Ivan the Fool Lesson 2
Students examine different cultures and how they fear certain numbers. They examine different examples of folklore for examples of numbers. They also practice skimming for important information.
6th - 12th English Language Arts 7 Views 11 Downloads
The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 12: Author's Purpose - Yeats and Achebe
Is there such a thing as fate/luck? Can one fight destiny? As part of their study of Chinua Achebe's purpose in writing Things Fall Apart, class members answer these questions from Achebe's point of view and then from William Butler...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How to Find the Main Idea
What's the difference between the main idea of a text and the topic? Take kids through the process of literary analysis with a presentation about finding the main idea and supporting details. Additionally, it guides learners through...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maniac Magee: Magic Number Strategy
Take a break from reading to find the magic number with this vocabulary game using words drawn from Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. Participants match the definition to the word in each numbered square of the puzzle, then add the number...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Games for Middle School
Spice up your vocabulary instruction with some games! Here is a collection of various game descriptions, organized into three different groups. You will definitely be able to find a game or two to assist your pupils with that tricky task...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
He Said, She Said, So: What's the Point?
Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin! Upper graders and middle schoolers read the story The Three Little Pigs and other tales related to the story from various points of view. They use the Internet to find more stories from...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Gathering Evidence and Drafting a Two-Voice Poem (Chapter 13: "Los Duraznos/Peaches")
Begin class with a short comprehension quiz and review and then move into a new genre: two-voice poems. The lesson provides information about this type of poetry as well as a video example made by eighth graders that you can show your...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight
Combine measurement, following directions, physics, and art with one fun activity. Learners read a set of instruction to create three different kinds of paper airplanes. They measure, fold, and fly the planes, and record data and answer...
Pre-K - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The ABCs of the Three Little Pigs
Promote sentence variety through an engaging writing activity. First, read through a plain version of Cinderella and discuss what makes it so boring, focusing on sentence structure and beginnings. Then, read a more exciting version and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Three Shots": Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams
Analyze characterization in literature. Readers use "Three Shots," from The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway and complete classroom activities that require them to apply literary analysis techniques. They write their own short...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable