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Learners illustrate pages of a book. In this famous historical icon lesson, students are read a story about Mohandas Gandhi, illustrate the pages in small groups, assemble a class book to read to younger learners, and act out a scene from the book. The story is included in this lesson.
Sixth graders complete lesson plan 5 of 15 about the book Esperanza Rising. In this Esperanza Rising lesson plan, 6th graders build on work done in the previous lesson plan. They complete response logs, and vocabulary posters. They investigate how questioning the author aids in understanding the book and the author's point of view. They participate in small group discussions of the chapter.
Students explore the Constitution and Reader's Theater. In this U.S. government and reading fluency lesson, students view a number of websites and read several fiction and nonfiction books about the United States Constitution, then review and define related vocabulary. Students form groups and practice reading aloud the script for "The Bill of Rights Reader's Theater." Students construct props for their performance. An extensive resource list of books and websites is included.
Third graders discuss how Aristotle concluded that the Earth was round. As a class, they review theories about the Earth's shape and describe how life on Earth would be different if it were flat. Individually, they make a moon book in which they take a pretend journey to the surface. To end the lesson, they make a model of the moon in its different phases and show it to the class.
In this literature worksheet, students complete two pages pertaining to Chapters 1-11 of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Students pick out 5 examples of dialect and nonstandard English and translate them into standard English. Students fill out a chart with details about the lessons Huck has learned from specific events in the book.
Second graders investigate philosophy by researching the life of Mahatma Gandhi. In this biographical lesson, 2nd graders listen to a reading of the book "Gandhi" and make a character map of his actions, feelings and thoughts. Students make comparisons between Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and other civil rights figures.
Third graders research and report on the contributions of the First Nations. In this First Nations contribution lesson, 3rd graders read and discuss books about the Metis, Inuit and other First Nations. They compare and contrast the contributions of the different groups creating a mini-report using images and information from the Internet.
Third graders define and discuss evaporation, precipitation, condensation, and collection, color web pages to illustrate Water Cycle book, listen to stories about Water Cycle, play trivia game to demonstrate knowledge of what they learned, and create Kidspiration diagramming Water Cycle.
Third graders read and discuss math story problems and analyze if the story is using equal groups or unequal groups. They listen to the book "12 Ways To Get to 11," and simulate the story using beads on a pipe cleaner. Students then create equal groups of beads and draw a picture of equal groups.
Young scholars research one of the Plains or Northwest Native American tribes that the Oregon Trail travelers might have encountered in their journey west. In this American history lesson, students research the tribes, complete a journal entry for the topic, read a book about the topic, and make a digital scrapbook for the topic. Young scholars may also take part in food tasting of the time and create crafts from the era.