Brainstorming Job Ideas
High schoolers brainstorm ideas for different kinds of jobs. From this list of ideas, each student chooses one job or career to research further. They use written resources, read a variety of texts in making their choice.
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Inspiration®: Mind Maps: Tapping Prior Knowledge and Developing Ideas
Mind mapping can be a great way to organize research in a visual way! Using Inspiration® software, learners create branches of topics and subtopics surrounding an area of interest. If you don't have this program, the visual approach to...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Songwriting Skill - Brainstorming Ideas: The Cheetah Girls - “One Love”
Encourage your class members to sing a song of themselves to celebrate their experiences by composing lyrics only they can write. This initial exercise begins with a brainstorming session based on "One World." Class members suggest...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Outlining and Organizing with Inspiration Software
Help your secondary writers organize ideas and notes into outlines for academic writing. Provides step-by-step instruction on how to transfer brainstormed ideas from maps and diagrams directly into outline format. A single class period...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a lesson that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson's...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
County Solutions Step Seven: Brainstorm a-Brewin’
Class members have selected the problem to be addressed. They've collected evidence. Now it's time to come up with solutions. Class groups brainstorm ideas, share them with the class, and then the whole class votes on the best solution...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
"Yesterday," "Today," and "Tomorrow"
Excite the music lovers in your language arts class Idea development and word choice are the main writing traits in this Six Traits lesson. Young writers examine the symbolism in "Yesterday” by the Beatles, “Today” by the Smashing...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Developing a Structure for Documentaries
Provide some group brainstorming and story-planning time with the fifth lesson in a series on examining and creating documentaries. After you've explained the purpose of each section of a documentary, groups meet to plan the beginning,...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed