In Your Shadow
Students extend their knowledge of proportions to solving problems dealing with similarity. They measure heights and shadows of familiar objects and use indirect measurement to find heights of things that are much bigger in size.
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Narrative Writing Unit
Each one of the learners in your class has a story to tell, so help them learn the most efficient and organized way to tell their tale. A thorough unit on narrative writing addresses the writing process, grammar, story structure,...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Daily Warm-Ups: Grammar and Usage
If grammar practice is anywhere in your curriculum, you must check out an extensive collection of warm-up activities for language arts! Each page focuses on a different concept, from parts of speech to verbals, and provides review...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 8 ELA/Literacy)
Support your learners on their way toward success with Common Core testing by providing this practice test. Your class members will read several passages, both literary and informational, and respond to multiple choice and essay...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
In The Shadow of the Pines: Sugar Cane Time
This resource provides a short reading passage, an excerpt from In The Shadow of the Pines by Karen K. Newell, about a family and their sugar cane harvest during the Great Depression. After the reading, there are four multiple choice...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
New Review Writing About Literary Text: Pygmalion and Galatea
Is it crazy to fall in love with your own work, or is that the purest love of all? Compare two renditions of the classic Greek myth Pygmalion and Galatea with a literary analysis exercise. After students compare the similarities and...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why is There a "b" in Doubt?
Many doubt the reasoning for having a b in doubt, but do they know the whole story? Pupils can watch as a Latin word becomes the English doubt. The narrator explains the etymology of doubt, emphasizes the importance of meaning and...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable