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!


Novel Response Worksheet - English and Language Arts
Novel Response Worksheet – English and Language Arts by Happy Teacher Resources

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“Use this one-page Reader Response to gauge student comprehension of their independent reading! Students describe the book’s plot, identify their favorite character, consider why the author wrote the story, and draw a picture representing something about the story—makes for great extra credit work!”

U.S. Geography Digital Choice Board for Google Slides - Distance Learning
U.S. Geography Digital Choice Board for Google Slides – Distance Learning by Happy Teacher Resources

“In this Google Slides activity, students conduct a mini research project about one of the fifty U.S. states. Students can cook a recipe famous in their state, create a social media profile representing their state, film a tourism commercial, draw a postcard or a new state flag, or even plan a road trip across their state, hitting all the most popular attractions!”

Brain Teaser Mysteries Fun Freebie
“Brain Teaser Mysteries Fun Freebie” by Brilliantly Lit

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“Brain Teaser Mysteries Fun Freebie The 4 mini-mysteries in this freebie are high-interest brain teasers, taken from three resources in my store. Fun practice in inference making awaits. Even dire emergencies – such as Friday afternoons – can be survived if you have the right tools!”

BRAIN TEASERS MYSTERY STORIES GRADES 5-8 Making inferences
“BRAIN TEASERS MYSTERY STORIES GRADES 5-8 Making inferences” by Brilliantly Lit

” The 15 brain teaser mini-mystery tales in this vibrantly illustrated collection will give your students so many chuckles that they won’t realize their brain cells are getting a vigorous work-out! In addition to the tales and their solutions, mystery guess charts and a mystery writing assignment are included.”

Syllabus: Free & Editable
“Syllabus: Free & Editable” by Hands on Reading

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““BEGINNING OF THE YEAR FREE COURSE MAP DESIGNED FOR UPPER ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY CLASSROOMS. This syllabus includes editable text boxes and an example of a full syllabus to help generate ideas on what teachers might include in their own syllabus as they prep for the upcoming year.”

BELL RINGERS FOR ENGLISH | DIGITAL & PRINT DAILY WRITING PROMPTS | DISTANCE
“BELL RINGERS FOR ENGLISH | DIGITAL & PRINT DAILY WRITING PROMPTS | DISTANCE” by Hands on Reading

““GOOGLE CLASSROOM & MICROSOFT TEAMS CAPABLE WRITING PROMPT JOURNALS FOR THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH CLASSROOM THAT WILL HAVE YOUR STUDENTS EXCITED TO START CLASS OR PROMOTE DISTANCE LEARNING WRITING. Give students a lot of variety and practice with the writing process, interdisciplinary writing, and multiple genres by including this resource in your daily practices.”

Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation Reading with Question & Skit
“Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation Reading with Question & Skit” by Learning the Social Studies

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“This one-page reading describes intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in an easy to read format. This reading assists students to know the terms for psychology, but it also provides information that is useful for life as we always seek motivation.”

Personal Finance Life Situations Worksheets & Activities - Distance Learning
“Personal Finance Life Situations Worksheets & Activities – Distance Learning” by Learning the Social Studies

“This resource contains various worksheets focused on personal finance as they walk a student through various life scenarios like purchasing a car or renting an apartment. The worksheets come in multiple formats to suit one’s classroom’s needs.”

WRITER'S NOTEBOOK COLLAGE Lesson - Introduction to Writer's Notebook
“WRITER’S NOTEBOOK COLLAGE Lesson – Introduction to Writer’s Notebook” by The Caring Classroom TpT Store

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“The Best Lesson to Launch Writer’s Notebooks! This detailed lesson plan explains to students what is a writer’s notebook, what’s in a writer’s notebook, a writer’s notebook tour, and why we keep a writer’s notebook; it concludes with a cover collage assignment.”

NARRATIVE WRITING UNIT - Short Story Writing
“NARRATIVE WRITING UNIT – Short Story Writing” by The Caring Classroom TpT Store

“This engaging 3-week unit plan explores short story writing and narrative craft. It includes: 14 lesson plans, 109-slide PowerPoint presentation, 23 printables, and a writing craft rubric.”

Free ELA Task Card Sampler (36 cards) / Plot, Language, Character, and more!
“Free ELA Task Card Sampler (36 cards) / Plot, Language, Character, and more!” by Moore English

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“Task cards are a great way to promote movement in the ELA classroom. With this sampler, you can check out task cards for plot, conflict, figurative language, and characterization!”

“”The Yellow Wallpaper” Instructional Pack (60+ Pages, 4 Tools, 1 Price)” by Moore English

“”The Yellow WallPaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a staple in many American literature classes. This short story is nuanced and textured, so teachers need tools to help students access the text from every angle. To help you work through this text with your students, I’ve put together a pack of tools.”