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Kicking It Around
Students analyze the recent boom in women's sports, focusing on the Women's World Cup Soccer tournament to examine various people's views about women athletes. They write a newspaper article summarizing what they learned in their 'interviews.'
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Can The Word Be a Fair and Just Place: Unit lesson 1
Lesson 1 kicks off a unit on fairness and analysis by building an understanding of what fairness is. Sixth graders view and analyze a photo, create a T-Chart, and discuss what it means to be fair and if the world is fair and just. They...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
6th - 12th 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
Grade 12 ELA Module 4: Literary Analysis
Does identify come from within, or is it shaped by external forces? Explore the complex concept of identify with a two-unit module designed for 12th grade language arts. The first unit uses A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Understanding Paragraph Basics
Full of informative, helpful, and accessible activities, a language arts packet is sure to be a valuable part of your writing unit. It's versatile between reading levels and grade levels, and focuses on the most efficient ways for your...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Problematic Situations
When is it okay to go against authority and what can happen if you do? This is the leading question in this activity to accompany your classroom reading of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. After reading chapter eight,...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inferences Worksheet 7
Hone your learners' inference-making skills with this exercise. The worksheet includes four passages that learners read and answer questions about. Pupils must note down their inferences along with textual evidence that support their...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Tempest: Four Corners
Forgiveness can be a difficult step to take in any circumstance, but is it more difficult if the offense is more egregious? High schoolers consider the concept of forgiveness before reading William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As kids read...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 13
A parent's influence on a child is one of the most formative factors in a developing life. Discuss the importance of the parental relationships in both Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights with a written...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed