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The Great Gatsby Historical Background Using Multi-Genre Research Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Before beginning F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, create a historical context of the Roaring 20s with this lesson. Set up a gallery walk with the provided PowerPoint, which features 10 topics related to the 1920s. Then begin a...
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Zach’s Lie: Multi-Genre Writing Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do people solve problems in healthy ways? Writers explore a topic of interest in their multi-genre writing assignment exploring Zach's Lie. The final resource in a series of seven includes multiple scaffolds and organizers for...
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With Your Own Two Hands

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Find inspiration for writing poetry by studying Ben Harper's music. Using this Six Traits of Writing lesson, learners develop their ideas and focus on the voice trait of writing. A video lesson is included in the highly engaging lesson.
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For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is mightier: the pen or the sword? Scholars learn the power of persuasion through editorial writing. Complete with graphic organizers, rubrics, and an interview with an expert in the field, learners first explore what an editorial...
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Lesson: What's your Passion?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
What inspires people and fuels their creative endeavors? Passion! Find out what drives your learners as they examine a painting as it relates to a person's passion. They create a reflective visual or written piece that describes their...
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With Your Own Two Hands: Are You Changing the World or "Waiting for the World to Change"?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Can your pupils change the world? Explore this question with Ben Harper's song "With My Own Two Hands" and John Mayer's "Waiting for the World to Change." After listening to the songs, they discuss the tools at their disposal for...
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On-Demand Persuasive Writing Samples

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Young writers complete a timed persuasive writing assignment in which they argue for a club they would like to see established at school, and are then provided with real student samples of responses. 
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Passionate Pursuits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Not all technology is digital. Teach learners about the low-tech maker movement with a photo essay about six artisans from California and two articles about the local creator movement. After tackling the photo essay in small groups,...
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Persuasive Writing Rubric

For Students 5th - 7th
In this writing rubric worksheet, students will self asses persuasive writing. On a one to four scale, students will look for idea, key points, structure, word choice, and voice.
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Tuesdays with Morrie Quiz

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Write for Change

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Help save endangered miniature owls! Start the instructional activity by reading Hoot and helping your learners assemble ideas into an effective persuasive letter. Giving learners an actual cause to fight for will definitely improve...
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A Call for Change

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Facilitate a discussion in your middle school class, in which young learners talk about things they feel need to be changed. They examine Bob Dylan's The Time They Are A-Changin' and then write persuasive essays on how the world needs to...
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Mood Vocabulary Words

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What mood is an author trying to achieve in a written work? Contemplative? Exhilarated? Brooding? A wide-rangling list of positive and negative adjectives, complete with definitions, prompts pupils to precisely define the mood of a story.
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Talk About the Passion

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners think critically about artistic freedom and evaluate the aims and effectiveness of censorship and education. They begin an investigation of the ongoing controversy surrounding Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ" by reading "New...
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Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher: Using a "Prompts in Reverse" Technique to Inspire Your Writers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Help your class find their writing voices with this lesson which uses the work of Ralph Fletcher to guide a "Prompt in Reverse" activity. Using the chapter "First Pen" from Fletcher's Marshfield Dreams, learners decipher what they...
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Instill a Passion for Writing Short Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Quick writing tips and tricks to guide and polish learners' narrative writing.
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Writing From the Heart

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students improve their writing skills by identifying people, places, ideas, and things that are important to them. In this writing skills lesson, students discuss things that are important to them. Students use the heart map template to...
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Knowing Write from Wrong

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore how the informality of electronic correspondence has affected communications in the workplace. Writers develop pages for a basic writing guide that contains rules and examples to help correct common writing errors. A great way to...
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Love's Labour's Lost: Study Guide

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost does not get as much attention as some of his other comedies, but it still has a lot to offer. A study guide based on the play introduces theater goers to aspects of the the art, and then provides a...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 7

For Teachers 10th Standards
Can three works of literature work together to establish and develop a common central idea? Put your thoughts into writing with a final assessment focused on a unit-long analysis of Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepard to His...
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Advice to Youth on Things Now GONE

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are your pupils' life philosophies? Help them explore their beliefs in this lesson, which uses the Switchfoot song "Gone" and Robert Herrick's poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time." The lesson includes a graphic organizer and...
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Student Opinion: Are You Popular, Quirky or Conformist?

For Students 7th - 12th
Approach the topic of popularity with this resource from the New York Times and their Learning Network series. The article is about Alexandra Robbins' "Quirk Theory." Learners respond to the article excerpt either on paper or online....
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Work That Matters: The Teacher’s Guide to Project-Based Learning

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Whether new to inquiry-based learning or experienced with its protocols, you'll find much to value in High Tech High's comprehensive guide to project-based learning. Designed for educators, the guide has everything instructors need to...
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Consuming Passions

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Humans use 160,000 plastic bags a second and 10 percent of those end up in our oceans. In this consuming activity, young scientists discuss how society becomes aware of environmental issues. As individuals or in small groups, they then...