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First graders listen to traditional and nontraditional Cinderella stories and watch a video entitled "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters." Individually, children draw and illustrate the stories they have heard, create a story sequence, and write vocabulary words. In groups, 1st graders write their own Cinderella story and perform a puppet show for the class. Pupils compare and contrast Cinderella stories.
Students examine U.S. foreign policy following World War I. In this foreign policy lesson, students study the Five-Power Treaty and the Kellogg-Briand Pact and their effectiveness in preventing war. Students create political cartoons and write essays regarding anti-war sentiment in the U.S.
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 listen to books written by Mo Willems each day and discuss the story elements of each. In this reading strategies lesson, students decide after reading through the whole series of books, what their favorite book is and why.
Well, here is a fun way to practice punctuating dialogue. There are eight different images each containing an incomplete speech phrase. It's up to the kids to conceive and write what the people in each image might say. Tip: Do the activity as a class. Have groups come up and freeze in an action. Have the rest of the class provide dialogue for each scene.
Sixth graders write a narrative from a different point of view. In this point of view lesson, 6th graders read Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg and see how the story changes from an ant's point of view. They write their own stories centered around a holiday theme.
Compare and contrast two works by the same author, to analyze the use of settings, character action, and theme. The class reads and discusses the books, Because of Figs and Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend, each focused on a girl named Julie. They complete comparison charts as a class and in pairs as they set to write extended stories based predictions of the events in each story.
Third graders describe how the Rancho period of settlement left its mark on the development of the local community.
Fifth graders participate in shared reading and writing activities using Roald Dahl's, George's Marvelous Medicine. They focus on the use of speech marks, using a new line for speakers, and the correct punctuation. They write dialogue between two of the characters.
Students explore issues such as Tibet's struggle for independence and China's invasion in 1950. They create a KWL chart, explore maps of Tibet, and read articles concerning China, the Dalai Lama, and President Bush's relationship to Tibet. Students create a timeline concerning issues surrounding Tibet.
Eleventh graders, using the book, When The Legends Die and a Native American story-telling unit, gather a family story of their own.
Eleventh graders analyze a Shakespeare soliloquy by writing a prose summary of it. They keep a character journal, following one character through the play and analyzing what the character does and says, as well as, might have done or said, in the play.
Students examine a theatrical performance of Waiting for Godot. In this theatrical analysis lesson plan, students discuss the topic of existentialism and the Theatre of the Absurd. This lesson plan includes multiple activities to engage students in.
Here are some loose and open-ended ideas to introduce younger learners to the importance of following laws. Suggestions focus on crime, punishment, and the legal process. Activity suggestions include a mock trial, writing dialogue, and reading about crimes in the community. Note: The focus of some of these activities is a little odd; use what seems most appropriate for your classroom.
Second graders identify the characteristics of the artwork of Marc Chagall. They paint a Chagall-like picture
Young scholars examine the various styles cartoonists use in their favorite cartoons. Individually, they use their imagination to create their own scenes to create a full cartoon. To end the lesson plan, they use Crayola markers to color their cartoon and present it to the class.
Seventh graders write a narrative short story with the B.F. Harris home as a setting based on teacher-made background material and their own research.
Students research the economic impact of the Revolutionary War on a variety of occupations. They examine and discuss the topic of whether political leanings influenced the economic outlook.
Sixth graders discuss treatment of Japanese-Americans following the attack on Pearl Harbor through literature. In this language arts lesson, 6th graders discuss the unfair treatment and read Attack on Pearl Harbor and view stories online. Students focus on the use of quotation marks in their writing.
How does reading a drama differ from reading a novel? Middle schoolers become playwrights and explore these differences. After viewing the A&E movie,"The Crossing," groups create stage directions, write dialogue, and design sets and costumes to dramatize George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware. Referenced play, worksheets, video, and handbook are not included.