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Take some time to write multiple play scripts about connecting with nature in your class. The first script is entirely collaborative. The class decides on characters and a first line, individuals choose a second line of dialogue and then pass their notebooks around in a circle, adding a line to each script that passes through.
6th - 8th Language Arts 31 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Cultural Creation Myths
Students write original plays based on supernatural explanations of existence. For this cultural creation myths lesson, students listen to five different stories about supernatural creation. Students record similarities and differences in these stories.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 18 Downloads
Nash-ing the Animals
Learners examine word choice and idea development through poetry. They generate rhyming words to describe an animal and write a short poem after listening to the poetry of Ogden Nash. Use of a rhyming word website (www.rhymezone.com) is encouraged for students having trouble thinking of relevant words.
1st - 5th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Panther Exam: Writing a Play
Students demonstrate their knowledge of panthers by writing a play on the subject. For this animal life lesson, students view a slide-show on school computers of a veterinary exam of a panther. Students utilize this scenario to write a play about it, later performing the play in front of their class.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
New Review Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language
Imagine everything you need to teach writing in one packet! Designed to augment instruction in language arts classes, the lessons, activities, and exercises contained in this packet employ AVID methodologies to help learners develop their literacy skills.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints
Strengthen understanding of the musculoskeletal system with a structured lesson! Begin with a discussion of bones, joints, and muscles. Have small groups read assigned articles and watch videos to gather information and then write a radio commentary of how the body parts work in a sports action.
3rd - 5th Science 229 Views 283 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Digging for Clues
Make critical and creative thinkers out of your class, with an archeology-based project they'll love. They start the activity by first researching what archeologists do, then they generate a list of the qualities archeologists need to be successful.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II, focuses on the HUAC investigation of the entertainment industry and the Hiss-Chambers Hearings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes and results of intolerance.
11th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
When choosing what foods to eat, there are a lot of factors to consider. To help make the decision a little easier, young learners work in small groups developing short plays, stories, or advertisements that address the different issues involved.
4th - 9th Science 18 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Letters to the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets
To celebrate National Poetry Month, young writers focus on the role letter writing has played in the development of poets. They begin by journaling three to five associations to a writing prompt that requires them to identify their personal writing voice.
6th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Let's Go Exploring!
Use a Courbet painting of a cave or tunnel opening to reinforce the importance of descriptive writing. Writers of all ages use sensory details to describe what the scene depicts as they pretend to be in the painting. Then they imagine going into Courbet's cave.
K - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 6.3: Jobs and Professions
What do you call someone who works in politics? Or comedy? Have learners practice the names of jobs and professions with a vocabulary worksheet, which features a word bank to use for fill-in-the-blank activities. The worksheet also includes a section on past tense verbs, and a table in which kids write verbs that follow certain grammar rules.
4th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Language Focus Unit 8.3: Imperative Sentences, Future Progressive Tense
Finish your homework! Kids work on imperative sentences with a grammar worksheet, which also focuses on future progressive tense (going to). After they use a word bank to write instructions for a person going on a trip, they fill in the blanks to complete a dialogue, as well as reorder sentences to form questions and answers.
4th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lights! Cameras! Action!: Creating a Drama About the Lyme Art Colony
Discuss the lives of artists in the Lyme Art Colony in the 1900s with this resource. Young historians write and perform a short scene depicting individuals who lived in the Griswold boardinghouse, used by the colony artists. They use the Florence Griswold Museum's online resources to gather information about the people of the art colony.
4th - 7th Language Arts 8 Views 101 Downloads
Be the Change: Workplace Readiness
"Tell me a little about yourself." Help students gear up for impending interviews by having them role-play with another student. They'll also be conducting internet research on both for-profit and nonprofit jobs, and they'll be crafting a resume tailored to a career path that interests them.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 40 Downloads
Playwriting: Structural Tools
Ninth graders participate in improvisations, script analysis, writing, and creating written scenes. They identify language arts writing terms and identify them in a short story. Students use structural tools for dramatic scripts needed to build conflict and believable plots.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 53 Downloads