Beam Me Up Scotty
In this word search instructional activity, students identify words from the television and movie series Star Trek. Students locate 23 words related to the series.
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Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Students begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
An Old Chinese Poem
This is a lesson plan of two parts. First, learners read a poem and work with partners to deliver an expressive two-voice reading of the poem. Next, they read an essay by Yah Phou Lee, a Chinese citizen sent to school in the United...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Horatius at the Bridge
Read about a heroic moment in Roman history with a passage about Horatius and his defense of Rome against the Etruscans. Fifth graders answer questions about unfamiliar vocabulary, make inferences about story details, and predict what...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable