Students took the classic song, Help!, and rewrote it to be about their collective summers.
Content Area: Language Arts
How one might revamp a “Wax Museum” project into something that focuses more on thinking than product.
Here’s how you can add some spice to an otherwise dull study of parts of speech.
So… how many words can you find that are made from the letters in the world “soldier”? There’s more than 10… more than 20… more than 50…
The first unit in our writing program was always teaching the coordinating conjunctions. It always felt goofy teaching this to 6th graders – especially a gifted magnet class. I mean… do they really not know the difference between “and” and “but”?
Use a two-dimensional scatter plot to dig into the nuances of several synonyms.
Want to encourage students to find unexpected connections across content? Here’s a quick framework based on the most important terms from both bits of content.
How do we differentiate a dull lesson like “its” vs “it’s”? I decided to push it to an extreme (and include some unexpected novelty).
I got to work with several groups of students (of many ages) and I tried out this task: building a tournament to decide who was the most resilient historical figure or fictional character? Kids came up with some amazing ideas.
A fun, abstract vocab puzzle in which students can add one letter per line, forming a pyramid of words.