No TV? Let's Read!
Students read piece of literature from late 1900s, and create story board, poster, or advertisement of major plot events.
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Reading Comprehension - Short Stories
Much more than a simple reading assessment, this resource can form the basis of a review of comprehension strategies, as a activity that models for readers how to employ strategies to answer questions based on passages, or as a practice...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Forever Young: America’s Obsession with Never Growing Old
Why is it so important to appear young? Invite your learners to read an article that tackles this question, respond to text-based questions about the article, and decide if they agree or disagree with the author by jotting down notes to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Retrieved Reformation
Use O. Henry's short story "A Retrieved Reformation" as a way to discuss identity and if a person can change his or her identity. Learners read the story and respond to text-based questions as well as questions that are referred to as...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit One: Past Simple and Past Continuous
Combine television, grammar, and vocabulary, and you've got this worksheet. Learners complete six quick exercises that focus on the past simple, the past continuous, and vocabulary. The theme of the sentences and related vocabulary is...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Viva Cinco de Mayo
Many people think Cinco de Mayo is the celebration Mexican independence, but they're incorrect. Learn about the battle of Puebla and the victory of General Zaragoza with a short reading passage that includes comprehension and vocabulary...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising
Commercial advertising—we can't get away from it, but do we realize just how often we are being advertised to? With this lesson, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives. Learners browse...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable