Teacher Resources

Lesson plans, activities, and more to use in your classroom.

Roots Challenge

Lesson Plan

Students will explore root words as the building blocks for the words they use, encounter, and learn every day. They will select a root, learn more about its meaning, combine it with a prefix and/or suffix to create an entirely new word, define it, and use it correctly in a sentence.

Word Memes

Lesson Plan

Students will play with context, word nuance, audience, pathos, and images in a medium they are likely already familiar with – memes! They will select a word (or words) from their Membean training and combine it with an image to elicit emotion that is widely understood.

Literary Elements

One-Pager

Ask students to apply their Membean words to the literary elements your learning and the texts you're reading to facilitate discussion about the nuance of word meanings, make connections to the text, and strengthen your students' analytical and persuasive skills.

Poetry Play

Activity

Students will flex their creative muscles by experimenting with different poetic forms while either focusing on or including a Membean word (or words) in their work. This activity is a great anchor for students who struggle with creative writing.

Word Wars

Activity

Students will compete in a March Madness-style championship to determine the most powerful Membean word. Incorporates some friendly competition into the classroom, allow students to challenge each others' ideas, and requires logic arguments.

Root Expert

Activity

Students will become experts on particular word roots, find examples of their roots in action, and educate their peers on what they've learned. It's fun role reversal that provides real-world application and relevence while reinforcing that words are made up of meaningful parts.

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