I use this lesson to begin my unit on 90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis and get students thinking about the themes in the novel.I first set my timer for 15 minutes and have students complete the worksheet, stating whether they strongly
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
I use this organizer when I conduct writing conferences with students - primarily on their fiction writing but also on informational and analytical writing. I usually start by going through all of my students' writing before conducting conferences
In this lesson, students write requests for advice from a character in a book they are reading, analyzing a dilemma the character is facing and the values that are at odds.
First, students will review the terms value and dilemma.
Attached is a broad overview of a 10-day unit using the text In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. The overview includes ideas for common core-based lessons using the text as an anchor. It also includes ideas for lesson plans that provide
Attached is a minilesson to use to teach students how to properly cite evidence from a text using MLA format, i.e. "QUOTE" (Author's Last Name #). The PowerPoint includes a short independent activity and then a short partner activity to reinforce
This is an overview of a project I use as an anticipation activity before beginning the novel The Giver. I have students in pairs create their own ideal society. I have them answer a variety of questions in order to describe their society, its