Using Prominent Personalities and Social Causes to Stimulate Writing
Young scholars read short stories about courage and champions of change, and then write letters to Maya Angelou after reading "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide
Designed to accompany a reading of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, the worksheets in this packet permit readers to keep notes on parallels between Lee's life and Scout's, on characters in the novel, and on chapter events.
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Expository Writing Peer Review
Support young writers through the peer review process with this easy-to-use form. Offering four prompts that help students to provide meaningful feedback about each others work, this resource would make a nice addition to the writing...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using The BFG in the Classroom
Use a resource that highlights Roald Dahl's seven tips for imaginative writing while reading The BFG. The activities encourage learners to become creative writers through finding harmony, establishing stamina, engaging in imaginative...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Coming to America After the War
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A+ Writing Prompts
Shake it up! Shake your tablet to bring up a unique writing prompt for journaling or blogging with your class. Shake again and a new one appears. Prompts can come from different categories (sketches, scenes, texts, words, news) to help...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Three Anti-Social Skills to Improve Your Writing
"What?" she said. "That video just told me to eavesdrop, get to know imaginary people, and talk to myself. Interesting." It's all for a good cause, though! These three techniques will help your young writers improve their fictional...
4 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Verbs in the Conditional Mood to Convey Tone
Do your pupils know how to use the conditional mood? Inspire them to learn it and apply this knowledge to a fictional narrative. As is demonstrated in the video, they can use the conditional mood to enhance a character's reflection. The...
7 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed