Guess the Author-Using Pseudonyms
Students study about descriptive writing. They write a descriptive paragraph about themselves without revealing their physical description and sign their writing with a pseudonym.
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Inference and Conclusions
Practice making inferences with a couple of graphic organizers. After reading some information about coming to conclusions through an examination of evidence, learners can fill out one or both of the organizers. They are not specific to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Close Reading: Unpacking Specific Articles of the UDHR
Lesson 6 of this extensive unit finally has your class begin to work their way through specific articles from the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Before examining the rights actually detailed in the document,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Authentication Beyond the Classroom
In an age of fake news, alternative facts, and Internet trolls it is essential that 21st Century learners develop the skills they need to authenticate the facts in viral news. Here is a great way to begin with a resource that provides...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Guess the Author- Using Pseudonyms
Young scholars write a descriptive paragraph about themselves. In this identification and pseudonyms lesson, students discuss why some authors use pseudonyms. Young scholars write a description of their personality, activities and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Students work in groups to imagine, research and simulate a dinner party involving an author, a fictional character, and a significant historical figure as dinner guests. The activity uses Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the time...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Using Synonyms and Explanations as Context Clues
How can context clues help your young readers understand material better? Focusing on synonyms and explanations as ways to determine word meaning, this activity encourages your class to find context clues within a sentence. An attached...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable