Can't Judge a Book by its Cover
Apply language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language and genre to create and discuss print and nonprint texts. Learners research the life of a famous person and present their findings using multimedia software.
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Pride and Prejudice: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Can you judge a book by its cover? Decide who and what Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is about with a prediction activity. Before reading the first three chapters of the book, kids answer questions based on their interpretation of the...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover, But Can You Judge a Book By Its First Line? #2
In this literature/book analysis worksheet, learners read one sentence which is the beginning of a book. Students then answer 6 questions based on this one sentence, predicting what it will be about and other story elements. They then...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Dear Miss Breed
This compelling plan based on the letters in the book Dear Miss Breed engages readers in learning what it was like for Japanese Americans following the attacks at Pearl Harbor. After reading the letters, young scholars will partake in...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Judging a Book by Its Cover
Here's one of the very few lessons I've seen that works for everyone: kindergartners through college students! Readers of any age pick out a book from the class library or the school library, that has a damaged cover or jacket. Pupils...
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts