Drawing a "Life Map"
Young scholars create an autobiography. For this writing lesson, students use a life map as a graphic organizer to develop their autobiography.
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Storyline Map of "Six" and "Eleven"
Compare stories across cultures using "Six" from Still Life with Rice by Helie Lee and "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Begin by covering the concept of a storyline map, a visual of the rising action, climax, and resolution. Young readers...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
New Review Communities on the Threshold of Change
Viewers of the short documentary Santa Cruz Del Islote consider how changes in climate and overfishing impact the life style of the 1,200 residents of a small island off the coast of Cartagena, Columbia.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
From "First Crossing"
Young scholars look closely at four tales taken from the collection of short stories, First Crossing edited by Donald R. Galloby. While examining the life of four teenagers and the lives they lead as U.S. immigrants, your enthusiastic...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Accompany the story, Town Mouse Country Mouse by Jan Brett with an assortment of activities designed to reinforce concepts covering story structure, comprehension, grammar, and social studies. Here, scholars identify the difference...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dr. Seuss and Read Across America
What important facts about Dr. Seuss influenced the Read Across America movement...? This is the driving question of a research project that requires scholars to find information about Dr. Seuss' life and work. Class members write a...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson Learned: Creating a Life Reports Project
Tap into the wisdom and knowledge of older members of the community with this New York Times plan. To warm up, learners write about and discuss advice they have been given. After reading "The Life Report," an op-ed column that asks older...
8th - 12th English Language Arts