Circles of Similarity
Students work in pairs to design a Venn diagram of their likes and dislikes. They use the diagram to generate sentences that include statements of disagreement and agreement.
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ELD Lesson Planner: Doers and Dreamers
Every problem has a solution, and in this instructional activity, your pupils will learn how to better solve their daily problems. After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("A Kind of Grace," "Under the Royal Palms," and "Chuck...
6th English Language Arts
Poetry Beyond Words: Creating Poetry with Linguistically Diverse Students
Models of and directions for how to write 20 different types of poems are featured in an NCTE resource. The introduction to each form highlights the embedded concepts. For example, tongue twisters encourage poets to use alliteration and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
BBC Learning English, Speaking (Pronunciation of Similar Words)
In this word pronunciation activity, students work in pairs to identify which word is said by the partner. Words provided are similar either in spelling or sound providing a challenge for English language learners.
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Susan Boyle's at No. 1 - 'I Dreamed a Dream'
Learners reflect on the overnight success of Susan Boyle, a contestant on "Britain's Got Talent." In this instructional activity, students read a short history of the rise of the star, then complete numerous activities that reinforce...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Modeling pentagrams using Geometers Sketchpad
Students using visual modeling software will construct two regular pentagrams which are mathematically similar. They also create a multi-page document and learn to create links between the pages and to a website on the History of...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History