Eighth graders describe one of their friends to an English speaking pen pal. They practice using descriptive words and writing sentences. They work together in groups to be supportive.
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Many Younger Facebook Friends "Unfriend" the Network
"Sometimes I feel really sad after logging onto Facebook..." Learners read a news article written in 2014 about several former Facebook users who have deactivated their accounts, and then respond to both text-based and discussion...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"User Friendly" Cause and Effect
Bring literature to life with your SMART board and this literary analysis instructional activity. While reading "User Friendly" by T. Ernesto Bethancourt (from the Holt Elements of Literature textbook by Kylene Beers), have your class...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
A Letter to Sarah, Plain, and Tall
Patricia MacLachlan's novel Sarah, Plain and Tall serves as an excellent tool for examining point of view. During reading, the class thinks about how characters feel. Just before the climax of the novel, they write friendly letters to...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts