Analyze Historical Characters & Their Motivations

Analyze Historical Characters & Their Motivations

When reading about influential people and historical figures (e.g., presidents, inventors, rulers etc.), students need to learn more than simply who did what. As the Common Core standards state, whether it’s characters in literature or influential people from...
Get Creative with Crafty Creamer Characters

Get Creative with Crafty Creamer Characters

Students often struggle with differentiating between character description and character development. Description is the easy one. It includes the physical appearance of a character (e.g., color of hair, age, body shape and size, etc.). Character development requires...
Target Perspective with a Letter Swap

Target Perspective with a Letter Swap

If you are looking for a way to have students write about a content-area topic beyond a simple, predictable, regurgitated summary — try this creative idea! Wilbur Wright (New Castle, IN) fourth grade teachers Josh Richardson and Claudia Jackson are having their...