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A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book. Starting with background information about Scott O'Dell and his writing of the story, this guide moves on to provide a plot summary, character and setting descriptions, key vocabulary, important themes, and chapter related guiding questions. Also included are potential writing topics and extension activities, making this a complete resource for teaching this story. Consider reading this historical fiction novel as the class is learning about Native American cultures to allow for interdisciplinary connections.
Using Picture Books to Teach the Holocaust
Students compare a photo of a child's room during the Holocaust to their room. In this WWII lesson, students read picture books and evaluate the roles of characters in the book. Students create either a poster about the roles, a movie poster for the book, or a new book jacket. Students write journal entries about a time they were involved in bullying behaviors.
Middle schoolers discover how to cite sources in this bibliography lesson. First, they discuss plagiarism and how to cite resources. Next, they use graphic organizers to write a research report. Finally, they use two resources and follow the model of a correct citation.
Middle Ages Fun For Kindergarten
Students discover the Middle Ages through fun activities. In this World History lesson, students complete a tournament of physical activities similar to events that took place in the Middle Ages. Students write a class book that takes place during that time.
African-Americans and the Military
Students study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods of progress in African-American military history.
What is an annotated bibliography? While not usually required until college, introducing your juniors and seniors to this type of document will prepare them for their collegiate careers. The term is defined, and the three elements of an annotation are explained.
Glimpses of Japan: Picture books are an avenue to geographical knowledge
Student gains insight into the culture of Japan. They articulate the main ideas and supporting details, also they create a "glimpse of Japan" with an illustrated and written summary of the main idea and four supporting details from the book. Upon completion, students present their "glimpses" to the class and play jeopardy to review the material.
Literature biography project
Build upon your learners' skills in research, note-taking, outlining, and expository writing, while providing them an opportunity for independent learning as they complete a literature biography project. The activity is broken down into six easy steps, from making their choice on what author to research, to the writing of the bibliography. Each step is submitted separately and builds into a portfolio. The project can be modified to explore other topics concerning the author, such as an analysis of their childhood and how that is reflected in their writing.
Gathering And Recording Bibliography Information
Use WebQuest of Nation Parks to research the physical, historical, geographical, and ecological aspects of various National Parks. Pupils use the site to explore the importance and process of creating a bibliography. Instruction is focused on bibliographies for books, magazines, encyclopedia articles, and web pages.
Using Citation Machine to Create a Bibliography
Utilize technology to make citations and format easy! The website Citation Machine allows you to put an ISBN into the search and receive an automated entry for a Works Cited page or Bibliography. Take your class through citing sources step by step.
Critically Examining, Analyzing and Evaluating Picture Books on Aboriginal Canada
Young scholars combat pervasive stereotypes. For this Critical Analysis lesson, students examine and evaluate the stereotypes of Aboriginal groups, as depicted in a picture book. Young scholars will use primary and secondary sources to compose comparative analysis essays on other books that may foster stereotypes.
Parts of a Book
In this parts of a book worksheet, students read a paragraph and then examine a table of contents page. Students respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the information
Writing the Book
Students plan and implement an activity to do with their Kindergarten buddies. In this writing lesson, students plan, write and illustrate a book. This book includes information about their cultural group and illustrations. Students read their finished books to their buddies in the Kindergarten class.
East Asian Fiction and Non-Fiction Books
Readers explore East Asian culture and literature with a book folder project. Before beginning the project, learners record three beliefs they have about East Asian culture. They then select two books to read and create a display for the school library. Detailed instructions for the book folder project, a project rubric, and an extensive annotated book list are included.
Diversity/Journalism - Book Making
Third graders explore Canadian culture by creating a book. In this community analysis lesson, 3rd graders identify the First Nations people of Canada and discuss the culture, language and diversity. Students create a book discussing these aspects after they read the story The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt.
Creating a Costume Book for the Opera Don Pasquale
Students listen to and watch the opera, Don Pasquale, by Donizetti. They discuss the importance of sets and costumes in an opera and then, with a partner, design a period costume for each of the main characters in the opera.
The bibliography is an exacting document which is very confusing for most students. This presentation does a credible job of introducing the biliography and showing writers how to properly construct entries in bibliographies for reports they write. The instructions and examples are clear and well-written. Highly recommened for any teacher looking to tackle this subject.
Transportation and Environmental Sustainability
After listening to the book, We All Go Traveling By, 1st graders discuss different modes of transportation that they see out in the world, and the environmental impacts of each one. Kids work together to create a list of the types of transportation, then complete a worksheet that has them list the one that are "More Environmentally Friendly," and "Less Environmentally Friendly." The plan has the worksheet embedded in it, along with nice photos of many different types of transportation that the kids can cut and paste.
The Game is Afoot - A Study of Sherlock Holmes
Mystery is an exciting genre for young readers to get into. The plots are so intriguing! Here is a series of lessons which invite learners to enter the world of the mystery genre. Sherlock Holmes mysteries are featured. Pupils create their own detective stories and publish them in a book format. They must also try their hand at solving mysteries by using inductive reasoning skills. A highly recommended series of plans that are sure to be a hit!
Young scholars identify some famous people in the United States and why these people are famous. Students identify and discuss famous people in Japan. Young scholars use internet websites in bibliography if computer is available to learn more about HOKUSAI. Students make an outline, chart, or web of what they learned to give a 5-10 minute report to the class.