Lesson plans, activities, and more to use in your classroom.
Picture Perfect Conversations
Students will create meaningful dialogue and captions that best tell the story of a single image. They'll breathe new life into famous old art by twisting long-held perceptions and giving a new perspective on history through the use of cleverly-placed speech and captions.
Students will think critically about two things they see almost every day: hashtags and context clues. Students will be asked to consider the purposes of hashtags, create an effective hashtag that correctly defines a Membean word, and consider their audience when doing so.
Students will take an iconic or favorite poster from a movie or TV show and replace the title with the most appropriate Membean word or words. They will learn about synonyms and be challenged to consider word precision when retitling a flick with different, similarly meaning words.
Encourage your students to keep training no matter where they are. Have students snap a photo showing Membean training on their device while they are away from school, with a setting in the background. Students will consider audience, purpose, and tone while staging the best photo they can.
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.
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.
Ask students to apply their Membean words to the literary elements you're 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will tone and strengthen their knowledge of specific roots with these expertly-crafted exercises. Each root comes with a detailed introduction and a variety of engaging follow-up activities.
Download a set of 16 printable cards featuring some of our favorite words as expressed by our Membot. These 7.5" x 2.5" cards can be printed and used however you’d like. Scale them to any size and they’ll still look great!
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