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Students read the chapter book, The Black Pearl chapter by chapter for a two-week unit.  In this reading comprehension lesson, students answer questions about what they are reading, and also write a reflection of the book. 
Learners read "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck. They examine the novella's themes, explore alternative endings and plotlines through creative writing and develop a multimedia presentation on their interpretation of the story.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about John Steinbeck's The PearlStudents may check some of their answers online.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about John Steinbeck's The PearlStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Steinbeck's The PearlStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this literature worksheet, high schoolers respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about The PearlStudents may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
Students describe myths and realities of immigration. In this "On Discovering America" lesson, students compare and contrast the American view of immigrants in the 1930s and how the media portrayed immigrants in the 1930s using examples from Pearl S. Buck's "On Discovering America."
Students examine the meaning of genre, and specifically investigate the musical genre of grunge. They view and discuss photos, watch the video, "VH1 Storytellers: Pearl Jam," answer discussion questions, and paraphrase the lyrics to a Pearl Jam song.
Students read and analyze John Steinbeck's novel "The Pearl." They conduct Internet research, create a timeline of Steinbeck's life, write chapter summaries, write an expository or descriptive essay, and create a slideshow presentation on a theme or topic related to the novel.
Students examine the concept of freedom of speech as it applies to music. They watch and discuss the video, "VH1 Storytellers: Pearl Jam," participate in a class discussion about free speech, conduct research, and conduct a debate.
In this The Pearl activity and progress test learning exercise, students respond to a total of 21 short answer, multiple choice, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions pertaining to John Steinbeck's The Pearl.
Do your readers remember Steinbeck's The Pearl? Check with this quick multiple-choice quiz. One question does not seem to have an accurate answer, so take the quiz yourself before giving to your class and check the answers.
Explore the dark world of Steinbeck's short novel. After your learners read the first chapter of The Pearl, give them this quiz. Ten multiple-choice questions focus on reading comprehension.
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. Or if a dramatic activity sounds more appealing, use the Role Play Scenario worksheet include here to get students up from their seats and acting out how social issues may affect their own adolescent lives. Note: To complete the instructional activity as written, you will need several additional materials that are not included. 
Students examine where pearls come from and where mollusks are found. They discover how pearls are formed in nature and how they are they made by humans. They use ordinary oyster shells to examine mother of pearl.
Consider the genetics of the coral in which Nemo and his father live. Marine geneticists practice using Punnett squares to determine phenotypes and genotypes in incomplete dominance crosses. After solving three problems about the offspring of the coral, high schoolers then solve four problems about the colored pearls produced by oysters. This attractive and engaging worksheet is an ideal homework assignment for your biology class.
Middle and high schoolers read and discuss articles about the mussel industry in Arkansas. They pay close attention to the history of pearling and button making industries on the Black and White Rivers of Arkansas. This impressive, 18-page plan has everything you need to successfully implement it with your class. A fine educational resource.
Predict what comes next in these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Seasons," "Pearl's First Prize Plant," and "Hilda Hen's Scary Night"). ELD pupils can practice their summary and prediction skills, as well as their auxiliary verbs and future tense. Vivid color words and exciting verbs greet your new readers with every turn of the page.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, high schoolers respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Pearl Buck's The Good EarthStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Pupils imagine characters in The Scarlett Letter beyond the ending of the novel. In this literature lesson, students examine the character Pearl and imagine her life at the ages of 14 and 18.

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