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 incredible collection of ELA and Social Studies resources — half of which are FREE!


Topical Inspirational and Motivational Quotes for Students & Teachers - Original
Topical Inspirational and Motivational Quotes for Students & Teachers – Original by Plans with Purpose

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“These 25 original quotes are meant to help inspire and motivate others in the process of overcoming challenges and striving to reach your full potential in life.”

AP English Literature & Composition Bundle - Printable Materials for Entire Year
AP English Literature & Composition Bundle – Printable Materials for Entire Year by Plans with Purpose

“This resource bundle is comprised of an entire year’s worth of Unit Plans and activities with 132 pages of ALL printable materials for teaching a FULL AP English Literature & Composition course. This product is well-organized into The College Board’s most updated 9-Unit format, and also includes a clear Table of Contents, making it very simple and easy to navigate all of the included materials for the year.”

Oral Presentation Observation Worksheet
“Oral Presentation Observation Worksheet” by Tea4Teacher

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“This easy-to-follow graphic organizer helps students to observe and assess a speech or oral presentation to learn more about effective speech-making skills. This will help them to develop their own speech-making skills as they assess a example through the lenses of content, voice, body language and preparation.”

40 Fun Writing Prompts for Secondary Students Crazy Picture Prompts
“40 Fun Writing Prompts for Secondary Students Crazy Picture Prompts” by Tea4Teacher

“These crazy pictures are perfect for inspiring even the most unmotivated writers in Years 6 to 11 English classes to get creative with their writing ideas! 40 fun images to stir the creative writing juices and improve student writing along the way.”

Branches of Government Chart (Job, Parts, Powers, & Selection): FREE
“Branches of Government Chart (Job, Parts, Powers, & Selection): FREE” by Social Studies with Ms Mc

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“This graphic organizer helps students demonstrate their understanding of three branches of U.S. government. Students will outline the jobs, parts, powers, & selection processes of each branch using a chart.”

Genius Hour for History Class! Social Studies Research Skills Passion Project
“Genius Hour for History Class! Social Studies Research Skills Passion Project” by Social Studies with Ms Mc

“This resource has everything you need to launch a Genius Hour project in your history classes! Genius Hour is a thorough, self-directed research project where students can explore how their interests relate to history. In addition to building research skills, students will create stellar products and presentations proving every kid is a genius!”

The power of an apology - ESL adult business English - free worksheets
“The power of an apology – ESL adult business English – free worksheets” by if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic

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“The ability to apologize stands at the forefront of business, yet the rules of behavior change drastically from culture to culture. This activity will help your business, adult ESL, and high school students practice their apology skills.”

learning how to disagree in business- ESL adult PPT business English lesson
“learning how to disagree in business- ESL adult PPT business English lesson” by if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic

“In this lesson your students will learn essential vocabulary for phrases in English that are commonly used for both agreeing and disagreeing with people politely, they will then practice these phrases in a role-play activity.”

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

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“Mini-mysteries are not only fun brain teasers, but also practice listening and inferential skills. They are high interest bell ringers, exit tickets, time-fillers, and best of all, carrots for the end of the day.”

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

“Mini-mysteries are not only fun brain teasers, but also practice listening and inference making skills. They are carrots for the end of the day, warm ups or even bell ringers. Alternatively, you could assign them as high interest home study tasks for students who typically grumble about homework.”

DISTANCE LEARNING Email Etiquette Lesson
“DISTANCE LEARNING Email Etiquette Lesson” by Interactive ELA

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“This digital lesson will help your students learn how to respectfully email you about their assignments while also displaying all the necessary parts of an email. We include a humorous tone with this assignment, making it more lighthearted and enjoyable for everyone.”

“DISTANCE LEARNING Credible or Reputable Sources vs Non-Credible: Digital Bundle” by Interactive ELA

“Kick off your Nonfiction Writing or Reading Unit with this resource! Students will be talking about this product for days as they discover that not all nonfiction resources are true and credible in this 4-day interactive digital unit. “

Shakespearean Insult Spinner
“Shakespearean Insult Spinner” by Lisa Lohmann

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“Add fun to your Shakespeare unit by teaching a Shakespearean insults lesson. Grab a free list of Shakespearean insults from Teachers pay Teachers or some other internet site, write some of the words from the lists on the circles in these files, attach the spinners to the circles, and spin dozens of insult combinations!”

A Midsummer Night's Dream for Kids
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids” by Lisa Lohmann

“Introduce kids to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream using a storybook version of the play, then engage them in worksheets, a game, and a scene script to remember the plot. These materials are geared for 3rd-5th graders but could be used as low-end differentiation for middle school students as well.”

Critical Thinking Worksheets: Did I Cheat Psst I'm Lying Challenge - HANDOUTS
“Critical Thinking Worksheets: Did I Cheat Psst I’m Lying Challenge – HANDOUTS” by Educircles-org 21st Century Skills

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“Help students use critical thinking to figure out the lie in my Did I Cheat “Psst I’m lying” challenge. 44 questions provide structured support.Guide students through the critical thinking process.”

Asking Questions Reading Comprehension Lesson Distance Learning Google Classroom
“Asking Questions Reading Comprehension Lesson Distance Learning Google Classroom” by Educircles-org 21st Century Skills

“Asking questions is more than simply asking questions while you read. Use this video or slideshow lesson to help students engage more deeply when they are doing active reading. Students use the independent work package handouts to demonstrate their thinking as they read.”