Students explore the idea of keeping a notebook. They create their own notebooks to record story ideas for vacations and trips they would like to take. They write sentences or vocabulary words related to the story they write.
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Writer's Notebook and Haiku
Students, after viewing various examples from students around the world, as well as writing in their Writer's Notebook, create, compose and revise a Haiku poem that sketches a "snapshot" or image in time. They incorporate the theme or...
7th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Using the Digital Notebook to Visualize Thematic Links and/or Character Motivation in Macbeth
"Is this a dagger I see [projected] before me?" Macbeth goes high-tech in a project-based learning activity that asks groups to create two pages of a digital scrapbook that illustrate a theme from Macbeth. Using scanners, digital...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Maintaining a Research Notebook During the Research Process
Students discover how to keep all of their research work in a notebook. This lesson shows students how to stay organized during the research process, as well as providing students with a graphic organizer for their work.
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Nicholas Sparks Novels
Do your young readers like Nicholas Sparks? Five brief questions come from the plots of The Notebook, A Bend in the Road, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, and The Rescue. If you are teaching popular fiction and just want a quick...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Foreshadowing and Making Predictions
"What happens next?" Using real-life scenarios, movies, images, and other prompts, pupils practice making predictions based on inferences from clues. A SMART board activity takes them from making predictions to writing a prediction...
7th - 9th English Language Arts