Arrange Details: Time Order
In this arranging details learning exercise, students read a 3 paragraph selection about Frederick Douglas and his plight for freedom. Students note important events in the article and record them on the provided time lines.
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Reading Closely for Textual Details: "The Wolf You Feed"
Close reading doesn't mean to literally read text close to your face, but rather to pay attention to particular details in order to develop a deep and purposeful understanding of text. The first part of a five-part resource provides an...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review A Time to Break Silence
Encourage teenagers to get involved in ending violence among young people. A Common Core-aligned resource and curriculum guide, designed to be used with a reading of A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Covering Your Bases: Rhyming, Ordering, and Recapping
After reading the poem, Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, scholars examine each stanza in order to complete the challenge—organizing stanzas to recreate the poem in its correct order. A grand conversation follows the activity...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Order the Information in Informational Writing
After their research has been compiled and categorized, the next step for your class is to determine in what order information should appear in their essays. Emphasize that in order for readers to easily understand an essay, information...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Going Back in Time Using “George Washington’s Socks”
After reading Elvira Woodruff's George Washington's Socks, young readers and writers embark upon writing their own historically based story, with a focus on developing ideas and details throughout the piece. In small groups, class...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Wrinkle in Time
Ask your class to respond to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle with these three project ideas. Two activities include art, and all three require writing or quotations from the text. The projects ask class members to use creativity...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Before and After a Moment in Time
Think about a moment, frozen in time. Now take a critical look at the painting, Better, Homes, Better Gardens. This painting works to provide learners the opportunity to analyze art, critique artist's choices, and write a story inspired...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts