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8th Grade Historical Literacy Unit Plans
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8th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion.
Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Chelsea Kienitz
Date Added:
04/16/2019
Beginning Level Housing Stories for Adult ELLs
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Resources for building literacy and reading fluency with beginning level adult learners. These two short stories were originally created for a beginning level class of adult Somali women. The stories are set in a familiar context and are designed to help the readers learn the names of rooms and features in an apartment or house. Additional activities for language extension are included after both of the stories.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Andrea Echelberger
Date Added:
03/04/2016
Introducing Read Theory
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ReadTheory is a reading comprehension program which enhances reading and reasoning skills. In addition to sharpening these skills, learners become more comfortable using technology skills on various devices.

Learners will learn about Read Theory and its benefits, and then get a chance to use it in class.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Deborah Therrien
Date Added:
05/20/2019
The Penny: ESOL Intermediate Reading Activity
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The purpose of this lesson is for High Intermediate to Advanced adult ESOL students to learn new vocabulary, practice reading, and hone their conversation skills while learning about the use of the penny in the United States.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Joanna Stratman
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Reading Guide 3.1 Basics of Culture
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This is a reading guide that can be used in conjunction with Open Stax Sociology 2e textbook.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
2018 http://cnx.org/contents/02040312-72c8-441e-a685-20e9333f3e1d@8.1.
Introduction to Sociology 2e. OpenStax CNX. Jan 9
OpenStax
Sarah Hopper
Date Added:
01/30/2018
A Sound of Thunder- Discussion and Project
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After reading the short story, “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury, students will collaborate on a set of questions that ask them to analyze the themes, plot, and characters of the story. Next, students will work on a creative project that will apply the elements of the story to real life skills.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Lindsay Nunan
Date Added:
07/14/2017
Voter Education Primary Source Set
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The primary sources in this set can
be used for inquiry-based learning exercises
and projects. Each document falls under the
umbrella topic of voter education, and students
are encouraged to annotate in the margins in order
to support the development of document analysis
and critical thinking skills. Suggested projects that
make use of this set’s primary sources are also
included for the educator as a springboard for
research-based projects.

Subject:
Journalism
Criminal Justice
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
09/16/2019