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Outline and Shine
Seventh graders read and discuss a short story. They complete an outline of the story. They pair and share to evaluate each other's outlines.
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Using Picture Books to Teach the Habits of Mind
Foster a healthy and kind classroom community with a series of literary lessons focused on the habits of mind. Each instructional activity features a picture book that shares a literary theme with one or more of the habits of mind.
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fairies and Folk
Disney versus Grimm? To launch a five-week unit on fairy and folk tales, class members compare modern versions of these classic stories with more original versions. The richly detailed unit, while largely teacher led, encourages middle...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Power of Point of View
Sometimes a whole story can change based on the perspective of the person telling it. Practice identifying and analyzing point of view in various reading passages and writing assignments with a language arts packet, complete with Common...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico
Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty and the Rise of the Ming
Facts about the Mongol Dynasty are numbered in this short informational lesson. After reading the facts, learners are presented with four critical questions that they research with the use of the three resources provided.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Plans for High School Teachers at Halloween
Bring some ghostly literature into your English classroom! Witches or The Raven will get your lesson started! After reading or listening to one of the suggested excerpts, learners write a scene from the text and perform it during the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History