Elementary Language Arts Teacher Resources
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"Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back” Language Arts Lesson Plan
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. Hand outs and video links are included.
7th - 12th Health 91 Views 298 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What a Character! Comparing Literary Adaptations
What do Robert Downey Jr., Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Fritz Weaver, Roger Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daffy Duck have in common? Why, it’s elementary, my dear Watson! They all have portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Literary detectives launch an investigation of how varying portrayals of a character influence a drama.
9th - 12th Language Arts 50 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Selecting the Tap: Water Safety
Are you looking for a cross-curricular activity between science and language arts, or a writing project for your environmental science class? Examine water as a scarce natural resource instead of taking it for granted. Middle schoolers identify the traits of potable water, and research local water sources to determine if they are impaired or not.
6th - 8th Science 21 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Orville and Wilbur Wong and the Fantastic Flying Machines
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine the role of Chinese immigrants in America. They investigate literature, history and cultures of Chinese-Americans. This ambitious plan takes two weeks to complete, and it brings in elements of science, and history as well as language arts.
5th - 7th Language Arts 14 Views 38 Downloads
Exploring Poetry and Poets
Combine the study of poetry and non-fiction texts with this complete and ready-to-use six-week unit. After reading numerous poems from local writers and compiling a personal anthology, high schoolers find and read a memoir or biography of a chosen poet.
9th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 424 Downloads
What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons included in this richly detailed resource use such diverse tales as James Aggrey’s “The Parable of The Eagle,” James Thurber’s “The Moth and the Star,” and William Faulkner’s “The Bear” to model how to uncover the levels of meaning in symbolic stories.
9th - 12th Language Arts 62 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Flora and Fauna as Figures of Speech
What a lovely way to incorporate artwork into your language arts lesson. View artwork in illustrated manuscript pages, depicting insects, animals, plants, flowers, and ornate writing in the Getty Museum. Practice using figurative language to describe the rich resources and then create a work of art that illustrates a figurative saying with a drawing of flora and/or fauna, and text written in ornate script.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 16 Views 69 Downloads
Karma Tycoon Video Game Study Guide Unit Learning Goals and Links to Classroom Learning
Utilize smartphone or computer technology and have your learners develop their nonprofit business vocabulary and skills in civics, geography, economics, language arts, and math with the plans and activities in this resource. Included are lesson plans, vocabulary, how to play instructions, goals, and a worksheet that defines a nonprofit organization.
7th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 18 Downloads
Battery Lesson Plan
Not really just a lesson plan, but a series of activities, reading handouts, and teacher's guidelines for conducting a class mini unit on the battery. Physical scientists focus on the history of the cell battery, experiment with battery-powered circuits, and examine the benefits of using rechargeable versions such as the nickel-cadmium cell.
5th - 12th Science 37 Views 18 Downloads
Describing Paintings: Calm or Stormy
Young writers use nouns, verbs, and adjectives to describe details in two paintings. One depicts a sunny landscape, and the other shows a cloudier view. They write a narrative inspired by the paintings, paying attention to transitional words or phrases and sensory details.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 37 Views 240 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Changing Times, Changing Styles: New Japanese Literary Styles of the Late Nineteenth Century
Focusing on Doppo's "Unforgettable People" and late nineteenth century Japanese literature, this resource also leads to discussions of form being dictated by content. Explore the development of new literary styles first-hand by attempting to describe a work of contemporary art and then launch into a more focused discussion of Doppo's style.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Kill two birds with one stone with a fun language arts activity on idioms. Not only will students learn about this interesting form of figurative language by listening to a Walking Classroom podcast, they will also get some exercise by actually going for a class walk.
4th - 6th Language Arts 140 Views 98 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Akutagawa Ryunosuke and the Taisho Modernists
Japan's Taisho Period was a time when authors like Akutagawa and other Japanese modernists began to experiment with point of view and literary form, making the literature produced during this time period a natural choice for teaching these concepts in your ELA classroom.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 6 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Nature and the Environment in Postwar Japan
Japan has a complex relationship with the environment. Explore this relationship with your class through this resource. Included are thought questions, several activity ideas that range from writing, to discussion, to research, and an idea for a theoretical conversation about attitudes toward nature.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Compliments and Feelings
How do you feel when you get a compliment? Give a compliment? After modeling how to make explicit compliments (“I like the way . . .”) ask class members to practice saying nice things about themselves and others, and to consider how these comments make them feel.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
If you happen to live in Indiana, or a neighboring state, and are planning a field trip to the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, then this lesson plan will suit your needs quite well. In it, suggestions for activities before, during, and after the visit are clearly spelled out for you.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads
I Am Freedom Bound!
Upper elementary and middle school learners engage in this awesome lesson plan on the Civil War. In it, they watch streamed video, perform Internet research, engage in hands-on activities, and use their geography skills to locate important events during this time period.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 69 Downloads
Hey - It's a Rainy Forest Out There!
Elementary schoolers take part in a very good instructional activity which has them watch video, conduct experiments, complete hands-on activities, and work in cooperative groups. The educationally-rich activities are clearly-explained, and the group work truly is cooperative.
3rd - 6th Science 7 Views 24 Downloads
Investigating the Climate System - Clouds
Here is a fabulous lesson on the Earth's radiant energy system. This amazing, 31-page document is chock-full of great activities, worksheets, lab sheets, quizzes, rubrics, and assessments. Learners model and explain cloud formation, calculate incoming and outgoing radiation, identify aerosols in the earth's atmosphere, and make climate predictions.
5th - 8th Science 87 Views 181 Downloads
A Novel Idea: Creating Multimedia Presentations
After a pre-reading activity, students read a novel about violence prevention. After reading, students divide into groups and discuss the novel's content. They then create a powerpoint slideshow outlining the novel using graphics, audio effects and text excerpts.
8th - 9th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 62 Downloads