Language Arts Teacher Resources
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Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Predators and Prey
Reading is fantastic, especially when it's reading about bullfrogs. Kids get cozy with predator/prey relationships as they hone their information-reading skills. They start out as they read a portion of the text aloud, then they think-pair-share, and finally they finish up be re-reading the selected passage and completing a worksheet.
3rd Language Arts 67 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing to Explain: Gathering Details and Organizing Paragraphs
The first in a series of writing lessons included in a unit study of the Iroquois focuses on gathering information needed to craft a paragraph. Writers use the included four-square graphic organizer to record a topic sentence, details they plan to use, and a conclusion for their paragraph.
4th Language Arts 51 Views 116 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Issues: We've All Got Them: Language Arts/ Visual Arts Integration
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a different piece of artwork to critique and discuss in light of the social issues depicted in The Pearl.
7th - 8th Language Arts 91 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Listening Closely and Taking Notes in Expert Groups: Colonial Trade Podcast
The twelfth instructional activity of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous instructional activity, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical re-enactors.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 27 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Listening Closely and Taking Notes: Colonial Trade Podcast About the Wheelwright
Voices from the past. Young scholars listen to a podcast interview with a historical re-enactor as they continue their research in the eleventh lesson of this unit on colonial trade. Applying their close reading skills, learners first listen for the gist of the interview, summarizing what they hear in a single statement.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 25 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Paragraph Writing Instruction
Writing a paragraph from details found directly in a text is the central focus of this thorough and explicit lesson plan. Using the stories Nasreen's Secret School and Rain School, third graders are lead step-by-step through the basics of paragraph writing.
3rd Language Arts 139 Views 232 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Read: Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies
Fourth graders practice their close reading skills with a short text on conflict resolution. Working in pairs, learners read and reread the article Smart Speak by Marilyn Cram Donahue as they identify the main idea and use context clues to understand challenging vocabulary.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 203 Views 158 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Written Conversation: The Need for School Constitutions
Do schools need written constitutions? Fourth graders dive into this constructive conversation by answering, sharing, and discussing five relevant prompts. The written conversations protocol, a highly effective discussion management strategy, is included in additional materials.
4th Language Arts 16 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: On-Demand Informational Writing
Lesson 7 focuses on building academic vocabulary and writing an explanatory letter with supported textual evidence. For the first five minutes of the lesson, the educator reminds the class of how to read and refer to the accordion graphic organizer they previously created (see lesson 6 for chart & instructions).
3rd Language Arts 48 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Our Constitution: Linking Words and Phrases
Working with the organized class constitution created in the previous lesson, fourth graders learn how certain words and phrases can be used to improve the flow of a piece of writing. By reading aloud their writing, learners notice how the different sections seem very separate and disconnected from one another.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 42 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Organizing the Sections of Our Constitution
Young writers use the Iroquois Constitution as a model to help them organize their own class constitution in the seventh lesson of this unit. Using this historic text helps students better understand the structure of this type of writing, how each section has a main idea with supporting rules/laws.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 33 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Grade 4: Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 2 Inferring from a Primary Source: Close Read of Colonial Times Inventory
Teach your class about colonial America through an examination of primary documents. First though, start vocabulary notebooks for content-specific and academic vocabulary. Pupils can keep this record during the entire module. Once this is set up, learners move on to act as historians and read the primary source Inventory of John Allen, making inferences and using evidence from the text as support.
4th Language Arts 63 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learning About Farms in Colonial America: Explicit vs. Inferred Information
Aid your pupils in understanding the terms explicit and inferred while teaching them about colonial farmers. The third lesson plan in the module, this plan builds off the previous lesson plan and focuses heavily on inference. Learners analyze a photograph and read an article about colonial farmers, filling out a graphic organizer, and collaborating with others as they work.
4th Language Arts 59 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Designed
End of Unit 1 Assessment: Inferring and Synthesizing (From Two Texts) About Life in Colonial America
Close your colonial America unit with a performance-based assessment. Class members will show their proficiency in several skills including using details to back up inferences, determining the meaning of words in context, and synthesizing information from two texts on the same topic.
4th Language Arts 63 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Grade 4: Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 5 Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Inferring with Pictures and Text
Mark the mid-point in the module with the authentic assessment described and provided here. The focus of the assessment, and the unit as a whole, is inferring using pictures and text. Pupils are given an image, a graphic organizer, and an article, and must use explicit details to support their inferences.
4th Language Arts 31 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Grade 4: Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 3 Inferring: Who was John Allen?
Help your learners work with difficult or archaic words. A continuation of lesson two of this module, the plan here focuses on deciphering the Inventory of John Allen, in particular the unfamiliar words that make up much of the list. Add to the vocabulary list and brainstorm ways to figure out unknown words as a class before working on the text directly.
4th Language Arts 15 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Practicing Reading Closely: Section 1 of the Great Law of Peace (Iroquois Constitution)
The third lesson in a unit study of the Iroquois focuses on developing reading skills. Pupils brainstorm the actions of close readers and record these behaviors on an anchor chart entitled, “Close Readers Do These Things.” Guided by the list, the class begins a close reading of Section 1 of the Great Law of Peace (The Iroquois Constitution).
4th Language Arts 30 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing, Critique, and Revising: Two-Voice Poems (Chapter 14: "Las Ucas/Grapes")
Continue work on the two-piece poem that compares two characters from Esperanza Rising. Give class members a few minutes to finish their drafts. After they have a complete product, model how to critique and edit the poems with one group.
5th - 7th Language Arts 18 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit 1 Assessment and Close Read of Section 24 of the Great Law of Peace (Iroquois Constitution)
Assess what your young readers have learned about close reading by asking them to read an article and answer questions using evidence drawn from the provided text. Although part of a complete unit focused on the Iroquois, the assessment could be used independently.
4th Language Arts 28 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Designed