This round-up is filled to the brim with secondary ELA and Social Studies resources that will help strengthen student spelling, writing, and critical analysis.

We’re featuring Sudoku Word Puzzles, Writing Bundles, Document-Based Activities, and More.

Check out these resources — half of which are FREE!


Back to School Sudoku Word Puzzle ... PENCIL
Back to School Sudoku Word Puzzle … PENCIL by Truscott Teaches

It’s FREE!

“This print-and-go, Sudoku Word Puzzle is a great way to integrate critical thinking into any classroom. Students will use the Sudoku rules and strategies to solve this logic puzzle.”

Holiday Sudoku Word Puzzles BUNDLE
Holiday Sudoku Word Puzzles BUNDLE by Truscott Teaches

“This bundle is a great way to get students excited about critical thinking and problem solving. The bundle contains 10 print-and-go Sudoku word puzzles.”

Hatchet ~ Free Activities!
Hatchet ~ Free Activities! by The Language Arts Lab

It’s FREE!

“These worksheets will support your students as they read and engage with Gary Paulen’s classic novel, Hatchet. This freebie includes learning activities on the book’s story elements, conflicts, and conflict resolution.”

Middle School Writing BUNDLE
Middle School Writing BUNDLE by The Language Arts Lab

“This is a great value bundle of 10 standalone products targeting middle school writing skills. Each lesson focuses on a particular genre and highlights a particular textual feature.”

Cereal Box Rhetorical Analysis: A FREE Hands-On Activity!
Cereal Box Rhetorical Analysis: A FREE Hands-On Activity! by The English Department

It’s FREE!

“This one-day activity can be used as an anticipatory lesson to a rhetorical analysis unit, or as a fun way to review the three appeals. It includes a detailed lesson plan and an editable PowerPoint for the activity.”

How to Read an Academic Journal Article : A Lesson for Research Units
“How to Read an Academic Journal Article : A Lesson for Research Units” by The English Department

“College-bound high school students will benefit from learning how to read and understand these often dense and unfamiliar texts. Meet your students where they are — whether they are independent researchers or just getting started — and engage them in this inquiry-based lesson approach.”

Plagiarism & Cheating Notification/Consequences Letter to Student and Parents
Plagiarism & Cheating Notification/Consequences Letter to Student and Parentsby Aaron Mathews

It’s FREE!

“This is a letter in English and Spanish to notify parents about cheating and plagiarism as well as how the students are expected to correct the mistake.”

Islamic Empire Interactions Document Based Activity
“Islamic Empire Interactions Document Based Activity”by Aaron Mathews

“This product is a document-based activity that requires students to read and analyze six different accounts about how Muslims and non-Muslims interacted during the Islamic Empire. The activity can be used as an individual, pair, or — my favorite — group activity.”