In Search of Rhyme and Reason
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Students read The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, and discuss idioms as they are used in the English language. They create their own story that includes the use of idioms.
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More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Wizard of Earthsea: The Fantasy Tradition
Take a look at the fantasy genre in this second lesson for A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. Pupils read about fantasy and explore books that fit into the genre. They then discuss the relationship between fantasy and realistic...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mark a Poem's Rhyme Scheme
Are you looking for a way to teach your eighth graders about rhyme scheme? A short, helpful video instructs young readers how to identify and mark the rhyme scheme in a poem. Use the video in a poetry interpretation lesson, or when...
3 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
With Detective Fiction in the Urban Classroom
This abstract for an instructional unit using three-minute mysteries, stories by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe includes a short history of detective fiction, sample plans, and suggestions for exercises and activities...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
In Search Of Wisdom: An Interview With An Elder
The key to writing a good narrative is having good material to work with; and the key to getting good material is asking good questions. Working in groups, class members brainstorm questions that might result in the most interesting...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Understand How Repetition, Rhyme, and Alliteration Can Impact a Poem
The sound of a poem can be very important when interpreting its meaning. Explore the elements of poetry and figurative writing with a short video about student-written poems. It focuses on repetition, rhyme, and alliteration, though you...
6 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Immigrants' Experiences in Colonial North Carolina
What would it have been like to leave your birthplace and move to a brand new colony? Why might you have decided to move? What challenges would you have faced? As part of a series of lessons about the history of North Carolina, middle...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed