Epic Story Scrolls
Discover one of the best known Asian epics in the Hindu story of Ramayana. Your class members will analyze scenes from the epic scroll, learn about creative methods of narration used in Asian art, and design a scroll illustrating key...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Free Verse Poem - Graphic Organizer
Support your young writers as they explore the freedom and creative potential of a free verse poem. Based on a model poem written by Maya Angelou, this graphic organizer does an excellent job of helping learners form their unique ideas...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Figurative Language Strips
Identity figurative language with an activity that looks closely at the poem "The Final Deployment" by Anna Protkos. Scholars work collaboratively to examine the poem and determine how it uses similes, alliteration, metaphors,...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Invite your class to share their appreciation of one another through the work of a Valentine's Day cinquain poem. Scholars use their knowledge of their classmates to describe them through adjectives, action verbs, and a complete sentence.
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Develop Action in a Poem by Using Precise Words
Help your young writers refine their poems by revising vague words and phrases. The video, part of a series on a poetry response to "The Wind's Visit" by Emily Dickinson, demonstrates how to identify and improve descriptive phrases. The...
8 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Diamond Poems Across the Curriculum
Building vocabulary can be done at any age; and here's a resource that supports it in any academic subject. Teach parts of speech, explore domain-specific language, and use new vocabulary words to compose a diamond poem. Great for any...
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Ocean Life Poetry: Limericks & Cinquain Poems
Young oceanographers conduct independent online research to learn about ocean life, explore limerick and cinquain poem structure and syllabication, and produce poetry that conveys the information they found. Links don't work, but it's...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts