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Read and discuss a variety of books by different authors and have your class create their own book. They will identify the different parts of a book, then using a story they have already written, they enter their story and information into a story template, dedication page template, and author biography page template.
It's a fact: kids love bugs! With this lesson, young learners explore reading informational texts and conducting research while learning about their favorite insects. Spark learners' interest by reading a book about one kind of bug and having them record as much information as the can as you read. After sharing this with the class, let each learner pick their favorite bug to research and present on. Note: There are no suggested websites or scaffolding materials included in this resource.
Eighth graders examine, brainstorm, cluster, and skim how to use a variety of information resources to assist them in projects or reports. In addition, places to find those information resources as well as the parts of a book is covered in detail: library, encyclopedia, newspaper, almanac, Internet, etc.
Fourth graders explore a variety of information resources. They identify the parts of a book and practice skimming. Students use brainstorming skills and produce a list of library resources that could be used.
Fourth graders review a variety of information resources and identify parts of a book. They practice brainstorming and practice skimming. They review all the research resources that are found in the library.
Here is an engaging and educationally sound presentation on the parts of a book. The index, glossary, table of contents, and title page are all gone over. At the end of the presentation, learners are quizzed on what they have learned. This would be a good PowerPoint for any librarian to use when giving a lesson on the parts of a book.
A model based on The Torch Runner, by Dina Anastasio, headlines a two-page worksheet focused on writing a synopsis. Class members located the title of the book, the main idea, and the conclusion of the synopsis on the model, and then use the provided graphic organizer to craft one of their own. Consider including additional instruction on how to write a summary.
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and effect relationships and identifying the moral or theme in each of the book's four stories. Include this set of lessons in a unit on folktales, providing students exposure to stories from a variety of different cultures around the world.
Explore publishing by utilizing a document camera with your class. Readers will examine a real book and practice identifying the author, illustrator, and other parts of the title page. They then discuss the importance of these elements and use the document camera to view similar information from other books.
Choose a book (preferably about following directions and listening) and examine the parts with beginning readers. They listen as you introduce the title, author, and illustrator, then read the story. Although the different parts of this lesson plan don't follow an obvious sequence, they will keep scholars interested. They practice writing their name and create a self-portrait. Consider framing this as playing the role of an illustrator. Learners practice taking turns using a talking stick and listening to others in small groups. There are six questions for groups; only introduce them one at a time. Extension ideas are provided.
In this title page worksheet, students read information about the title page and copy the titles and authors from books on the blank title pages on the worksheet. Students copy two titles and authors.
Make learning the parts of a book fun by having pupils construct their own glossary entries, table of contents, and title page. Beginning with a review of text features and a hunt for examples, kids use previously written fables to create a title and glossary entry that is then included in a class anthology of fables. A rubric is included.
Learners explore nonfiction text. They identify the cover, title page, and table of contents of a nonfiction book. Pupils work in groups to create a chapter for a nonfiction class book about heroes.
Give your book report that extra pizzaz by typing it! After kids write a book report by hand, have them publish a final copy of a book report using word processing software. They view the How To Write a Book Report website, follow step-by-step directions to type in their book report, and publish a final copy.
Chrysanthemum is a story about a little mouse and her name. Kindergartners listen to the story, make predictions, then connect to the text by finding and writing their own name. This is a cute lesson which would be very appropriate to use at the start of the school year.
Fifth graders participate in activities to promote understanding of investing and saving. In this saving and investing lesson, 5th graders design a portfolio, play a card game and write a skit about the importance of investing.
Students review their notes, drawings, photos and writing from the field trip to share with the whole group. They make a fiction or nonfiction storybook as a group. They include writing from all students and can include artwork and photographs.
Students role-play the role of book critics in their classroom. Individually, they write an evaluation on each book they reading along with a book review. In groups, they examine a variety of professional book reviews and share their evaluations with the class.
Students summarize Night of the Twisters. In this guided reading lesson students read the book Night of the Twisters independently. Students discuss the story after reading and write a summary.
Pupils simulate the characters and plot from the classic children's book Charlotte's Web. After reading the book and viewing scenes from the movie, the class creates their own production of this well-loved tale. Tip: Record the play so everyone can watch it in its entirety.