With the end of the school year approaching, it’s time to begin planning that last unit or final activity. Here is a list of 5 different high school English and middle school ELA units to consider teaching at the end of the school year.
Students are very passionate about high-interest topics, and one of the best ways to harness that energy is to teach a synthesis writing unit. These synthesis argument essays cover topics that students are interested in and help walk students through the synthesis process.
The Research Paper
Assigning a final research paper is one of the quintessential final units for a secondary ELA classroom. This research paper teaching unit includes everything you could need to teach the research process and assign a research paper to students.
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Future College and Career Research Paper
Before sending students out for the summer, one great way to wrap up the year is to assign either a future college or a future career research paper. This college and career research assignment duo includes both of these assignments so that students can select which research-based assignment works best for them.
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A Graphic Essay
This was one of my favorite activities from this semester. Rather than assigning a full-on essay, have students present the information the gathered in a visual format. This graphic essay assignment includes a sample template and directions on how to assign a visual essay in your classroom.
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End of the Year Growth Mindset Activities
If you wish to jump to end celebratory and reflective end-of-the-year activities, this End of the Year Growth Mindset Activities resource is just for you! This resource has enough activities for a couple of weeks of growth mindset and reflective fun.
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