This resource round-up is packed with secondary ELA and Social Studies resources to help your students engage in fruitful discussions. We’re featuring Figurative Language Activities, Poetry Task Cards and Assessments, projects to explore the Old Testament.

Check out these resources, half of which are free!


4 Types of Sentences Grammar Practice - Color By Code!
4 Types of Sentences Grammar Practice – Color By Code! by Tween Spirit

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“Everything upper elementary and middle school students need to review the four types of sentences is right here in this FUN coloring activity! This is a great activity to keep kids engaged in studying before a test or as a formative assessment since kids and tweens enjoy coloring!”

Poetry Vocabulary and Figurative Language Task Cards
Poetry Vocabulary and Figurative Language Task Cards by Tween Spirit

“This upper elementary review of figurative language and poetry is a fun and versatile way to teach and engage students in poetry and writing styles.”

“The Great Gatsby”: Reading Quizzes with Answer Keys by Darrick Puffer

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“If you’re studying The Great Gatsby, these quizzes are good reading checks to see if your students are on track (and to make sure they read the novel).”

Romeo & Juliet: Assessments for All Five Acts (Tests align with Common Core)
Romeo & Juliet: Assessments for All Five Acts (Tests align with Common Core) by Darrick Puffer

“This assessment for Romeo and Juliet is perfect for a classroom studying Shakespeare’s play. There are assessments for each of the acts, and they all are aligned with Common Core to make it easy for the teacher (and, of course, answers keys come with it).”

Graphic Novel: Digital Interactive Google Slide SAMPLE from Graphic Novel Unit
“Graphic Novel: Digital Interactive Google Slide SAMPLE from Graphic Novel Unit by Read Write Teach ELA

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“Students LOVE graphic novels, and this introduces students to the basics of comics. Using newspaper comics as a resource, students analyze how they are written and then create their own!”

Figurative Language DIGITAL Escape Room: Using Google Suite
“Figurative Language DIGITAL Escape Room: Using Google Suite” by Read Write Teach ELA

“Figurative language is a skill all ELA teachers need their students to grasp. This digital escape room allows students to review those skills in a fun way!”

FREEBIE!! FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT Posters, Coloring Pages, Christian, Catholic
“FREEBIE!! FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT Posters, Coloring Pages, Christian, Catholic by The Lilac Schoolhouse

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“This FREE set of coloring pages, color posters, and a mini book have been created for easy preparation for your Bible lesson on the Fruits of the Spirit. These verses are perfect for discussion starters and memory work.”

Figurative Language DIGITAL Escape Room: Using Google Suite
“OLD TESTAMENT Brochure Projects BUNDLE” by The Lilac Schoolhouse

“Each of these activities are just one page (front and back) and gives a great overview of what your students should take away from a variety of Bible stories from The Old Testament.”