Partner Book Reports
Learners work cooperatively with a partner to complete and present an end-of-unit project after reading a novel and completing daily writing activities in a journal.
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 2
Sometimes a few sensory details can bring you right back to a familiar place. Study the setting descriptions from a key chapter in Amy Tan's A Joy Luck Club, and discuss the ways they enhance the book's plot and contribute to a central...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Maniac Magee: A 5th Grade Literature Guide
There's no need to run around trying to plan a unit for the book Maniac Magee, the work has already been done for you. Through a series of whole class, small group, and independent lessons and activities, students practice synthesizing...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Joy Luck Club: Character Development
Pair your readers into mother-daughter pairs with an activity from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Each person discusses his or her assigned character's motivations, strengths, weaknesses, and changes. They then examine how the adult...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Focus On: Censorship & Banned Books
Billy Collins' "Rain" introduces the Random House 104-page magazine for educators that focuses on censorship and banned books. The resource is packed with teaching guides, articles by noted authors, and links to organizations against...
6th - 12th English Language Arts