True and Honorable Wives?
Students discuss whether men or women are smarter. They divide into groups and review Act 2 of Julius Caesar and look for incidents of characters reading or mis-reading "signs", and making either wise or foolish decisions.
7th - 9th English Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 9
Find the central idea in an except of Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" with a literary analysis instructional activity. As your class analyzes a section of the story, they determine how the author forms the...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Sign of the Beaver Study Guide
Couple an in-depth study guide with your unit on The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. With vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, and activities about facts and opinions, the study guide is a good way to inspire...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What a Character! Comparing Literary Adaptations
What do Robert Downey Jr., Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Fritz Weaver, Roger Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daffy Duck have in common? Why, it’s elementary, my dear Watson! They all have portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Literary detectives...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Discussion Questions for Shakespeare's Julius Caeser
Do not let Julius Caesar be Greek to your pupils. Rather, make the play a dish fit for hungry minds. Encourage your class members to lend their ears to a series of rich discussion questions so that they can become masters of the play, as...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Experience how a story can drastically change when the point of view is altered. Young scholars first read a review of Disney's film Tarzan, focusing on how the point of view in the classic story is important. They then select another...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Learned: Creating a Life Reports Project
Tap into the wisdom and knowledge of older members of the community with this New York Times plan. To warm up, learners write about and discuss advice they have been given. After reading "The Life Report," an op-ed column that asks older...
8th - 12th English Language Arts