Students communicate with Epals. They write letters with photo exchanges and create a website for presentations of 3,000 words or less and one photo. They tell their life stories and illustrate with photos in the target language. V
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Can The Word Be a Fair and Just Place: Unit lesson 1
Lesson 1 kicks off a unit on fairness and analysis by building an understanding of what fairness is. Sixth graders view and analyze a photo, create a T-Chart, and discuss what it means to be fair and if the world is fair and just. They...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Literature Circle Guides: Shiloh
Response to literature and collaborative group discussion are the key foci of this thorough guide to teaching Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-winning novel Shiloh. Detailed sections enable readers to examine each chapter in depth....
5th - 9th English Language Arts
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
On Behalf of Others
Learners focus on the work of writers, photographers, and artists who document events and people that are unnoticed by others. After examining a photo essay by a New York Times journalist, a suite of images by Dorothea Lange, and the...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
If At First You Don't Succeed
When faced with a challenge, how do your pupils respond? Starting with character analyses, learners participate in a lesson plan about appearances and perseverance. They watch a short film, talk about common English expressions, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Springfield Wiki Lesson - Literature Circles
Using a variety of novels about survival, such as Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, pupils create author's studies using wikis. First, learners are placed in groups to study a particular novel. Then, they create a page...
6th English Language Arts
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed