English Language Arts

#Inspired2Learn is a collection of Inspired Teaching® resources and lessons
to help parents and teachers foster engaging learning with students.

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Seeing with Different Eyes

Seeing with Different Eyes

Using basic observation and listening skills, this activity can serve as a catalyst for building community in the classroom and deepening understanding of how each of your students thinks.

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Yes. But… vs. Yes! And…

Yes. But… vs. Yes! And…

As teachers, embracing an improvisational mindset can help us think creatively about problems, and building this kind of thinking in our students can do the same for them. This activity is a good place to start. 

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Zoom Out

Zoom Out

Considering the size of our problems in the relation to a bigger context can help us understand the nature of the issue better, and sometimes even make the problem seem less huge.

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Seven Bikes

Seven Bikes

This activity combines observation and inquiry as learners exercise their imaginations to find multiple answers to the same question.

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Automatic Writing

Automatic Writing

One way to stimulate our imaginations is to relax and let our minds flow uninterrupted. Automatic writing gives our minds the space to do just that.

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Sometimes

Sometimes

Sometimes one person can have lots and lots of feelings  — different from each other. This activity encourages students to explore that experience.

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Inside/Outside 

Inside/Outside 

In a moment where the world is especially fraught with change and uncertainty, we are all struggling to observe, name, and adjust to the flood of feelings around and within us. This activity was created in response to that reality.  

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Plan a Trip 

Plan a Trip 

In this activity, students plan a trip from start to finish including where they wish to go and what they wish to see when they go there.

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Start a News Show 

Start a News Show 

This activity puts learners in the role of journalist, capturing what’s happening in their day and offering a more local approach to news for friends and family.

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