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Explore emotions associated with moving to a new home with young learners. First they listen to the books Painted Words/Spoken Memories by Aliki and Going Home by Eve Bunting. Then they are invited to share their experiences as well as make predictions and compare and contrast the two books through class discussion. As an extension activity, invite students to create drawings depicting their experiences as newcomers just as Mari does in Painted Words/Spoken Memories
Second graders are introduced to the diverse environments found in Ohio. They perform a variety of investigations to deepen their understanding of plants and animals that reside in these areas. They explore the needs of plants and animals, the predator-prey relationship, and how plants and animals are affected by Ohio's seasonal changes.
Oh those awesome ancient Egyptians! Kids hit the books for an art analysis lesson. They research the art, culture, and beliefs of ancient Egyptians in regard to their use and creation of mummy cases. They write a compare and contrast essay that focuses on written versus visual information. They then create a mummy case that represents their personal beliefs. The resource includes tons of great images!
Compare and contrast two pieces of literature with this lesson. With the use of a Venn diagram, pupils make connections between literature and real-life situations. They practice skills of surveying a text looking for important details, as well as comparing two different text structures.
Students discover how coffee is processed from a plant, to a drink. In this life cycle lesson, students study that cells and organisms go through a cycle of growth and change. Students organize picture cards, illustrate how coffee is grown, compare and contrast differences in how coffee is grown and discuss how coffee gets to the grocery store.
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover the Sudiata's Legacy and examine the five pillars of Islam.
Discuss the value of friendship with these three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("When I Am Old with You," "The New Friend," "The Surprise Family"). ELD pupils can practice making predictions, compare and contrast characters, and note details with adverbs and adjectives. Three sets of vocabulary and sentences frames differentiate the lesson into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.