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Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan
Students watch a sample of artistic video clips online and respond through creative writing while using the vocabulary words they are currently studying.
What does peace mean to you? In this lesson, students attempt to answer this question as they write and perform a short skit that reflects their ideas of peace.
The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.
Students get the big picture of the Middle East when they read and analyze Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis.
The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing.
Students read sonnets, charting the poems’ characteristics and using their observations to deduce traditional sonnet forms. They then write original sonnets, using a poem they have analyzed as a model.
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
After reading several poems that expand the definition of love poetry, students compose found poems based on a personal memoireither their own or a love story of another writer.
Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.
With the right texts and well-crafted lessons, you can help your students read with purpose. Here’s the recipe for putting it all together—and making your core reading program work for you.
This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing blogs in the classroom, the process of writing regular posts, or entries, that are published online.
John Davis | English Teacher | Lake Wales, FL
This year in my tenth grade English class, I had many students who enjoyed Manga, graphic novels, comic books, or a combination of all three