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Students collaborate to create a children's book. In this visual arts lesson plan, student study the components and procedures that go into making a children's book including the shape, size. layout, biographical information about the author, and dedication page. Students work in small groups to research fish facts and then use these facts to create an original 25-page book for children. Word processing is required.
How do your young writers start stories? Give them some new strategies with this plan. Included is a worksheet for them to practice asking questions, writing dialogue, and adding details to start a story. Look at examples of each of these strategies so youngsters can see them in action before they attempt their own!
Students prepare for and respond to literature selections. This package includes twenty-four lessons from the World Literature series, each covering a different reading selection from Africa. Pre-reading and response activities are included for each instructional activity as well as extension and customization options.
Complete a decoding and text comprehension activity. Sixth graders will read and discuss a list of strategies for reading and decoding unknown words. First they will read along silently with the teacher using a choral reading technique with an excerpt from the book "Achoo!" by Trudee Romanek. They then independently complete a reading comprehension worksheet.
Fourth graders observe and demonstrate reading fluency strategies and play a game that examines the "g" and "c expectancies. In pairs they read a passage silently and then outloud while a partner records the number of words that are pronounced incorrectly. They practice the words they read incorrectly and reread the passage and chart their progress.
The art of writing dialogue is the focus of this language arts resource. After a review of the rules of writing direct speech, youngsters try their hand at creating dialogue used by characters they create in their writing. They focus on using colorful adverbs and utilizing word choice options other than the basic word, "said."
Upper elementary writers can use this presentation to help them discover how to create personality in characters they create by focusing on the words the writers have them say. A lot of text is included in these eight slides which should give pupils some valuable examples and tools to assist them in their character development when writing.