On the Same Page
Students identify the stages of story development. They read different children's stories and reflect on them in journals. They use a t-graph to organize their thoughts.
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Public Opinion and News Reporting
In theory, the stories on the front page of a newspaper are a factual reporting of events without bias, while editorial writers try to persuade readers to view events in a certain light. To test the theory, class members examine articles...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Web Page Evaluation
Invite your learners to research three different websites that pertain to a topic focused on in your syllabus. Students fill out a chart by answering questions about each site. Then, they compare how useful the sites are to one another....
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Emancipation Proclamation
Start your class on the Emancipation Proclamation. The entire text of the Proclamation is included here along with two questions to answer. Space is provided to allow pupils to write their responses right on the page. Use this as a quick...
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 6
How can a screenplay create meaning and drama in ways that other forms of writing cannot? That is the question class members must answer as they compare the cantina scene of the screenplay for George Lucas's Star Wars: A New Hope with...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Bitsboard - Education, Games, and Flashcards for Learning Reading, Spelling, and more
Learn everything from sight words to French vocabulary with this versatile study app. While the material that comes pre-loaded on the app is mostly based on learning how to read and spell, the app has the potential to be useful for any...
K - 8th English Language Arts
Determine the Impact of Words on Tone
Figurative language communicates more than just facts, it adds color and depth. Show your class how figurative language and tone are related with this video. The narrator picks several instances of figurative language in "A Pair of Silk...
8 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed