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The Story of an Old Piano
Students read excerpts from The Story of an Old Piano. They choose a personal object and write paragraphs from the object's point of view. Their stories can be bound for the class library.
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Let Freedom Sing: A patriotic Program for Grades 1-6
Learners understand information and stories contained in patriotic songs. In this patriotic music lesson, students participate in grade appropriate lessons to understand the music and lyrics of patriotic songs. Learners perform the...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
TIME Magazine: Judy Blume, The Storyteller
Whether your middle schoolers are fans of Judy Blume or haven't heard her stories, this TIME Magazine article will get them interested in her writing. A short biographical sketch of the author introduces this reading comprehension...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Day The Earth Stood Still: The Filmmaking Process
How are films made? As part of their study of film, middle schoolers investigate the pre-production, production, and post-production process and consider the role of the director, the screenwriter, production designer, cinematographer,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Books are fantastic and they bring color into our lives. This truth is made manifest in an engaging eBook that pairs picture books and animated film. Stories fly across the screen, changing grayscale images into vibrant characters, while...
1st - 6th English Language Arts
Beethoven Manuscript Sold at Auction
Learners react to a series of statements about Beethoven, then read a news article about the sale of a 179-year-old manuscript by the musical genius. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History