Visualizing and Theme
In this reading comprehension practice worksheet, students read a brief selection and then respond to 5 multiple choice questions regarding visualization and theme.
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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and effect...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Comprehend a Paragraph, then a Page/Section in a Text
Help your class tackle chunks of text with a simple graphic organizer. Pupils read three paragraphs and, as they read, draw pictures in the provided boxes that demonstrate what each paragraph says. There are three boxes on the page and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Visual Study Guides
Give your learners the opportunity to create visual study guides! Using the Inspiration software, show your class the diagram view and images that can be attached. After creating a study guide, young scholars make an outline to organize...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Exploring Theme and Mood with a Book Trailer
Before you begin this lesson, note that it revolves around learners reading and finishing personal novels. If that's what your class is preparing to do, this is a great way to get creative and technological with literature analysis....
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Imagine Poetry & Mural Lesson
Readers of all ages can work together in groups to create original poetry on the theme of "Imagine," inspired by John Lennon's classic song. They also create a mural to illustrate their poetry. A beautiful lesson, inspired by a beautiful...
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Big Ideas in "Bud, Not Buddy"
Middle schoolers practice identifying the theme in the Newbery-winning novel Bud, Not Buddy. The activity reinforces literary analysis skills as young readers create responses to a short story through writing, orally, or in a media...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Lesson: The Power of Story
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts