Elementary Literature Teacher Resources
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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 22 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 19 Views 103 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 134 Views 74 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
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
New Review Activity Guide for Snow
Create a cross-curricular learning experience around a shared reading of Cynthia Rylant's book Snow. From writing poetry and a singing a song about snow, to creating paper snowflakes and solving math story problems, this resource uses the theme of snow to tie together a wide range of subjects.
K - 3rd Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
I, the basket: Writing a first-person story as an inanimate object
Don't just teach your ELA class about point-of-view, get them writing! Read the illustrated book I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket to your class and discuss how the story is told from the first-person point of view of an inanimate object: a basket.
6th - 7th Language Arts 76 Views 162 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Children's Literature and the Bill of Rights
Learners 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 11 Views 86 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 8 Views 10 Downloads
Growing Vegetable Soup
Students use children's literature in order to think about the concept of creating a garden. This is done through conducting simple research about types of plants that could be grown in the area and how to care for them. Then the garden is planted and the rates of growth are recorded periodically.
K - 5th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Ideal for a college-level children's literature class or in a story-writing unit, this presentation defines not only the archetypal characters in literature but provides ample examples from fairy tales to modern films. The slideshow discusses roles such as the hero, the innocent, the wise fool, and the destroyer, as well as the archetypal relationships between these characters.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 16 Views 65 Downloads
Students 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 9 Views 26 Downloads
Literature and Art Through Our Eyes: African-American Artists
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of comprehension-building activities, including writing poetry based on their reflections, comparing different people groups through a graph, and creating a class mural.
3rd - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 283 Downloads
Math-Literature Connection: Counting with Jack the Builder
Connect literature (Jack the Builder) with mathematical concepts. In a series of computation, geometry and number sense activities, pupils count on to add, count back to subtract, build cylinders, cones, and rectangular prisms, and name numbers that are 1, 2 or 3 more than a given number.
K - 2nd Math 10 Views 92 Downloads
Rules and Responsibilities: Was It the Pied Piper's Fault?
Examine situations from children's literature to look at responsibility and connections between people. Listeners hear The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning and participate in a mock trial to determine who is responsible for the children's disappearance.
1st - 4th Language Arts 16 Views 106 Downloads