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Learning WIth Jimmy and His Boa
First graders will begin with a hands-on technology introduction activity of a Paint picture example on the Internet. This Paint web site includes a picture, a story, and a higher order thinking question. After reading and discussing the book, The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate The Wash, 1st graders will develop a picture about the book using the a computer drawing program.
1st English Language Arts
High Frequency Words: "The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash"
In this high frequency word worksheet, students put a set of high frequency words from The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash into ABC order, use each word in a sentence and color code consonants and vowels in each word.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
New Review Owl Moon: Similies and Metaphors
Teach the difference between similes and metaphors with a lesson on figurative language. After watching some informative videos about writing, kids discuss how to determine if a phrase should be taken literally or not. They work in groups and independently to examine certain figurative phrases in Jane Yolen's Owl Moon.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to more literal lines.
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus Unit 5.3: Question Words, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Practice asking how high and how often with grammar exercises about question words. After completing sentences and writing questions for answers that are provided, pupils work on a few activities about comparative and superlative adjectives.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable