We All Have Things in Common
Students, in groups, find 10 things they have in common. They choose two things to share with the whole class. Then they write their names on the group's paper and hang it on the wall.
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How Do We All Live Together?
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 2.3: Rooms in a House
Can your class match the rooms in a house to their names? A vocabulary worksheet prompts kids to study a diagram of a house, then label each room and answer questions about what happens in each room. They then decide which items in a...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 2.2: Places In a City
Take a walk through town with a vocabulary worksheet that features words about places in a city. After choosing words from a word bank that match a series of pictures, learners find the opposites of given adjectives. They then decide...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Nonsense words, rhyming verse, and word puzzles: it must be time for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! Introduce young learners to the true wonders of Carroll's text with a series of activities that encourage creativity,...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"
The 1963 March on Washington, powerfully punctuated by Martin Luther King's impassioned "I Have a Dream" speech, was instrumental in passing the Civil Rights Act just one year later. A reading assignment presents the written speech...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A High-Interest Novel Helps Struggling Readers Confront Bullying in Schools
Bully, bullied, or bystander? Paul Langan's The Bully is the anchor text in a unit that examines bullying and violence. After a close reading of the text, readers imagine themselves as the characters and consider how they would react in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable