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Students read an excerpt from the book Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff. They answer provided questions for group discussion along themes such as family, belonging, and anger. Assignment suggestions included for math, social studies, careers, et based on reading.
Memories, A Connection to the Past
Students read four or more books. They make predictions before reading, complete a picture walk, read in partners and complete graphic organizers. Various graphic organizers are provided in English and Spanish.
Fiddle Dee Diddle - It's Time For A Riddle
Energize your math class! They will use the story problem process to solve math riddle problems. They compute and solve problems involving addition and subtraction of 3- and 4- digit numbers and basic facts of multiplication and division using information from math stories. Recommended books are given along with extensions/modifications.
Grocery Store Adventure
Using the book, Because of Winn Dixie, your class can participate in related activities using this literature guide. This lesson focuses on the grocery store by having students calculate how much money they will be spending on groceries. Students compare their lists and what they spent.
Northwest Indian Masks
Students explore the cultural importance of Native American masks. In this indigenous cultures instructional activity, students are first introduced to the tribal groups of the Northwest and how they used masks for medicine, religion, and entertainment. Student will then research, discuss, and construct their own masks. This instructional activity includes an extension, rubric, and multiple web resources.
Let's Go to Korea
Students complete activities to learn about the culture and history of Korea. In this Korean study lesson, students learn facts about Korea by watching a video, complete a KWL chart, and making brochures for the topic. Students also learn about Korean culture by watching a video, playing a game, and making their own games and accordion books. Students read about the topic from various reference books and complete a Venn diagram. Students also study Korean currency and folktales.
Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences they find? Compare and contrast the similarities and differences. Looking for an activity to extend this lesson plan? Assign each writer a specific event, and have them write a journal entry or two about the event as if they were living during that time period.
Using "Citation Machine" to create a bibliography
Eighth graders use the web-based "Citation Machine" to create M.L.A. formatted citations for a book and a web page to be used in a bibliography. They credit sources of information correctly. Students demonstrate appropriate use of copyrighted materials in word processing documents used for content projects/assignments.
Book of rules and pictures
In this book of rules worksheet, students create their own book of rules. Students also look at the pictures on a separate page and note what is wrong with the pictures.
Writing a Letter Using the Book "Mole's Hill"
Students are read the book "Mole Hill" by their teacher. As a class, they identify whether statements are true or false based on the story. They also examine any problems or solutions mentioned and identify points to write a letter. To end the activity, they write a letter based on an idea from the book.
Sea Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My, Research Can Be Fun
Digital pictures from a field trip to the zoo launch a research unit for 3rd through 6th graders. Over 6 weeks, your young researchers develop skills at locating information from various resources -- with keyword searches, in magazines and books. They conduct research, take notes, compile bibliographies, and create a book to present their knowledge. Instead of lectures as listed, I'd prepare hands-on activities to get them moving in the library and on the internet.
Pirates of the Past
Sixth graders read the novel Treasure Island and research piracy via three different sources including the internet, books and encyclopedias. They then complete a "mini-project" on a selected topic and prepare a detailed bibliography.
Reading Buddies - Helping Your High School Students Learn the Importance of Quality Literature for Children
Students write letter of introduction to their Kindergarten book buddies, obtain children's books from library, visit Kindergarten students' classroom at time(s) specified by teachers, read stories to children, and write reflection pieces about their experience.
The Civil War
Students explore the Civil War. Using computer technology, they create informational flash cards about the Civil War. Students use artwork to depict Civil War activities. They examine topics such as battles, leaders, tactics, prisoner of war camps, and uniforms. Students write a bibliography to accompany their cards.
Looking at Human Struggle Through The Language Arts Curriculum: The Faces of Slavery
Sixth graders examine the use of slavery in the United States. Using a map, they draw the route of the Tecora and Amistad voyages. Individually, they write an essay describing their opinions on whether the Africans on the ships should be able to go free. They write a journal entry role-playing as someone on the ships and re-write one of the books in the form of a cartoon or children's book to end the lesson.
Environmental Awareness and Children's Literature
Use an alternative setting for pregnant teens and young mothers, as well as special education children to examine environmental topics through literature. Included in this unit is a visit to neighborhood libraries to select children's books on the environment. Through reading and research, students work together to create an original book.
Lord of the Rings: The Quest is Achieved
Students analyze what makes a hero in The Lord of the Rings, Book Six. They discuss the characters and the aspects of their behaviors that make them heroes and write essays regarding the climax and heroic gestures of a character. After writing their essays, they research a deceased historical figure and write a tribute for the figure's tombstone.
Arthropods at Home- Spider, Isopod, or Any Arthropod
Students design a habitat for an arthropod. In this organisms lesson, students read the book, A House is a House For Me. Students find an arthropod and create a terrarium.
Creating 21st Century Superheroes
Create 21st century learners by utilizing technology and library databases. Scholars explore the concept of comic books as literature and create a superhero who could uniquely solve a 21st century global issue. Databases such as SIRS are used to research and comics are posted to a class wiki.
Beginning Biography Research
Have your class read texts on a specific famous person using a Student Encyclopedia. They will learn to use basic research skills to answer questions about their famous person, take notes, and learn how to cite sources to complete a simple bibliography. Note: There is an extension to write a short report available.