"The Five Orange Pips" Lesson
Seventh graders read sections of a Sherlock Holmes novel. They identify references to hate groups that are the criminals in the story. They discuss the symbols found in the story.
7th English Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Small Group Discussion Questions
Support a class reading of the novel Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor with this series of discussion questions. Covering a variety of topics from character and setting to historical accuracy and symbolism, these questions challenge...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The New Colossus
The Statue of Liberty is one of the United States' most iconic monuments. Learners examine the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, which is engraved on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal. They then respond to a series of text-based...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Themes in Esperanza Rising
Determining a theme or central idea is greatly emphasized in the Common Core standards. Target that skill though big metaphors and central symbols in Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising. Help your class reach the standard through...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Identifying Themes in Literature
If your language arts learners have a hard time determining the universal theme of a written work, use a straightforward worksheet to help them find it. After reviewing a list of common themes, kids note the title, character, plot, point...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Wizard of Earthsea: Symbols
Decipher the symbolism present in Ursula K. Le Guin's novel A Wizard of Earthsea through discussion and composition. Pupils first consider Le Guin's reversal of stereotypes and look at Ged as a hero. They then note down three symbols and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Olympic Symbols
Get into the Olympic spirit with a resource about the values and symbols of the Olympic Games. With sections about prominent images of the Olympics, including the flame and the interlocked rings, the packet supplies engaging information...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Mystery: The Game is Afoot
Students enter and experience the world of Sherlock Holmes and hard-boiled detectives in this unit on mysteries. They review and analyze the ""Whodunit Requirements" and the "Mystery Contract" that accompany this lesson. Each student...
K - 8th English Language Arts
Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who IS Sherlock Holmes?
Who wears a Inverness cape, a dear-stalker hat, and smokes a calabash pipe? Why, it's elementary. It's Sherlock Homes, of course. But are these clues drawn from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories or from adaptations? Trace the evolution of...
5 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts
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