The Brownies' Book, Past and Present
Students explore African-American literature. In this The Brownies' Book lesson, students examine the origin of the African-American publication. Students also produce a class magazine that addresses issues they care about.
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The Backpack Travel Journals
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Past Tense, Was and Were
Practice changing the ends of verbs when writing in the past tense. A series of activities helps kids learn to use the past tense and features a variety of exercises, including a grammar table and fill-in-the-blanks. Two activities focus...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Phineas Gage: “Medicine: Then and Now” Pre-Reading Activity
What did medicine look like a hundred years ago? Two hundred years ago? Invite small groups to conduct research on the history of a chosen medical advancement before reading Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science....
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Through a careful reading and examination of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, scholars take part in grand conversations about the novel's contents, slavery, and the impact the book had on it. Furthermore, learners analyze an...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Present Perfect: Since and For
Present perfect tense doesn't mean that something is perfect, just that it's continuing from the past into the present. Demonstrate proper usage of present perfect verb tense with a slideshow presentation, which features a passage about...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading
Combine informational reading skills with fictional text in an innovative historical fiction lessons. After reading a fictional text related to diseases, class members read non-fictional text to gain knowledge about specific infectious...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable