Preparing for the Happening
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Students choose a piece of original work based on either jazz music or beat poets that they would like to perform for the class.
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Paper Workshop: Retrofitting Problem Statements
What happens when you're in the middle of a research paper and a new argument arises from the research? Young writers learn to retrofit their problem statements in the middle of the research process with a lesson focused on argumentative...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Things They Carried: Narrative and Point of View
"I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth." Just who is this "I"? In the third of ten-lesson unit that uses The Things They Carried as the anchor text, class members...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Forecasting Severe Weather to Communities Helps Them Prepare
Here comes the sun. Or at least the weatherman predicts there is a 90% chance the day will be sunny. While the forecast for a sunny day isn't a cause of concern for most people, predicting severe weather accurately certainly is essential...
6th - 9th Science CCSS: Designed
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4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 12
What happens when a tenuous grasp on sanity begins to slip? Compare Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and Emily Dickinson's "I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain" with a instructional activity focused on the development of a common...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Prepare your class for writing arguments with a presentation complete with examples and relevant comic strips. The presentation defines argument and lists the elements of argument. After getting a grasp of these concepts, pupils learn...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Earthquake preparation: Acquiring knowledge about different ways to prepare for earthquakes
Students develop critical reading comprehension skills while learning how to be prepared for earthquakes, and list at least three things they can do to prepare for an earthquake.
6th - 12th English Language Arts