Refine Your Results

Content Curators



Resource Types


Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

154 reviewed resources

Lesson Planet

Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
An effective argument must be backed up with supporting details and facts. Sixth graders use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to formulate a personal opinion of the wolf's portrayal of the events. They compose a persuasive letter...
Lesson Planet

Is the world a fair and just place: Unit 1 Task 2 Day 4

For Teachers 6th Standards
Using supporting details to support a textual comparison is the focus of this activity. Sixth graders are randomly assigned one of two Civil Rights Era speeches, each group uses specific details from each speech to create a visual mural...
Lesson Planet

Exploring Afghani Culture through Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Hosseini Khaled's The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns are the anchor texts in a semester-long course that explores Afghani culture and traditions.
Lesson Planet

Finding the Main Idea

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A short excerpt at the beginning of the sheet provides students with questions to think about when looking for the main idea. Followed by that, learners respond to four reading passages by answering multiple choice questions.
Lesson Planet

Determine Author's Purpose Using Text Evidence

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Persuasive text is all about the writer trying to sway the reader. The job of the reader is to figure out the author’s purpose in writing the text. How to determine this purpose, and how to analyze the evidence provided, is the focus of...
Lesson Planet

Creating a Menu

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
A brief activity on the effect of adjectives in advertising, the lesson provided here could work well as an introduction to persuasion. After a review on types of adjectives, pairs examine menus from local restaurants, marking down...
Lesson Planet

Is the world a fair and just place: Speech Analysis, Task 2 day 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
Task 2 of the large unit on justice in the world engages learners in speech analysis. They hear the Martin Luther King Jr. speech, I Have A Dream, then consider how the author's craft and use of informational text helped him convey his...
Lesson Planet

Can the world be a fair and just place: Unit 1 Task 1 Day 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Day 2 of the unit on justice in the world introduces learners to Rosa Parks. They read "I Was Not Alone" and look at images that tell the Parks story. They discuss how the images and story conveyed one historical event in different or...
Lesson Planet

PAPA Analysis of Speeches

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Start this speech analysis lesson by demonstrating annotation as you show the class Jimmy Valvano's famous ESPY speech (linked). There are questions for you here, but consider also creating a graphic organizer for note-taking. The...
Lesson Planet

Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders discuss the terms "explicit opinions," and "implicit opinions," from a text. In this literacy lesson, 6th graders analyze the author's techniques to find explicitly stated opinions. Additionally, students complete a...