Decision Making Diagram
In this literacy learning exercise, students use the created resources for further progress towards knowledge. The sheet is a teacher's guide for creating student resources.
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Venn Diagram: Holden and Phoebe
How are J.D. Salinger's characters Holden and Phoebe different? What similarities do they share? Your class members complete this basic Venn diagram and then discuss their ideas with the class. Some example answers are included on page...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Compare and Contrast: Amazing States
After reading a selection titled, "Amazing State," young readers practice comparing and contrasting Hawaii and Rhode Island. They circle the parts of the selection that tell how the states are alike and underlining the parts that are...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Observations and Inference
What's the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations? Learners make observations, inferences, and predictions about their environment with a set of questions and activities that are applicable to either language arts...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Comparing Dewey and the Library of Congress: In What "Class" Are Your "Classes"?
Knowing both the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress Classification systems, and how to read their call numbers, facilitates information literacy, a critical skill for 21st century life. High schoolers, who may be familiar with Dewey,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Moving Home: A Map Skills Project
You have just been informed you are moving, but you have the choice of three locations. Where do you go? This is the question class members answer in a map skills project. Learners examine three locations using maps, gather information...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable