Talkin' About My Generation
Students research notable figures from their generation and write a research paper illustrating the various figures' impact and influence on their generation in terms of language, leisure and politics.
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My Antonia: K-W-H-L Strategy
Use the well-known KWHL chart as a tool for building up to a research project and oral presentation related to Willa Cather's My Antonia. Starting with a class brainstorm, pupils research and gradually narrow down topics relating to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
My Antonia: Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions
How well do your pupils know My Antonia by Willa Cather? Take some time to create questions about the text. After examining a teacher model, individuals write questions that match each level of Bloom's Taxonomy and draft answers to these...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Features of Culture
Explore the melting pot in your own classroom with a lesson that focuses on cultural beliefs, traditions, and traits. Middle and high schoolers examine the details of their own identified cultures before sharing them with peers, and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar
What is courage? What does it mean to be courageous? The courage demonstrated by the Mirabal sisters in In the Time of the Butterflies is the focus of a study of Julia Alvarez's novel set in the Dominican Republic during the rule of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Generate Claims in Response to a Writing Prompt
It is important for writers to address all aspects of a prompt. Show the video or slides to demonstrate how to pick a prompt apart with a strategy that can apply to any writing prompt. The video focuses on a prompt based on "Mrs....
7 mins 11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed