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Revisiting Big Metaphors and Themes: Revising and Beginning to Perform Two-Voice Poems
Now that your class has read all of Esperanza Rising, take the time to tackle big metaphors and themes. Pupils will participate in an activity called Chalk Talk, in which they circulate around the room in small groups and add comments to charts that are labeled with five metaphors in the novel.
5th - 7th Language Arts 64 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Designed
End-Of-Unit 2 Assessment: On-Demand Analytical Essay About How Esperanza Changes Over Time
Close the unit on Esperanza Rising with an in-class analytic essay on how Esperanza changes over the course of the novel. Writers can use any of their notes and work from the unit as well as their drafts of the first two paragraphs of the essay to aid them in composing the final product.
5th - 7th Language Arts 34 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Paragraph Writing, Part II
Come up with a list of requirements for this expository essay on Esperanza's character in Esperanza Rising as a class and use the list to guide class writing. Here, learners will complete the first paragraph, discuss their notes for the second paragraph, and then compose the second paragraph.
5th - 7th Language Arts 60 Views 106 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Constructing a paragraph from notes using close reading skills and visible thinking strategies is the focus of a great plan that is part of a larger unit. In earlier lessons, 4th graders deconstructed informational text and learned how to take notes on graphic organizers.
4th Language Arts 83 Views 192 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Critiquing and Polishing Our Explanatory Paragraphs
With their constitution paragraph drafts in hand, fourth graders work in pairs to critique and revise each other's writing. This process can be very challenging for young writers, but a praise-question-suggest protocol is outlined in the lesson that emphasizes giving kind, specific, and helpful feedback.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 20 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review POW! A Peanuts Collection
Make a study of Charles M. Scultz's famous comic strip Peanuts in your language arts class. Class members read and discuss the baseball-themed book POW! A Peanuts Collection. After talking about themes and vocabulary, they complete Charlie Brown activities, including research reports and writing assignments.
6 mins 3rd - 7th Language Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading and Taking Notes on Colonial Trades
In the tenth lesson of this unit, young scholars learn to categorize information as they continue researching their colonial trade. During guided practice, the teacher models how to read informational text slowly while sorting the information into short bulleted notes.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 61 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge: Colonial Craftspeople
In the first lesson of this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders gain background knowledge of different jobs performed by early colonists. The class begins with a slide show presentation that includes a variety of great photographs depicting different trades in colonial America, during which learners work in small groups to take notes and make inferences about each occupation.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 72 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Continued Close Reading of Rain School: Text -Dependent Questions and Vocabulary
The engaging story Rain School is further explored in the third instructional activity of a larger unit that explicitly teaches close reading skills by answering questions whose answers can only be found inside the text. Through teacher modeling and guided instruction, third graders use sticky notes to cite evidence from the text and record important details to use later on their worksheets.
3rd Language Arts 89 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Continued Close Reading of Nasreen's Secret School: Discussions of Questions and Evidence
Third graders answer text-dependent questions of the story Nasreen's Secret School both independently and then collaboratively through using the carousel of questions strategy. This plan is the seventh lesson in a larger unit that is perfect for the beginning of the year.
3rd Language Arts 21 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Informative Paragraph Pre-Assessment: What Is One Reason You Want the Power of Reading?
This writing pre-assessment has minimal instruction but maximum support and encouragement. It begins with a review of the book, Rain School, through a think-pair-share and small group discussion. The discussion focuses on the idea that reading is powerful, and learners explore why they want to have that power.
3rd Language Arts 29 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Continued Close Reading of That Book Woman: Text-Dependent Questions and Vocabulary
Explicitly explained and delightfully detailed are two ways to describe this tenth lesson in a larger unit designed for the first few weeks of third grade. Learners continue to use and develop previously learned close reading skills, answering text-dependent questions and expanding vocabulary, with the current heart-warming story That Book Woman.
3rd Language Arts 36 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Continued Close Reading of Thank You, Mr. Falker: Text Dependent Questions and Vocabulary
In the second lesson plan in a series that revolves around the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker, learners practice the skill of answering direct questions from the text while using complete sentences. After a teacher-led review of how to write answers using a full sentence, pupils complete a worksheet (embedded in the plan), which has four questions that have to do with the story.
3rd Language Arts 74 Views 151 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Reading of Nasreen's Secret School: How Do People Access Books in Afghanistan?
Third graders continue to practice the close reading skills of capturing the gist and reading again for important details in the sixth lesson in a larger unit. This is a great beginning-of-the-year unit for establishing visible thinking routines and norms in the classroom.
3rd Language Arts 36 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
End of Unit 1 Assessment: Close Reading and Powerful Note-Taking on My Own
As the final lesson in a larger beginning-of-the-year unit to establish routines and teach close reading skills, this plan is designed as an assessment piece. Using the story, The Librarian of Basra, learners independently complete three activities previously practiced: finding the gist and identifying unknown vocabulary, reading again for important details, and powerful notetaking for answering text-dependent questions.
3rd Language Arts 27 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge About Physical Environment: What Makes it Hard for Some People to Get Books?
How far would your pupils go to be able to have access to books? Revisit Heather Henson and David Small's That Book Woman and challenge class members to take on the role of Cal or the Book Woman. By putting themselves in someone else's place, learners will discover different perspectives and understand better the envrionmental difficulties that Cal and the Book Woman face.
3rd Language Arts 25 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About the Importance of Religion in Colonial America
Improve class understanding of colonial times by reading an informational text and filling out the accompanying graphic organizer. Class members work with a partner to read, take notes, make inferences, and synthesize information.The lesson does not provide a copy of If You Lived in Colonial Times, so you will need to find the text.
4th Language Arts 118 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Reading of Waiting for the Biblioburro: Finding the Main Message and Taking Notes
Expose your class to Waiting for the Biblioburro, narrative nonfiction that will act as the bridge between ficiton and informational texts to come. Class members do a close reading of the text, looking at excerpts instead of the whole text to make it more manageable.
3rd Language Arts 39 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Designed