Woman on a Mission
Students explore the July 1999 space shuttle mission while learning how to cite Web sites in correct MLA bibliographical format. They discuss the mission's goals and historic importance as the first American space flight commanded by a woman.
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On Behalf of Others
Learners focus on the work of writers, photographers, and artists who document events and people that are unnoticed by others. After examining a photo essay by a New York Times journalist, a suite of images by Dorothea Lange, and the...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 3: Narrative Writing
On July 20, 1969 humans landed on the moon for the first time. As the culminating assignment in a 19-lesson unit on narrative writing, class members imagine what that experience was like and craft a narrative in the voice of Neil...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Greek and Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
How can adding a prefix or suffix to a root word create an entirely new word? Study a packet of resources that focuses on Greek and Latin roots, as well as different prefixes and suffixes that learners can use for easy reference
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Interpreting the Story: Focus on Style
The mock secret agent style of Mark Wenham’s short story “The Great Egg-Heist” is sure to engage your sophomores. After reading the story, class members note the spy story conventions and language Wenham uses and discuss how these...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ronald Reagan on the Challenger Tragedy
How does society prevail in the face of challenge? After reading President Ronald Reagan's speech to the nation after the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, your learners will then discuss the tone of the speech itself...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fairies and Folk
Disney versus Grimm? To launch a five-week unit on fairy and folk tales, class members compare modern versions of these classic stories with more original versions. The richly detailed unit, while largely teacher led, encourages middle...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed