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Young scholars research reported sightings of mysterious creatures. They present their findings to the class.
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ELD Lesson Plans: Incredible Stories
Describing words abound in this instructional activity, which involves three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Dogzilla," "The Mysterious Giant of Barletta," "Raising Dragons," and "The Garden of Abdul Gasazi"). Progressively challenging...
3rd English Language Arts
Citing Evidence to Make Inferences
Articles about Bigfoot, Chupacabras, and the Loch Ness monster are sure to capture the imagination of readers as they practice citing evidence from these articles about cryptids to support inferences they may draw from their reading....
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Common Core Suggested Book Lists for 2nd-8th Grades
Planning for your class, but not sure what your pupils should read this year? Check out this list of suggested books! You'll be able to meet Common Core standards for reading with these texts. The list provides book ideas for every grade...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts
Carlos Amorales: Discarded Spider
Let's put those scary movies and dreams to work with an expressive art project. Kids make hybrid creatures like the ones seen in Carlos Amorales's piece, Discarded Spider. They attempt to show metamorphosis or change as the creature they...
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Devil’s Arithmetic: Concept Analysis
A helpful guide to Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic for your literature unit. Use the sections on point-of-view, dramatic irony, and background knowledge, among others, to frame your lessons in an engaging and educational way.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable