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"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with a chunk of text, how to highlight imagery and figurative language, and how to use in-text citations to answer guiding questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. As an engagement activity, class members assume the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja assassin, etc.
11th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading of King Henry's soliloquy from Act III, scene i of King Henry IV, Part II.
11th - 12th Language Arts 29 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Clearmont Lesson Plan 2; Reading Strategies
Fifth graders review vocabulary words that they have previously learned and practice reading strategies that build their comprehension. In this reading strategies lesson plan, 5th graders read material regarding the Summer Olympics and complete a Venn Diagram where they compare and contrast related information.
5th Language Arts 5 Views 46 Downloads
Comprehension: Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters from a Book
As a class, first graders use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the characters Toot and Puddle in the story Toot and Puddle. They then work on their own as they listen to the story Sheila Rae The Brave and use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast Sheila and her sister Louise.
1st Language Arts 25 Views 126 Downloads
Text Organization: Compare and Contrast
Fifth graders develop skills for comparing themselves to another person. They complete a Venn diagram to compare two items. Additionally, pupils discuss their Venn diagram where they compared themselves to another person including 5 differences and 5 similarities.
5th Language Arts 13 Views 96 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Night to Life is Beautiful
After reading Elie Wiesel's Night, watching the movie Life is Beautiful, and researching World War II, class members write a comparison essay on the book and film. This includes a prior knowledge activity, discussion in whole and small group, graphic organizers, a multi-step writing process, accommodations/adaptations, assessment ideas, and more.
8th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 41 Downloads
Compare and Contrast/Text Structure
Young readers go through a brief passage about a brother and a sister to practice comparing and contrasting. After they read the story, they respond to five multiple choice questions that require them to compare and contrast and analyze text structure.
4th - 6th Language Arts 100 Views 1200 Downloads
Have your class talk about the importance of the rainforest and the products that come from it. Learners watch a video showing the path of chocolate from the rainforest to the supermarket. They discuss how the rainforest and chocolate are interrelated.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 139 Downloads
Asian Cinderella Tales
Explore the world of fairy tales using this instructional activity focusing on higher- order thinking skills. Learners compare and contrast an Asian Cinderella story to other versions. It is a great way to review the characteristics of the genre and make sure that your class engage in critical-thinking activities.
6th Language Arts 12 Views 88 Downloads
Comparing SLaves and Servants in Colonial New York
Young historians compare and contrast differences in the laws that regulated the activities of slaves and servants. They review and analyze a series of primary source documents to explain the social constructs related to slaves and servants during the 1700s in colonial New York.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 44 Downloads
Fairy Tales: Another Point of View
In the second of a two-part lesson, young learners act out the story of The Three Little Pigs. After reading an alternate version, class members use a Venn diagram to discuss how the wolf's feelings differ from those of the pigs. In the culminating activity kids make a triorama where they record similarities and differences in the stories and draw the characters.
3rd Language Arts 23 Views 201 Downloads
Redistricting: Drawing the Lines
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze political cartoons using a graphic organizer (included), focusing on satire.
7th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Mummies in the Morning
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages children with a wide variety of fun activities and projects.
3 mins 1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone
Good grief? Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Grief" and Emily Dickinson's "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" are the focus of a series of close reading activities that ask groups to compare the point of view and tone of these two poems on the same subject.
11th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
If You Give...Series Teaching Guide
If you give teachers a few good ideas, they can really bring a story to life. Included in this resource are dozens of activities to use as your class reads books in the If You Give... series. From holding puppet shows and creating comic strips, to building kites and baking cookies, there are more than enough ideas to engage your class in the reading of these entertaining stories.
K - 3rd Language Arts 160 Views 145 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
ELD Lesson Plan: Nature's Fury
What happens during a natural disaster? Science and language arts come together in this resource, which works from three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Earthquake Terror," "Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley," and "Volcanoes").
4th - 6th English Language Development 40 Views 328 Downloads
Let's Learn About Firefighters
Learn about firefighters with this fun, interactive lesson from scholastic. As a warm-up, young learners brainstorm what they know about firefighters. Then they read the book Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons and complete the Scholastic Online Activity:Community Club — Firefighter Danita Thomas.
K - 1st 21st Century Skills 4 Views 24 Downloads
Small Actions with Big Results
Young scholars explore philanthropy in literature. For this literature lesson, students read text from three different genres that all have a moral. Young scholars compare and contrast these pieces of literature, focusing on the character traits that exemplified being a productive community member.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 71 Downloads