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Casting a Wide Net
Students investigate topics that would be suitable for classroom podcasts. They read an online article, write and produce a podcast.
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Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Study of Jon Stewart’s Comedy on America
What do your pupils think of the state of news casting in the United States? Find out with the materials and plan provided here. The resource includes a journal prompt, several reading selections, an essay prompt, a model essay, a...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Adaptive Device Design
After reading about how engineering has made adaptive devices possible for people with disabilities, pupils work in groups to discuss different devices to determine whether or not they are adaptive. They also disassemble a pair of...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
8th Grade Reading Comprehension Success
Augment your eighth grade language arts curriculum with a thorough set of reading comprehension activities and assessments. Focusing on a variety of skills, including vocabulary in context, text structure, main idea, and author's style,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Biographers
Students study Poe's work and take a stand on whether materials outside of the texts, such as biographies and letters, should influence the way readers explain Poe's texts (and, by implication, any artist's).
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Narrator
Students explain some biographical facts about Poe and explain examples from texts that exemplify his use of craft. They decide whether materials other than Poe's texts should influence the understanding of his texts.
9th - 12th English Language Arts