Thanksgiving Thank You Poem
Students write a Thanksgiving poem using a word processing program. They copy and paste, change font type, color and size, and add clip art.
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The Great Thanksgiving Listen
StoryCorp provides a resource that captures and preserves the remembrances of family or community elders. Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, class members select a person they want to interview, record the conversation, and then upload...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comparing "Thank You, Ma'am" to "Mother to Son"
Implement this fun and effective activity, and have your students analyze and compare Langston Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son” with “Thank you, Ma’m.” Readers investigate, and compare the poetic devices, main ideas, and conflicts in each...
9th English Language Arts
"Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes
Students use Langston Hughes' "Thank You Ma'am" as a reading and vocabulary improvement activity. In this reading and vocabulary lesson, students review the related vocabulary and read the poem. Students discuss the story elements in the...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Exploring Contrasts in "The Lanyard," by Billy Collins
A good gift is hard to find. A “worn truth,” perhaps, as Billy Collins says in his poem, “The Lanyard,” but true nonetheless. After a study of Collins’ tribute to a mother’s love, young poets select an object that sends them “into the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable