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Can You Feel the Thunder?
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and summarize the story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 40 Views 449 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Their Eyes Were Watching God: The Plot Unfolds
How can a scene from a novel be different when represented on film? After creating a timeline from the plot of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, kids watch the first or last fifteen minutes of the film version, produced by Oprah Winfrey.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 3: Exception Questions in Stories with a Flashback
Fourth graders respond to a text using textual evidence to support their answers to questions. Students observe the teacher model a quick warm up on the chronological sequence of events from the passage, Leaving Home. In this literacy activity, 4th graders determine the sequence of events from the story, Grandma's Diary.
4th Language Arts 9 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Core Analysis Frame: Fiction
Dig into any piece of fiction with a series of analysis questions. There are two levels of questions provided: basic and in-depth. The basic questions can be copied double-sided onto a single piece of paper, while the in-depth questions take up two pages per topic.
6th - 8th Language Arts 38 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry from prose: A different kind of "book report"
Why have your writers analyze the themes in literature in boring prose when you can have them practice their creativity and writing skills by producing an explication of a novel’s theme through verse? Start by explaining different types of poetry and poetic devices they can use, and discuss the most important parts of the novel that your readers can explore.
6th - 8th Language Arts 65 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Call of the Wild: The Plot Unfolds
After completing The Call of the Wild, have your learners go over the plot. In small groups, pupils map the plot, making sure to include the important events listed on this page. Following this activity, individuals write about foreshadowing in the novel, taking note of specific textual evidence to support their ideas.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Because of Winn-Dixie
Readers analyze an excerpt from Kate DiCamillo's novel Because of Winn-Dixie. They read silently, and then hear it read aloud. Definitions for underlined vocabulary words are in the margin, and other potentially difficult words are in bold.
3rd Language Arts 112 Views 595 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Maya Angelou: Study and response to "Still I Rise"
“Still I Rise,” is the focus of a two-day exercise that asks learners to trace the development of the theme of emotional opposites (hopelessness/rising above adversity) by highlighting details in Maya Angelou’s poem. They then craft their own antonym poem of negative and positive emotions (left out/chosen, ugly/beautiful) that shows how they feel.
7th - 8th Language Arts 61 Views 117 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Issues: We've All Got Them: Language Arts/ Visual Arts Integration
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a different piece of artwork to critique and discuss in light of the social issues depicted in The Pearl.
7th - 8th Language Arts 91 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Wizard of Earthsea: The Plot Unfolds
The novel A Wizard of Earthsea follows Ged as he visits many places in the archipelago where the story is set. Examine the lessons he learns through his travels by compiling and discussing a list of lessons learned. Relate this discussion to the plot and then examine plot through another lens: the role of women.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dialect Awareness in Literature and Life
Scholars read and re-write, in Standard English, a short selection from Dovey Coe and note importance of use of dialect in novel. Then they examine their own use of dialect in everyday speech, and write a narrative using both casual dialect and Standard English.
8th Language Arts 20 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Back to the Beginning!
The final exercise in a series of lessons about writing a novel, this resource focuses on how to begin a story. The directions are clear, examples are plentiful, and practice activities provide writers with several possible options. Whether they start at the beginning, start with an inciting incident, start in the middle of things, or start at the end, your writers will be well prepared to draft their novel or a narrative of any length.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Laurence Yep's Dragonwings
Middle schoolers read independently the novel, "Dragonwings," by Laurence Yep and make connections between a text and the world. They summarize, paraphrase, analyze and evaluate skimming and scanning techniques when reading a novel. Each student assesses the author's use of flat characters, elements of the plot, flashback, foreshadowing and tone.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Thematic and organizational patterns in McLaurin's "The Rite Time of Night"
Discover how authors design narrative and thematic structure with these practice activities for McLaurin’s “The Rite Time of Night.” Learners are encouraged to track repeating patterns such as references to nature or types of conflicts experienced by the characters in the story, and annotate them by color.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the activities would be great for the whole classroom, independent work, or homeschool settings.
8th - 11th Language Arts 182 Views 151 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Personal Narrative
What is the difference between a news story and a personal narrative? This plan has learners write a personal narrative using the topic of service projects in their community. Consider completing a cross-curricular extension by bringing in a speaker or sketching scenes to accompany the narrative.
6th - 8th Language Arts 82 Views 334 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learn new words using context
Spend a productive hour in the classroom as your scholars develop their context clues skills by working with short newspaper or magazine articles. The exercise introduces these skills and allows time to practice and discuss the strategies that need to be taken in identifying the context of words in question.
4th - 8th Language Arts 168 Views 305 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Literature - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Ambrose Bierce’s short story, is used to model how structural moves, the decisions an author makes about setting, point of view, time order, etc., can be examined to reveal an author’s purpose. Groups examine the three parts of the story and collect evidence to show how the point of view, tone, and mood change in each part.
11th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Grapes of Wrath: The Plot Unfolds
"You're bound to get idears if you go thinkin' about stuff." Readers are asked to think about what they see as the important turning points in The Grapes of Wrath. Groups are then asked to think about what scenes could be eliminated if they were to produce a movie of this massive novel.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
J’adore Blackpool, Chuck*: YouTube Lures the French to the British Seaside Resort
Ninth graders explore the British seaside resort Blackpool. In this British Travel ESL lesson, 9th graders read an article and answer guided reading questions. Students create a short story about what a person did in Blackpool.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads