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My Side of the Mountain
Young scholars complete activities with the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. In this literature lesson, students read the book and discuss the concept of human capital. They complete a KWLH chart and two assessments.
4th - 6th Language Arts 21 Views 105 Downloads
Guided Reading: my Side of the Mountain
Guide your students through My Side of the Mountain with this resource guide. They will respond in writing to what they read in the book and complete various other activiites. After reading independently and discussing what they read with their classmates they will move through chapter activities.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 111 Downloads
Adventures in Nature: Plants and Animals
Sixth graders complete a venn diagram. In this plants and animals lesson, 6th graders read a books that contains facts about night creatures and add the words predator and pangolins to the word wall. Students read the book The Waterfall and discuss the figurative language present.
6th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads
Whittling and Sculpting
Students create sculptures while practicing whittling. In this arts and crafts lesson, students utilize a knife and sculpt soap models based on the novel My Side of the Mountain. Students may work on their models outside of class.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Living in the Wild
Students write a story on surviving in the woods. In this living off the land lesson, students discuss lifestyles of the Paleo Indians, the Archaic Indians, the Mississippian Indians, and the Woodland Indians and compare their lifestyles to that of Sam Gribley in My Side of the Mountain.
5th - 7th Language Arts 9 Views 30 Downloads
ReQuest and Motor Imaging with My Side of the Mountain
Fifth graders read "My Side of the Mountain." They create a pantomime using vocabulary words from the story. Students create three questions about the reading. They discuss the passage they read and act out words to help them better understand and remember their meanings.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Adventures in Nature: Lesson 1
Sixth graders are introduced to the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. In this literature lesson, 6th graders watch a video about the author that explains her book writing and history as a naturalist. They answer comprehension questions.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads
Adventures in Nature: Lesson 11
Sixth graders complete activities with the book My Side of the Mountain. In this literature lesson, 6th graders read pages 131- 160 using students in the class as narrators and characters. They put more animals and plants in their nature book.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Adventures in Nature: Lesson 14
Sixth graders look at conservation. In this conservation lesson plan, 6th graders use the Internet to find websites about conservation and the animal world. They compare Henry Climbs a Mountain by D.B. Thomas to My Side of the Mountain.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies lesson. Fifth graders explain how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the environment, and focus on eight essential questions which cover migration, cultural, religius, agricultural, and social practices of the settlements.
5th Language Arts 53 Views 230 Downloads
Adventures in Nature: Lesson 6
Sixth graders complete activities with the book My Side of the Mountain. In this literature lesson, 6th graders read pages 50 - 58 and add to their animal and plant book. They look online and in encyclopedias for information about a particular animal's body structure.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a variety of locations, graph the data, and examine the geographical features such as mountains or oceans that affect a given location's climate.
4th - 8th Science 39 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
Fifth graders complete a survival guide of Sam's days in the wilderness, complete prediction page before reading and review predictions at the end, discuss events from the story that they think could happen in real life and the ones that could happen to them.
5th Language Arts 6 Views 19 Downloads
New Review Narrative Writing
If you're looking to start a unit based around narrative writing, make sure to consider this resource while you're planning. This book covers five topics: writing personal narratives, writing narratives about others, writing narratives about literature, story writing, and composition skills.
5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
New Review Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion questions about characterization and plot, and projects after kids have finished reading.
4th - 7th Language Arts 37 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book.
4th - 6th Language Arts 132 Views 100 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Adventures in Nature: PowerPoint Presentation
Sixth graders find facts about a specific animal. In this research lesson, 6th graders wrap up their unit on animals and pick one animal to research and present to the class using PowerPoint. Students use the dash facts method to collect their information on topics such as appearance, food and habitat.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Encounters
Each literary skill is linked to a part of speech in this ELD lesson plan, which works with three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Grizzly Bear Family Book, The Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home," and "My Side of the Mountain"). Learners practice making generalizations with adverbs, noting details with prepositions, and drawing conclusions with pronouns.
5th English Language Development 12 Views 60 Downloads
Landforms and Erosion
Pupils simulate erosion. In this landforms lesson, students create a model mountain out of a pile of rocks and simulate rain to discuss the act of erosion. Pupils explain what happens in their own words and the teacher introduces the correct terminology.
K Science 3 Views 9 Downloads