Explore the elements of newspaper from the view of the front page. Young analysts create a front page of a newspaper geared toward teen readers. They use their inference skills to determine why some front pages are more eye-catching than others.
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 1
The Vietnam war protests affected every aspect of 20th century mainstream culture. Seventh graders watch various protests and analyze how each one could have influenced shifts in music and verse. They read the short story "Stop the Sun"...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Common Core Suggested Book Lists for 2nd-8th Grades
Planning for your class, but not sure what your pupils should read this year? Check out this list of suggested books! You'll be able to meet Common Core standards for reading with these texts. The list provides book ideas for every grade...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts
ReQuest Strategy: Reciprocal Questioning
Explore reciprocal questioning with this ReQuest comprehension strategy. After reading a passage, learners first question the teacher, trying to "stump" her. Then it is the teacher's turn to ask the pupils questions. All correct answers...
1st - 8th English Language Arts
Playing Detective: Foreshadowing in Dahl's "The Landlady"
Roald Dahl's suspenseful story "The Landlady" is the focus of this superb resource for teaching foreshadowing. A captivating introduction to foreshadowing that includes looking for actual shadows will lasso your kinesthetic and visual...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Creative Writing Workshop (Middle, Reading/Writing)
Bring this lesson into your unit about creative writing and precise language. First, middle schoolers create a piece of writing with the help of their classmates. In the second part of this workshop, they edit their own piece of writing....
5th - 9th English Language Arts