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Literature Study Guide - The Prince and the Pauper
Offering several reading comprehension activities, such as a character map and a plot flow chart, this book report form will help your class through Mark Twain's Prince and the Pauper. The activities in the lesson lend well to class assignments or an individual report, depending on individual skill level. The lesson is designed for homeschool, but would be fine in any class setting.
This graphic organizer provides 11 boxes in which to record story information including: exposition, rising action, theme, climax, and more!
Character Traits in Fables
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this lesson is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral to use as the basis of their own fable about two characters, one with foibles and one without. Your fabulists then collaborate on a class mural, a music composition, and a dance which reflect the traits of characters in their stories. Document it all on a class website.
Mineral Cycling Through the Ecosystem
Students explain the role of different organisms in the food web. In this ecology instructional activity, students participate in a game to simulate mineral cycling through the web. They discuss the importance of recycling minerals and resources.
"The Westing Game" Activities and Lesson Plans
You can use a novel, such as "The Westing Game", to teach reading concepts and skills in a way that keeps students interested.
Reaching Students through Literacy Centers
Continue the celebration of literacy this month by integrating reading centers into the classroom.
Terrestrial Ecosystem Response to Climate Change
An extensive investigation of the Earth's climate changes awaits your environmental science classes. This top-notch presentation begins by looking at the history of Earth's climate and then predicts the impact on each major terrestrial biome. Information included is comprehensive, easy to read, and includes an array of colorful graphs, diagrams, and photos that bring this urgent topic to life.
Superpowered Interdisciplinary Projects: Using the Science in Saturday Morning Cartoons
How to leverage cultural background knowledge to increase student investment.
Reading Comprehension 2: Level 12
Ever heard of CTE? A passage about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) provides the text for a reading comprehension check. The subject matter is sure to engage your readers and the questions, based on the passage, assess whether high schoolers can draw inferences, summarize the main idea, recognize tone, and other important comprehension strategies. The worksheet could be used at the beginning of the year to assess the reading comprehension skills of your class or as a quick assessment of a new student. Detailed explanations for the answers are provided.
The Hyper-Partisan Politics of Prohibition
A full and thoughtful lesson includes links, handouts, guided viewing worksheets, and great extension activities. Upper graders will examine extreme politics, propaganda, hyper-partisanship, and the 1928 presidential election. They engage in class discussion and create a presentation based on what they learned from viewing the related videos.
Fictional Narrative Writing
Pay attention to this presentation that outlines the structure of a fictional narrative with five paragraphs if you are beginning a narrative writing unit. Each descriptive slide is followed by a slide with the purpose of checking for understanding. A fairly simple presentation, consider this if you are a proponent of structured narrative essays.
Friendship and Belonging
What are the effects of alcoholism? This is one of three essential questions provided for the prereading of Crazy Lady by Jane Lesley Conly. The lesson is divided into 33 days, but a lot of this time accounts for in class reading. Assign some reading at home to shorten the unit. The culminating project is a brochure that states the effects and stages of the disease.
Middle schoolers in particular will benefit from this simple presentation. Forty slides cover story elements like the protagonist, antagonist, and setting, and literary devices are also included. Some examples are given, but for the most part the slides are pretty blank, housing just the term and the definition.
Study Guide for Second Semester English Exam
Thorough and all-encompassing, this study guide summarizes an entire semester, or possibly a year, of language arts vocabulary words. Vocabulary from The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, Romeo and Juliet, and various short stories is listed for review, as well as the elements of drama, stories, and literature. Concepts for MLA format and grammar finish the worksheet. Use the study guide as a way to plan your semester, substituting any stories or concepts that you cover instead.
The Russian Revolution
Students explore the Russian Revolution through dramatization. In this Russian Revolution lesson, students participate in drama workshops prior to writing and presenting one-act plays featuring figures of the revolution.
Here's your simple plot outline, starting with the basic conflict and growing event by event. At the top is the climax, and then follows the resolution. It doesn't include any events leading from the climax to the resolution though, so pair it with certain stories accordingly.
Using examples from Holt, Rindehart, and Winston, this presentation introduces plot structure and types of conflict to middle school readers. Terms are defined, and then the audience is given a quick check to assess their understanding.
Comparing Two Poe Classics
Students read and discuss The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart. In this poetry lesson, students construct a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two pieces of literature.
Biography Study Guide: Diana: Her True Story
Teaching tools for homeschoolers support student-centered literature study. Aimed at readers of the biography Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words by Andrew Morton, but useful with any text, the materials are widely applicable: graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading agenda, plot flow chart, and character map. Includes link to a complete classroom-oriented lesson plan as well.
Great Expectations- Chapter 27
Why is Joe's visit in chapter 27 so awkward? As your class reads the selection, have them complete this reading guide. First, they complete some plot-related questions. Then, on the second page, they learn new vocabulary words. The words included are blundering, exasperate, loiter, confound, keen, and render.