Cubicle Reading and Writing
Students decorate writing cubicles with information about themselves and give interviews to get to know one another and the teacher better. They continue to use the writing cubicles and decorate the inside with writing prompts, clues and info.
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Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Working in your Cubicle: Critical Thinking and Writing
Explore informative and explanatory writing with this lesson. Using a cube labeled with directives to describe, analyze, compare, associate, apply, and argue the topic, middle schoolers work individually or in groups to answer questions....
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Part 1
Similar to a textbook, this resource includes multiple texts, plenty of explanation, lots of practice, and several graphic organizers. Use all of the materials, or pick and choose from such texts as "The Circuit," "Shoes for Hector,"...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Vocabulary (Part 3) – Word Meaning and Word Relationships
After studying word parts and context clues, young readers get to work discerning word meanings based on word relationships. Employing skills such as deciphering connotation and denotation, making analogies, and interpreting idioms, high...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Makes Time Tick, or Has the Industrial Revolution Really Made Clocks Go Faster?
Students explore the concept of time both historically and in their own lives. Students count the number of times they refer to a clock and the number of scheduled and unscheduled activities in their lives. Students discuss how the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History