The Important Thing
Eighth graders describe their families, and find common elements with other students in regard to their families. They read the book, The Important Book, then create another page for the book.
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Worksheet
Based on the bestselling series, this worksheet details seven habits of highly defective teens, and prompts young learners to consider their own social and emotional tendencies. What kinds of experiences do your pupils have with being...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Values...What's Important to You?
As your scholars begin their career study, it's important they understand their personal intrinsic values. What makes them feel rewarded? There are discussion prompts here to get learners thinking about specific careers, and they also...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
The Important Thing About Reading
Develop a class that values reading and sees its importance. Using Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book, readers create their own book modeled after the format shown. By taking ownership and developing their own reasons for reading,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Remembrance of Things Past
Engage critical and social thinking by exploring the value of language and word choice. The class considers the article "The Silence of the Historic Present" and analyzes several presidential speeches. They engage in class discussion,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Book Club Discussion: Things Fall Apart
Students read and discuss Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart. Students are guided to analyze the text through consideration of the author's use of 6 literary devices. Students also evaluate the text according to their personal...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
A Christmas Carol
Have you ever wanted to read an early edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol? Experience the next best thing with an eBook version of the novel. From the haunting first words to the jolly send-off in the conclusion, the eBook...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things
Students explore philanthropy throughout the history of the United States. In this character development instructional activity, students listen to a speech by J. F. Kennedy and discuss the impact his speech may have had on volunteerism...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History