What Does He Look Like?
Students develop awareness of visual detail; activation of speaking skills. They describe an absent pupil. They elicit lots of detail not only about clothes but also color of hair and eyes, height and so on.
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Phineas Gage: “Medicine: Then and Now” Pre-Reading Activity
What did medicine look like a hundred years ago? Two hundred years ago? Invite small groups to conduct research on the history of a chosen medical advancement before reading Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science....
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Happens Next?
While your students 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
Taking Visual Impairment to School
What is the world like when you can't see, or when your vision is impaired? Learn about how Lisa communicates with the world around her with Taking Visual Impairment to School by Rita Whitman Steingold. Learners answer discussion...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Read Like a Detective
Encourage your young readers to become true detectives in their next literary adventure! Here you'll find an attractive display that will prompt your learners to constantly be looking for clues, asking questions, making cases about the...
1st - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why Does an Author Write?
To get to the heart of a writer's purpose, just remember to have some PIE (Persuade, Inform, or Entertain)! And appropriately, here is a PIE chart that leaves room for pupils to identify each letter of the acronym and any other ideas or...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Plant Part Exploration: A Closer Look at Roots
Learning about plants can be exciting and highly engaging for children of any age. They read the book What do Roots Do, discuss vocabulary, explore roots by digging up weeds in the garden, and write a poem that answers the five w's; who,...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mountains - What Does it Feel Like to Walk up a Mountain?
Some absolutely stunning photographs of mountains around the world are included in this eight-slide presentation on creative writing. The focus is on writing a story as if you are actually climbing to the top of one of these mountains....
Pre-K - 6th Science
Will He See His Shadow? Groundhog Day Activities
What a fantastic collection of activities for celebrating Groundhog Day! This resource includes a variety of holiday reading selections, groundhog facts, links to printables, story comprehension lessons, and much more!
Pre-K - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable