Parts of a Book Teacher Resources
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ABC Order in the Library
Each day students participate in a different activity in the library. They listen to parts of "How a Book is Made," by Aliki. They discuss how a book looks as it coms off the press, how the spine information helps to locate books in the library and the parts of a book. Students create a cover for a book. They learn to use the districts online public access catalog, and complete pages for an alphabet book.
Read This Book
Students practice summarizing a story that they have read. They write a persuasive essay encouraging others to read the story they have finished. They are to create a movie trailer or advertisement to promote the book.
Responding with Reading
Explore the actions of emergency responders with youngsters. They will read a book pertaining to these careers and then write a summary of the book that includes a beginning, middle, and end. Note taking and illustrations will be used as a strategy in the lesson.
Harry the Dirty Dog
Students investigate the parts of a book by reading a story about a dog. In this reading comprehension lesson, students utilize their memory to place pictures from the book Harry the Dirty Dog in order from start to finish. Students create patterns using pictures of the title dog as either clean or dirty.
Huey, Louie, and What's His Name: Using Your School Library
Seventh graders choose the name of a prominent person and research that person's life in the library and on the Internet, in order to write an obituary that could be printed in a newspaper.
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.
Spelling Word Activities
In this spelling word worksheet, students practice reading and writing a list of spelling words which include words relating to the parts of a book such as prefix, appendix, index, contents, and bibliography. They use the word in the work bank to complete a crossword puzzles using the hints for the across and down boxes.
Parts of a Book
In this recognizing information in the Table of Contents and Index worksheet, students refer to the table of contents and index provided to help answer questions. Students write 5 answers.
Parts of a Book
Identify and analyze the various parts of a book by clicking on the link to play a game in this online matching activity. Learners will read through the terms and definitions then look through some of the books in the classroom and identify each part of the book. They will look for the author, illustrator, title, and so much more.
Make it Short, Sweet, and To the Point
Pupils are separated into three groups and assigned a separate part of the book "Class Picture Day." In their small group, they write down the main ideas and important information. The small groups each share their summaries and a class whole book summary is created.
What Costume Can You Make?
Young scholars explore masks and costumes and create their own versions. They discuss favorite characters from books and research costumes and masks. Following their research, they design their mask and costume and perform a play with them.
Writing with Technology
Fifth graders plan, write, edit, proofread, illustrate, and write their final stories on an Alpha Smart or other portable keyboard. They publish their own books, incorporating all the parts of a book.
Glossaries and Indexes
Fourth graders identify parts of a book including the glossary, index, and dedication. In this glossary and index lesson, 4th graders complete a worksheet after studying the glossary and index from a Houghton Mifflin Social Studies textbook.
Parts of a Book Synopsis
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.
Parts of a Book
Second graders access the Internet site working with a partner. They read each question on the web site. They complete a worksheet answering questions about parts of a book. They identify parts of a book.
What Is a Neuron?
Your class won't get on your nerves with this modeling activity! After teaching the structure and function of a neuron using the included diagrams, give individuals some clay and chenille stems so that they can make their own neuron model. This is the first instructional activity of an outstanding unit on brain chemistry, ideal for meeting middle school science standards and addressing the dangers of drug use at the same time!
New! Heart Rate and Exercise
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own heart rate, and then working individually or in partners, will analyze the effect of such activities as breathing deeply, doing jumping jacks, and listening to fast music. Finally, your young scientists will learn about the relationship between the body's need for more oxygen during physical activity and the heart's effort to deliver that oxygen. This is the third resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
Close Reading and Charting, Part II: The Iroquois People in Modern Times
Close reading skills are celebrated when fourth graders demonstrate their learning of the Iroquois people in modern times on T-charts, timelines, vote with their feet, and thumbs up/thumbs down. The informational text, The Iroquois: The Six Nations Confederacy, is not provided in these materials, but the book is available through other sources. Don't be deterred, the strategies and teaching techniques are great information and can be generalized to other informational text. Note:This plan is part of a larger ELA unit that also supplements social studies curriculum in the state of New York.
New! Challenge: Microgravity
What a festive way to examine what happens to the heart in different gravitational situations! Small groups place a water-filled balloon in different locations (on a table top, in a tub of water, and held in a vertical position), drawing the shape of the balloon each time. An article is included about g-force and orthostatic hypotension, a fascinating read to help address Common Core State Standards for scientific literacy! Although this is a fun instructional activity, if you are short on time, it can easily be left out of the unit.
New! Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades
While this first appears to be a description of 20 poetry activities, it is actually the introduction, rationale, and explanation of the activities and one sample lesson for "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. After a copy of the poem, you will find a nice instructional sequence that focuses on sound, figurative language, and theme. Related poems are listed and a graphic organizer is provided to use in small groups. Tip: Pair this lesson with your study of The Outsiders.