This round-up is packed with secondary ELA and Social Studies resources to help deepen student data collection and literary analysis. We’re featuring ELA Task Cards, Essay Bundles, Text Structure Organizers, and More.

Check out these resources, half of which are free!


Central Idea (Theme) Reference
Central Idea (Theme) Reference by Kelli Lovingfoss

It’s FREE!

“This resource helps students to understand theme/central idea using facts and clear, concise examples.”

ELA Task Cards Bundle - 339 pages! (MIDDLE SCHOOL)
ELA Task Cards Bundle – 339 pages! (MIDDLE SCHOOL) by Kelli Lovingfoss

“This resource contains 24 sets of highly engaging task cards which can assist students in learning various challenging concepts including: characterization, mood vs. tone, theme, and point of view.”

Rhetorical Analysis: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (AP Lang/English)
Rhetorical Analysis: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (AP Lang/English) by Lit Monster

It’s FREE!

“This resource provides an engaging, fun way to review rhetorical analysis in AP Lang or other high school English classrooms.”

AP Language and Composition - Synthesis, Argument, Rhetorical Analysis
AP Language and Composition – Synthesis, Argument, Rhetorical Analysis by Lit Monster

“This bundle provides both the teacher and students with an array of activities and resources to aid in understanding and practicing the three essay types on the AP Lang exam.”

Stylistic Technique Capture Sheet and Effect Cards
Stylistic Technique Capture Sheet and Effect Cards by Kevin Snider

It’s FREE!

“This resource will give your students an opportunity to capture notes on the most common Stylistic Techniques we cover when we analyze literature. In addition to the literary terms, students are also given a ‘deck’ of EFFECT cards to apply to the techniques they identify in a short passage. These EFFECT cards can be applied to ANY literary text!”

Style Analysis Essay Unit: Introducing MCSA (aka M.C. Essay!)
“Style Analysis Essay Unit: Introducing MCSA (aka M.C. Essay!)” by Kevin Snider

“MCSA (aka. M.C. Essay!) is a strategy for organizing essay paragraphs. This 8- day unit contains 3 Main Components. On days 1-5, students engage in lessons on Stylistic Techniques, (Imagery, Figurative Language, Syntax, and Diction). On days 6-7, students are introduced to the MCSA Paragraph strategy. On days 8-9, students Outline, Draft, and Revise their essays.”

August-December 2019 Printable Monthly, Weekly, and Hourly Calendars - FREEBIE
August-December 2019 Printable Monthly, Weekly, and Hourly Calendars – FREEBIE by Plans by Mrs B

It’s FREE!

“With three calendar options (weekly, hourly, and monthly), this calendar freebie will help teachers and students alike stay organized through the end of 2019!”

Text Structure Graphic Organizers- with paired mentor texts!
“Text Structure Graphic Organizers- with paired mentor texts!” by Plans by Mrs B

“Understanding text structure is a critical component of the Common Core Standards for teaching nonfiction. This resource pairs graphic organizers for each of the five key text structures with a mentor text option so that students have an opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge.”