Students will use context clues to make inferences about the meanings of mystery genre vocabulary. They will then choose a setting, motive, weapon, and suspect to write a mystery story. There is a differentiated version included. Think of the game,
This is a step-by-step Power Point slide on how to give a Four-Corners Debate. Students will be posed a question from the literature and must record if they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. They will work with groups to discuss
Students will create business cards to represent the traits of various characters from literature. This is a generic activity that can be used for multiple works. Students will analyze character traits.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Students will work in stations to discuss and write hooks for a prompt. They will "tweet" the responses on chart paper. Teachers may show any photo to be used for a writing prompt. Students will write different types of hooks for the same photo
Students will read an informational article, "The Stanford Prison Experiment," and complete vocabulary strategies. There are five cycles/stages to the vocabulary instruction. They begin with a basic word study and progress to a performance task.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Informational Text