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Students create a stunning display of multidisciplinary art. They paint original self-portraits of themselves. Students frame them and then display them in the classroom for all to admire.
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Preteens and teens have a lot of feelings. Help class members identify and express these emotions with a lesson that focuses on emotions and how they effect friendships and relationships. The lesson begins with several warm-up activities...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Instill the positive study habit of reflecting on learning by reading this passage with your class. The passage describes how reflection can be a powerful learning tool, and how learners can start reflecting. After reading, class members...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Translations and Reflections of Triangles: Transformation Dances
Students explore transformations in dance. In this cross curriculum geometry and dance lesson, students define and identify angles, reflections, and translations, then practice dance movements using a stretchy band that represent these...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school students 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
Composition in Journals
Carlos Fuentes’s The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait and Jaspre Bark’s Journal of Inventions: Leondardo da Vince serve as models for an assignment that asks class members to create a personal journal they will use...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
School Year Reflections
The end-of-year period is a great time to pause and reflect on the experiences that made up the school year. Let the reflecting begin with a learning exercise that prompts scholars to think back and respond with important lessons...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable