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Reading Literature: Introduction to Eagle Song
What are two effective visible thinking strategies for connecting prior knowledge to a great story? Chalk talks and answering text-dependent questions are used to introduce learners to the book, Eagle Song. These strategies provide 4th...
4th CCSS: Designed
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural Context
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma, Part III
To conclude a three-part unit that examines how different writers express their views on the American Puritan tradition, class members compare the views of Ralph Waldo Emerson as expressed in his essay on "Self-Reliance" with those...
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Second and Third Grade Explicit Phonics Intervention
Support all young learners on their journey to literacy with this five-lesson reading intervention unit. Following a clearly outlined format, each lesson first engages children in practicing their phonemic awareness and phonics skills...
2nd - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 11
Football fans and ready readers will enjoy a lesson based on H.G Bissinger's Friday Night Lights. Focusing on chapter 4, the lesson encourages tenth graders to examine Mike's character development as it relates to the season opener, and...
10th CCSS: Designed
Poetry from prose: A different kind of "book report"
Why have your writers analyze the themes in literature in boring prose when you can have them practice their creativity and writing skills by producing an explication of a novel’s theme through verse? Start by explaining different types...
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable