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Prepositional Phrases for Kids | English Grammar Video Video
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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 plan for the upper-elementary or middle-level classroom is excellent for improving...
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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, learners use a piece of art as a springboard for a discussion about animals and camouflage. Students choose an animal that...
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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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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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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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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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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,...
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Charlie Brown and Friends

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Charles Schulz' Charlie Brown and Friends, a collection of Peanuts comic strips, provides young readers with an opportunity to engage in full-class discussions, work in groups to examine how Schulz develops his characters, and...
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Fairy Tale Variations

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here are two great lessons that work together and are inspired by the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. Young writers and actors will retell the story of "The Frog Prince" through games, improvisational script writing, and song....
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Harriet Tubman: Civil War Spy

For Students 6th - 9th
Add engaging new material to Harriet Tubman and Civil War curricula with a crisply designed, two-page reading about the famous abolitionist. The text details a military raid she led against the Confederate army, informs readers about Tom...
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Self Portrait on Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are guided into creating their own self-portrait in steps using colored pastels. They also use their self-portraits as a springboard to write a personal narrative. This is a cool lesson!
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Out of the Dust: Cubing Strategy

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Imagine using a six-sided cube to encourage readers to analyze a topic in greater depth. Create a cube, label each of the six sides with one of Bloom's comprehension levels, and you're ready to launch a discussion of a text. Although...
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Adding Snap to Language Arts

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students take photographs of themselves, animals, and objects and used these photos as springboards for writing stories, plays, photo captions, comic strips, ads for products, and greeting card messages.
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Mom, Where Do TV's Come From?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the history of television using the lifetime achievements of Milton Berle as a springboard for studying social and technological advances in American entertainment. They, in groups, examine the role of television through...