It's Who I Am
Young scholars use banners to share information about themselves. In this art-based character lesson, students make a banner with an acrostic made from their name, then share the banner and information about themselves with the class.
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"Where Am I?" Reading Guide and Activities
Did you ever wonder how early sailors were able to navigate their way across the seas? Groups access an article about mapmaking and the New World that details the methods and technologies early explorers used to guide them on their...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
If the Career Fits, Explore It! (Part 2)
Seventh graders brainstorm and discuss various careers and then complete a career interest inventory and two activity sheets called, "Who I Am..." and "Researching a Career." They engage in a comparison of career paths and different...
7th 21st Century Skills
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
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