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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Fun Trivia Quiz
8th - 12th
This Fun Trivia interactive, online quiz may be engaging for readers who want to self-assess their basic understanding of Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; however, I do not recommend it as a class assignment given the lack of...
Part Four: Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
In the story, Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport, listeners become familiar with nonviolent protests of the Civil Rights Movement through music. Scholars then compose original...
Formal versus Informal English Worksheet (SL.6.6)
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Can your learners identify formal and informal language? Teach your class about language registers through a simple activity. The resource includes 11 sentences; some sentences are formal, and some informal. Class members label each...
Formal versus Informal English Worksheet (W.6.1d)
6th CCSS: Designed
Has your class been turning in formal work that is full of informal language? Teach your class about language registers to help avoid this issue. After reading a brief explanation, class members label each of the given sentences as...
Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra, Movements 1 & 2 By Arnold Schoenberg
6th - 10th
Students study composer, Arnold Schoenberg. They compare landscapes to soundscapes and study abstract art and abstract music. They answer questions and write about both in their journals. They identify abstract artist and composers...