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RedCube is a great software application that allows you to sort all of the research papers that you have. You can manage, search, and sort all PDFs by folders. You can read them, take notes, and add annotations. The software also gives you recommended articles based on things that you read. It is definitely useful and a great tool for saving time when archiving and trying to locate old papers.

VUE is definitely a good recommendation for research paper needs. It is also open source and offers you the ability to organize your research in a visual way by using a mind map. You can add files, URLs, images, text and quotes into your mind map. This allows you to organize and tag your thoughts on your reading and research in a very effective way. It is similar to DocEar, but a bit easier to master.

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Infographics: Customizable Non-Fiction Project

$- Make-your-own infographics project! Read a non-fiction article, analyze examples, and make infographics. Prompt is customizable for a variety of ELA uses: literary time periods, author biographies, book reports, and more!

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Common Core Writing Including Narrative, Informational and Opinion Writing

Are you looking for a FUN writing unit/project in which your students will be engaged, inspired and challenged? This unit encompasses the 3 main common core writing genres: nonfiction writing, narrative writing, and opinion writing. Your students will be completely ENGAGED as they create magazines that contain articles, advertisements and a short story.