Students write letters at the end of the school year to students who be in their next the following year. The only rules for this assignment is to tell the truth and there is to be no profanity.
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Poetry Workshop: Fixed Form Poems
Encourage the poetic genius in your young creative writers with a poetry workshop. Fix form poems (cinquains acrostic poems, octopoems, hello/goodbye poems) provide a framework and encourage vocabulary development as well as an awareness...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Strength and Voices: Engaging Scenario – Lights camera, action! Day 1
This task is somewhat incomplete, yet if matched with the larger unit, it could be a helpful way to start off a great project. Learners work in groups to create and research a film documentary on civil rights. This project is based on...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Washington’s Farewell Speech
Practice reading fluency with a Reader's Theater performance based on Washington's Farewell Address. The teacher begins by reading a few paragraphs from the address and talking about mood and expression with the class. Groups of five...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Shizuko’s Daughter: Selective Reading Guide
Examine the text of Kyoko Mori's Shizuko's Daughter with a reading guide. With questions that prompt kids to refer to the reading as well as to their own experiences and opinions, the guide is an effective way to keep them engaged with...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable