What Is Cool?
Students compare versions of the song, "So What," recorded by Miles Davis and Marcus Miller. They explore the Ken Burns Website to discover more about Davis and journal their thoughts about him and his music.
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How Interesting Is It?
Discussing topics that other people are interested in is a key social skill that can often be overlooked. Here is a resource that supports learners in developing this life skill by first prompting them to consider a wide range of...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Life Isn’t Fair – Deal with It
Should life be fair for everyone? And what counts as fair? Invite your pupils to read an article that expresses one author's ideas about fairness. They they respond to text-based and discussion questions about the selection and the...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Epic Poetry Unit
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Propaganda: What’s the Message?
As class members progress through eight fully prepared learning stations, they will identify how bias is present in persuasive media, as well as differentiate among types of propaganda techniques like bandwagon propaganda and the use of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report,...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Starter Unit: Verb Tenses and Adjectives
Practice various verb tenses, parts of speech, and vocabulary all with one page. The worksheet is made up of six short exercises. Each one has its own focus. Pupils will have the opportunity to work on comparative and superlative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Forever Young: America’s Obsession with Never Growing Old
Why is it so important to appear young? Invite your learners to read an article that tackles this question, respond to text-based questions about the article, and decide if they agree or disagree with the author by jotting down notes to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable