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Students practice a variety of strategies for mastering ABC brainstorming about a major topic. They take a topic and try to think of a word or phrase associated with that topic that begins with each letter of the alphabet and match them together.
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Whip up a Storm of Writing Ideas
Need a key to unlock writer's block? Introduce your writers to four easy steps that will release them from their mental prison. The brainstorming learning exercise, designed to set free their imaginations, even has an answer key.
6 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Pride and Prejudice: ABC book (Vocabulary Activity)
Master Jane Austen's language from A to Z with an activity based on Pride and Prejudice. As kids read the novel, they find (or are assigned) words that begin with each letter of the alphabet, and create one-page documents that show the...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mississippi Trial, 1955: Pre-reading Strategy
Pink and Say, a picture book by Patricia Polacco, and an anticipation guide, set the stage for a reading of Mississippi Trial, 1955, Chris Crowe's novel based on the true story of the murder of Emmett Till. Instructional routines, the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Using Information Resources: Lesson 1
Eighth graders examine, brainstorm, cluster, and skim how to use a variety of information resources to assist them in projects or reports. In addition, places to find those information resources as well as the parts of a book is covered...
8th English Language Arts
New Review Before, During, and After Reading Activities
Address a multitude of skills with a series of nonfiction reading graphic organizers. From making predictions and accessing prior knowledge to think-pair-share and retelling information, the activities are a solid addition to any...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Coast-to-Coast Book Design-Part 3: Brainstorming the Book
Young scholars examine the process of designing a book and identify the steps necessary to publish a book. In small groups they analyze ABC books, and discuss the similarities and differences between the books. Students then brainstorm...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts