Students write essays to persuade their families to use a particular long-distance phone plan. They compare a 10-10 plan to a regular long-distance plan.
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The Call of the Wild: Themes of the Novel
Jack London includes a great deal about the relationship between nature and civilization in his book The Call of the Wild. Ask your class members to examine this theme through discussion and writing. The resource includes quotes to focus...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Follow up a reading of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl with this collaborative lesson on teamwork. Starting with a fun team game, learners go on to investigate examples of teamwork in the story before working in small...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Bless Me, Ultima: The Plot Unfolds
The focus in session eight of a 10-lesson unit study of Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima is on plot, specifically on how Narciso's death, the brothers leaving with Andrew, and Antonio's first Communion build tension, both for Antonio and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Change the Point of View: Third Person to First Person
Use Jack London's The Call of the Wild to help young writers learn the difference between first and third person points of view. After they read a passage from the novel, they rewrite it in the first person point of view.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed