Choosing Effective Details
In this sentence revision instructional activity, students must incorporate the details given in order to create a vivid, more interesting sentence. Students may add or replace words as needed to make their sentences compelling.
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Strength and Voices: Engaging Scenario – Lights camera, action! Day 1
This task is somewhat incomplete, yet if matched with the larger unit, it could be a helpful way to start off a great project. Learners work in groups to create and research a film documentary on civil rights. This project is based on...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Preteens and teens have a lot of feelings. Help class members identify and express these emotions with a lesson that focuses on emotions and how they effect friendships and relationships. The lesson begins with several warm-up activities...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Main Idea and Summarizing
The ability to identify the main idea of a text and summarize a text will help your learners get far when reading. This resource covers both main idea and summarizing in detail with six short lessons about main idea and five quick...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Can You Feel the Thunder?
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Persuasive Practice: A Mt. Rushmore Addition
Budding authors research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Telling Our Stories of Giving - Writing to Persuade
After identifying the parts of a persuasive piece of writing, young writers explore different prewriting activities for the persuasive essay. They have the option to write a news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay to...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Paint Inspiring Words
The painting Three Young Girls circa 1620, was believed to be painted after the death of the subjects' mother. Art enthusiasts analyze the image details to determine if they come to the same conclusion. They then use the sensory details...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Researching Cause and Effects
Demonstrate for young researchers how to use a cause and effect graphic organizer to assist in analyzing and organizing data. Included with the resource are detailed directions, a completed model, and a blank template. Adaptations,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed