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Describing People: Appearance
In this ESL vocabulary instructional activity, learners discover or review terms that describe the appearance of people and then complete 4 multi-step activities using the terms appropriately.
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Linda R. Monk, Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution - Grade 8
“We the people . . .” Thus begins the Preamble to the Constitution. Using a close reading approach, class members examine an excerpt from Linda Monk’s article that traces how the interpretation of these words has evolved. Some of your...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Northwest Coast Indians: Spring and Summer Salmon
Here is a fabulous lesson about the cultures of the Northwest Indians. Through an exploration of a story about the Salmon People, learners study the practice of harvesting salmon and the cultural importance of salmon to the Northwest...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
New Review The Power of Invention
Inspire innovation in young learners through a study of important inventions throughout history. The four-lesson unit includes four separate lessons with activities ranging from researching and describing the history of noteworthy...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Latino Religious Experience: People of Faith and Vision
Middle schoolers explain why Columbus said the native peoples he encountered when he reached the New World were "a people who lived in God." They explain if Latinos can still be said to be "a people who live in God." Students explain the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Vocabulary Unit 7.3: Irregular Verbs and Describing People
Learn how to describe a person's looks and use irregular verbs in one learning exercise. After completing paragraphs about various hobbies with word banks, kids work on grouping particular words into categories such as hair, height, and...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 7.2: Sports and Describing People
Connect sports terms to their proper events with a vocabulary worksheet. Learners choose words from a word bank to pair with other words in phrases relating to sports, and complete sentences with additional verbs. The second part of the...
4th - 8th ESL & ELD CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Prompts for Elementary, Middle and High Schools
Work on descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and expository writing with 110 prompts! The writing prompts are organized by type of writing. Several are separated into collections for younger students so you can find prompts for your...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
The language of the Constitution can feel quite ominous to young learners, but there are a variety of strategies you can utilize to help your class grasp the important concepts and ideals in our nation's founding document. This lesson...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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