Problematic Situation: the Outsiders
In this The Outsiders problematic situation instructional activity, students read a scenario pertaining to a gang member's death. Students then mark whether they agree of disagree with 12 statements.
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The House of the Scorpion: Problematic Situations
What should Matt do? Readers of The House of the Scorpion are offered several possible actions Matt could take when he first sees the children outside the house. They rate the options and then meet in groups to discuss the reasons for...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Tools for ESL Lesson Planning
Whether you are new to teaching language learners or an experienced pro you will find much to like in this massive tool kit. The 195-page packets contains teaching tips and tools, sample lesson plans and activities, worksheets and...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
O Pioneers!: Concept Analysis
Prepare yourself to teach O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Included here is a summary of the book and its plot elements as well as an analysis of the implications for teaching this novel. Also provided are some project ideas, an examination...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
8th Grade Reading Comprehension Success
Augment your eighth grade language arts curriculum with a thorough set of reading comprehension activities and assessments. Focusing on a variety of skills, including vocabulary in context, text structure, main idea, and author's style,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
English Lesson Plans for Grade 7
Discuss the correct use of certain phrases such as "managed" and "could" in this English lesson. Middle schoolers listen to interviews on work customs in different countries and compare them. They make inferences after reading given...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Vocabulary (Part 3) – Word Meaning and Word Relationships
After studying word parts and context clues, young readers get to work discerning word meanings based on word relationships. Employing skills such as deciphering connotation and denotation, making analogies, and interpreting idioms, high...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Whether new to teaching The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or an experienced pro, you’ll find useful resources in this teacher’s guide. The 40-page packet includes background information, historical context, an annotated list of...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Around the World with Cinderella: Lesson 1 of 15
Students analyze Cinderella stories from other cultures and present them orally for comparison/contrast discussion. In this culture lesson, students summarize their chosen Cinderella story and create an illustration to present to the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts