Students assess the elements of J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series that have made it such a success. They incorporate these elements into a short film, incorporating such concepts as pop culture mythology, urban legend and archetypes.
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Magic Square Vocabulary
After reading chapter one of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, take part in a magic square vocabulary activity in which scholars match the term with its definition and insert its corresponding number in to the magic square...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Metamorphosis
How can something be true even if it didn't happen? Invite your classes to investigate the truths found in the world of magical realism as they analyze short stories, poems, informational texts, video, and art from this genre.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing a Screenplay
It's time to make a movie! Kids follow 15 steps to take their movie ideas from concept to script, following clear examples. The resource includes creative ways to guide learners into developing a few words and concepts into fully...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Magic Squares Vocabulary: Catcher in the Rye
Magic squares make learning fun! Seriously! Learners use the given square to review vocabulary terms from J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. The 16 vocabulary terms are not divided by chapter, they represent the whole book. As learners...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Magic Squares: Romeo and Juliet
Explore new words in Romeo and Juliet by using this magic squares activity. Your class reviews 16 words including immoderately, culled, and crochet. Then, after they complete the chart, they add up all of the columns and rows. If they...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Magic Squares Vocabulary Activity for Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
What are magic squares? First, review the activity with your class (there is a description available for you in the resource). Then, match terms from Ella Enchanted to their definitions. When your puzzle, or square, is finished, the...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Predicting a Mystery's Solution
Practice making informed predictions. Have your class create a paper fortune-teller and ask questions about the future. They compare the fortune-telling process to the more informed kind of predictions they make while reading. They...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed