Camp Earth Bound: Problem Solving and Finding for Fun
Sixth graders work together in small groups of four to six students to solve the following word problems. Their solutions require them to practice interview techniques and create a database and/or spreadsheet of their results.
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Anti-Bullying & Conflict-Resolution Lesson
Invite your class to consider how to respond to a conflict. This plan, designed to go with Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado, focuses on a set of terms: conflict, escalate, deescalate, conflict resolution, denial, and confrontation....
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading a Comparison-Contrast Essay
Turn your passive readers into active readers with an engaging lesson on reading informational text. Focused on compare and contrast structured essays, the activity prompts elementary learners to jot down questions and think-aloud...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Finding Problems In A Story
Students categorize information into a problem/solving chart and examine the value of using a diary. In this problem solving and diary lesson, students read portions of Dear Mr. Henshaw, while they investigate the importance of keeping a...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Prisoner in One's Own Home
Examine the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. After reading an article from the New York Times and exploring the author's word choice, young readers find the central idea in the text and work on researching additional...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable