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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.
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about John Steinbeck's The Pearl. Students 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 Pearl. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Steinbeck's The Pearl. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this literature worksheet, high schoolers respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about The Pearl. Students 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" instructional activity, 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.
Learners 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.
For this The Pearl activity and progress test worksheet, 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.
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.
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.
Students 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 reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Pearl Buck's The Good Earth. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students analyze the meaning of songs, how its music complements the lyrics, and how the meaning can evolve over time. They make a compelling presentation of a favorite song lyric and find inspiring sources for new songs in the newspaper. They explore using other songs as inspiration for new ones.
Students analyze the lyrics from a Pearl Jam song and examine the concept of truth in political advertising. They watch the video, "VH1 Storytellers: Pearl Jam," participate in a class discussion, conduct research, and prepare a report on an election of their choice.
Students examine the nature of their own generation by looking at current events and music styles. They update old lyrics with new ones that are more relevant to current times and express a truth about their own generation. Finally, they perform their updated lyrics and support their choices.
What is the true meaning of wealth? Guide your class through this question in a SMART board activity (provided), which addresses a concept development model. The lesson could be used before you begin The Pearl by John Steinbeck, or it could be used in conjunction with another novel unit, as the concept development model can be tailored for your needs and the needs of your class.