Printmaking for Grades 6-8
Young scholars create a relief print. The chosen image for this print be a setting from a novel that played an important role in the plot of the story. They conclude this lesson by writing a literature response about their setting.
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Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
8th Grade ELA Common Core Checklists
How close are your eighth graders to mastering the ELA Common Core standards? Keep an eye on progress with these charts, which include every eighth grade identifier and full standard text. As you move through the year and teach, reteach,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
WonderFoam Collagraph Prints
Experiment with your very own printmaking blocks using foam sheets! Your class can create a beautiful pattern on their stamp with various shapes, symmetrical or not. Printing these might resemble Italian or Spanish tile patterns, or a...
Pre-K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grammar Quiz: Grade 6, Unit 7: Prepositional Phrases
Are you about to start a unit on prepositions and prepositional phrases? Provide your young learners with this 10-question quiz to assess their current understanding of the topic. This would be a great pre-assessment to help you plan for...
4th - 7th English Language Arts