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Young scholars examine the events surrounding the Holocaust in World War II. After viewing a clip from "The War", they work together in groups to research the various responses from governments on the tradegy. To end the instructional activity, they write a journal entry about how to remember the victims and support the survivors.
Have your class practice determining whose point of view is being utilized throughout the course of a story. They begin by working as a class to create a chart which will provide textual examples that describe first and third person point of view. They then read the story, Where The Wild Things Are and write a paragraph describing what point of view is used, if it changed, and how they could tell.
Sixth graders read Katherine Paterson's novel, Bridge to Terabithia, and watch a video of Maurice Sendak's book, Where the Wild Things Are. They examine the characters in both stories that share similar characteristics. Students use the labels "static" and "dynamic" when considering the characters from the stories.
Young scholars explore the concept of the plant life cycle. In this life cycle lesson, students read a "wild thing" book and create their own "wild thing" using a potato and permanent marker and sprinkling grass seeds around it. Young scholars also write an acrostic poem about "wild things."