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Formative Assessments: Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol provides the text for a formative assessment exercise designed for middle schoolers. Patterned on the AP exam, the packet includes a treasure trove of materials including answer keys, rationales,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension worksheet. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They consider why...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Breaking the Illusion of Skin Color
"What Darwin could not appreciate...is that there is a fundamental relationship between the intensity of ultraviolet radiation and skin pigmentation, and that skin pigmentation itself was a product of evolution." Viewers are provided...
15 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Evolution Primer #2: Who Was Charles Darwin?
Introduce your young scientists to Charles Darwin, his observations, and how those observations became the basis of the theory of evolution. Use this clip to build an understanding of scientific observation, data collection, and the...
7 mins 9th - 12th Science
The ABC's of Gas: Avogadro, Boyle, Charles
Using chalkboard animation, this video thoroughly explains the three empirical gas laws: Avogadro's, Boyle's, and Charles'. Use it as an introduction when teaching young chemists about the properties and behavior of gases.
3 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Charles Darwin Meets John Paul II
If you teach AP English language and composition and are looking for a way to address the differences between written and spoken arguments, consider this instructional activity. Over the course of three days, class members research...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Unit Lesson Plan: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
This instructional activity is designed to provide closing activities for A Christmas Carol. Four closing activities are provided, so you can pick and choose what would work best for your learners. The first activity asks learners to...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Gases - Boyle's, Charles', and Gay-Lussac's Laws
What a wonderful resource for introducing your young chemists to gas pressure-volume relationships! By viewing this presentation, they will become familiar with how to perform pressure-volume calculations using Boyle's, Charles', and...
9th - 12th Science
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Charles Dickens
An excerpt from Charles Dickens’ “Our Next-Door Neighbor” provides a challenge for even good readers. They must not only draw inferences from the passage, but must also access links to correctly answer the four reading comprehension...
12th English Language Arts
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Charles Dickens' Gin Shops
Even your best readers will be challenged by this passage from Charles Dickens’ "Gin Shops." In order to correctly answer the questions on the reading comprehension quiz, they will need to not only read the passage carefully, but also...
12th English Language Arts
Problematic Situations For A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Class members assume the role of one of the characters in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Writing as that character, they defend a decision he/she made. Groups then are presented with problematic situations that parallel those of...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Direct and Indirect Characterization: A Tale of Two Cities --Mr. Lorry
“Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waistcoat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Christmas Carol Chronology
Which comes first? The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, or Future? What clues can readers use to establish the chronology of A Christmas Carol? The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley, and Tiny Tim provides the text for an activity that...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed