Reading Without Seeing: Louis Braille and the Braille Alphabet
Students study Louis Braille and the history of the Braille alphabet. They participate in an activity using the sense of touch to determine how the Braille alphabet works.
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Practicing Listening and Reading Closely: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
Thanksgiving doesn't occur only once a year for the Haudenosaunee. Weave a lesson about reading closely with an inspiring message about eternal gratitude for all of the elements of creation into a unit on Native American tribes. After...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Picture Book Of Louis Braille; What Is An Advocate
Read and discuss the book A Picture Book of Louis Braille as it relates to communication, Helen Keller, and advocating for disabled individuals. Learners identify what an advocate is and explain how Helen Keller communicated. They...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Advanced Critical Reading: Biomimetics
Instruct your class on biomimetics while practicing reading comprehension with this worksheet. Learners read a passage that describes the efforts of scientists, starting with Leonardo da Vinci, to emulate nature to solve issues in...
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Study Jams! Plants without Seeds
Non-vascular plants do not develop seeds in order to reproduce. There are also some vascular plants that do not put out seeds. By viewing and reading through these six slides, green thumbs learn about mosses, liverworts, and ferns. They...
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed