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Poetry: Walking With My Iguana
Bring a little excitement to your next poetry analysis lesson. Using the highly energetic poem "Walking With My Iguana," learners consider poem structure and rhyme. They listen to the poem, discuss the rhythm and tone with their classmates, then view the words of the poem on the Internet.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
I Wanna [Something]...
Students explore the writing traits of voice and word choice. In this 6 traits of writing lesson plan, students listen to and discuss I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff. Students analyze a persuasive letter and then draft their own persuasive letters.
2nd - 7th English Language Arts
I Wanna What?
Introduce persuasive writing by reading the book I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff. In this word choice lesson learners listen as the teacher reads the book aloud. The teacher stops to discuss persuasive vocabulary and the difference between begging and persuading.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
How to Write a Movie Review from a Pet's Perspective
When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion to brainstorm and list the criteria for a good movie.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
The Interesting Iguana
Students practice the representation of i=/i/ in correspondence and spoken words. They study spelling and reading words with i=/i/ in letterboxes, circling words in pictures that show words containing /i/, and view a chart with "The interesting iguana went inside the pit filled with insects" on it.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Adventures
Excite the animal lovers in your 1st grade class with this lesson! After reading three animal stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Sleeping Pig," "EEK! There's a Mouse in the House," and "Red-Eyed Tree Frog"), learners practice sequencing events in past tense.
1st English Language Arts
The Spanish Spot Issue #2
The Spanish Spot provides a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a free grammar lesson, an activity, and a quiz! This issue's focus is Puerto Vallarta and weather related vocabulary. The packet is informative, and there's information on different audio resources after the activity sheets.
6th - 8th Languages
New Review Graphic Organizers for Reading Strategies
Help your pupils grow the reading strategies they need to succeed by supporting them with various graphic organizers. This packet includes a wealth of attractively formatted graphic organizers for predicting, keeping track of plot, examining author's purpose, summarizing, analyzing poetry, picking apart informational texts, improving vocabulary, connecting to prior knowledge, and more!
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Adaptable
Isabelle the Icky Iguana
Learners practice the sound and spelling of the short vowel /i/. They identify the short /i/ sound in spoken and written words. The tongue twister "Isabelle iguana is in her igloo," and "Tin Man Fix It," along with Elkonin letter boxes are stressed within this lesson.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Iggy is Icky Sticky
Second graders explore short vowels and their help in the development of phonemic awareness. They gain experience of the correspondence /i/. Students illustrate the correspondence by using memorable techniques used in showing /i/ in spoken and written words.
2nd English Language Arts