Piecing It Together!
Young scholars use clues to identify states on maps. They work together to identify the state a major city is in as well. They share their map with the class once it is completed.
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Persuasion as Text: Organizational, Grammatical, and Lexical Moves in Barbara Jordan’s All Together Now
A thorough lesson on persuasive writing takes middle schoolers through several activities, including group discussion, collaborative posters, and independent writing. They compare historical speeches and analyze the persuasive techniques...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Raspberry Chocolate Heart Cake
Have you ever finished a piece of cake and wished you had more? Solve this common dilemma with math! A straightforward instructional activity prompts middle schoolers to use the given dimensions of a heart-shaped cake when planning to...
6th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Synthesizing Information: Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad
Fourth graders view examples of help-wanted ads as they plan and create their own writing in the fourteenth lesson of this unit on colonial trade. The engagement of the class is captured when the teacher shares an actual help-wanted ad...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Myths, Folktales, and Legends
Ten learning stations make for an active and collaborative activity on myths, folktales, and legends. Pupils read a different text at each station and determine what genre the piece fits into, offering evidence for their decision.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Leopard Doesn’t Change Its Spots
First, introduce rank badges, which were used during the Qing Dynasty. Then, the class will work together to uncover the meaning of the images they see. They'll examine and research the meaning behind the symbols found on Leopard Rank...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
What I want for Christmas in Five Paragraphs
Explore persuasive writing during the Christmas season! Young writers generate a class list of reasons why their family members should give them certain Christmas gifts. They write a related five-paragraph persuasive piece following...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Business Management and Administration: Compound Interest - A Millionaire's Best Friend
Many math concepts are covered through this resource: percentages, decimals, ratios, exponential functions, graphing, rounding, order of operations, estimation, and solving equations. Colorful worksheets and a link to a Google search for...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed