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My Name Is Osama
Students read a short story about a young Iraqi boy, which opens up classroom discussion about the difficulties some immigrant students face, especially in the days after September 11.
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Biopoem Strategy for My Name is Asher Lev
Who is Asher Lev? After reading several chapters of My Name is Asher Lev, have your class write a biopoem to explore the character. This resource contains directions explaining the process, and a fill-in-the-blank guide to help everyone...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Famous American Research Project
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Does the Defense of Marriage Act Promote the Health, Safety, Morals, and General Welfare of the Public?
Gay marriage is the topic for a structured, academic controversy discussion. The process begins with groups reading primary source documents and recording their responses to text-based questions on the provided graphic organizer....
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Determining Main Idea Using Text and Illustrations: Accessing Books Around the World
Ease into informational text with the lesson suggested here. Part of a unit series, the lesson draws from previous lessons and acts as a natural moment to add in informational text. Class members read one section of My Librarian is a...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed