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Write a Diary Entry
Third graders explore what Ohio's canals might have meant to people in the 1850's. They write a diary entry about traveling on a canal. A comparison/contrast of transportation then and now is discussed as well within this lesson.
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Off to Adventure!: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)
Off to Adventure! is the theme of an English language arts unit comprised of a variety of challenge activities. Scholars enhance skills and reinforce concepts by taking part in a grand book discussion, giving an oral report, and writing...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Diary: Entry to Another World
Young scholars write an organized, unique response to the book, The Journey. In this creative writing lesson, students read the book and discuss how the author showed the different places the character visited. Young scholars are asked...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Whooo Am I ? An Animal Diary
Students choose their favorite animal and create a diary entry as if they were that animal. They research the animal's behaviors, diet, and habitat. In the diary entry they incorporate this information to provide clues to the identity of...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
The Stories of Status Symbols
A good writer needs to be observant and have an imagination. Hone those creative writing skills with an activity inspired by a very old Chinese artifact. Learners examine the piece Mandarin Duck Rank Badge, and then write a story from...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration
Learners put themselves in the shoes of students who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts