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Grades   6 – 12  |  Printout

Essay Rubric

This rubric delineates specific expectations about an essay assignment to students and provides a means of assessing completed student essays.


Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout

Narrative Pyramid

After students read a short story or chapter of a novel, they can use the Narrative Pyramid to reflect on key ideas and details.


Grades   5 – 12  |  Printout

Common Content Area Roots and Affixes

This printout offers 50 or so common roots, prefixes, and affixes that give students access to hundreds of key concepts across the content areas.


Grades   6 – 12  |  Printout

Power Notes

This printout teaches students a method for organizing their thoughts that involves assigning "powers" to different ideas. This outlining technique helps students differentiate between main ideas and supporting details.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Printout

Conflict Map

Ask students to remember a story with no problem or conflict. That would be difficult to do! With this printout, students learn to examine the critical plot element of conflict.


Grades   5 – 12  |  Printout

RAFT Writing Template

Students can utilize this printout to organize their writing as they learn to use the RAFT strategy. This printout enables students to clearly define their role, audience, format, and topic for writing.