Students will have already read "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" by Maya Angelou. With this lesson, students will analyze poetic elements, respond, and then write their own spooky poem in the style of Angelou.
First in this packet is a page of
This is a printable outline/note-taking worksheet I made to go along with a really a cool Mitosis and Meiosis interactive site. Students can explore mitosis and meiosis in an interactive Webquest, comparing and contrasting them side-by-side. Link:
My students loved reading and discussing "Out of My Mind"! This bundle contains detailed and comprehension and analysis questions and graphic organizers (organized by chapter) for the entire novel. The layout of the comprehension
My students loved this activity as a wrap-up to reading articles about the Triangle Factory Fire, as well as an excerpt from the novel "Uprising".
We explored the website https://trianglefire.ilr.cornell.edu/ to read REAL testimonies of the people
I created this from the Florida Collections materials for a more hands-on response to the two poems: "A Voice" by Pat Mora and "Words Like Freedom" by Langston Hughes. The text is displayed with guided questions alongside, as well as discussion
I created the Readers' Theater at the request of my students, who love ANY excuse to act out a story we have read! The quiz is a brief comprehension check focusing on plot structure and the story vocabulary.
These materials are designed to
This is the full text of the short story "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton, with embedded questions at key points throughout the story to summarize and analyze plot events and details. The file includes a PDF of the document as well as an
As practice for my Yearbook class, after learning concepts of layout and design, I created a project where students would plan and design a "Feature" page about themselves.
This printable model of a feature-page includes summaries of the required
I developed these materials for a mini-unit on Spirituals and my students *love* it. Decoding messages in familiar songs evokes excited discussion and analysis. They are captivated by the short musical film (links and materials provided). Every
This is a somewhat humorous and ironic Reader's Theater script for "The Monkey's Paw". It is a great review of the plot events, as well as a fun chance to practice reading fluency. ****UPDATE: This resource is NOT intended to replace the text, nor
This is an interesting project that prompts a lot of discussion about interesting idiom origins, the dynamics of evolving language, and how idioms can get lost in translation! I've included several different things (below).
Included in this
* PowerPoint introducing denotation and connotation with examples and a chart to encourage brainstorming/ideas with students (Slides are included as JPGs in case your version of PowerPoint is different.)
* Worksheet to practice and apply
This is a guided analysis of the poem "I am in need of music" by Elizabeth Bishop.
It would be best if you have already taught or reviewed figurative language (including simile, metaphor, alliteration, and personification). If you are just
This include directions for writing an Ode poem as a creative writing assignment, as well as a break-down of generating simile, metaphor, and personification to use in the poem.
This step-by-step walks them through brainstorming figurative language