A CLOSER LOOK
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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...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
Do the communications of the president of the United States have the privilege of confidentiality? Read the arguments behind president Richard Nixon and the Supreme Course in US v. Nixon, and take a closer look at the timeline of the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Summarize It: President Theodore Roosevelt's 7th Annual Message to Congress
How did Theodore Roosevelt stress the importance of conservation during his time as president of the United States? Take a closer look at the language Roosevelt used himself in a 1907 address to Congress, and have your young historians...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Wizard of Earthsea: Narrative and Point of View
Take a close look at point of view by considering the narrator in Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. Class members discuss her choice of narrator and the literary style of the book before responding to one of two writing prompts...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
John Lewis: Non-Violent Activism
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Gettysburg Address Lesson Plan
Study the Gettysburg Address with young learners. American history comes alive as your class takes a closer look at the Gettysburg Address. They examine the reasons why it was given, summarize its parts, and discuss its relevance today....
4th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable