Students read poem, "The Bridge," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, discuss how they are connected to other human beings, both past and present, and create time capsules including their favorite memorabilia.
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Literature Circle Guide: Bridge to Terabithia
Using the novel Bridge to Terabithia, along with this literature guide, readers analyze and respond to each chapter of the novel. Independent practice, small group work, and class discussion allow learners to gain an insightful...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Reading Literature - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Ambrose Bierce’s short story, is used to model how structural moves, the decisions an author makes about setting, point of view, time order, etc., can be examined to reveal an author’s purpose. Groups...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Understanding Figurative Language: "To Burn Bridges"
Is your class struggling with idioms? Break down these figurative expressions with the process described in the video and presentation provided here. The goal of the lesson is to help pupils understand the expression to burn bridges. The...
5 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration
Learners put themselves in the shoes of students who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Bridge to Terabithia: Visualizing to Optimize Comprehension
Good readers visualize. And in our image-rich culture it is imperative that children are provided with opportunities to practice this important skill. A selection from Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends and Bridge to Terabithia,...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Building a Paper Bridge: an Introduction To Problem Solving
Eighth graders explore problem solving strategies to build a paper bridge with a partner. As a class they discuss a variety of techniques to solve a simple problem, then in pairs construct the longest non-supported single span bridge...
8th English Language Arts
Understanding Figurative Language: "Water Under the Bridge"
It's all water under the bridge! Show your language arts class how to identify and define idioms. With a video just over four minutes long, learners review the concept of figurative vs. literal language, and use context clues to...
4 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Bridging the Gap: Phonetic Lesson (SMARTboard)
Beginning ELD learners will enjoy this variety of activities. First, they organize sentence strips in groups that review different consonant and blended sounds. Next, the teacher dictates new sounds, which are also practiced on the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts