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Lesson Plan: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Explore literature after reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Sixth and seventh graders compare and contrast the setting, motivation, theme, and characterization of each novel before analyzing them individually.
5th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 192 Downloads
Why Animals Migrate
Are you looking for a moving lesson on animal migration for kids? This one will get you there! It includes class discussion, several high-quality video clips, a printable note-taking table, and a Venn diagram for comparing and contrasting two different migratory species.
4th - 8th Science 40 Views 29 Downloads
Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About Work and Play in Colonial America
What was life like in colonial America? Follow this instructional activity and your pupils will find out what people in colonial times did for work and for fun. Ask learners to compare and contrast the two texts and explain what the reading helped them understand about colonial times by taking notes on details and inferences.
4th Language Arts 76 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Who Wrote That? -- Reporting on Books by the Same Author
With a graphic organizer to guide them, your middle schoolers can compare and contrast two books by the same author. They consider setting, genre, and themes, and then create a computer slide show presentation or brochure about the author and the two books.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Compare/Contrast: A Bit About Bites
In this compare and contrast activity, students first read an informational text that compares and contrasts the first aid for venomous and non-venomous snake bites. Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast. Students plan their own compare and contrast paper.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 15 Views 277 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: That's Amazing
Using three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Stranger," "Cendrillon," and "Heat Wave,"), ELD learners can practice their literary analysis and writing skills. Sentence frames prompt thoughtful responses about character, setting, and real-life application.
4th English Language Development 15 Views 47 Downloads
Night Compare Contrast
Using a constructivist approach and a graphic organizer, small groups work together to begin a paper, comparing and contrasting the novella Night and the movie Life is Beautiful. Assuming that your learners have studied both of these works of art, these steps will assuredly make the process of writing easier.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 42 Downloads
Reflecting on What I've Learned: Using a Reflective Journal to Improve Reading Comprehension
Students complete six activities to improve their language arts skills. In this literacy, grammar, and reading comprehension lesson, students complete and pre-test, six activities including grammar, vocabulary, spelling, writing, and reading comprehension before taking a post-test.
5th - 6th Language Arts 10 Views 88 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Doers and Dreamers
Every problem has a solution, and in this lesson plan, your pupils will learn how to better solve their daily problems. After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("A Kind of Grace," "Under the Royal Palms," and "Chuck Close, Up Close"), they use vocabulary lists and sentence frames to complete sentences about their opinions versus facts when it comes to solving problems.
6th English Language Development 4 Views 22 Downloads
Molly Pitcher -- "Out of Many, One"
Students research, brainstorm and analyze the events that lead up to the Revolutionary War. They critique a piece of artwork depicting a scene from the Revolutionary War. Each major battle is plotted on a map to show a visual representation of the war field.
K - 4th Technology & Engineering 7 Views 76 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: All Together Now
Differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, this ELD plan accesses many different literary skills. Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("I Am Six," "Ten Dogs in the Window," and "Charles Tiger") give learners a way to practice their listening and speaking skills, as well as their basic reading and writing standards.
1st English Language Development 14 Views 45 Downloads
Compare/ Contrast: Race To The South Pole
Did you know that 100 years ago the South Pole was still unexplored? Read the passage and complete the compare and contrast chart provided to compare the journeys of two explorers. Then, practice this skill again by comparing two types of transportation.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 14 Views 279 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Habitats
Explore the ocean and the woods with this ELD lesson, which involves three Houghton Mifflin short stories ("Nights of the Pufflings," "Seal Surfer," and "Two Days in May"). Your third graders will enjoy reading about animals in their natural habitats, and will be quick to learn the necessary vocabulary.
3rd English Language Development 30 Views 109 Downloads
Songs of America
Combine your instructional activity on patriotism with a instructional activity on comparing and contrasting. Focusing on The Star Spangled Banner, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and The Old Folks at Home, this instructional activity prompts learners to compare and contrast each song using a Venn Diagram.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 37 Downloads
Searching for Stars
Positive character traits in literature are explored in this character development and literacy lesson. Learners listen to Cinderella by Charles Perrault and Little Gold Star by Robert D. San Souci, followed by a discussion comparing the positive traits of the characters.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 47 Downloads
Lesson: One of These Things is Not Like the Other
Kids kick of the lesson by comparing and contrasting the focus painting to other similar paintings of Native American women. They then compare their own personal portraits (photographs) in a similar way. They use the differences in each photo to write a diamante poem.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Any two things can be compared and contrasted. Here, pupils will compare and contrast how the Earth and Sun were perceived by Galileo and Copernicus to how we perceive them today. They take into account: motion, the moon, changes, technological advance, and neighboring planets.
5th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Learning From the Past
Coming up on the Olympics? Be sure your middle schoolers understand the dynamic and ancient history of this global tradition. They begin by recalling traditions parents have passed down, considering their relevance and ways they might be improved.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
One Grain of Rice
Upper graders read the story One Grain of Rice, and use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast topics found in the story to current event topics today. Groups of three learners work together to create their diagram. The topics they must compare deal with cultural practices in India and the United States.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 44 Downloads