Reading and the Appreciation of Style
Middle schoolers are introduced to hurricanes by answering questions. They practice using new vocabulary words. They work together in pairs to compare the words used in different levels of the text.
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The Call of the Wild: Jack London's Writing Style
Expand your pupils' understanding of the book The Call of the Wild by Jack London by looking at his style and artistic vision. Class members examine the text and find instances of naturalism, eventually discussing a quote by London about...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry Appreciation – "The Raven"
Introduce your class to "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe with this series of activities, exercises, and worksheets. Class members examine an image, analyze a movie trailer, read a prose version of the poem, look up vocabulary, and pick out...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Reading/Authentic Materials: Postcards
Teach your class about a naturally engaging and real-world style of writing: postcards! Begin your lesson with a lot of model postcards, careful directed reading, and labeling of the various parts of a postcard. Young readers can then...
1st - 6th English Language Arts
Fanfare For the Common Man by Aaron Copland
In this music appreciation instructional activity, students listen to Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland. Students read about the composer and the structure and history of the piece. Students answer 6 questions about the...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
I, the basket: Writing a first-person story as an inanimate object
Don't just teach your ELA class about point-of-view, get them writing! Read the illustrated book I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket to your class and discuss how the story is told from the first-person point of view of an inanimate object: a...
6th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Scops, Rappers and You: Historians with Style!
Young scholars examine the epic poem Beowulf. In this analyzing poetry lesson, student compare listen to the Will Smith song "Wild, Wild West" and read Beowulf. Students analyze the song and the poem. Young scholars then research an...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Haring Cooperative Quilt
Students inspect visual arts by examining images on the web. In this art history activity, students discuss the history of art after researching Keith Haring's work on the Internet. Students analyze the style of Haring and create a quilt...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts