Students identify the ideas and themes that are most significant in a work of literature, then propose ways to visually represent these themes through art.
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Focus On: Censorship & Banned Books
Billy Collins' "Rain" introduces the Random House 104-page magazine for educators that focuses on censorship and banned books. The resource is packed with teaching guides, articles by noted authors, and links to organizations against...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Book Trailer Projects From Classroom to Community
Invite your pupils to express their understanding of a novel through a collaborative video project. Groups choose a novel from those you have studied in class, select four scenes, storyboard the scenes, film the scenes, edit the film,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Theme and Mood with a Book Trailer
Before you begin this instructional activity, note that it revolves around learners reading and finishing personal novels. If that's what your class is preparing to do, this is a great way to get creative and technological with...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
It's a Whatchamacallit
Learners formulate new applications for simple machines in an original invention that solves a common problem. They brainstorm ideas for a new product using simple machines and communicate a finished project through an oral, written, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable