Like the Back of My Hand
High schoolers participate in a description exercise by sitting on their hands, then answering a series of questions about their hands. They write phrases describing details about their hands, and write them on a traced outline of their hand.
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My Antonia: During Reading Strategy
Home in on the quote on this page to explore setting, the author's and character's voices, and plot in Willa Cather's My Antonia. Pupils draw a picture of what is described in the quote, discuss the content, and make connections to their...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"
Based on Alex Haley's moving essay "My Furthest Back Person: The African," these 11 questions support comprehension and prepare readers for discussion of the text. Use this tool, and the essay, as a nonfiction addition to units on...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Episode Frame for My Name is Asher Lev
Provided here is a short paragraph with 22 blanks from My Name is Asher Lev. The chapter is not specified, but you should be able to find it based on the context. After the class reads the selection, they attempt to complete the 22...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Understanding Figurative Language: "Know Like the Back of My Hand"
What do your middle school writers know like the backs of their hands? Explore the power of idioms with a short video about figurative language. By observing context clues in a sentence, both beginning and advanced readers can decipher...
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed