Dreamworks Animation Character Design
Dive into animation creation using Dreamworks® animated films. Compare and contrast characters, wonder and ponder why the plot is so important, and think of background and themes as your creativity unrolls onto paper.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Skills and Strategies for Reading
What does active reading look like? This worksheet provides eight "fix-up" strategies for your readers to employ when reading. They learn to preview, predict, set a purpose, visualize, connect, monitor, use prior knowledge, and make...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts
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
Explore the wonders of County Claire, Ireland's Bunratty Castle. Through pictures and in-depth descriptions, go on a journey to see the exterior and interior of the castle. Learn why the grand castle was built, what materials were used...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Major Regional Dialects
What does your dialect sound like? Examine variation in English as it relates to geographic regions with your class. They recognize some of the major differences between regional dialects and determine that everyone speaks a dialect....
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable