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Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Three Toad Sloths. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students explore athleticism by reading a book in class. In this extreme sports lesson, students read the nonfiction book Sports on the Edge and discuss what makes a normal sport "extreme." Students answer sports related study questions and define sports vocabulary terms.
Young scholars complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Thurgood Marshall. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students explore world geography by analyzing a nonfiction book. In this waterfalls lesson plan, students read the book Victoria Falls and identify the location and history of the greatest waterfall on earth. Students define nature vocabulary terms and answer study questions about the book.
Students read and discuss nonfiction text. In this guided reading instructional activity, students discuss text features found in the text. Students read and discuss the story.
Students explore nonfiction comprehension strategies. In this literacy reading comprehension lesson plan, students access prior knowledge about buffalos, then read a short passage about this animal. Students reread the passage and highlight the key words and phrases as the teacher models this procedure on the overhead.
Fifth graders explore vocabulary by completing a graphic organizer in class. In this reading strategy instructional activity, 5th graders utilize glossaries, dictionaries and thesauruses to find word meanings to stories they are reading. Students define a list of several words and complete a vocabulary graphic organizer in class.
Discuss literary devices and the use of critical-thinking skills to analyze and identify elements of poetry. Learners read and analyze the poem "Time" by Valerie Bloom in order to explore different literary devices, such as similes. This is a quick and easy way to help your class better understand these concepts.
Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry passages test learners’ reading comprehension, as well as their knowledge of word meanings and literary terms. No answer key is included.
It's often confusing which word should be used to complete a sentence. Although this worksheet's title insinuates that idioms will be discussed, the practice section is just about using words like to, who, with, as, and that correctly. Pupils identify the correct wording for 19 sentences shown. 
First graders differentiate between different pieces of literary genres by participating in a hands-on activity. This includes a student assessment sheet.
Young scholars examine the characterisitics of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. They discuss what they think is on Titan and what the Huygens probe can tell them about the moon. They write a summary about the information they gathered during the instructional activity.
Students use their notes from previous lessons to write a paper on Saturn or Cassini. They share their writings with the class. They discover how everyone has a different learning style.
Learners consider a variety of well-known proverbs that refer to the weather. They research the scientific validity of these proverbs, conduct interviews about public perception of the proverbs and summarize their findings in writing.
Students create a mobile of various geometric designs to be usend to display information from a variety of texts. They add graphics as well as graphs and charts, color, design and artwork to express the ideas learned through the different texts which were read.
Learners create their own Saturn Discovery logs. They draw pictures of the planet and its founder. They share their drawings and writings with partners.
Students use their non-dominant hand to catch candy which they tossed in the air. They estimate how many they catch in a second round. They record and determine how the probability changed the second time.
Students listen to the reading of a book about the area of science they are currently studying.
Students organize their daily observation logs to write a nonfiction piece. They compare and contrast Saturn to other planets or write a summary. They use this piece of writing in future lessons.
Student compile information about a specific penguin. They design a PowerPoint slide to present information to the class. They use text for a variety of functions such as literary, informational and practical purposes.