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Reading Comprehension: Jamaica Louise James
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students cut out 5 bookmarks. Each bookmark focuses on a story element in the book Jamaica Louise James by Amy Hest. Students answer the questions on the bookmarks. Included are: making inferences, drawing conclusions, details, character and predictions.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 6 Views 53 Downloads
Jamaica Teaches Moral Lessons
Young readers analyze a character from a story, discovering her dilemmas and problems. In this character analysis lesson, students analyze a character named Jamaica in a few different stories. They discover the problems she's going through and create solutions for her.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
"Stolen from Africa, brought to America,/Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival." Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldiers" provides high schoolers an opportunity to explore the rich history of the Rastafarians in Jamaica and the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800s.
11th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Making and Monitoring Predictions-Pet Advice and Jamaica Bay
Students practice making predictions. In this comprehension lesson, students use videos to practice making predictions about the content. Students complete a handout with details about why they made certain predictions during their viewing of the video.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Community Symbols: Heroes and Leaders
Learners research the importance of community leaders in portraits. For this art history lesson, students look at the painting "The Ascension of Simon Bolivar on Mount Jamaica" and discuss what they see in the portrait. Learners research a leader in their own community and make a portrait of that person.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Around Town
Tour the town with this ELD activity, which involves three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Chinatown," "A Trip to the Firehouse," "Big Bushy Mustache," and "Jamaica Louise James"). Learners practice their future tense and prepositions, as well as literary skills such as making judgments and inferences.
2nd English Language Development 13 Views 70 Downloads
Teaching Descriptive Word Usage
Second graders practice their creative writing by using descriptive words. In this language arts instructional activity, 2nd graders utilize their best descriptive writing to elaborate on one of 20 different bean bag characters. Students listen to their classmates describe a bean bag character and use their descriptions to locate the correct one.
2nd Language Arts 5 Views 43 Downloads
Breaking English News - Obama Says BP Must Pay for Oil Spill Clean-up
For this ESL/ELL reading comprehension worksheet, students read or listen to an article entitled, "Obama Says BP Must Pay for Oil Spill Clean-up." They participate in discussion activities, and complete a variety of question types to develop vocabulary and reading comprehension.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Main and Secondary Characters
Identify main and secondary characters from a fiction story. Kindergartners do a picture walk with the teacher, and then do the identifying on their own with another book. A good assignment for groups or a whole class to complete.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Once Upon a Time: Writing Stories about Reading
Students read a New York Times article to examine strong first person voice in essays about reading. They write their own first person essays about some aspect of reading, participate in peer review, and re-writing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
The Geophysics And Cultural Aspects of the Greater Antilles
Students determine location by using longitude and latitude. They measure to the minute longitude and latitude of a place and select a body of land and determine its location. They approximate time zones by using every 15 degrees of longitudinal change to represent 1 hr.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Teaching the Novel in Context
Students write a context paper. For this teaching the novel in context lesson, students view a primary sources to recreate the cultural and historical context of the novel. Students make the connection between the literary text and historical events by researching the setting and discussing historical context in small groups.
Higher Ed Language Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads