Let's Get Critical!
Students write a letter to a classmate recommending a favorite book and brainstorm ways in which a person would encourage others to read a book, focusing on specific elements of novels.
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Explore the many types of feelings and how people express them with a instructional activity compiled of kid-friendly activities that spark critical thinking, self-reflection, and reinforce language and writing skills. Scholars delve...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Paradise Lost: Problem Situation
Let your class voice their opinions with a group debate activity. Before reading John Milton's Paradise Lost, they work in small groups in assigned roles to form a position about authority and rebellion, comparing a teenager's punishment...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
My Antonia: K-W-H-L Strategy
Use the well-known KWHL chart as a tool for building up to a research project and oral presentation related to Willa Cather's My Antonia. Starting with a class brainstorm, pupils research and gradually narrow down topics relating to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Hey Classmates! Let's Get to Know One Another!
Two word puzzles encourage collaboration among learners. One sheet has numbers and initials that show a relationship and the other has pictorial images that represent a phrase. Partners cooperate in order to develop functional working...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Write a Conclusion for an Argumentative Essay
Do not let the thought of writing an argumentative essay about Hamlet make cowards of your pupils. Instead, set them forth on this enterprise of great pith and moment by showing them a series of videos that uses Shakespeare’s play to...
6 mins 11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
American Dream Unit - Lesson 23: You Be the Critic!
High schoolers complete activities associated with Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. In this literature and literacy lesson, students determine what the main argument in this book is, they look at Arthur Miller's ability to write...
9th - 12th English Language Arts