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The Beginning of the Storm
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewIntroduce readers to Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry with a lesson that sets the context for the novel. Class members research the bigotry in Mississippi during the Great Depression and identify examples in the story of how...
How Many Verb Tenses Are There in English?
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
You don't need a time machine to travel through time—you just need the English language! Explore the 12 possible ways to describe something that happened, something that is still happening, or something that will happen with an engaging...
Skill Building with the Newspaper
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Extra, extra, read all about it! Use a newspaper as the primary resource in a special education classroom to teach reading, writing, and math skills. The activities help class members build their reading skills as well as their knowledge...
Poetry is Not a Chryme
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
A poem: Here's a collection to share your love and affection of poetry. Steer your students in the direction of this collection on poetry. Incorporate this collection on poetry in the classroom, or during April to celebrate National Poetry Month! Class members discover elements of poetry, including structure, patterns, language, and rhyming words through a variety of lessons and worksheets. Challenge learners to compare and contrast poems, as well as write their own creative pieces.
Food Memories Writing and Editing Activity
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Crisp apple strudels and schnitzel with noodles. Favorite foods are the subject of a narrative essay assignment that asks writers to not only share a memory of eating this favorite dish but also provide a complete recipe and an...
"Music Be the Food of Love:" Found Poetry with Shakespeare and Hip-Hop
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Lines from Shakespeare and from hip-hop artists provide learners with an opportunity to examine the literary devices these artists use to express their ideas about love. Groups use the provided lines to craft found poems, and then the...