Students explore the meaning of objects. Students conduct research on the history of shoes, and write an imaginary story about a pair of shoes. They host a group presentation to share their stories.
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Truth or Money: How Advertisers Censor Health Information in Media
Two compelling texts about tobacco companies' influence over editorial content in print media introduce readers to the concept of advertising censorship. After study and discussion, class members compose a mock "final column" by a...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Part 1
Similar to a textbook, this resource includes multiple texts, plenty of explanation, lots of practice, and several graphic organizers. Use all of the materials, or pick and choose from such texts as "The Circuit," "Shoes for Hector,"...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Saving the Birds
Learn about the kindness and strength of Abraham Lincoln with a reading comprehension activity. After third and fourth graders read a short story about Lincoln saving a family of robins, they answer four questions about the plot and...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
To whom will you assign this exercise that focuses on interrogative pronouns? Your students, of course! Learners complete 18 sentences by adding in the correct interrogative pronouns. The page includes a list of pronouns to choose from...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
“Outsider” Poet Kay Ryan Goes from Poetry Club Reject to Poet Laureate
The cat might have got your tongue, but you can’t avoid the elephant in the room while you wait for the other shoe to drop. After all, the early bird gets the worm and the chickens are circling. After researching Poet Laureate Kay Ryan...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Whose History Is It Anyway? Patterns in History
Read and examine primary source material in order to analyze, synthesize, and debate information about the Great Depression. Critical analysts research various source materials related to the Great Depression. They work in teams to...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Which Is More Important?
Think about the roles of hunters and squaws in Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver. Whose work is more important? Young writers compare Attean and Matt's reaction to each gender's role, as well as arguing their opinion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Shoes, Step by Step
Students discuss and write about their interpretations of the art. They compare and contrast the numerous types of shoes and how they are used in a certain time and place. Students memorize the Shel Silverstein's poem, "Ickle Me, Pickle...
4th - 6th English Language Arts