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- Newark, NJ
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Read various texts to compare the themes across each text. Learners write a journal entry describing the most beautiful scenery they've seen and use a map of the United States to locate the Sequoia National Park and Muir Woods. They then read "Saving the Redwoods" and complete written responses for the text comparing it to the poem "Stars."
The tale of "Lon Po Po" is a Chinese story, very similar to the European tale of "Little Red Riding Hood." Learners make cross cultural comparisons between the two tales, focusing on themes common to both. They review story elements such as, plot, conflict, character development, action, and theme; then they create scenes from each story. They list major events and compare them culturally and in terms of the story elements used.
Students read two stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and write an essay comparing plots and themes. In this Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories lesson, students read "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Minister's Black Veil." After a class discussion on theme, students take notes and write an essay to compare the plots and the themes of the two stories.
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the image is a representation of traditional Hindu tales. They then create a comic strip that retells the story of Hanuman.
A game, research, and cross-cultural comparisons are in the works as you open an artistic lesson. Upper graders get analytical as they make observations that will help them create a link between abstract and creative thinking. They analyze the piece, Orator's Stool in terms of art, structure, and purpose, then create a visual or written piece that reflects a single theme.
Culture and art are two things that change with time and context. Learners compare and contrast two landscape prints from different time periods. They work through art terminology to help them describe what they see in each piece. The lesson plan culminates in a writing exercise where they compare two cultures based on the observations they made while comparing each art piece.
"Well there's more and more people, what do they know?" Help your class connect their lives with history and literature using this resource, which guides them through the lyrics of John Mellencamp's "Pink Houses." Using the images in the song, they can connect events from history or literature to the lyrics in a Six-Trait Writing activity. A complete, step-by-step plan is linked within the activity.
Learn about Mexican culture while simultaneously strengthening reading, writing and computer skills. In order to get the most out of Esperanza Rising, pupils should have prior knowledge of Mexican culture. Therefore, there are links to a website included, and an anticipation guide designed to prepare your class. Once these are complete, your class will be ready for a thorough novel study!
As I Lay Dying is a beautiful book and a wonderful vehicle for understanding, interpreting, and comparing themes. The class reads and analyzes the novel, discusses possible interpretations, and characterizations. They compare the themes of hope and loss found in the book to how the themes were conveyed in Faulkner's Nobel Prize speech.
Your class compares groups of small stars by counting quantities in each of two sets and deciding which has more. They write symbols for greater than, less than, or equal to in a circle between each pair of sets. Two completed samples are followed by 8 exercises. For practice after instruction on use of the appropriate symbols.
Learners compare groups of small sunbursts by counting quantities in each of two sets and deciding which has more. They write symbols for greater than, less than, or equal to in a circle between each pair of sets. Two completed samples are followed by 8 exercises. For practice after instruction on use of the appropriate symbols.
Students study the geography of Mexico (i.e. major cities, surrounding countries and bodies of water, mountain ranges, rivers, volcanoes), They take turns reading aloud information provided (xerox copies) about Mexico. After each paragraph is read, they asked questions pertaining to that paragraph to foster oral use of Spanish.
Students prepare for and respond to literature selections. This package includes nineteen lessons, each covering a different reading selection. Pre-reading and response activities are included for each instructional activity as well as extension and customization options.