My students will complete this webquest as they prepare to read "Speech to the Young / Speech to the Progress-Toward" by Gwendolyn Brooks and "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes. It should take students no more than 20-30 minutes.
This activity aims to have students explore the various topics they will encounter while reading the short story "Rules of the Game" by Amy Tan. The presentation provides a step-by-step explanation of the activity. After students are placed in
I use these cards to help students summarize a text after they read it independently. It is much more interactive than just reviewing the summary as a whole group. Students can work in pairs, or you can set it up as a jigsaw in groups of three
These are the handouts that go along with the "Rules of the Game by Amy Tan Introduction..the" PowerPoint. The handouts are not in the order in which they should be given to the students. The first page, the notes page, should be given during the
These are the handouts that go along with the jigsaw activity that is described in the Aesop's Fable PowerPoint that is available for download. Students are placed in groups of four. On Day 1, students must pick to be either the fox, the wolf, the
This is a 13 slide presentation that reviews some biographical information of Aesop, the definition of theme and character traits, and examines these in two of his fables. There are links to view two fables on YouTube (The Tortoise and the Hare and
There are three parts to this activity. The first requires the students to read and answer questions about an interview with Miep Gies (provided through Scholastic). The second requires them to research information about typhoid fever. The third
This assignment was designed for my 8th graders with the Instagram monthly challenges in mind. Instead of capturing a photo a day, students will capture a photo a month for the duration of the year. The whole project will serve as a kind of
This is a simple 20 question webquest on O. Henry's biographical information. I am using it as I introduce "The Ransom of Red Chief" but it can be used with any of his short stories. The answers are at the end of the document.