High School Non Fiction Teacher Resources
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A Questionnaire: What Do You Like to Read?
What do your fifth graders know about types of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry? Find out as they fill out this questionnaire that requires them to list authors and texts that exemplify each genre. Not only will you be able to assess what they know, you'll be able to get an idea of what they like to read.
5th Language Arts 6 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Ethics Issues From Science Fiction
Students analyze ethics issues as they read science fiction works. For this science and ethics lesson, students read science fiction short stories of their choosing, investigate the ethics issues raised in the stories, and present dramatic presentations to their classmates.
10th - 12th Science 7 Views 24 Downloads
Students explore human migration, refugees and human rights. They read articles about immigration, create a migration journal, and participate in a mock human rights commission meeting. After collecting information about immigration, students write articles and create a newsletter about human rights, immigration, and possible solutions to immigration issues.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 33 Views 124 Downloads
Real Life Challenge: An Evening of Fresh Voices
Students participate in a poetry and prose reading of their original work. For this creative writing lesson, students write poems, fiction, and non-fiction to present in an individual performance. Students work in groups to prepare a coffee house style public reading.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Berlioz the Bear
Young children read the story, Berlioz the Bear and complete various reading and writing activities. They learn about fiction and non-fiction, and complete graphing and writing activities for the story. Youngsters draw the bear and use different types of artistic techniques to illustrate their favorite part of the story.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: New Frontiers
Take a trip to the stars with this instructional activity, which is based on four stories about space exploration ("The Adventures of Sojourner: The Mission to Mars that Thrilled the World," "Franklin R. Chang-Diaz," "Beneath Blue Winters," and "Out There").
6th English Language Development 3 Views 23 Downloads
Fiction and Nonfiction
Your emerging readers know not to judge a book by its cover, but they can categorize these titles into either fiction or nonfiction. There are four book covers pictured here, and scholars record the titles under the corresponding text type.
K - 1st Language Arts 17 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City.
7th Social Studies & History 15 Views 49 Downloads
West Nile Virus-What is the Risk?
Begin with an online pre-quiz about West Nile Virus. Using a fictional scenario, young epidemiologists read how it is transmitted and examine the stages of the life cycle of a mosquito. They imagine that they are members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, formulating plans for identifying infected persons and how to contain the spread of the virus.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 44 Downloads
Hidden Stories: A Three-Part Lesson in African-American History, Research, and Children’s Literature
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a culminating activity, group members combine what they have learned in their research and readings to create their own piece of children's literature based on African-American history.
10th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 100 Downloads
"Night": A Study in Compassion and Courage
Students read the novel, "Night" by Elie Wiesel. Using excerpts from the novel, they complete a performance and literary technique objective. In groups, they finish handouts to give them more information on the Holocaust. They compare and contrast fiction and non-fiction writings and discuss the negativity found in "Night".
10th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 51 Downloads
You and the Military
Do military recruiters plan to visit your campus? If so, the visit presents an opportunity for class members to engage in a series of action projects. Class members interview recruiters, propose a PTA meeting to discuss the pros and cons of military recruitment of high school learners, write essays on why they would or would not consider joining the military, conduct Internet research, and read war literature.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Main and Subordinate Characters of Animal Farm
In this characterization worksheet, students identify 7 characters from George Orwell's Animal Farm as they expose each as a main or subordinate character, reveal the character's motivation and main conflict, and note how the character and his motivations have affected the plot.
8th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 61 Downloads
Subgenres of Literature—Allegory
In this allegory worksheet, students examine the subgenre of allegory as they read a brief description of it and complete a graphic organizer with their observations of the use of allegory in George Orwell's Animal Farm.
7th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 110 Downloads
Learning Animal Classifications by Writing Non-fiction Texts
The perfect activity to follow a class field trip to the zoo! Young scientists use photos of different animals to observe their characteristics and sort them into appropriate categories. Learners can come up with all kinds of categories as long as they justify their thinking.
Pre-K - 2nd Science 16 Views 307 Downloads
Ethics In The Science Classroom
Students read a science fiction story and respond to questions as a two-day homework assignment. The class is divided into cooperative learning groups which are given tasks based on the story. The entire class views the results of each group.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Fiction with Bayo Ojikutu
Young scholars use the lesson plan packet with contributions by author Bayo Ojikutu to advanced their own writing past their limited perspectives. In this writing skills lesson plan, students read and practice the writing exercises to develop their writing beyond their own particular vantage point to create quality fiction writing.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Writing About Talking
The story of King Arthur is a fascinating one, and this retold excerpt offers an excellent example of narrative word choice in a dialogue. Learners read the text and examine the way the author uses synonyms for said. They write down all the words she used instead, then come up with some of their own.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 28 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Designed