Making a Life Map
Young scholars create a life map of their life. They start the activity with a question from the teacher and expand on it. They can share their life maps with the class if they so choose.
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New Review Personal Narratives: Learning from Lessons Life Teaches Us
"First Appearance," Mark Twain's tale about overcoming stage fright, serves as a model of a personal narrative and gets young writers thinking about milestones in their own lives. After examining student models and considering the...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Giver: Reading Road Map
Sometimes it's helpful to read certain passages in a novel slowly and carefully, and to read other parts more quickly to move the plot along. Learners tread carefully through Chapter 20 of Lois Lowry's The Giver, noting which parts need...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping Skills - Historical Places
In this mapping skills instructional activity, students use an atlas to draw 10 important historical places on a map of North America. Next, students draw 7 important natural resources of North America, on a blank map, using symbols,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History
Oh! the Places You'll Go!
Honor Dr. Seuss on his birthday with a read aloud of the story Oh! the Places You'll Go! and a variety of activities that inspire scholars to dream of their future endeavors. Readers take part in conversations, research the life of...
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 3: A Day in the Life
Junior ecologists examine Arizona's biotic communities and research an animal or plant that is found in this community. In this lesson plan, learnerss write a narrative essay about their assigned animal or plant. They research online and...
6th - 10th Science
Exploring National Marine Sanctuaries
Students research marine ecosystems by creating class presentations. In this oceanography lesson, students research the different locations of marine sanctuaries by identifying them on a transparency map in class. Students create...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Make Sense of Spelling
Help your pupils comprehend how words are put together. The video takes the history of words into consideration as the narrator investigates the word one and words related and connected to one. Using an onion as a metaphor, the video...
4 mins 7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Project Organizer: Follow an Explorer
This is both a great idea and a great way to help your class organize a themed project. They use these worksheets to assist them in writing a creative historical narrative about the life and travels of an explorer. They'll compare and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts