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Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to demonstrate how it changes depending on who's telling the tale. Through a series of whole class and small group activities, students explore the development of each character by analyzing their actions, thoughts, and spoken words. Appropriate for a wide range of grade levels, this lesson plan provides an excellent opportunity for teaching about a number of different topics related to narrative writing.
Teaching young learners about point of view is a walk in the park with this two day lesson plan. Through class readings of the the children's books Seven Blind Mice and Voices in the Park, young readers learn to differentiate between the points of view of different characters in a story. To demonstrate their understanding of this concept, children use evidence from the stories to complete a graphic organizer and draw faces and write thought bubbles representing the perspective of each character. This resource would make a great addition to a lesson series on character development in narrative writing.
Students listen to a story about Rosa Parks and examine the bus seating rules of the 1950s. In this civil rights movement lesson, the teacher reads students a book about Rosa Parks, then students complete a worksheet with a diagram of the bus seating arrangements in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. Students use classroom materials to role play the scene on the bus when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.
Rosa Parks proves that one person, no matter their race, can make a difference.
Learners will learn about the National Park System in the United States and, through exploration of the parks (in books, magazines, maps, and on the Internet), identify human modifications to the physical environment and the intended and unintended effects of those modifications.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes 58 state names. Students identify the names of the national parks in the listed states in 5 minutes.
Sixth graders examine implicit and explicit opinions in a text about Rosa Parks. In this explicit and implicit opinions lesson, 6th graders participate in direct teaching, guided practice, and independent practice while reading an autobiography of Rosa Parks. They discuss the different types of opinions, build vocabulary, and complete the associated worksheets.
Students read and respond to the book, Dear Mrs. Parks. In this African-American literature lesson, students read the text and examine several vocabulary words from the text. Students answer 11 discussion questions and participate in literature circles. Suggested writing activities accompany this lesson.
Young scholars discuss the effects of isolating areas in a park to make "islands" for nature. In this nature activity, students role play park rangers who are developing a new section of the park. Young scholars work in groups to plan a park, after several class discussions.
In this book review learning exercise, students interactively answer seven multiple choice questions about the book, Gorky Park, with immediate online feedback.
In this Jurassic Park III activity and progress test worksheet, high schoolers respond to a total of 17 multiple choice, matching and fill-in-the-blank questions pertaining to the movie.
Learners conduct research to discover about Mrs. Rosa Parks' historic role in the U.S. civil rights movement. They create an original artwork to depict the setting in which Mrs. Parks acted for fairness and then create a puppet show to reenact Mrs. Parks' experiences on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Denali National Park. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book A Nation of Parks. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Gooseberry Park. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students look at the rights and laws created to assist individuals with physical disabilities. For this lesson on fair treatment for all, students discuss symbols that related to people with disabilities. They create a new parking pass for disabled individuals, using their own symbols.
In this comprehension learning exercise, students complete ten multiple choice questions about the book, "Jurassic Park The Novel." These questions contain concepts such as character actions, dinosaur names, setting, character names, and more.
Students create visual displays of Yellowstone National Park. For this US geography lesson, students display posters of the important information related to the park. Students take notes while viewing a video, and use those notes to decipher which information should be included on their posters.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Life of Rosa Parks. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students identify examples of humans altering nature and the positive and negative effects of these behaviors for both humans and nature. They assess the impact of tourism on specific national parks, as well as conservation efforts in those parks.