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Mucket Mania: The Mussel Industry in Arkansas
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Guided Reading Lesson Plan: The Black Pearl
Students read the chapter book, The Black Pearl chapter by chapter for a two-week unit. For this reading comprehension lesson, students answer questions about what they are reading, and also write a reflection of the book.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 38 Downloads
Storytellers: Pearl Jam, Lesson 1
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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 31 Downloads
What About Steinbeck's the Pearl?
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 10 Views 61 Downloads
Storytellers: Pearl Jam
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads
The Pearl and the Concept of Wealth
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.
8th - 11th Language Arts 12 Views 65 Downloads
The Big Gate by Pearl S. Buck
A reading of Pearl S. Buck's The Big Gate provides an opportunity for a discussion of story elements. Class members identify the narrator, setting, main characters, central conflict, and the resolution of Buck’s story. A vocabulary list is also included.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Pearl S. Buck: "On Discovering America"
Learners 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.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
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
ELD Lesson Plan: Let's Look Around
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.
1st English Language Development 43 Views 74 Downloads
Storytellers: Pearl Jam (Lesson 2)
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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 8 Downloads
Storytellers: Pearl Jam "Never Let Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story"
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 5 Downloads