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!


Moby Dick Battle Game
Moby Dick Battle Game by Zachary Hamby

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“This pencil-paper game based on Battleship pits Moby Dick against the crew of the Pequod. This game makes a fun and lighthearted classroom activity.”

Cartoon Elements of Plot Diagram Printable Worksheet and Clipart
Cartoon Elements of Plot Diagram Printable Worksheet and Clipart by Zachary Hamby

“This collection provides you with a fun, cartoony visual to teach the Five Elements of Plot. This printable worksheet features a mountain climber experiencing Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution in a humorous way.”

Paragraph Graphic Organizer | Article or Literary Response
Paragraph Graphic Organizer | Article or Literary Response by Laurie Ranum

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“Students will find success in planning their article or literary paragraph responses with this Paragraph Graphic Organizer. Symbols for paragraph elements are included on the planner that students and teacher later can use to identify elements, whether it be in teacher feedback, peer revision, or labeling on final drafts.”

Reverse Outlines: Synthesis, Argument, and RA Essays | AP Lang | PDF & Digital
Reverse Outlines: Synthesis, Argument, and RA Essays | AP Lang | PDF & Digital by Laurie Ranum

“These reverse outlines are an effective method for students to analyze their own writing, thought processes, and organization, and then can be used for revision or for improvement on future essays. They could also be effective in illustrating what another author does in his/her text.”

FREE Poetry Analysis with
FREE Poetry Analysis with “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins! Answer Key! by Reading the Rapids

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“This FREE poetry lesson on Billy Collins’ “Introduction to Poetry” is a great way to kick off any study of poetry. This close read analysis deals with the following: Point of view, comparisons (metaphor and simile), theme, motif, author’s purpose, structure, personification, mood and tone, You can also use this lesson as a diagnostic to gauge where student abilities are at the genesis of a great poetry unit!”

Edgar Allan Poe Unit Bundle! The Raven, Tell-Tale Heart, Amontillado, Web Quest
Edgar Allan Poe Unit Bundle! The Raven, Tell-Tale Heart, Amontillado, Web Quest by Reading the Rapids

“From start to finish, this bundle has everything you need to teach a thorough and engaging unit on Edgar Allan Poe! From an introductory background web quest, to creating a coat of arms with “The Cask of Amontillado” and determining if the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” is guity of murder or is just insane, students will comb thorugh the texts and come out with a deeper understanding. All texts are included with well-laid organized handouts, perfect for annotating!”

FREE SAMPLE: 1 station from Ray Bradbury's The Veldt Mystery Escape Room!
FREE SAMPLE: 1 station from Ray Bradbury’s The Veldt Mystery Escape Room! by The Red-Haired Reader

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“This resource is a sample activity from a larger Mystery Escape Room for Ray Bradbury’s “The Veldt”. It analyzes Bradbury’s use of figurative language in the short story!”

The Landlady by Roald Dahl foreshadowing activity and reflection + answers!
The Landlady by Roald Dahl foreshadowing activity and reflection + answers! by The Red-Haired Reader

“Students will sort quotes from Roald Dahl’s “The Landlady” to identify and analyze foreshadowing in the text!”

AP Literature: Unit One: Short Fiction:
AP Literature: Unit One: Short Fiction: “The Birds” Assessment by The Wholehearted English Teacher

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“As an assessment for AP Literature Unit One: Short Fiction, students will annotate and complete a close reading of Daphne Du Maurier’s “The Birds.” Students will specifically be focusing on analyzing the function of the characters, the setting, the structure, the narration, and the figurative language/literary devices used in this piece of literature to create meaning.”

AP Literature: Unit One: Short Fiction
AP Literature: Unit One: Short Fiction by The Wholehearted English Teacher

“Through the in-depth study of seven short stories, AP Literature Unit One: Short Fiction provides students with an introduction to the foundational knowledge needed for success in this course.”

Roll a Setting Creative Writing Activity
Roll a Setting Creative Writing Activity by Samantha in Secondary

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“This resource provides a high quality, engaging narrative writing opportunity for students. This is perfect as a standalone lesson, part of a larger narrative unit, or as a post-and-go substitute lesson.”

One Pager Template BUNDLE! by Samantha in Secondary

“This print and digital One Pager resource allows students to demonstrate their understanding of any text (novel, short story, etc.) and provide deep analysis using only one page. This is an incredibly flexible resource to use any time of the year.”

FREE Short Essay Questions for New York Regents: Industrial Era
FREE Short Essay Questions for New York Regents: Industrial Era by History and Geography 101

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“This product includes open-ended questions based on document analysis! There are seven different document sets that require students to create an answer based on their knowledge of the industrial era.”

New Urbanism! Lesson Plan, Webquest, Project
New Urbanism! Lesson Plan, Webquest, Project by History and Geography 101

“Organized and multi part lesson bundle for Human Geography! Includes a PowerPoint presentation, two handouts, Webquest, Free Response Question and Research project!”

Hand Washing Reading Passage & Questions for Google Classroom
Hand Washing Reading Passage & Questions for Google Classroom by Common Core Tweens

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“Teach students about the importance of hand-washing with online reading! Perfect for distance learning and Google Classroom, this digital resource includes an informational reading passage and set of common-core aligned comprehension questions.”

7th Grade Narrative Writing Unit with Slides | Common Core
7th Grade Narrative Writing Unit with Slides | Common Core by Common Core Tweens

“Teach your students narrative writing with this engaging, hands-on unit! This 3 week unit aligns with Lucy Calkins and meets every Common Core Standard for 7th grade narrative writing. This no-prep unit includes lessons plans, PowerPoint slides, mentor texts, graphic organizers, assessments, assignments, and more!”

A Closer Look at the Science of Snowflakes-Science, Level 3 Print (Plus Digital)
A Closer Look at the Science of Snowflakes-Science, Level 3 Print (Plus Digital) by WriteBonnieRose

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“This unit guides students through learning how a snowflake begins with water vapor and cools until it forms a delicate snow crystal, taking a closer look at some of the shapes of snow crystals, and discovering that there is much more to snow than meets the eye. It includes science and handwriting practice along with a review activity and answer key.”

Art Appreciation: An Alphabet, Level 2 (with Easel Activity)
Art Appreciation: An Alphabet, Level 2 (with Easel Activity) by WriteBonnieRose

“This engaging resource is an easy, no prep way you can share beautiful artwork with your students and help them study works of art as well as their painters and compare and contrast two works by the same artist. Designed for ages 11-18, the unit includes 50 works of art by artists from around the world and includes both a picture study and notebooking page for recording information about the painter, the work, and how it makes them feel.”