Using Information Services
Students practice using new vocabulary and using certain words when looking for an apartment. They file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and list their rights and responsibilities as a tenent.
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Read, Watch, Write for Pathos, Logos and Ethos
Encourage your young citizens to make a difference. Using Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America as a starting point, class members watch documentaries, investigate issues, and then write letters to...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Should the Government Impose a Mandatory Year of Service?
Polling is an important aspect of research. Here's a skill-building activity that models for pollsters how to poll and how to analyze the results. After reading an annotated text that presents arguments for and against mandatory...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Quotation Station: Using Quotes in the Classroom
An informative list compiled with quotes, authors, and discussion questions, along with 20 out-of-the-box application ideas, make up the collection of lessons geared to spark dialogue and creative thinking about quotations.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson plan on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences
Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Diction: Formal and Informal Language
Coke or Pepsi? Is it the taste or the advertising that determines preference? As part of a study of diction, class members examine two passages, one formal and one informal, about Coca-Cola and Pepsi. In addition, they consider word...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Marina Pisklakova: Domestic Violence
After reading Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and discussing background material about domestic violence, class members create a map showing where in their community survivors of domestic violence can get help and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Pennies for Peace; Using Common Cents to Create Global Change in The Middle East
Ninth graders read, write, listen and speak in relation to gathering information as it pertains to service learning. In this service learning lesson, 9th graders read the book Three Cups of Tea and the complete guide to service learning...
9th English Language Arts