Point Of View Poem
Students discuss a chapter from the book, The Phantom Toll Booth. They choose a common object and attempt to examine it from a different point of view. Using Kid Pix, students create a slide show for each line of their poem.
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 5
Building on the previous activity in this series of lesson seeds, this plan focuses on the use of dialect in Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. Class members examine specific lines of text, use their reading journals to respond to the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Perspectives and Point of View
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Can the World Be a Fair and Just Place: Unit 1 Task 1
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6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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4th - 8th English Language Arts
Gathering Evidence and Drafting a Two-Voice Poem (Chapter 13: "Los Duraznos/Peaches")
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5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson Plan 2: So What's a Novel, Anyway?
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5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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7 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed