Do You Judge a Book by Its Cover?
Students cut pictures out of magazines that relate to their lives, glue them on bags, and share with classmates.
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Pride and Prejudice: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Can you judge a book by its cover? Decide who and what Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is about with a prediction activity. Before reading the first three chapters of the book, kids answer questions based on their interpretation of the...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Old Man and the Sea: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Can you find the themes from Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea in other books? What about picture books? Compare the novel to a picture book with a instructional activity about making predictions and finding textual evidence.
9th - 12th English Language Arts 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
Who Are You Online?
Online, you can represent yourself in a completely different way than you do in real life, but there are benefits and risks to doing so. Expose your class to online personas by showing and discussing a slide show of online gamers and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Dear Miss Breed
This compelling plan based on the letters in the book Dear Miss Breed engages readers in learning what it was like for Japanese Americans following the attacks at Pearl Harbor. After reading the letters, young scholars will partake in...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Do, We Do, You Do
One simple teaching strategy can have a powerful effect on student learning on a daily basis. Take a look at one teacher's approach to preparing class members for independent work with "I Do, We Do, You Do", and discover how this...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable