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New Review Using Historic Digital Newspapers for National History Day
Your learners will take a trip through history as they peruse through historic digitalized newspapers, reading real articles from such historical periods in the United States as the Temperance movement and passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as the teacher reads aloud a text about a New York merchant, taking categorized notes on the information they hear.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 320 Views 227 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 instructional activity 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 130 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the plan also includes photographs of Chicago, historic and contemporary articles, and directions for an argumentative writing assignment.
6th Language Arts 80 Views 179 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
7th - 8th Language Arts 107 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Final Word
Although this lesson is based on “Final Word,” Craig Wilson’s USA Today column, the strategies could be adapted to any local columnist. After reading three articles independently, groups share observations about content and style used by the author and then each member crafts an article in the author’s style.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Island of the Blue Dolphins Final Project
As your class finishes its reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins, allow your students to choose from this list of final projects. From creating a shoebox museum or researching modern day survival stories, to writing a diary or newspaper article, this resource provides a wide variety of opportunities for learners to demonstrate their understanding of the book.
4th - 6th Language Arts 28 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Active Reading with American History
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility online, practice fact checking, assess their own ability to read actively and skeptically, and write memos that educate others on how to do so.
5th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 379 Downloads
New Review A Reading Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall
Eliminate the hard work of creating an entire literature unit with this reading guide for the novel Sarah, Plain and Tall. From background information about the author and her motivation for writing the story to reading comprehension questions an extension activities, this resource provides everything a teacher needs to dive their class into a reading of this award-winning book.
1st - 5th Language Arts 19 Views 10 Downloads
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 28 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Working on the Slant
Compare and contrast a major news story from various newspapers. How does the perspective change? Are certain things included in some of the stories and left out of others? Have pupils complete a graphic organizer to compare how different newspapers cover a specific news story, and then have learners write an essay discussing their observations.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 218 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Study Guides: Of Mice and Men
Here is a widely applicable set of materials to enhance any reading task. You'll find graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, a reading schedule, study guides, a story plot flow chart, and a character map. Resource is designated for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but these materials would work for any literary text, at home or in the classroom.
9th - 10th Language Arts 45 Views 507 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Literary Newspaper: Candide
Prejudice? Religious intolerance? Political sedition? Class distinction? Plight of women? Voltaire satire, anyone? A literary newspaper offers an opportunity for readers of Candide to make text-to-self and text-to-world connections as they analyze themes in the novella and connect them to current events.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 11 Downloads
If You Give...Series Teaching Guide
If you give teachers a few good ideas, they can really bring a story to life. Included in this resource are dozens of activities to use as your class reads books in the If You Give... series. From holding puppet shows and creating comic strips, to building kites and baking cookies, there are more than enough ideas to engage your class in the reading of these entertaining stories.
K - 3rd Language Arts 159 Views 142 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone
Good grief? Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Grief" and Emily Dickinson's "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" are the focus of a series of close reading activities that ask groups to compare the point of view and tone of these two poems on the same subject.
11th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Teacher's Guide: The Pinballs
Dive your class into the novel The Pinballs by Betsy Byars with the support of this reading guide. Including short answer questions, a multiple choice comprehension quiz, and extension activities, a variety of materials are provided for building a literature unit around this book.
4th - 6th Language Arts 17 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Author’s Purpose in a Newspaper
Between news articles, editorials, and comic strips, many different types of writing are presented to readers in a newspaper. The first lesson in this series helps children make sense of all this information by teaching them the key characteristics of informational, entertaining, and persuasive writing.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 33 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Narrative of the Captivity Close Reading
The instructor models close reading, read aloud, think aloud, and text marking strategies before class members tackle Mary White Rowlandson's story of her experiences and reflections on the time spent as a captive during King Philip's War. The focus here is on investigating the Biblical allusions and historical references to better understand Rowlandson's narrative.
11th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed