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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 3 Views 42 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 8 Views 8 Downloads
Coast-to-Coast Book Design-Part 1: What is a book?
In this first of four lessons on book design, students are introduced to the vocabulary of book design through the use of bookwalks and a non-linear PowerPoint presentation in game-show (Jeopardy!) format.
6th - 9th Language Arts 4 Views 7 Downloads
Alphabet & Number Books for Young Children
First graders create either an alphabet or number book using Kid Pix software. In this alphabet and/or number unit, 1st graders design a themed alphabet and/or number book using the Kid Pix software over the course of three weeks. Students work collaboratively with an older student, teacher, or adult volunteer for assistance.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 38 Views 95 Downloads
Exploring the World of Comic Book Heroes
Students explore comic book superheroes. They make connections between their adventures and everyday life experiences. They work in collaborative groups to conduct research, design cover art, and create an interactive Venn diagram comparing real life heroes and comic book superheroes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 17 Views 70 Downloads
Parts of a Book
In this parts of a book worksheet, learners review the definitions for title page, copyright page, table of contents, and index. Students then use the example pages for a title page, copyright page, and table of contents page to answer the question.
6th - 7th Language Arts 17 Views 120 Downloads
Julie Chen: Thinking Outside the Book
Students create an original art book after studying nontraditional boomaking. In this visual arts lesson, students watch a video on the work of Julie Chen and discuss the concept of books as three-dimensional art. Then students are asked to create a nontraditional art book.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Reading Comprehension: Guinness Book of World Records
If your learners are curious about human achievement, superlatives, or esoteric trivia, the Guinness Book of Records is a way to tap into instrinsic motivation and relevance. Here's an informational reading that will grab their attention while they practice comprehension strategies, making inferences, vocabulary development, and test prep.
6th - 10th Language Arts 60 Views 617 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 15 Views 323 Downloads
Research and Study Skills: Textbook/Trade Book
What is the difference between a textbook and a trade book? Learners read the short passage and information provided before completing the questions that follow. A home activity is also provided that encourages parents to flip through a textbook with their child.
4th - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 198 Downloads
Table of Contents and Index
Have your class investigate the use of a table of contents and index to find information. They identify characteristics of informational books and add them to a chart, then demonstrate how to use the index and table of contents by trying to locate specific information in a text.
1st Language Arts 23 Views 60 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 51 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable