Technical English Mimes
In this grammar worksheet, students, working with a partner, mime a variety of thirty mimes back and forth silently to see if their partner can guess which one they are acting out.
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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All Struggling Minstrels and Actors
Students create and perform Shakespearean sonnets. In this Shakespearean sonnets lesson, students assume the identity of a minstrel to create and perform a sonnet for Queen Elizabeth. Students work in pairs to create and perform the...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
The Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide
Clara becomes Marie, The Mouse King becomes a rat, and the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh becomes the setting for a modern interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Intended as a resource guide for a 2012 performance, the...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Teaching Social Studies in English
Case studies, an examination of images, and readings of passages from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are used to spark conversations in ESL/ELD social studies classes about this highly-charged topic. Using a variety of...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Tools for ESL Lesson Planning
Whether you are new to teaching language learners or an experienced pro you will find much to like in this massive tool kit. The 195-page packets contains teaching tips and tools, sample lesson plans and activities, worksheets and...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Teacher Directs: The Experience of Movement in Literature
Experience movement in literature. High schoolers are introduced to new vocabulary related to drama and theatre. In groups, they use a piece of literature and develop their own skit to act out in front of the class. As a class, they are...
9th - 12th English Language Arts