Try this challenging vocab puzzle based on matching up homographs.
Incorporate multiple meaning words to add complexity to your spelling and vocabulary program.
Structure a lesson so that students discover plural spelling rules on their own using the inductive model of instruction.
Analyze how a character changes across a story using the prompts of depth and complexity.
Use the Content Imperative thinking prompts to help students dig into conflict in language arts and social studies.
Students will develop a pixelated icon that symbolizes a character’s main trait.
Dig into characters by analyzing their various talents using Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. This connects perfectly with social-emotional needs as students look at their own strengths and abilities.
Juxtaposition is a powerful literary tool to use for analysis as well as creation. Students will learn to see juxtaposition in existing stories, and develop juxtaposed characters in their own writing.
Three motivating projects to get your class interacting with Greek and Latin word parts: Greekymon, Greek and Latin Spellbook, and Phobia-ology
Add an amazing layer of complexity by bringing in a study of philosophy.
In this fourth video on personality types, we examine thinkers vs feelers and learn from research how gifted kids vary from the general population.
Dr. Kohlberg’s six levels of morality make a complex topic understandable. We’ll explore how to address social-emotional needs and also use these levels for character analysis.
Do your students like to make plans and stick with them, or do they tend to make it up as they go, starting many projects but finishing few?
Do your students follow step-by-step directions, or do they make leaps in understanding? Learn more about this personality type and how you can meet both types of students.
How do your students recharge? By socializing and chatting, or by taking some quiet, alone time? Learn how you can give opportunities for both introverts and extroverts.
Here are ten videos that you can play directly for students, featuring five examples of common foreign vocabulary used in English.
Push students' understanding of the parts of speech even further by integrating unexpected complexity and ambiguity!
Take figurative language to the next level! No more memorizing the difference between simile and metaphor. Instead, ask students to use these tools in more creative and complex ways!
Go beyond spelling and vocabulary lists and enrich your students' language with an in-depth study of idioms
Allis Wade explains how she uses the Newbery Medal Award winners to create a passionate book project. Students must write to defend their book's award using the medal's criteria.
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