Eighth graders read Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, keeping a journal of compliments and kind words. They create their own flowery poetry based on Elizabethan language using the letters of their own name.
8th English Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Classroom Challenges and Activities for Teaching Spanish Heritage Students
Designed for native speakers of Spanish, and written almost entirely in Spanish, this resource begins with explanation of native speakers and strategies that you can use to teach them. After the introductory section, is a collection of...
2nd - 10th Languages
ELD Poetry: When I Taste Salt
English language learners read "When I Taste Salt" and complete the questions that accompany the poem. After completing the basic reading comprehension questions, they make a personal connection to the story by writing about one of their...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts
What are the Elements of an Acrostic Poem?
Explore the elements of acrostic poems beginning with small groups brainstorming lists of adjectives for various nouns and then selecting the best descriptors. Next, they listen to acrostic poems and identify adjectives. In pairs, they...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Using Poetry to End Name Calling
Students explore language arts by participating in poetry writing activities. In this conflict management lesson, students discuss the emotions that they feel when being teased and discussed. Students read a Maya Angelou poem titled...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Career Research and Acrostic Poetry
It's never too early to think about the future! Here is a instructional activity that sparks the thought, "What do I want to be when I grow up? Scholars begin by researching careers and completing a graphic organizer with their new-found...
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable