Elementary Literature Teacher Resources
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Hidden Stories: A Three-Part Lesson in African-American History, Research, and Children’s Literature
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a culminating activity, group members combine what they have learned in their research and readings to create their own piece of children's literature based on African-American history.
10th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 100 Downloads
Classroom Challenges and Activities for Teaching Spanish Heritage Students
Designed for native speakers of Spanish, and written almost entirely in Spanish, this resource begins with explanation of native speakers and strategies that you can use to teach them. After the introductory section, is a collection of worksheets and activities designed to help learners with Spanish reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
2nd - 10th Languages 85 Views 52 Downloads
New Review Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the primary grades come to appreciate the wonderful diversity the world has to offer.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Travel the Course of Children's Literature
Students participate in the creation of and exploration of a "path" or "course" based on one or more selections of children's literature. As they create the course, children acquire and use vocabulary linked to the literary selection(s) by naming items in common categories.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Children's Literature and the Bill of Rights
Students read a variety of well-known studenT books and discuss concepts presented in the books as they relate to the Bill of Rights. They discuss the books and compare them to the Bill of Rights Amendments.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 10 Views 85 Downloads
Jean Fritz's American History Series
Pupils explore children's literature by reading biographies in class. In this history analysis lesson, students read books written by Jean Fritz about the Revolutionary War and discuss the events that led up to the critical moment. Pupils participate in a jeopardy style activity based upon Fritz's work.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 36 Downloads
Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic
Fourth graders participate in a pioneer school day as part of local history study. They read children's literature about the 19th century, experience lessons from the past, and turn their classroom into a one-room schoolhouse for a day. Activities associated with this lesson occur throughout the school year.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Learners practice the strategy of visualization to aid in their reading comprehension of text. They paint mental pictures from readings from their history books, "The World and Its People: the US and It's Neighbors," and short stories from, "Riverside: Anthology of Children's Literature.
4th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 25 Downloads
Using Children's Literature to Enhance Your Science Curriculum
This very interesting presentation points out how the skills involved in science and reading overlap quite a bit. In both disciplines, learners must observe, predict, collect data, investigate, form conclusions, and communicate results. Each of the slides gives teachers good ideas as to how to weave these skills together.
Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
I Have to Change!? The Role of the Adolescent in the Family
Sixth graders examine the changes occuring during adolescents using children's literature. As a class, they brainstorm a list of the various roles they play in their family. In groups, they use excerpts of plays from Shakespeare to identify the images of youth and compare them to their own images.
6th Language Arts 7 Views 44 Downloads
A Trip to Wonderland: The Nursery "Alice"
Primary learners explore elements of wonder in The Nursery "Alice" by Lewis Carroll. They analyze the plot point after listening to the text. Next, they describe the imagery in various works of children's literature using the given links and worksheets.
K - 2nd Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads
Lucy's Literacy Legacy
students examine three local public arts portraits of Lucy Stone. They study her role in the women's rights movement through comparative readings, Internet research, and children's literature. In addition, they gather and organize information for their own written portraits of this passionate reformer
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Exploring Maps Through Children's Literature
Learners are introduced to the importance of maps. While being read a book, they create a color coded map that they explain the importance of having a map while delivering the mail. They use the fairy tale of their choice to create another map to how deliver mail in the story.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Modern Day Characters from Children's Literature
Students read several studenT fairy tales, nursery rhymes, or folk tales. They compare themes and narratives in each version. They rewrite a story that they have read, placing the characters in a contemporary setting and include illustrations.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Friday and Friends: A Prospectus of the Mexican Family through Children's Literature
Young scholars use literature to examine how the structure of families in Mexico has changed over time. In groups, they examine how their life now relates to their ancestors and the Spanish conquest of the area. As a class, they are read various books told my a puppet and answer comprehension questions.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Using Children's Literature and Art to Examine the African-American Resistance to Injustice
Students study the basic techniques Jacob Lawrence used in creating a series of paintings. They realize the importance of individual accomplishment within their own family, things as ordinary as preparing for a picnic or going to work each day.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Reading the Landscape in Children's Literature
Students identify geographical information about landscapes found in student literature, demonstrate an organizing tool, developed around geographical themes, for the recording of information, and share uses of this approach.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads