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Students complete a Venn diagram comparing the United States and Afghanistan. They research the history of the Taliban and how they relate to the United States and its foreign policy. They write a paper on possible solutions.
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Strength and Voices
After reading the first paragraph of Gary Paulsen's historical fiction Stop the Sun, small groups complete a KWL chart about plot elements. After sharing, lead a discussion about Vietnam, showing a map (included) and giving a summarized...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Song of the Trees Handouts
Climb into a class reading of Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor with this language arts resource. Complete with key vocabulary, reading comprehension questions, study guide, project ideas, and extra credit opportunities, the...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.
Although this legislative process lesson is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington,...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Establishing a Point of View in Narratives
Your readers study first and third person point of view and then rewrite classic tales. Richly detailed, the six-part plan provides considerations for beginning, proficient, and advanced learners. Included are suggestions for...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Contrasting Perspectives: Should the Farmworkers in Esperanza Rising Go On Strike? (Chapter 12: "Los Esparragos/Asparagus")
Explore multiple perspectives through a jigsaw activity that will improve your pupils' understanding of the characters in Esperanza Rising as well as their understanding of strikes and human rights. Tapping into prior knowledge, and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Framed Paragraphs characterization, problem and solution, symbolism, conflict
Support your learners as they work on writing paragraphs by providing graphic organizers, outlines, and frames. Sift through this packet to find the perfect organizers and templates to prepare pupils for writing. The resource...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 2: So What's a Novel, Anyway?
What makes a novel a novel? Class members select a favorite novel, record their impressions on a worksheet, and then come together in groups to discuss the elements common to narrative writing. Next, they identify the characters, the...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Soldier's View of the American Civil War
Study and research the American Civil War in this explanatory writing lesson. Middle schoolers complete six activities to learn about the American Civil War and soldiers' views of the war. The lesson includes several options to complete...
5th - 10th English Language Arts