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Students complete a mobile of events that were important to them in the previous year. They include both world and personal events. These mobiles can make very nice decorations for a back to school night or open house.
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Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school learners begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus both...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party
It's time to party like it's 1899! Incorporate a research-based celebration of the Victorian Era into your unit on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After learners read the novella or view a production of the play, they craft a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Way with Words
How do facts and opinions impact the news? After reading "How to Cover a War" from the New York Times, middle schoolers evaluate the claims in the article. They also consider the media's responsibilities in reporting during wartime....
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tessellations with M.C. Escher
Tessellations are the focus of a lesson plan that directs enthusiastic artists to discover the popular artwork from Dutch artist, M.C. Escher. After learning about Escher, pupils create their own tessellation art piece of which shapes...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts