It's time to take your instruction and classroom experiences to a whole new level with these new student-centered projects for working on writing, communicating in today's society, and solution-focused thinking!
Sharing new learnings has never been so fun for students as they dive into decades-based research. This 5-part project will have students researching, citing, interviewing, and even creating a living timeline to share with the community! Through the Decades is perfect for teachers who want students to gain perspective while practicing skills!
Blogs and TikTok and Facebook, Oh My! With so many different kinds of content available for sharing messages, how will we ever prepare our students for this modern world of writing while also meeting the standards? This Media Kit Project gives you the plan you need to explore these long-form and short-form content styles with focus and style!
Students use design thinking + argumentative writing to take charge of the learning space and bring their creative solutions to life! Build writing skills, foster a cozy sense of classroom culture, and infuse future-ready thinking skills into your ELA classroom with this unique project!
The perfect project for practicing focused, audience-centered writing! In the Documentary Movie Trailer project, students will explore the way tone, word choice, and pacing while they create their own trailer for a fictional documentary film on a topic they are passionate about.
Writing can come in many forms, and in these Super Lenses writing projects, students will get to explore 5 new ways to share their messages. From infographics to interactive poems, each of these projects focuses on a different 'finger' of the Hand Approach, to send a message with a specific perspective in mind.
Raise engagement. Deepen learning. Level up your instructional best practices by taking advantage of the resource kits below!
Hands down, a TOP resource! In this activity, students will use the power of images to deliver their argument. They'll hone skills in line of reasoning + real-world communication. But in this argument...NO words allowed!
A healthy dose of 5, detailed lesson plans which situate writing in real contexts and ~recall to life~ an appreciation for writing in your ELA classroom! Students apply writing in practical ways that directly connect with the way we use writing in the real world!
The elements of an argument can be tricky for young (or reluctant!) writers to understand. But the 'tree of reasoning' activity makes learning *visual* by likening the structure of a tree to the line of reasoning in an argument.
The perfect project to practice student writing skills while building classroom community at the same time. Just like the network of connections they build on social media in the real world, your students will create the analog version of that right inside your classroom!
Are you smitten by the idea of using educational escape rooms in your ELA class but hesitant to design one yourself? Escape rooms are a great way to get your students immediately involved in the classroom while making the learning process a memorable one!
Teaching students to problem-solve is NOT easy. This project-based learning activity challenges students to think outside the box as they develop novel solutions to practical problems, just as innovators do! Along the way, they'll deepen and refine key skills in critical thinking and argumentation. Can you say, future-ready?!