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Students investigate a variety of trees as a preliminary activity to this three lessons unit which represent those who support and guide students through their lives. Their roots, dreams, and mentors form the basis of this unit.
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The Man Who Planted Trees
Grow an understanding of short story with a well-sequenced plan built around an Academy Award-winning short film. Class members explore the elements of an effective short story, and practice writing their own. They also watch the short...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching History and Culture Through Literature: One Thousand Chestnut Trees
Ninth graders explore contemporary Korea, as well as pre-war Korea. They do this by reading One Thousand Chestnut Trees. After reading, they participate in classroom discussions about excerpts from the novel. They also research...
9th English Language Arts
A Christmas Carol Study Guide
Bah! No need to make amends for an opportunity missed if you take advantage of a resource packet designed to accompany a viewing of the musical version of A Christmas Carol. Stuffed with goodies, with activities, exercises, worksheets,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
O Pioneers!: Concept Analysis
Prepare yourself to teach O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Included here is a summary of the book and its plot elements as well as an analysis of the implications for teaching this novel. Also provided are some project ideas, an examination...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Parrot in the Oven: Word Tree - Bonsai or Banyan
What fun! As part of a vocabulary exercise designed for Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida readers create word trees with the trunk representing the root word and the branches representing prefixes that can be added to the...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Heaven or Groundhog Day?
An engaging and highly relevant way for high schoolers to examine classic literary ideas. Although the primary text for this resource is nontraditional ( the 1993 movie Groundhog Day), this plan incorporates several more classical,...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed