This resource round-up is filled with ELA and social studies resources that will support your students critical analysis and creative thinking.

We’re featuring a large variety of resources for educators who are teaching in-person or virtually. Be sure to check out our largest collection of ELA and Social Studies resources — half of which are FREE!


Free Google Classroom Headers: Book Theme + Literature Quotes- Distance Learning
Free Google Classroom Headers: Book Theme + Literature Quotes- Distance Learning by The Fearless English Teacher

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“This product contains 15 editable Google Classroom headers for your online ELA classroom! Each header is boho-themed and includes a popular quote from literature. You can make them your own for a quick and easy way to personalize your Google Classroom for your students!”

The Glass Castle Lesson Plans & Resources: Novel Study Unit + Distance Learning
The Glass Castle Lesson Plans & Resources: Novel Study Unit + Distance Learning by The Fearless English Teacher

“350+ pages of resources! This product includes everything you will need to teach the popular, inspiring memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls including ready-to-go digital materials for Google Classroom/distance learning! Everything in this bundle has been tested out in my own classroom and deemed successful for engagement, challenge, and accuracy. It is guaranteed to save you A TON of time.”

Social Skills Word Web Worksheets, Bulletin Board, and ANSWER KEY
“Social Skills Word Web Worksheets, Bulletin Board, and ANSWER KEY” by Queen’s Educational Resources

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“This resource is a supplement to any larger lesson or activity you already prepared for students. The worksheets are useful handouts that students can use to take notes and brainstorm ideas associated with necessary social skills needed to interact with others successfully. They can also be used to engage students in collaborative activities including class discussions, pair activities, group work, small groups.”

Social Skills Worksheets and ANSWER KEYS (PDF and GOOGLE SLIDES)
“Social Skills Worksheets and ANSWER KEYS (PDF and GOOGLE SLIDES)” by Queen’s Educational Resources

” These Social Skills Worksheets highlight real-life social scenarios and situations to help students of all levels and abilities to practice and build social skills. These highly relevant situations and scenarios expose students to skills they need to interact with others effectively, forge positive relationships, negotiate conflicts, improve social skills and behavior, and most importantly, build confidence in managing their emotions.”

TED Talks & Psychology (DISTANCE LEARNING)
“TED Talks & Psychology (DISTANCE LEARNING)” by Golden Crowell’s Social Studies and More

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“This FREEBIE worksheet can be used in Psychology as a generic worksheet for any TED Talk. This would be helpful for Distance Learning. One could allow for their students to pick their own TED Talk and connect it to Psychology.”

AP Psychology Correlation Practice/Review Worksheet
“AP Psychology Correlation Practice/Review Worksheet” by Golden Crowell’s Social Studies and More

“This worksheet can be used as a review when discussing correlations in AP Psychology or a regular Psychology course. Students will review positive correlations, negative correlations, scatterplots, and illusory correlations with this activity. This would also be helpful as a review before the AP Psychology Exam.”

Reading and Annotation Strategy for Secondary Students
“Reading and Annotation Strategy for Secondary Students” by Celebrating Secondary

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“Sometimes students need a little help discovering meaning in the text. This guide teaches students how to “find the buried treasure” in their reading. The acronym PIRATE walks students through simple annotation and meaning discovery.”

Teaching Theme | Activities for Teaching Theme | Theme Minilesson
“Teaching Theme | Activities for Teaching Theme | Theme Minilesson” by Celebrating Secondary

“This mini-lesson walks students through how to find and support a theme in any piece! The lesson is engaging and guides students through finding lessons in short films, poems, and stories! By breaking down larger skills such as refining a theme, students are able to gain confidence as they see how it all works together.”

Plot Elements for Any Story for Google Slides
“Plot Elements for Any Story for Google Slides” by Language is an Art

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“This resource allows students to explore the following elements of plot: exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. This resource opens in Google Slides and can be used with any story!”

ACES Answer Cite Explain Summarize Lesson, Posters, Handouts Digital and Print
“ACES Answer Cite Explain Summarize Lesson, Posters, Handouts Digital and Print” by Language is an Art

“The ACES approach makes text-based responses a breeze! Students learn how to craft responses with clear topic sentences, strong evidence, thoughtful explanations, and powerful concluding statements.”

Crash Course Theater #1: What is Theater?
“Crash Course Theater #1: What is Theater?” by Karen Maxson

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“This worksheet connects to an episode of the Crash Course Theater YouTube series. It allows you to check student engagement while also helping your learners connect to the content introduced in the video.”

Crash Course History of Theater and Drama COMPLETE SERIES ~ Distance Learning
“Crash Course History of Theater and Drama COMPLETE SERIES ~ Distance Learning” by Karen Maxson

“Episode guides that connect to the renowned Crash Course Theater & Drama YouTube series. Perfect supplement for Theater courses, or for those who are unable to do traditional acting classes/performances this year. The guides allow you to check student engagement while also helping your learners connect to the content and plays introduced in the free videos.”

WebTest: The History of Schools - Distance Learning Reading Practice FREE
“WebTest: The History of Schools – Distance Learning Reading Practice FREE” by Loving Language Arts

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“Perfect for ELA distance learning, this self-grading, online reading practice test aligns to many ELA standards. Students read two authentic informational texts: an article about the history of public schools in the U.S. and a photo-essay showing schools around the world, and as they read, they answer a variety of ELA test questions along the way.”

High-Interest Informational Texts & PRACTICE TESTS Middle School Bundle Distance
“High-Interest Informational Texts & PRACTICE TESTS Middle School Bundle Distance” by Loving Language Arts

“A middle-school bundle of high-interest reading informational text passages paired with practice tests that assess over 30 ELA standards in reading, writing, language, plus speaking & listening. There is an option to buy a sixth grade booklet, 7th grade booklet, or 8th grade booklet as well, each filled with self-grading and easy-print one-page texts and tests aligned to standards, focusing heavily on one at a time.”

Sociological Perspective Applied To Real Life
“Sociological Perspective Applied To Real Life” by At the Head of the Class

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“Its hard for students to comprehend theories, so one of the ways that I try to explain it my students what the three theories mean, Interactionist-Functionalist-and Conflict, I pass out this half sheet of paper. This resources is a half sheet that lists different aspects of society [like health care and divorce] and how each perspective would study this problem. The information was made by me since I used to verbally go over them, but found it much easier to give it to students.”

Sociology: Deviance Movie: Batman Begins
“Sociology: Deviance Movie: Batman Begins” by At the Head of the Class

“On the chapter on deviance, I love to show the movie “Batman Begins.” It surprisingly has all the elements that you would cover in this chapter. I adopted this lesson from a chapter in a sociology book called “Cinematic Sociology…Chapter 7, Deviance, Crime, and Law” and this becomes a huge project grade for the students because it requires a lot of depth and thinking.”

Paraphrasing and Summarizing Practice Activity | Hybrid or Distance Learning
“Paraphrasing and Summarizing Practice Activity | Hybrid or Distance Learning” by ELA Teacher Toolbox

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“Help your students learn to paraphrase and summarize effectively with this practice activity. Students often paraphrase by substituting synonyms for key words. These practice activities and graphic organizers give students strategies for rephrasing information in their own words.”

Student-Led Conferences Digital Student Portfolios | Distance Learning
“Student-Led Conferences Digital Student Portfolios | Distance Learning” by ELA Teacher Toolbox

“Your middle school students will create powerful learning portfolios and meaningfully reflect on their progress with these Google Slides™. This product includes an Interactive digital portfolio, sample reflections for all subject areas, and tools to help you prepare for Conferences.”

Google Classroom | PEGS Europe Intro | Free Digital Activity | Distance Learning
“Google Classroom | PEGS Europe Intro | Free Digital Activity | Distance Learning” by Social Studies Stuff

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“Introduce Europe with a cool overview that students love focused on common themes found in all SS classes; the PEGS factors (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social). Building a strong foundation with PEGS Factors helps with vertical alignment across grade levels.”

Five Themes of Geography | Classroom Poster Set & Intro Activity | 5 Themes
“Five Themes of Geography | Classroom Poster Set & Intro Activity | 5 Themes” by Social Studies Stuff

“Students love following the adventures of Stickman as he discovers the meaning of each of the 5 themes of geography. Hang the colorful posters in your room to reference all year-long!”

FREE: Editable Distance Learning Participation Rubric
“FREE: Editable Distance Learning Participation Rubric” by Ye Olde History Shoppe

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“Help your students develop effective communication skills during distance learning. This rubric is a standards-based way to communicate participation expectations to students. It can be used to assign participation scores or calculate a citizenship grade.”

Distance Learning Full Tool Kit: APUSH DBQ - Practice & Targeted Intervention
“Distance Learning Full Tool Kit: APUSH DBQ – Practice & Targeted Intervention” by Ye Olde History Shoppe

“Comprehensive, personalized, and guided DBQ practice for students to master EACH DBQ rubric point. Students can practice, complete targeted intervention & demonstrate mastery–all on one ready-to-go Google Slides Document!”

FREE Figurative Language in MARVEL movies
“FREE Figurative Language in MARVEL movies” by Growth through the Middle Years

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“In this high engagement in-class or distance learning activity, students practice identifying figurative language using MARVEL’s superhero movies. Perfect for any figurative language, poetry or speech writing ELA unit.”

Advertising and Marketing BUNDLE (DISTANCE LEARNING supported)
“Advertising and Marketing BUNDLE (DISTANCE LEARNING supported)” by Growth through the Middle Years

“Watch as students unlock, analyze, and apply the techniques and tricks behind online and social media advertising, commercials, logos and slogans – all while building their digital literacy skills. This 4+ week unit is designed for both in-class instruction and fully optimized for distance learning. “

Crash Course Government #1 - Why Study Government (Google Doc)
“Crash Course Government #1 – Why Study Government (Google Doc)” by Ashleigh Rose

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“Great resource for Distance Learning! All links are included on the Google Doc to help students.”

Important People of Psychology HyperSlides (Google Slides) (Distance Learning)
“Important People of Psychology HyperSlides (Google Slides) (Distance Learning)” by Ashleigh Rose

“Introduce your students to some of the early influential psychologists. Includes a drag and drop activity to check for understanding.”

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without TREES! Jim Pipe
“You Wouldn’t Want To Live Without TREES! Jim Pipe” by CURIOUS CAT

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“Provides resources for the book “You wouldn’t want to live without trees” which presents that trees are among nature’s most remarkable achievements, growing from a seed you can hold in your hand into a green giant several stories high. Read all about their unbelievably long life spans and how they can live in the most extreme conditions, from baking deserts to icy wastelands. You’ll also find out how they provide us with fuel, food shelter — and even the oxygen that we breathe!”

Who Was / What Was / Who Is / What Is Series MEGA PACK
“Who Was / What Was / Who Is / What Is Series MEGA PACK” by CURIOUS CAT

“Provides resources for the Who Was? Series- a phenomenal source for learning history. The biographical books are fun to read, packed with information and obscure details, and they’re careful to show how the topics are relevant today.”