What Costume Can You Make?
Students explore masks and costumes and create their own versions. They discuss favorite characters from books and research costumes and masks. Following their research, they design their mask and costume and perform a play with them.
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Can You Feel the Thunder?
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Infer Predictions Based on an Analysis of Motive
Use a character or person's motivation as the basis for a prediction of that character or person's next action. Pupils select an individual from their reading, copy a quote, write down an inference about that character's motives, and...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Can You Hear a Rainbow?
Teach your class about compassion and empathy with Jamee Riggio Heelan's Can You Hear a Rainbow? As kids read about Chris, a boy who is deaf, they discuss the things he likes to do, as well as the ways he communicates with the world.
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Making Predictions #1
How can you tell what is going to happen next in a story? Learn to make predictions with five sections of stories. Kids read the beginning, and then write what they believe will happen next. Additionally, they provide evidence for their...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Happens Next?
While your learners may not be psychics, that doesn't mean they can't predict what will happen next in a story. To hone this important reading comprehension skill, young learners read a series of three short passages before writing a...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Shapes Can You See?
Young scholars investigate shapes in art. In this visual arts lesson, students examine the ancient Panamanian "Plaque" and identify the geometric shapes in the art piece. Young scholars combine basic shapes to make an artistic picture of...
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed