Students create "Personality Box" and present to classmates using specific speaking skills.
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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
New Review Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
"Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandu!" The motto for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry warns that one should never tickle a sleeping dragon, but learners will definitely be tickled by the activities in a packet of materials...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Activity 3: Composing Personal Narratives
What was your most (exciting, maddening, nervous, thrilling, etc.) experience in school? A part of a unit on narrative writing, in this lesson class members review the elements of the form and then choose an event when they learned a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
EdTech Tuesday PD: Tellagami
If you're researching oral presentation apps for students, here's a great tutorial on the popular and free app, Tellagami. Follow along as Jennifer and Rich discuss the basic functionality of the app, including creating a personalized...
5 mins 2nd - 12th English Language Arts
Telling Our Stories of Giving - Writing to Persuade
After identifying the parts of a persuasive piece of writing, young writers explore different prewriting activities for the persuasive essay. They have the option to write a news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay to...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Student Opinion: What Have You and Your Family Accomplished Together?
Facilitate discussion about goals and family relationships with this resource from the New York Times and The Learning Network. After reading through an excerpt about Marshall Reid, a sixth grader who worked with his family to create...
7th - 12th English Language Arts