Beginning of the Year Biographies
Sixth graders read biographies of juvenile authors. They research the author through a database. They create a visual aid about the author and share it with the class.
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Teaching Students to Write a Narrative
Encourage narrative writing with a clever exercise. Class members watch episodes from movies and describe what happened to a character, including details about the setting, plot, and characters. Writers then craft a narrative about a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Jonas Salk: He Led the Battle Against Polio
Do you know who Jonas Salk is? Print these pages and have your middle and high schoolers read his biography in Time magazine. The reading itself is short, and it is followed with a key date chart, three reading questions, two connection...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
New Review Civil Rights Leaders: Martin Luther King Jr.
Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. with a summary of his life's work. Adaptable for elementary, middle, and high schoolers, the article provides a wealth of knowledge about the important civil rights leader before assessing...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Henry Ford, 1863-1947: He Revolutionized the Auto Industry
How did Henry Ford change the world? One word: automobile. After reading a two-page passage about Henry Ford's contributions to society with the invention of the automobile, readers respond to a series of 10 reading comprehension...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Year in the Work of the Bard
Students study the life and times of Shakespeare. In this William Shakespeare lesson, students research the noted Web sites to discover details about Shakespeare's life and the times he lived in. Students also virtually visit the Globe...
6th - 12th English Language Arts