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Parental Involvement Middle School Literacy Novel Units
Bring parents into your study of The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Each of the five activities included here incorporates parent input and participation. The activities focus on setting, characterization, and vocabulary. Graphic organizers and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers going with composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book....
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Narrative and Point of View
Use "The Tell-Tale Heart" to approach point of view and the impact of a narrator. Pupils find specific textual examples of the narrator's derangement and form a personality before discussing a passage to determine some plot points. Class...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Develop Ideas About a Character by Analyzing What He Does, Says and Thinks
Do actions really speak louder than words? This video demonstrates that when analyzing characters in literature, one should utilize as many different aspects of a character as possible! Have your students pick out examples of from the...
4 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Authors work hard to create unique and interesting characters that bring their stories to life. This simple graphic organizer supports young readers as they get to know five main characters in the book George Washington's Socks by Elvira...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Study Guide: Siddhartha
Though this book report form is labeled Siddhartha, the multiple-page format would work for any novel you are reading in class. Complete with a reading schedule, a summary page, a list of generic literature response questions, and a list...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Literature Study Guide: Alice in Wonderland
Designed for homeschoolers (but equally as effective for independent learners), this learning exercise focuses on Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Middle and high school readers summarize, define vocabulary, and answer questions...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Elements of Literature: Characterization
Looks, says, does. Show your writers how to bring characters to life. Color-coded slides highlight various methods of characterization and how to spot clues to a character’s motivation. A great addition to your curriculum library!
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Hamilton and Burr : Compare and Contrast
Who were Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton? High schoolers examine the character traits of these historical figures and watch the video, The Duel. Hamilton vs. Burr: An Event that Changed History (available from PBS), to gain an...
9th - 12th English Language Arts