I'm Really Good at ...
In this writing worksheet, students are asked about their personal abilities and talents. Students read the story starter and write about what they are really good at.
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Lesson Plan 9: Writing Really Good Dialogue
Budding novelists compare the differences between real-life dialogue and dialogue found in novels. They compare an excerpt from a book to IM chats and discuss how they are different and how good dialogue can move a story along while...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
2 Finalists Vie to Be ‘Master Chef Junior’
What does it take to be a teenage chef? Learn about the final two contestants in a cooking competition in an interview with both youngsters. After your class reads the four-page interview, they answer a series of questions based on the...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 8.2 Expressing Emotions, Injuries
How does it feel to burn your hand, or sprain your ankle? Improve your kids' writing variety with a vocabulary learning exercise about emotions and injuries. One word bank provides all the necessary words for all of the exercises.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Geography Toolkit
If you're preparing to teach geography to your young learners, you'll definitely want to keep this resource handy. The toolkit contains 165 pages of a wide range of handouts and informational text to support incorporate geographic...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Alexander the Great and the Situation... the Great?
What made Alexander the Great so great? John Green reviews three possible definitions of the term great that we ascribe to historical figures, while offering a fairly comprehensive overview of the accomplishments and legacy of Alexander...
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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