Where the Spirit Moves You
Students explore the spiritual significance of locations throughout the world. After studying the historical and mystical importance of these places, students write about a spiritual place that is special to them.
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Touching Spirit Bear: Chapter 14
In this Touching Spirit Bear comprehension check worksheet, students respond to eighteen short answer questions covering chapter fourteen of Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen in order to help them better understand the chapter and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
The Five People You Meet in Heaven-Mitch Albom (Section 6)
Who will Eddie meet next? As your class moves through The Five People You Meet in Heaven, use this reading guide to help them stay focused. There are 10 reading comprehension questions, and three questions to help learners perform a...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
“Speak, I Charge You”: Macbeth On Your Feet, Not In Your Seat
“Is this a dagger which I see before me . . .” As part of a study of Macbeth, class members engage in a series of activities that get them up and moving. Individuals practice, then deliver, a line from the Scottish play. The entire class...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Moving Home: A Map Skills Project
You have just been informed you are moving, but you have the choice of three locations. Where do you go? This is the question class members answer in a map skills project. Learners examine three locations using maps, gather information...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ukrainians Prepare for Conflict as Russian Troops Move Into Crimea
In early March, 2014, Ukrainians braced for conflict as Russian troops moved into Crimea. After viewing a video interview with a Wall Street journalist at the location and reading a brief news article about the event, learners discuss...
6 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Complexities of Setting with Where the Lilies Bloom
After reading Where the Lilies Bloom and researching the wildflowers and herbs mentioned in the novel, class members create a mural that reflects the setting of the novel. Groups design the background, the houses of the characters, the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
House of the Spirits: Fun Trivia Quiz
This quiz about Isabel Allende's magic-realist novel, on the syllabus for many 10th graders, comes with well supported answers that could foster discussion, incite rereading, and enhance comprehension. If you have computer access in your...
9th - 12th English Language Arts