A CLOSER LOOK
Students group objects by their physical characteristics and various compositions using literature to stimulate recall.
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Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy
The difference between an average piece of writing and an unforgettable piece of writing can lie in the author's word choice. The figurative language in Chapter 2 of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal winner, Bud, Not Buddy, is the...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Gong He Xin Xi! Happy New Year! Planning a Lunar New Year/Spring Festival Celebration? Check out the activities and resources in a packet that encourages pupils to research the cultural values and traditional practices associated with...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Murder in the School
Whodunnit? That is the question young sleuths must answer as they use their deductive reasoning skill and assume the identity of various persons attending a party where Miss McGowan is murdered. The ninth lesson plan in a ten-part series.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
If you're interested in implementing Socratic seminars into your classroom, then you definitely don't want to miss this fantastic resource. Here you'll find an outline of the basic seminar procedure, differentiation strategies, student...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Power of Point of View
Sometimes a whole story can change based on the perspective of the person telling it. Practice identifying and analyzing point of view in various reading passages and writing assignments with a language arts packet, complete with Common...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
“You Will Always Be Mango Street”: Sense of Place and The House on Mango Street
Vignettes from Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street provide readers with an opportunity to observe how writers use dialogue and details to create a sense of time and place.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Drafting Board: Interest Groups
Does the influence of interest groups harm a political system? Your class members will analyze the role of interest groups in American politics, as well as consider the effect of perspective, bias, loyalty, and the First Amendment.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed