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"The Clever Monkey"
First graders read and discuss the story elements of the book "The Clever Monkey" by Rob Cleveland. They discuss the continent of Africa, then answer story comprehension questions. Students then complete words, adjectives, sequencing, and inference worksheets that are related to the story.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
"The Clever Monkey"
Second graders complete a variety of activities related to the book "The Clever Monkey" by Rob Cleveland. They answer story comprehension questions, and rewrite the story. Students also complete a comprehension and fact or opinion worksheet, and write a radio announcement using descriptive words.
2nd Language Arts 6 Views 16 Downloads
Plot and Conflict in W.W. Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw"
Tenth graders analyze the use of literary elements in W.W. Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw." Literary analysis is accomplished by a review of the plot and order of events in the story. Learners work in pairs to match the events from the story to the correct part of plot and complete a plot diagram.
10th Language Arts 15 Views 110 Downloads
Foreshadowing and Prediction: W.W. Jacob's, "The Monkey's Paw"
W.W. Jacobs' story "The Monkey's Paw" provides plenty of foreshadowing which readers use to make predictions in this tightly composed, sound instructional plan. Your class reads the story, recording predictions and checking for veracity at the end.
9th - 10th Language Arts 32 Views 132 Downloads
How to Speak Monkey: The Language of Cotton-Top Tamarins
Tamarin monkey language can be categorized by stem upsweep, duration, peak frequency, and frequency change. Although other complex terminology is used to describe the 38 calls of this species, the video is easy to follow and a fascinating find to add to your animal behavior curriculum.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting
Read and compare a passage from The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis and "The Monkey Garden" by Sandra Cisneros. Beginning with The Magician's Nephew, the class reads each story, underlining lines that relate to the significance of secret places.
7th - 8th Language Arts 30 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Summer of the Monkeys
While reading the book Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls, the class ties together the core reading objectives, which are making predictions, comprehending new information, reading for author's purpose, independence in reading, and creating text.
6th - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 56 Downloads
Monkey for Sale
Second graders use play quarters to "purchase" items. They discuss how these are choices the character in the story they will read has to make. Students read the book "Monkey for Sale." They discuss the choices Luzolo makes and how she manages to get the items she wants (bartering).
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Clever Monkey Rides Again
Students explore a West African folktale. In this folktale lesson, students read the book The Clever Monkey Rides Again and discuss the trickster characters from the tale. Students participate in a discussion about the folktale and complete an included worksheet.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 5 Views 32 Downloads
The Monkey Dance: Exploring Balinese Culture
Students explore Balinese culture. In this Balinese integrated fine arts activity, students listen to a podcast of "The Monkey Dance," taking notes about important features of the dance. Students participate in a jigsaw cooperative learning experience in which they research various aspects of Balinese dance and share what they learned.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 42 Downloads
The Clever Monkey Rides Again
Students read and explore a West African folktale. In this folktale lesson, students read the book The Clever Monkey Rides Again and examine West African proverbs. There are several related multi-subject extensions on this lesson which include rhyming words from the text, calculating the measurements of a West African elephant, and drawing a picture of an African jungle.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
Here is a rare gem for physics teachers! An engaging collection of slides opens with a question about aiming a slingshot at a monkey as it lets go of the branch from which it hangs. Projectile motion concepts are presented with graphics, graphs, equations, and explanations.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 53 Downloads
Monkey and Rabbit Together
Engage young ones and explain grammar with the folk tale Monkey and Rabbit Together. Using a list of verbs from the story, young readers work on verb participles and proper speech habits. The story itself is not included. Social studies and performing arts extensions are suggested as well.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Arctic Monkeys Lyrics
Research using the Internet is an important skill for High schoolers. Here, they can sharpen these skills by searching the Internet to find the answers to trivia questions that focus on questions about the band, Arctic Monkeys. There are 10 questions posed regarding lyrics to their songs.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 0 Downloads