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Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they finish the activity, they read the first chapter of the book and research Olympian gods.
4th - 8th Language Arts 97 Views 712 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Advertising in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Persuasive Texts
Beginning a persuasive writing unit with your middle schoolers? Approach it through something that persuades us all: advertising! Through studying video and print advertisement, your class will practice Common Core skills for reading informational texts.
7th - 8th Language Arts 184 Views 454 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer you're looking for on your next literary adventure!
4th - 10th Language Arts 424 Views 321 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Youth Emergency Preparedness
What is an emergency, why is preparing for one important, and how can your pupils help others prepare for an emergency? Answer these questions and more with a short unit. Learners will participate in a variety of collaborative, inquiry-based, and hands-on activities to learn about disaster preparedness.
6th - 8th Science 70 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation, and role play as a special interest group that must determine whether Joseph McCarthy should be reelected to office.
11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were restricted from everyday activities as a result of Nazi regulations.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 19 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Living a Dream: Writing for the Movies
Students investigate the art of screenwriting and visual storytelling in this introductory lesson on films provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Emphasis is placed on the study of Mike Rich and "Finding Forrester".
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Magic Apple
Second graders assimilate information about the origins and purpose of folktales as stories that informed and entertained people around the world. They determine how and why the folktales were handed down and how they changed from country to country.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Writing about Internal & External Conflicts in Lois Lowry's The Giver
Seventh graders examine the internal and external conflicts that Jonas faces in "The Giver" in an essay. Students use SMART Board and Inspiration to organize their ideas graphically before combining them into their paper.
7th Language Arts 8 Views 29 Downloads
What are the three types of irony? High schoolers engage in a lesson plan about the use of irony while reading O.Henry's short story "Gift of the Magi." They'll discuss rising action, climax, and resolution in the text before highlighting the use of irony.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 142 Downloads
Tell A Visual Story
Students become aware of a story's sequence by identifying a story's beginning, middle/climax and end. They utilize their auditory and visual/kinesthetic abilities to interpret, organize, and represent a story's sequence in original pictures.
1st - 6th Language Arts 18 Views 28 Downloads
Elements of a Short Story (SMARTboard)
TV for homework? Your pupils' dreams have come true! After reading Sandra Cisneros's "Eleven," they analyze the elements of the story, particularly the plot and and climax. The lesson could work with any short story that you are using to teach plot structure, as the attached files (PowerPoint, homework assignment) are not specific to "Eleven.
7th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 68 Downloads
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Teachers who are about to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with their class may want to check out this PowerPoint. It goes through all of the literary elements present in the book: Characters, Setting, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, and Resolution.
4th - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 18 Downloads
Short Story Notes
Introduce the genre of the short story to your class. You can make a handout out of this resource or develop extensive notes from the information included. Cover development, characteristics, types, and elements of the short story, with a particular focus on plot, conflict, and character.
6th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 17 Downloads
Literature: Plot Structure
Students read the short story, "Total Urbanization" and analyze it for plot structure. They identify exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Students design plot line diagrams of other stories if time allows or for homework.
8th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 25 Downloads
High schoolers read and discuss the article "Succession" by Bill Freedman. They create a labeled sketch of each type of ecological succession from its beginning to its climax community. Students create an article about a natural disaster as if writing for the area's local newspaper.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 16 Downloads
Laurence Yep's, Dragonwings
Students discuss vocabulary words and compare definitions. They read chapters 6-9 of the novel, Dragonwings, and discuss point of view, and complete a plot diagram. Then they review the four types of conflict and identify the conflicts in the story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads
Storytelling in the Oral Tradition
Seventh graders research Greek mythological characters. They write about problems faced by middle school-aged children and how the character would handle them. Students also create story boards to accompany their oral narratives.
7th Language Arts 9 Views 30 Downloads
In this plot diagram learning exercise, students add details to the graphic organizer that requires them to identify rising action, conflict, exposition, climax, falling action, resolution, and themes of literature they are reading in class.
6th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 130 Downloads