Students create vivid descriptions for various sets used in the new movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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New Review Teaching Students to Write a Narrative
Encourage narrative writing with a clever exercise. Class members watch episodes from movies and describe what happened to a character, including details about the setting, plot, and characters. Writers then craft a narrative about a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Joy Luck Club: Culture and History
Explore San Francisco's Chinatown in a activity about the first few chapters of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Kids research Chinatown on the Internet and create a virtual tour of the neighborhood, including the foods, cultural events,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Activities for Teaching “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
Use all of these exercises, assignments, and assessments or pick and choose your favorites for your study of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. For this resource you will find: an informational text to examine, vocabulary lists and...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Peter and the Starcatchers: Multi-Genre Writing Assignment
Conclude your unit on Peter and the Starcatchers with an involved final writing project that requires learners to write persuasive pieces, compose short stories, create brochures about the setting of the novel, and choose from a list of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze the Impact of Setting on Characters
The setting of a story can affect the plot, the theme, and especially the characters. A video featuring Walter Dean Myers's Monster takes middle schoolers through analyzing the setting of the novel and how it affects the characters. For...
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Interpreting Characters, Setting, Plot, and Theme - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster
Examine story development and historical disaster with your class. Learners view a video depicting the incidents surrounding The Triangle Shirtwaist Disaster. They use graphic organizers and the Internet to gather enough information to...
6th - 9th English Language Arts