Getting Along With Roommates
Students brainstorm a list of characteristics they look for when choosing a roommate. In groups, they discuss how easily problems arise and how to solve them. To end the lesson, they role play how to confront a roommate when there is a problem.
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Beware of the Dog - Crossing Borders
Roald Dahl’s classic World War II short story, “Beware of the Dog” is the focus of a close reading exercise that asks learners to respond to text-dependent questions with evidence drawn from the story. Participants record responses on...
9th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sophocles' Oedipus the King
Introduce your class to the Greek tragedy with a study of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Learners examine the features of a Greek tragedy, Sophocles’ achievements and contributions, and the universal themes that make the drama an enduring...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Study Guide
Yo-ho-ho, Treasure Island can be lots of fun with the aid of a resource that guides readers' exploration of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of buccaneers and buried gold. It's the glory of the read that will turn your pupils' heads.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Study: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Come, see, conquer the language in Julius Caesar with a resource that lists the SAT words that appear in Shakespeare’s play. Templates provide definitions and derivations, as well as famous lines. The packet also includes an AP style...
9th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring The American Dream
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This instructional activity focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 12 ELA Module 3
Gun, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond is one of the seminal works of historical nonfiction from the late 20th century. Use the author's claims and supporting evidence to guide your high school seniors through their own research project,...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reflective Listening Skills
Do you ever feel like your conversation partner is just nodding along as you speak? Encourage teenagers to become reflective listeners with a short activity in which they form responses to assertive statements to reflect what the speaker...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Modernist Struggle: Allusions, Images, and Emotions in T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock
"Hey, Al. Change your part and get on with your life." After a series of close reading activities that focus on modernist elements in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," individuals are asked to adopt the point of view of...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed