Christmas Compare and Contrast
Students read "The Mouse Before Christmas" and "The Night Before Christmas." They compare and contrast each story. Students create a Venn Diagram to show the differences and similarities.
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Farewell to Manzanar
Examine human resilience across two texts with a detailed unit. Over the course of a week, learners will conduct a close reading of excerpts from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar. The resource includes clear procedures for reading and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 5 ELA/Literacy)
Check in on the development of your fifth graders' reading and writing skills with this Common Core-designed assessment. Given a series of six reading passages ranging from narrative stories to informational texts, young learners answer...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Christmas Carol Educator Resource Guide
Heed Charles Dickens' warning of misusing one's life from A Christmas Carol and don't miss the opportunity offered by a resource that prepares learners for this epic tale. Packed with information and lesson ideas, the guide offers...
4th - 12th English Language Arts
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and Contrasting-Explorers of Yesterday and Today
Students compare and contrast two explorations of Yellowstone National Park. In this essay writing lesson, students compose essays using information from a variety of sources. Students view a video about one explorer's experience at...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Identifying Universal Themes Across Cultures
Have your class read the story "The Magic Lake," retold by Liana Romulo, from Filipino Children's Favorite Stories. Guide them to identify the problem, solution, and universal theme. They compare the theme of this story to the theme of...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed