What's Wrong With This Picture
In this punctuation learning exercise, students examine a picture that contains a sign that is found outside of Norwich Cathedral. They find the error in the sign which deals with the use of an apostrophe in a possessive.
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Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico
Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Picture Book Strategy
Picture books aren't just for primary learners. Your scholars compare and contrast literary themes between the novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and the children's book, The Dream Tree by Winfried Wolf through...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
English & Spanish School Word Cards for ELL
Transition young English language learners back to school with this set of vocabulary cards. Addressing common classroom vocabulary like teacher, backpack, and crayons, this set of cards is perfect for developing the language children...
K - 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
A Wizard of Earthsea: What Makes a Book Great?
Ask your class to consider a big question about literature with the novel A Wizard of Earthsea in mind. After a class brainstorm and discussion about the elements of a great book, individuals compose brief essays on why people should or...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Answer the BIG Question with Cited Examples and Evidence
Close up your unit of study with an examination of one of the guiding or essential questions as it relates to what your class has studied and other research. Class members first write down the question. Then they note down information...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What's Wrong with Our Food System
In this engaging video, 11-year-old Birke Baehr describes what he calls "the dark side of the industrialized food system". Explaining everything from genetically engineered seeds and organisms to Confined Animal Feeding Operations...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. A fun and interactive lesson plan about elements of a story prompts your class to use descriptive language as they analyze...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed