Guess Who I Am
In this self descriptions instructional activity, students complete the sentences about themselves and then others guess who wrote it. Students complete 12 sentences.
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A Close Reading of Learned Hand's "I Am an American Day"
Judge Learned Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" speech delivered during the July, 1944 "I Am an American Day" celebration is the subject of a close reading activity that models for learners how to approach a dense, difficult text.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 10
"O, I am fortune's fool!" As they continue their analysis of act 3, scene 1, class members consider the role of fate in the events. The lesson concludes with a viewing of a brief portion of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet in which the...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Object Pronouns Song–"I Am Me, You Are You"–Rockin' English
With this upbeat music video, have fun, sing along, and enhance learner engagement and proficiency while supporting your grammar instruction. Young grammarians learn how subject and object pronouns are used in sentences through...
1 min 1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
“Speak, I Charge You”: Macbeth On Your Feet, Not In Your Seat
“Is this a dagger which I see before me . . .” As part of a study of Macbeth, class members engage in a series of activities that get them up and moving. Individuals practice, then deliver, a line from the Scottish play. The entire class...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Henry IV, Part I: Does Father Know Best?
“Yea, there thou mak’st me sad and mak’st me sin/In envy that my Lord Northumberland/Should be the father to so blest a son--.” Henry IV, Part I, provides the text for a series of exercises that ask class members to examine the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Introduce Vocabulary: I Am Planet Earth (Marzollo)
Explore the world's beauty with Jean Marzollo's colorful book I Am Planet Earth, the context of a vocabulary study focused on the following in-text words: globe, jungle, paddy, planet, and valley. Discuss the text briefly and introduce...
K - 3rd English Language Arts