Writing/Performing One Act Plays (all, Reading/Writing
Students, after reading one-act plays or scenes from plays, compose a short, one-act play which involves two characters.
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TCRWP Nonfiction Reading and Argument Writing Performance Assessment
Are student athletes under too much pressure to perform? Middle schoolers use evidence from a series of provided videos and articles to support their stance on this highly-charged topic.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Close Reading Passages of Literature
Encourage kids to think deeply about what they are reading with five thought-provoking questions about one passage. After choosing a passage that is intriguing or confusing to them, learners write a summary, explain what they like or...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Is the Writing Process?
Use this packet to support a narrative writing assignment. The materials included in the packet center around a prompt for writing about a rite of passage. Each part of the writing process is described and demonstrated. After reading the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 9
Having preparing for an analysis essay about one of the characters from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, tenth graders demonstrate their understanding in a mid-unit assessment. They focus on either Jing-Mei or Waverly in an informative...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 1
Where does a writer find inspiration? "Go into yourself," or so says Rainer Maria Rilke in "Letter One" from Letters to a Young Poet. Readers of Rilke's letter to Franz Xaver Kappus look at the words and figurative language Rilke uses to...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Call of the Wild: Jack London's Writing Style
Expand your pupils' understanding of the book The Call of the Wild by Jack London by looking at his style and artistic vision. Class members examine the text and find instances of naturalism, eventually discussing a quote by London about...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Family Titles, Pronouns, Writing about a Person
How is your grandmother related to you? How is your cousin related to your grandmother? Learn about family relationships and pronouns with an activity that guides pupils to write two short narratives about members of their families.
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 2
Complex text can be a challenge for even good readers. Encourage your class members to develop the skills needed to tackle big reads with a series of activities based on a passage from "The Offshore Pirate." The second in a three-part...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Writing Process Made Easier
The writing process meets the 21st century in this instructional activity centered around the Inspiration Software program. Using a diagram, learners complete the cyclical process through pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed