Learners explore the Mona Lisa painting, and conduct Internet research to determine why the subject of the painting is smiling. They come up with their own issue, question or dilemma to research.
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ESL Grammar Lessons
Practice makes perfect when it comes to learning grammar with this ESL resource. Offering a great way to teach about relative clauses, this lesson engages students with a series of partner, small group, and whole class speaking and...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New York State Testing Program: English Language Arts Book 2
Practice listening and writing skills with this resource. This is a test created by the New York State Testing Program. Learners listen to a passage called "Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa" twice and write responses to the selection. They...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Language Focus Eight: Present and Past Passive
Practice the present and past passive tenses with your intermediate and advanced English language learners. They complete four short exercises that require matching and writing sentences using the context provided. Unfortunately, answers...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Pre-reading Strategies: Infer
Use this resource to support your class practicing inference with poetry and visual art. The plan calls for an examination of "The Scream" by Edvard Munch and the "Mona Lisa" to promote speculation about artist's intent. From there, it...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Dead Poets Society: Socratic Seminar Discussion
Peter Weir's classic film, Dead Poet's Society, provides the text for a socratic discussion of the wisdom of the "Carpe Diem" philosophy. After viewing and discussing the film, individuals select one poem mentioned in the film and...
11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed