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From fantasy novel studies to informational text lessons, we've collected materials for every genre in your curriculum.
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Use drama to study and practice dialogue. Creative minds discuss what dialogue tells about a character, and how it can be used to advance the plot. They read a play, think about what they gleaned from dialogue, and record their observations in response logs.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 132 Downloads
The Miracle of the First Poinsettia
Connecting to literature and learning how to infer are two great reading strategies everyone needs to know. Here, the class will read along with the story The Miracle of the First Poinsettia, review folktales as a genre, and make predictions about the story based on textual inferences.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
A Brief History of the Short Story
Before you begin a unit on short stories, give your class some background information about the development of the short story. The presentation includes the history of the short story, starting with the first authors to explore and define the genre, and touches on the themes of short stories in various eras.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
"I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Reading
It is much easier for kids to know they have reached a goal when that goal is clearly defined. By providing sixth graders with a checklist of Common Core reading standards written in "I can" format, each child can keep track of his own progress throughout the school year.
6th Language Arts 40 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What's a Fable?
Third graders, while in the computer lab researching characteristics of the "fable" genre, compare two Aesop's fables on a Venn Diagram. They compare what they've learned about fables they have read to see if those characteristics are indeed present.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
Characteristics of Nonfiction
The second lesson in a series from ReadWorks.org, this lesson continues to explore the difference between fiction and nonfiction texts. The lesson opens with the teacher reviewing a class Venn diagram started in the last lesson. Together, the teacher and the class look through several more nonfiction texts, such as In the Wild: Leopards by Stephanie St.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 7 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Designed
First graders discover how heading help us make predictions. The class discusses how informational text typically has heading that can aid them in determining what a chapter will be about. They read the heading and make predictions for each section of the book, A First Look at Animals: On the Farm, and then check the text to see if their predictions where correct.
1st Language Arts 5 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explore the characteristics of realistic fiction by reading and then analyzing the book, Allie’s Basketball Dream by Barbara E. Barber. Using the I do, we do, you do model, learners practice identifying realistic fiction based on how realistic the events in the story are.
3rd Language Arts 6 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Young readers explore informational texts as they read a text entitled Giant Pandas by Gail Gibbons. The teacher will begin by explaining that one characteristic of informational texts is that they teach the reader new information and facts about a topic.
K - 2nd Language Arts 13 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
“. . . one man in his time plays many parts,/His acts being seven ages.” Jaques famous speech from Act II, scene vii of As you Like It sets the stage for an examination of the roles people play. Class members not only consider the roles played and masks worn by various characters in Shakespeare’s plays, but are also encouraged to examine their own.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Studying Documentaries Like a Writer - Looking For Persuasive Techniques
Revisit the documentaries viewed in the previous lesson in this series in order to take a look at the persuasive techniques employed by the documentary creators. Small groups watch the films a second time, taking notes on two provided questions.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Reading
This checklist combines all of the reading standards for the fifth grade, including reading literature, reading informational text, and reading foundational skills. Each standard is paraphrased and written in language that is more accessible to fifth graders.
5th Language Arts 23 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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K - 12th Classroom Support 12 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson 4: The Judiciary: A Brief Introduction to the Courts System
Focusing on the judicial branch of government, the fourth instructional activity in this series explores the structure of the US courts system. Beginning with an engaging activity based on the short story The Lady or the Tiger, students go on to examine the different types of courts and the difference between civil and criminal law.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 33 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Colorful Fall Fun
Students explore problem solving techniques. In this problem solving lesson, Students read Clifford's First Halloween and identify what Clifford did to solve his problem. Additional Fall activities are included using Clifford's First Autumn.
Pre-K - 2nd Social Studies & History 14 Views 66 Downloads