Power Point Book Report
Seventh graders use a variety of visual media in order to gather, evaluate, and synthesize information. They develop a PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate their application of reading strategies in order to comprehend a fiction novel.
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Vantage Points- Multiple Perspectives
Explore elements of fiction and plot with your middle schoolers through the Japanese short story The Wise Old Woman. Although this lesson is designed around the Holt Literature Book (which includes this story), the links and procedural...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Identifying Themes in Literature
If your language arts learners have a hard time determining the universal theme of a written work, use a straightforward activity to help them find it. After reviewing a list of common themes, kids note the title, character, plot, point...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Girls by Amy Goldman Koss
The Girls by Amy Goldman Koss is the focus of a character analysis activity. Class members make a chart noting the names of specific characters in the book, noting attributes that define each character. They discuss bullying and peer...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Narrator’s Point of View Flow Chart
How can you tell what point of view a narrator is using, and why does it matter when reading or writing? Use a handy flow chart to determine whether or not your narrator is telling the story from a first or third person point of view.
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed