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Students experience through role-play the art of shadow puppetry and appreciate the role of oral traditions in Chinese history. They research the origins and history of puppetry as a part of a unit on China. They discover what Chinese animal sign they were born under and what personality traits correspond with their animal.
Sixth graders explore writing techniques by writing dialogue in class. In this punctuation instructional activity, 6th graders identify the needs for punctuation within a conversation and create a story with their classmates in which they write dialogue for. Students read the Shel Silverstein story Sleeping Sardines and identify the punctuation used within it.
Fifth graders deliver story presentations that establish a setting with descriptive words, contain a plot and show, rather than tell, what happens. In this language arts lesson plan, 5th graders utilize sentences from the book, "Tuck Everlasting" as prompts for this project. An interesting take on creative writing.
Students participate in a guided reading of Leslie Johnson's, Fancy Dance and discover how to sequence events. This lesson stresses word recognition, suffixes and prefixes, and sentence structure. Cross-curricular activities involve art, science, social studies, and math.
Second graders discuss possible negative situations, and role-play refusal skills. They write dialogue to complete cartoons on a worksheet, and examine the Refusal Rap.
Students explore "point of view." In this literary elements literacy lesson, students discuss the definition of "objective point of view" and then listen to several traditional fairy tales. Students rewrite the fairy tale of their choice from a different point of view. Students continue to work on the rough draft of a "point of view" story, then work in groups to edit each other's writing.
Twelfth graders read and analyze Act III of "A Raisin in the Sun." They write and create the first scene of an imaginary Act IV, writing dialogue, themes, and stage direction for the characters.
Students discuss a narrative work of art, then write stories describing the action and publish their stories and illustrations in books.
Students examine the novel "Frankenstein" for examples of cloning. They relate the story to the ethics of cloning and genetics today. They also compare the text with films that have been made about the novel.
Eighth graders read Eloise Greenfield's novella, 'Sister'. They write their personal responses quickly, foregoing concern about usage, spelling, and punctuation at this point. They write about their day, or may write about any other topic of interest to them.
Fifth graders engage in a literature study that uses a variety of texts in order to maximize their exposure to different reading situations. They examine each book in order to practice skills of reading comprehension. They recognize the literary devices of each and then answer the questions to go with the text.
The class gets creative after listening to a short story containing a definitive structure. They are required to think about character, relationship, and setting, while attempting to show rather than tell, in their writing. Dialogue, descriptive language, and actions are the top priority for your young writers. 
Fixing incorrect punctuation can be a great way to teach where quotation marks should go when writing dialogue. Learners fix eight sentences, then write a few of their own.
Students present a courtroom simulation demonstrating common good, decision making model, opportunity cost, limited resources, pursuit of happiness and civic writing.
Young scholars investigate writing scenarios that can be performed. They examine the parts and levels of scenarios that can actually be performed.
Learners participate in the iEARN Project by completing a questionnaire about values and lessons they have learned. They read sample essays by other students in the project about their views on the laws of life. They then write and post their own essays.
Sixth graders read a given passage silently. The student then reads the same passage orally to a partner. The partner records the number of words pronounced incorrectly. The student then sets goals to increase oral reading speed and accuracy.
Fifth graders read several poems by famous poets and identify what about their style makes them unique. They then analyze and compare poetic style, use of forms and themes. Next, 5th graders investigate and collect different examples of word play.
Students read the book Wilfred Gordon McDonal Patridge about memories and complete a creative writing piece about their own memories. In this memories lesson plan, students use a graphic organizer and edit their stories.
Students examine the Civil Rights Movements in the U.S., both current and historic. In small groups students investigate a specific civil rights group, create an illustrated timeline, noting key events, people, and state and federal laws.

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