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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...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do you determine the main idea of a text? What clues can readers use to identify what is stated, as well as what is implied by a passage? Reading comprehension and reading comprehension strategies for both fiction and nonfiction are the focus of this collection.
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...
"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...