Planet Word’s mission is to inspire and renew a love of words, language, and reading through unique, immersive learning experiences. Planet Word provides a space to explore words and language that is grounded in a solid understanding of language arts and sciences.


Winter Programs

Asterisk (*) indicates synchronous engagement available.

Can You Convince the Consumer? Activity *
Students think deeply about how advertisements work in order to create their own from-scratch advertisement. Students identify a target audience and determine what deliberate use of words, images, and messages are most likely to motivate a particular behavior in that audience. This is a customizable project-based assignment with student work examples. There are also two supplementary teacher-led lessons and an optional synchronous engagement that accompanies it. 
Content Areas: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Discipline: Writing/Reading/Journalism, Visual Arts, Digital Media (Film/Photography, Graphic Design)
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/ Study Guide
Grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Learning Standards: CCSS standards: CCRA.W.1, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5
*Downloadable*
Length: Student project-based learning- customizable- min 2 hours
Accessibility Measures: Adjustable Volume, Closed Captioning, Audio Description
This program/resource is accommodating of students with learning/developmental disabilities.

Stand-up Comedy Show Activity *
Students unpack why a joke makes them laugh, list any favorite jokes and choose some to perform for the group. Then, students practice writing and delivering jokes in a performance for their classmates. This is a customizable project-based assignment with student work examples. There are also two supplementary teacher-led lessons and an optional synchronous engagement about the humor in idioms that accompanies it.
Content Areas: English/Literature
Discipline: Writing/Reading/Journalism, Performance Art
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/ Study Guide
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Learning Standards: CCSS standards: SL.3-5.4, SL.3.-5.6, L.3-5.3
*Downloadable*
Length: 90 minutes
Accessibility Measures: Adjustable Volume, Closed Captioning, Audio Description, Large Font Print
This program/resource is accommodating of students with learning/developmental disabilities.


Fall Lottery

Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 7th.

I'm Sold! Virtual Field Trip
Presented by: Planet Word
We use language to convince others to pay attention, buy a product, and even change their beliefs. In this approximately 40-minute interactive virtual workshop, a Planet Word educator will guide your students through five advertising copywriting techniques that make ads memorable and persuasive. The program will finish with students writing their own ad copy, while discussion will highlight the idea of being a savvy consumer. The “I’m Sold!” Virtual Field Trip simulates the in-person experience of one of Planet Word’s groundbreaking galleries.
Date: 10/14/20, 10/28/20, 11/4/20, 11/18/20, 12/2/20, 12/16/20. Also willing to be flexible if it works better for a school at another date or time.
Time: 10 AM. (additional times available at teacher request)
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: Virtual
Content Area: English/Language Arts
Medium: Writing/Reading/Journalism; Visual Arts;
Learning Standards: CSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.CSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper)CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.6Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
Grades: 6th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 32

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