Any Way You Slice It
Students read an article on the history of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich and transfer the information onto a graphic organizer. They write instructions on how to make a sandwich and switch with a partner. They make and eat sandwiches.
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The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - As You Like It
Enhance your lesson on Shakespeare with this poetry activity. After reading lines 139-167 from As You Like It Act II, Scene 7 (provided on the first page), middle schoolers work on a graphic organizer to paraphrase each part of the poem....
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Taking Visual Impairment to School
What is the world like when you can't see, or when your vision is impaired? Learn about how Lisa communicates with the world around her with Taking Visual Impairment to School by Rita Whitman Steingold. Learners answer discussion...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Describe It with Adjectives
Put children's descriptive writing skills to the test with these fun collaborative writing activities. Presented with the picture of an object, young writers are are tasked with creating a description that provides enough detail for one...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Write it, Read it, Draw it!
With nine pages of different sentences, you wont run out of practice writing, reading, and drawing. Learners read jumbled words, put the in the correct order to create a comprehesable sentence, and then write it, say it, and draw it.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Shakespeare - "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"
Expose your class to Shakespearean language with a manageable excerpt from As You Like It. A wonderfully comprehensive plan, this resource requires pupils to use higher-level thinking skills to interact with a complex text and connect...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
PIZZA = "Fractions: Any Way You Slice It!"
Who doesn't love pizza! Explore and investigate the relationship between fractions using pizza. Third graders will compare equivalent fractions using paper pizza slices. They also define equal fractions by comparing fractional parts to...
3rd - 4th 21st Century Skills
Student Opinion: What Do You Read, and How Do You Read It?
Stimulate discussion with this brief article and series of questions related to reading habits. This resource, from the New York Times' The Learning Network, asks learners to comment on their own reading habits. You could have your class...
8th - 12th English Language Arts