High schoolers research different parts of the body. They review possessive pronouns. They draw monsters and label different parts of the body. They cut out clothing that is traditional to their home countries.
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In the Skin of a Monster
Kathryn Barker's In the Skin of A Monster explores how a school massacre impacts a community. Unfortunately, the events depicted are all too familiar to many. This teacher's guide for Barker's novel offers activities that enable readers...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
"Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling
These questions ask learners to think about the text "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" in a variety of ways. In addition to practicing reading comprehension, class members work on interpreting, making inferences and connections,...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
There's a Monster in My E-Mail!
Don't be scared of these monsters! Middle schoolers make new friends as they practice their drawing, writing, and computer skills. They participate in a collaborative e-mail project in which they draw and describe pictures of monsters...
K - 12th English Language Arts
Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way
Do your young authors suffer from writer's block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! The instructional activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Revise Thinking Based on New Details and Information
Bring a unit on mindful reading to your unit on Walter Dean Myers's Monster. A short video guides middle schoolers through the process of revising their thinking as they discover new events and details throughout the novel. The example...
4 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Preview the Text to Make Predictions
How can your class figure out what a book will be about before they even open it? A five-minute video demonstrates how to predict what Walter Dean Myers's Monster will be about by observing the details on the front cover. You could use...
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed