Features

Features are highlighted collections of resources that can be used to support related lesson plans or as standalone activities in the classroom. Browse our library of features by grade level or subject area below.

Literature & Language Arts
Back to School: Literature and Language for the Common Core

Back to School: Literature and Language for the Common Core

Literature and Language for Back to School includes American and World literature resources and helps secondary-level teachers respond to the CCSS requirements. Each resource aligns to an ELA Anchor Standard for College and Career Readiness as well as three Literacy in Reading, Language and/or Writing standards at a given grade level.

Literature & Language Arts
“Amazing Whales!” A Read-Aloud Informational Text for the Common Core

“Amazing Whales!” A Read-Aloud Informational Text for the Common Core

This feature is a guide to using informational read-aloud text, “Amazing Whales!” by Sarah L. Thomson. It introduces this species to young naturalists in the primary grades K–1, who are mastering reading skills.

History & Social Studies
Teacher’s Guide to the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Teacher’s Guide to the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Discover how the American people coped with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago.

Literature & Language Arts
“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W. B. Yeats: A Common Core Exemplar

“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W. B. Yeats: A Common Core Exemplar

Teacher guide to Common Core Poetry exemplar, “The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W. B. Yeats. The guide includes the poem; information about the poem; discussion questions. Supplementary documents provide suggested answers to the discussion questions and contextual background information from Irish traditional sources including Celtic mythology and influences of Irish aisling to shed light on the poem.

History & Social Studies
An EDSITEment Tour of the National Mall

An EDSITEment Tour of the National Mall

This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to Washington D.C.'s National Mall, and presents information about the history and landmarks of the Mall.

Literature & Language Arts
November's Literary Lions

November's Literary Lions

This page features resources relating to famous authors who were born in November, and presents information about William Blake, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, and Jonathan Swift.