A Message of Understanding
In this recognizing the need for tolerance for refugees worksheet, students define and use tolerance in a sentence, answer short answer questions, and complete a word web showing why tolerance and understanding are important toward refugees.
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The President's Message: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Decipher Franklin D. Roosevelt's message to Congress concerning a declaration of war on December 11, 1941. Learners analyze the message through a close reading and a series of text-dependent questions. Specific directions are provided,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Communicating with "I Messages", Part I
Third graders watch negative puppet scenario and discuss the dialogue used. They offer ideas and discuss whether their friendship can be saved. They watch a new puppet play and discuss why the second scenario had a more positive outcome...
3rd Social Studies & History
Communicating with "I Messages", Part 2
Third graders listen to ways they share their feelings with others. After brainstorming situations where "I messages" would be appropriate, pairs of students write messages from the lists they developed. They discuss how their messages...
3rd English Language Arts
Poetic Justice: Understanding the Life of a Tethered Dog
The Humane Society provides a lesson plan in which class members explore the issue of tethering dogs. Through the resources used -- a comic, a poem, and narrative and expository writings -- class members realize that messages can be...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Descriptive Language and Theme
Get ready to explore themes with a session rich in modeling that includes both worksheets and an assessment recording sheet. The class completes a pre-assessment to determine their understanding of theme and how to identify it. They read...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
The Little Prince: Picture Book Strategy
Picture books aren't just for children; they carry strong, valuable messages for adult as well. Explore the audience for Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince with a lesson that compares picture books to literature intended for...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sculpting a Message: From the Counter-Reformation to the Present Day
Students discuss persuasive messages in art. In this art history lesson, students research 17th- century European sculptures to find the messages given. They create their own sculptures and write press releases to explain their art.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Pony Express: The Fastest Delivery of a Message Across America
Students study the success and failure of the Pony Express. In this Pony Express lesson, students use various resources and materials to study the Pony Express. Students research topics related to the Pony Express and prepare...
5th - 6th English Language Arts