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Total English Advanced: Issues Crossword!
In this key vocabulary crossword puzzle learning exercise, learners practice key vocabulary as they read the 11 clues to correctly fill in the word puzzle.
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Group Presentation Assignment
Rather than waiting for the world to change, encourage your class members to become agents of change with a project that asks groups to select an issue found in Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America....
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Constructing Text-Based Arguments About Social Issues
Eighth graders take a stand on a variety of controversial topics with a lesson on argumentative writing. As they view an informative presentation and work with collaborative groups, they decide which side of each argument they want to...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Factors in a Successful College Experience
How does community or cultural identity influence the decisions to attend or graduate from college? Clips from the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill, introduce class members to the issues two Native American seniors face as they consider...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Total English Advanced: Academic English
Advanced English language learners use the vocabulary bank at the top of the page to complete several sentences. Word choices include emphasise, notably, more, yet, regard, etc. Although the instructional activity guide (page two)...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Who’s in Charge Here Anyway? The Continued Debate Over Immigration Policy
After a quick review of previous lessons examining immigration policy of the past, individuals read, annotate, and answer text dependent questions based on an article about Arizona Immigration. The whole class then engages the question,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Language Arts Worksheets
Looking for some quick grammar warm-ups? What about handy spelling crossword puzzles? Find everything you need with a resource that contains practice worksheets for parts of speech, parts of a sentence, common grammatical errors, tricky...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The World Cup 2014: English Themed
There are many perspectives surrounding spending by the Brazilian government on the 2014 World Cup. Your learners will role play as supporters or protesters of the event, use a mock news article to explore the issue, and then research...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Word Roots PLIC, FAC, and COGN Advanced Crossword Puzzle
Learners complete a 12-question crossword by providing words that fit the clues and contain the word roots PLIC, FAC, or COGN. There is no word bank included for this activity, making it a rather advanced level. Crossword, clues, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
What Do You Think? Analyzing Points of View About an Issue
"How might multiple perspectives of standardized testing impact me as a student?" is an example of an essential question that a researcher might use as a basis for this lesson on how to research and present a written stance on a...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Issues: We've All Got Them: Language Arts/ Visual Arts Integration
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed