Reading the Language of the Street
This is a very helpful one-page worksheet in which students can practice reading a stock market ticket. Using a data table that's given, students analyze different well-known stocks and their history.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Symbols
Emphasize the difference between literal and figurative language, as well as how each adds to the plot, with a lesson on Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Readers study the images of the pear tree, the street lamp, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Intermediate Level Christmas ESL Lesson Plan
Teach your English language learners about Christmas with a holiday lesson. Pupils read a brief informational text and complete a series of related activities that cover reading comprehension and vocabulary. They then discuss holidays...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts
Prelude to the Revolutionary War
Work on analyzing primary source documents and informational text with a set of reference material about the American Revolution. Middle schoolers read about the precursors and significant events of the Revolutionary War, and demonstrate...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Roland Barthes's Mythologies
Teenagers are the first to agree that they are the frontrunners in popular culture. But how much of their image is constructed by individualism, and how much of it have they bought from capitalistic sources? Roland...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sixteenth Street: Civil Rights at the Crossroads
Learners study the Civil Rights movement constructing definitions of discrimination, prejudice and racism. They use varied media to study the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, write a newspaper and complete a mock trial.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Remembrance of Things Past
Engage critical and social thinking by exploring the value of language and word choice. The class considers the article "The Silence of the Historic Present" and analyzes several presidential speeches. They engage in class discussion,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable