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Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Students begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first pages of chapter 2, before working in small groups to answer text-dependent questions using sticky notes to locate supporting evidence in the book.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 54 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learning from Aionwahta and Danny's Father (Chapter 4, "The Visit")
Fourth graders continue reading and discussing Eagle Song in the thirteenth lesson of a literature unit. Starting with small group discussions about different aspects of Native American culture, readers analyze the beliefs held by characters in the story.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 34 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explaining the Themes of Eagle Song: (Chapter 8, "Peace")
Your class reaches the end of the novel Eagle Song as young readers focus on determining the theme of this story. Similar to previous lessons in the unit, the teacher begins with a read aloud of the first few pages of chapter 8, before asking students to finish the chapter independently.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 83 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Danny Responds to Conflict (Chapter 5, "The Longest Day")
As they continue to read Eagle Song, learners further develop their reading comprehension skills while working collaboratively with their peers. Following a similar format to previous lessons in this unit, the teacher reads aloud the first few pages of chapter 5 while students work in groups to answer text-dependent questions, supporting their responses with specific examples from the book.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 56 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently reads chapter 3, using sticky notes to identify specific details showing similarities and differences between the two pieces of writing.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 54 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Parts of a Book
I really like this charming presentation on the parts of a book. This PowerPoint is designed for very young readers, and colorfully shows these important elements. The information on the cover of a book, the table of contents, the glossary, and the index are all covered here.
K - 1st Language Arts 48 Views 99 Downloads
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
7th - 8th Language Arts 108 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Nonfiction Books: Table of Contents and Index
How do you find what you're looking for when reading a nonfiction book? Even first graders can learn how to use a table of contents and an index. They use the provided images of each to locate information and answer nine questions.
1st Language Arts 19 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
My First Book
Introduce young writers to the process of writing a book. Start by reading a book of your choice and discussing the essential elements of any book such as the cover, story, and illustrations as well as who is responsible for each section: the publisher, author, and illustrator.
K - 2nd Language Arts 5 Views 45 Downloads
Bas-Relief Book Report
Students, after reading a variety of books, choose one book to analyze story events and summarizes them in one illustration for a book jacket cover. They gather information about bas-relief sculpture and use that technique to create a book report to present to others.
4th - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 10 Downloads
Inferring Theme (Chapter 7, "A Falling Eagle")
As your class nears the end of the book Eagle Song, young readers stop to self-assess their progress toward the learning goals of this unit before continuing on with the story. This short, but effective self-assessment requires learners to describe in writing what they have done in order to meet each of the four learning targets.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 42 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Body Mass Index (BMI)
How do you calculate your Body Mass Index, and why is this information a valuable indicator of health? Your class members will discover not only what BMI is and practice calculating it using the height and weight of six fictitious individuals, but in the process they will also learn valuable skills of interpreting information, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions based on evidence.
3rd - 8th Science 77 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Dinosaurs Before Dark
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education students, this resource provides reading comprehension, vocabulary, and extension activities for each chapter of the book, creating a throughly engaging reading experience.
1st - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Contents and Index
It's important for your readers to understand features of informational text such as index and table of contents, so give them this visual activity to get started. They read a brief explanation of informational text, then look at an example about pets.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 49 Views 187 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Under the Sea
Students explore the sea. In this sea lesson, students fill out KWL charts and read non-fiction books about the sea. Students find and use the table of contents, index, and glossary. Students sort ocean animals into different categories according to their ecosystem.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 15 Views 199 Downloads
The Three R's: Read, Research, Report
Third graders choose a book, read, and report what they read. Using the three R's, they will watch a video of an author giving a book talk. Then, they discuss the video as a class. Next, they organize information from their chosen book to give their own book talk based on the model they observed.
3rd Language Arts 8 Views 180 Downloads
My Community Book
Young learners examine different places in their neighborhood using informational texts. First they identify a place that they like to play and predict if it will be in the nonfiction book Community at Play.They will share their favorite place and their prediction with a partner before listening to the story.
K - 3rd Language Arts 18 Views 326 Downloads
Introduce: Cause and Effect
Introduce beginning readers to cause and effect in a story by exploring it together. Learners make predictions about a book based on its cover, title, and a brief flip through the pages. They listen to an explanation of cause and effect before applying these ideas to a book you read together.
K - 3rd Language Arts 46 Views 147 Downloads
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending student learning with this series of supplemental activities.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Close Reading of That Book Woman: How Did People Access Books in Rural Areas of the United States?
In this ninth lesson in a larger beginning-of-the-year unit, close reading skills are used independently to find the gist of the story That Book Woman. Rereading for important details is the targeted skill to unlock a deeper understanding of the story and create a richer learning experience.
3rd Language Arts 50 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Designed