Be the Expert
In this writing worksheet, students write a set of instructions that explain how to do a certain task on the computer. Students choose from a given list of six different tasks.
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Close Reading: Becoming Experts on Specific Articles of the UDHR
A continuation of the previous lesson, which is part of a larger group of lessons on human rights (see additional materials). Here, in Lesson 7, your class will explore more articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Count of Monte Cristo: Professor Know‐It‐All
Kids love to be the experts! With four themes from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, small groups work together to answer specific questions addressing each theme. They then stand in front of the class and field questions...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Flipped: After Reading Strategy
Everyone can be an expert! After finishing Wendelin Van Draanen's book Flipped, divide your class into small groups. Then, assign each group a topic to become experts on. The resource suggests topics such as characters, themes, setting,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Launching Readers Theater Groups: Identifying Passages from Esperanza Rising for Readers Theater that Connect to the UDHR
Teach young readers how to compare two texts and select passages that exemplify a specific theme with Lesson 6 from Unit 3. Begin by modeling how an expert reader selects examples from a text, performing a think aloud on how Article 2 of...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Who is the Expert? Exploring Credible Sources in Healthcare
How do you decide what sources are credible when researching online? Evaluate sources with a focus on researching health issues. After brainstorming common health concerns and how they would try to diagnose these problems, class members...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Vocabulary Strategy for Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations
Contumaciously, ignominiously, sagaciously. To dissuade readers from being transfixed by the erudite diction found in Great Expectations, class members engage in a desk-top teaching activity that asks them to not only find the definition...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Taking a Stand on Sled Dogs
Are sled dogs experiencing cruelty by their owners? Discover the arguments against animal cruelty around the globe with this persuasive writing activity. Middle schoolers investigate the treatment of sled dogs by using Internet research....
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Revise Argumentative Writing by Clarifying
Writers almost always revise, and for good reason. Pupils can first view this video to see how an expert goes through the revision process. The sample is clear and provides a strong model that emphasizes using outside sources to support...
4 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed