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.
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”?
Sixteen unlikely heirs? A mysterious murder? A fortune on the line? Let’s dig into The Westing Game!
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).
Take your students through Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this holiday season and expose them to a classic while exploring the Universal Theme of Change. And, hey, since this story’s in the public domain, you can print out a PDF or link to the text at Project Gutenburg. A Christmas Carol Summary Dickens has organized […]
Here’s how I’d wrap a big idea around our study of “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler”. We’d investigate the paradox that people want to both fit in and be unique! A quote from the author, E. L. Konigsburg, will be our entry point.