Every Picture Tells a Story
Students examine the ways in which a work of art represents the culture or lifestyle of people living in a state. They analyze the back of the Iowa quarter and discuss how art reflects the time period in which it was created.
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Every Picture Tells a Story: The Great Depression
Every picture really does tell a story. Start the day by reading select passages from Children of the Orphan Train and discussing your listeners' initial feelings. Then, pair a KWL with a YouTube video (attached here). Then, using these...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Narrative Writing: An Imagined Story Unit Introduction
Let's pretend! Ben Bova's short story "Moonwalk" is used as a mentor text in a unit that shows kids how to create their own imaginative narratives. A great resource that deserves a special place in your curriculum library.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Backpack Travel Journals
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tactile quilts that tell a story
Learners with multiple disabilities need to engage in projects that push them to know their full potential. They need to be able to express themselves in a variety of ways, and this very thoughtful instructional activity does just that....
3rd - 10th English Language Arts
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Photostory
So much fun! After reading and summarizing each chapter of the book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, pupils will create a Photostory. The class is divided into six groups, each responsible for summarizing, story boarding, and creating a...
6th English Language Arts
The Tell-Tale Hearts of Writers
Knock, knock, knock...Creep out your class with a critical thinking lesson focused on word relationships in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." They investigate the relationship between word choice, mood, and interpretation of a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts