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Story Map

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Simplify a short story or novel in your language arts class with a story map. The graphic organizer includes fields such as title and author, main characters, and problem and solution.
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The Phantom of the Opera: Ideas for Research and Discussion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You could spend a full day discussing The Phantom of the Opera and not scratch the surface, but a set of lessons about the literary elements and themes of the musical production is a great start. Young thespians build upon the background...
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Life Snapshots

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students create Inspiration webs using graphics or photographs that depict high and low points in their lives. This technology-based Language Arts lesson for the upper-elementary or middle-level classroom is excellent for improving...
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Sea Signs

For Teachers 1st
Here is a lesson that could easily be adapted to suit the needs of learners with hearing impairments or communication disorders. In pairs, learners research sea animals and sign language through practice and the WiggleWorks® computer...
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Rereading and Close Reading: Communism, “The Vietnam Wars,” and “Last Respects”

For Teachers 8th Standards
What might a papaya symbolize? Using the resource, scholars look for examples of symbolism in the novel Inside Out & Back Again. They also participate in a silent discussion called a Chalk Talk, writing their responses to a...
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Art Alive! - Genesee Oaks

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Asher Brown Durand's "Genesee Oaks" offers an opportunity for learners to develop their skill at reading paintings. Viewers respond to questions that focus their attention on different aspects of the landscape, and then create a...
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5 Broken Cameras: How Storytellers Shape the Story

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
5 Broken Cameras, the award-winning documentary nominated for a 2013 Academy Award and winner of the Sundance 2012 Directors Award is the focus of a resource packet that includes a lesson plan, discussion guide, reading lists, background...
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I Spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Make connections about animal characteristics and the animal's environment. In this animal characteristics lesson plan, young scholars use a piece of art as a springboard for a discussion about animals and camouflage. Students choose an...
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Music Theories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore the inception and evolution of hip-hop music as a springboard for writing music reviews and researching other genres of music. Learners will read and discuss the Times' article, From Underground Music to Fashion Statement to then...
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Reading Rainbow - Follow the Drinking Gourd

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In my book, the amazing series of Reading Rainbow videos are one of the greatest series of educational videos ever produced. One of the many great things about these videos, is that they can serve as a springboard to learning about a...
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Foods and Languages of the World

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore cultures around the world. In this cross-curriculum geography lesson, students listen to This is the Way We Go to School , a Book about Children around the World , and locate various countries on the globe and a map....
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A Classroom Guide to Peter H. Reynolds's Creatrilogy

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young readers find, identify, and use their voices with a set of empowering activities based on Peter H. Reynolds' trilogy of books. Sky Color, Ish, and The Dot focus on recognizing moods and treating each other kindly, and their...
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The Snow Queen Study Guide

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Your students may be more familiar with Disney's Frozen than its source material, "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, but after a theater lesson on the story's characters, author, and adaptation to the stage, they'll understand...
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Anansi: A Language Arts Twist to the Trickster

For Teachers 1st
Students read African folk tales to learn about story elements and writing techniques. In this writing and reading skills lesson, students listen and retell African folk tales about Anansi the spider. Students complete four lessons to...
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Relationship Role Plays from A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Connect a scene from a class play to events in your middle and high schoolers' own lives. First, they act out a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream in pairs. They work to role play a scene as an extension of the one they have read,...
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Analyzing A Writer's Stance: Defending Points of View in a Debate

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers debate colleges' right to grant admissions based on legacy status. This point-of-view lesson plan uses a column from the New York Times about college admission policies as a springboard for a student debate....
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Persuasive Arguments

For Students 4th - 6th
Examine persuasive writing using this informational excerpt about natural habitat conservation. Readers examine the headings of three paragraphs to determine their effect, then copy the first sentences of each. They use these topic...
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Tuck Everlasting: Debate Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use Tuck Everlasting as a springboard for a debate on big ideas about immortality and the death penalty. Take a week for research and debate by following the steps outlined in this plan. Tapping into technology for help, small groups...
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Develop a Research Question

For Students 4th Standards
Once a topic for researching has been determined, the next step is to narrow down to a specific question within the topic. The second in a nine-part series on writing an informational text about Native Americans uses prior knowledge as a...
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The End

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Kids love to write fantastic and suspenseful stories, but they can sometimes get out of hand and confusing. To clear up all the clutter, they read a wonderful fictitious white-knuckle story and use it as a model for their own tales of...
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I Am Special and You Are Special Too #6

For Teachers Pre-K - K
We are All Alike…We Are All Different is the springboard for the creation of an illustrated book in which young writers record their impression of themselves, their families, and their interests. Sharing the completed books in circle...
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Poet James Whitcomb Riley: Famous in His Own Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An engaging biography of "Hoosier" poet James Whitcomb Riley serves as a springboard for study of his unique dialect-based verse. Several activities illuminate differences between spoken vernacular and formal language. Learners record...
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Artifact Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A raggedy blanket, a faded orange bunny missing its tail, a crinkled photo of a former best friend. Writers select a memento and use this artifact to generate a childhood memory story. Specific directions for the three-part project are...
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Point of View Practice: Narrative Perspective

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Excerpts from ten texts (There's something for everyone from Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath to Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and more!) provide the springboard for an examination of point of view. For each short excerpt,...