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
Walk Two Moons: Discussion Web
Is Phoebe a good friend to Sal or not? After reading chapters twenty-five and twenty-six of Walk Two Moons, class members use the provided graphic organizer to develop an argumentative piece. Writers must decide if the two main...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Set Out an Informal Letter
Walk your class through each step in writing an informal letter. This fabulous PowerPoint provides a great example for all parts of an informal, or personal, letter. After reviewing this presentation, your class will be ready to write...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts
"User Friendly" Cause and Effect
Bring literature to life with your SMART board and this literary analysis lesson. While reading "User Friendly" by T. Ernesto Bethancourt (from the Holt Elements of Literature textbook by Kylene Beers), have your class discuss the theme...
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