoint CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1

Student Lawyers: Criminal Court Cases with PowerPoint CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1

Product Description Students will get the opportunity to be lawyers and prosecute or defend an accused person in a criminal trial (11 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. The majority vote determines the verdict. This unit includes court brief handouts, directions, and PowerPoint explaining how the cases will proceed. Visit my store for much more helpful and free stuff! Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.A Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.B Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.C Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.D Establish and maintain a formal style. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.E Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. This lesson is student-centered meaning: --it allows you to become a facilitator --happier teachers --happier students --happier administrators
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“A Backwoods Boy” by Russell Freedman Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Test

“A Backwoods Boy” by Russell Freedman Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Test

This 45-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “A Backwoods Boy” by Russell Freedman has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It tells about the first time she received a letter from her readers and ends at the part where she is asked if she has anything more to declare and she says “Yes, I do.” It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, author’s purpose, making inferences, vocabulary, and summarization. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com): Students are expected to: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. Editable MS Word Doc.
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Preserving a Great American Symbol by R. Durbin MC Reading Comprehension Test

Preserving a Great American Symbol by R. Durbin MC Reading Comprehension Test

This 13-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “Preserving a Great American Symbol” (Persuasive Speech) by Richard Durbin has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, author’s purpose, making inferences, vocabulary, and summarization. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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“The Shutout” by Patricia & Frederick McKissack MC Reading Comprehension Test

“The Shutout” by Patricia & Frederick McKissack MC Reading Comprehension Test

This 25-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “The Shutout” by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick McKissack, Jr., has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, making inferences, chronological order, and vocabulary. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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“Water” by Helen Keller Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

“Water” by Helen Keller Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 29-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “Water” by Helen Keller has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, plot development, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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“Hard as Nails” by Russell Baker Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

“Hard as Nails” by Russell Baker Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 39-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “Hard as Nails” by Russell Baker has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, plot development, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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Excerpt from Zlata’s Diary Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

Excerpt from Zlata’s Diary Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 50-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on an excerpt from Zlata’s Diary by Zlata Filipovic (diary dates: 3/30/92, 4/12/92, 4/14/92, 5/2/92, 5/5/92, 5/7/92, 6/29/92, 10/29/92, 11/2/92, 12/3/92, 7/27/93, 10/7/93, 10/12/93, 12/93) has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, plot development, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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Stargirl Excerpt (pp. 79-80) by Jerry Spinelli MC Reading Comprehension Test

Stargirl Excerpt (pp. 79-80) by Jerry Spinelli MC Reading Comprehension Test

This 17-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on an excerpt from Stargirl (pp. 79-80) by Jerry Spinelli has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, plot development, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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“Business at Eleven” by Toshio Mori MC Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

“Business at Eleven” by Toshio Mori MC Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 33-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “Business at Eleven” by Toshio Mori has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, plot development, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and literary devices. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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“Feathered Friend” by Arthur C. Clarke MC Reading Comprehension Test

“Feathered Friend” by Arthur C. Clarke MC Reading Comprehension Test

This 29-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “Feathered Friend” by Arthur C. Clarke has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, plot development, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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“Aaron’s Gift” Short Story by Myron Levoy MC Reading Comprehension Test

“Aaron’s Gift” Short Story by Myron Levoy MC Reading Comprehension Test

This 41-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “Aaron’s Gift” by Myron Levoy has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, plot development, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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“The King of Mazy May” by Jack London Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Test

“The King of Mazy May” by Jack London Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Test

This 42-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “The King of Mazy May” by Jack London has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, plot development, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 41-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “The Circuit” by Francisco Jimenez has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate (along with link to free annotation handout for students). Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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“The All-American Slurp” Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

“The All-American Slurp” Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 47-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “The All-American Slurp” by Lensey Namioka has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, literary devices, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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"Southpaw" by Judith Viorst Short Story Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

"Southpaw" by Judith Viorst Short Story Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 18-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on “Southpaw” by Judith Viorst has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: –it allows you to become a facilitator! –happier teachers! –happier students! –happier administrators!
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Becky and the Wheels-and-Brake Boys Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Test

Becky and the Wheels-and-Brake Boys Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Test

This 32-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on "Becky and the Wheels-and-Brake Boys" by James Berry has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: --it allows you to become a facilitator! --happier teachers! --happier students! --happier administrators!
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The Case of the Monkeys That Fell from the Trees Reading Comprehension Test/Quiz

The Case of the Monkeys That Fell from the Trees Reading Comprehension Test/Quiz

This 31-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on "The Case of the Monkeys That Fell from the Trees" by Susan E. Quinlan has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. Includes link to free file of the text. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: --it allows you to become a facilitator! --happier teachers! --happier students! --happier administrators!
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"The Old Woman Who Lived with the Wolves" Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

"The Old Woman Who Lived with the Wolves" Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 20-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on "The Old Woman Who Lived with the Wolves" by Chief Luther Standing Bear has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, characterization, point of view, making inferences, and vocabulary. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) and are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. Includes link to free file of the text. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: --it allows you to become a facilitator! --happier teachers! --happier students! --happier administrators!
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The Educational Meme Game *Middle School Edition* (“Be a Meme Teacher!”)

The Educational Meme Game *Middle School Edition* (“Be a Meme Teacher!”)

With the enormous popularity of the “What Do You Meme” party game, I have created a clean and fun version for teachers and students. Through witty and hilariously sarcastic statements, students will be able to make their own memes involving situations like: breaking your last pencil, seeing your teachers in public, embarrassing moments in teen life, funny classroom events, etc. This set includes 78 text cards and over 90 funny meme pictures. There is also a blank card template so you can create your own text cards! You can also use your own pictures for added, personalized fun. You print them out, laminate them (recommended), cut them out, and then the fun can begin! Great for early-release days, after school programs, or any reward system! Please rate this if you enjoyed it and share with other teachers! Editable Word Doc. Game Instructions: 1. Select game groups of about five people (this works best because there are 78 statement cards in the game plus any you create) 2. Each person draws seven text cards 3. One picture is drawn at random by the player of turn (can be chosen at random by the whoever has their birthday next) 4. The other players then choose their best meme statement text card and submit their card face down to the player of turn (to remain anonymous so as not to influence the player’s choice of the winner) 5. The player of turn (that drew the picture card at random) reads all the statement text cards out loud to the group and then chooses a winner 6. The read text cards are kept out of the remainder of the game 7. The winner then gets the meme picture card 8. The player to the left of the player of turn is next 9. The player with the most meme picture cards at the end wins!
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The Educational Meme Game *High School Edition* (“Be a Meme Teacher!”)

The Educational Meme Game *High School Edition* (“Be a Meme Teacher!”)

With the enormous popularity of the “What Do You Meme” party game, I have created a clean and fun version for teachers and students. Through witty and hilariously sarcastic statements, high school students will be able to make their own memes involving situations like: breaking your last pencil, seeing your teachers in public, prom, relationships, embarrassing moments in teen life, funny classroom events, etc. This set includes 78 text cards and over 90 funny meme pictures. There is also a blank card template so you can create your own text cards! You can also use your own pictures for added, personalized fun. You print them out, laminate them (recommended), cut them out, and then the fun can begin! Great for early-release days, after school programs, or any reward system! Please rate this if you enjoyed it and share with other teachers! Editable MS Word Doc. Game Instructions: 1. Select game groups of about five people (this works best because there are 78 statement cards in the game plus any you create) 2. Each person draws seven text cards 3. One picture is drawn at random by the player of turn (can be chosen at random by the whoever has their birthday next) 4. The other players then choose their best meme statement text card and submit their card face down to the player of turn (to remain anonymous so as not to influence the player’s choice of the winner) 5. The player of turn (that drew the picture card at random) reads all the statement text cards out loud to the group and then chooses a winner 6. The read text cards are kept out of the remainder of the game 7. The winner then gets the meme picture card 8. The player to the left of the player of turn is next 9. The player with the most meme picture cards at the end wins!
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"Zlateh the Goat" by I. Singer Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

"Zlateh the Goat" by I. Singer Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 28-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on "Zlateh the Goat" by Isaac Bashevis Singer has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised) along with one optional essay question with lined paper to familiarize students with the format of standardized testing. It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests). Includes link to free file of the text. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: --it allows you to become a facilitator! --happier teachers! --happier students! --happier administrators!
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"The Wounded Wolf" Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

"The Wounded Wolf" Multiple-Choice Reading Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 18-question multiple-choice reading test/quiz on "The Wounded Wolf" by Jean Craighead George has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the story, characterization, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests). Includes link to the text. Answer key included. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Editable MS Word Doc. This lesson is student-centered, meaning: --it allows you to become a facilitator! --happier teachers! --happier students! --happier administrators!
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