"Wright-ing" Biographies for Young Readers
Pupils research the life of the Wright brothers or another famous person, write a draft biography, peer edit, make edits, and share the final biography with a younger reader. Lesson can be adapted for younger and older learners.
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Teaching Students to Write a Narrative
Encourage narrative writing with a clever exercise. Class members watch episodes from movies and describe what happened to a character, including details about the setting, plot, and characters. Writers then craft a narrative about a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
TIME: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Work on biographies and nonfiction text with this TIME Magazine article on Hillary Rodham Clinton. The article is short; at only five paragraphs, it could be a great reading comprehension activity or a model for a biography project. Six...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
TIME Magazine: "Stine's New Nightmare"
Who likes scary stories? If your young readers are fans of R.L. Stine's scary books, they will enjoy this nonfiction article about the author and his newest work. The article is short at one page, allowing readers to polish reading...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Coming of Age Readings: Experiences in Korea and by Asians in America
Bring multi-cultural experiences and literature into your language arts class with this lesson. Here, young readers explore the points of view of first and second-generation Asian immigrants with a list of various fiction and nonfiction...
8th - 12th English Language Arts