Like the Back of My Hand
High schoolersexamine the back of one hand and write three phrases describing what they see, then write three phrases the shape of their hands remind them of, and look for patterns they've never seen before.
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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
Hey Teachers! Get to Know Me!
Foster community in your classroom and encourage learners to get up and get to know each other. Individuals each receive the classmate inventory handout included and use it to fill in information about their fellow scholars. Once they...
7th - 12th English Language Arts