ALIKE, DIFFERENT, OR BOTH?
Young scholars compare and contrast two characters from the play The Diary of Anne Frank on a Venn diagram and write a paragraph showing similarities and differences.
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Educator's Guide: Holes
You'll be a star at your next grade level meeting with an educational unit on Louis Sachar's Holes. Based on both the novel and film, the lessons include applications to language arts with character studies and movie reviews; social...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Closely Teacher Manual
Wolves are the subject of a series of images, informational texts, videos, websites, and narratives. The activities prompt learners to use close reading skills, including reading closely for textual details, making evidence-based claims,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Independent Reading Assessment Tools
The challenge for independent reading projects is to figure out how to provide guidance and fairly assess work when kids are doing so many different things. Never fear, help is here in a richly detailed 32-page packet that details...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
8th Grade Reading Comprehension Success
Augment your eighth grade language arts curriculum with a thorough set of reading comprehension activities and assessments. Focusing on a variety of skills, including vocabulary in context, text structure, main idea, and author's style,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Citing Textual Evidence
Your learners have access to many sources of information in this day and age, but they still need to know how to cite evidence correctly. Guide them through a lesson that provides sentence frames for citing textual evidence, as well as...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Analyzing Editing in Film and TV
Most movies are around two hours long, but that doesn't mean the camera ran for only two hours. Guide high schoolers through the film editing process with a short analysis lesson. After reviewing key terms and strategies focused on film...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
All About Homophones
Put the fun back in reading fundamentals with an interactive set of lessons about homophones. Learners of all ages explore the relationships between words that sound the same but have different meanings, and complete a variety of fun and...
1st - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable