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Know Your Rites
Students examine ceremonies in cultures around the world that celebrate young peoples' entry into adulthood.
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Exploring European Countries
Your class members will each explore a European country of their choice and report back to the class using a creative PowerPoint or Prezi. They will not only include a basic introduction to the country, but also what they discovered...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tragedy, Triumph, or Trespass?
Did westward expansion really live up to the dream of adventurers for a new life and opportunities for land and resources? While designed for a flipped classroom, try using this resource to evaluate primary sources alongside your class!...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Packet
Looking to set up literature circles in your class? Use these materials to support pupils when they meet in groups. Pupils take on various roles over the course of reading and meet with their groups to share the work they have done on...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rites of Passage
Prom, Quiceanera, Rumspringa. After reading a series of texts various cultural traditions that mark the transition into adulthood, class members debate the question, “In the 21st century, should certain rites of passage continue to be...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Thematic and organizational patterns in McLaurin's "The Rite Time of Night"
Discover how authors design narrative and thematic structure with these practice activities for McLaurin’s “The Rite Time of Night.” Learners are encouraged to track repeating patterns such as references to nature or types of conflicts...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed