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  • Use this 'How to Write an Essay' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'How to Write an Essay'. Basic questions to guide students in writing an essay.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding animal behavior at the zoo. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • A very simple five-step formula, with imaginative & clear directions, for students who are stumped by this requisite essay format. Includes a list of essay questions.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Creating a powerful, single-paged sales or informational flyer is a fast and affordable way to get information out to the public. This assignment encourages a deeper understanding of the zoo business. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Use this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • A factual article on the life of Rosa Parks, with comprehension and essay questions.
  • What is chivalry? What is its modern-day equivalent? Answer these questions and more with this history-based reading comprehension. Also contains essay and poetry writing prompts.
  • "Do you think it is important for Americans to vote in national, state and local elections?" Essay writing prompt.
  • A very full twenty page unit, which can be used as a whole or in parts. Each act of the play is summarized in simple language; the most famous quotes ("Alas, poor Yorick!") are listed and explained; the story is related to its historical setting ("What is the Ptolemaic system?") and to modern times ("Label the map of Europe"); plus comprehension, vocabulary, and essay questions. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3

  • Use this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)'. This fantastic unit guides students through one of America's best loved stories and offers the opportunity for a deeper understanding of Mark Twain's classic. Chapter-by-chapter work on vocabulary, setting, history, and other relevant topics; news writing; comprehension review, short answer questions and essay prompts for the whole book... and more!
  • A two page essay briefly addresses the topics of freedom of speech and banned books. This is followed by a page of suggested creative, persuasive, and research writing ideas for middle school students. Includes a rubric to help with grading; all assignments are open-ended. Banned Books Week is the last week in September.
  • Marie's trip to Washington, D.C. has her thinking about her favorite orator. A nice tie-in for MLK Day (third Monday in January), this reading comprehension is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • "Raoul Kirschbaum climbed from the smoking wreckage of the time machine." A fictional story about meeting a real president with real dental problems, followed by multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
  • Use this 'Writing: Define the Concept of Plant Defenses (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Define the Concept of Plant Defenses (middle/high)'. In this paragraph and essay writing assignment students use their own ideas to define the abstract term defense in relation to plant survival strategies. One of many focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing assignment students research and write a venture report on a business and a report about a product, business or industry that creates products with bamboo. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • This is the biography of Bryan Fletcher, an Olympic Skier. Included is a reading comprehension, multiple choice, and short essay questions.

  • This reading comprehension details the Age of Revolution, with emphasis of the America, French, and Haitian Revolutions. Includes questions and an essay prompt.

  • A one page biography of President Andrew Johnson with multiple choice, short answer essay,and a long answer essay question.
  • A one page biography of President James Buchanan with multiple choice, short answer essay,and a long answer essay question.
  • Story about a boy who loves to draw, and short essay-style comprehension questions.
  • Updated: This reading comprehension activity includes informational text about the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. It includes a pre-writing activity as well as multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.

  • This informational piece provides a history of the Pledge, as well as a line by line analysis of the meaning, and essay/discussion questions.
  • A reading comprehension with multiple choice and short answer essay questions, and a crossword puzzle to help students know more about these endangered rain forest animals.
  • Use this 'Book: Little House in the Big Woods (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Little House in the Big Woods (elem/upper elem)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions and essay or discussion prompts to go with the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series.
  • Reading comprehension, short essay prompt, drawing, and more, all on the topic of the importance of trees.
  • Oysters, pirates, and ammunition... this fact-filled reading comprehension traces the history of the island from its early days to 1892, when it became an immigration station. It is followed by multiple choice, short essay, and short answer questions.
  • Why did immigrants come to the United States? This factual comprehension passage explains some of the many reasons. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, one essay question and 5 short answer questions.
  • This factual reading comprehension describes the end of Ellis Island as an immigration station, and its rebirth as American landmark. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, 1 essay question and 5 short response questions.
  • A Reading Comprehension selection about the Great Wall of China. The passage is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, 1 short answer question, and 4 short answer essay questions.
  • Text only. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions to review this text are available on our member site.
  • Text only. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions to review this text are available on our member site.
  • "Patrick thought the only good thing about Daylight Saving Time was that people got to sleep an hour longer the night it ended." This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.

  • "Early morning was the best time to trick people, before they were completely awake." A realistic fiction story, followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • Text only. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions to review this text are available on our member site.
  • Short answer, multiple choice, and essay questions to review factual understanding and general comprehension of the life of Simón Bolívar. An adapted text is provided or students can do their own research.
  • Text only. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions to review this text are available on our member site.
  • A one page biography of Theodore Roosevelt with multiple choice and short answer questions and a long essay question.
  • A one page biography of U.S. President Zachary Taylor with multiple choice and short response questions and one long essay question.
  • One page biography of U. S. President Franklin Pierce with multiple choice and short response questions and one long essay question.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students.  This activity helps students compare and contrast similar invertebrates found in the same biome. Check out Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9