Stage Picture – Summary in Biography

Topic: Main Idea in a Biography  CLI Strategy: Stage Picture  Subject: ELA Grade: Upper Elementary  Students will be able to: Create a stage picture to summarize the main idea and supporting details in a biography passage.  Procedure: Prompt Version I  ​Explain to students that you are going to create a "museum exhibition" of an important person or event. … Continue reading Stage Picture – Summary in Biography

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Artifact – Text Features

Topic: Text Features CLI Strategy: Artifact Subject: ELA Grade: Lower/Upper Elementary Students will be able to: closely analyze parts of an expository article to identify and sort text features. Procedure: Cut up an expository article and highlight different text features Place pieces of article in an envelope marked "important." Show the class the envelope and make … Continue reading Artifact – Text Features

Great Game of Power – Social Justice and Power

Topic: Social Justice and Power  CLI Strategy: Great Game of Power  Subject: Language Arts - Reading TEKS: 6.3A, 6.6A, 6.6B, 6.8A, 6.9A, 6.10A, 6.10B, 6.10C, 6.10D, 6.11A, 6.11B, 6.12B; 6.17C, 6.22A; 6.20B (ii), 6.20B (iii) Grade: Middle/High Students will be able to: analyze socio-political power structures through the creation of simple chair sculptures. Procedure Round I - … Continue reading Great Game of Power – Social Justice and Power

Character X-Ray and Hot Seating – Analyzing a Persuasive Essay or Speech

Topic: Analyzing a Persuasive Essay or Speech  CLI Strategy: Character X-Ray and Hot Seating  Subject: ELA - Reading  Grade: Middle/High Students will be able to: Analyze the rhetoric and tactics used in writing a persuasive essay or speech. Procedure Character X-Ray  Print out the essay or speech. Have students break apart and cut up the essay … Continue reading Character X-Ray and Hot Seating – Analyzing a Persuasive Essay or Speech