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Third graders access prior knowledge of mottos and proverbs.  In this proverb instructional activity, 3rd graders research African and American proverbs by interviewing family and friends. Students research the Internet for African proverbs. Students illustrate their proverbs and share them. 
Third graders illustrate proverbs. In this proverbs comparison lesson, 3rd graders interview family and friends to obtain proverbs and research African proverbs. Students pick one family proverb and one African proverb to illustrate.
Fourth graders select one or more Chinese characters and paint them on watercolor paper using information gathered about Chinese calligraphy. Chinese proverbs are also emphasized in this 4th grade art lesson.
Students are introduced to concepts of honesty and responsible conduct after listening to a Chinese proverb. After sequencing the story and learning about Chinese culture, students plant marigolds. The children will monitor plant progress and transplant on school grounds.
Students examine honesty and good personal conduct. In this honesty instructional activity, students listen to Demi's version of the Chinese proverb, The Empty Pot. They sequence the story's events, discuss Chinese culture, and talk about honesty and good personal conduct in a civil society. They grow, measure, and monitor plants grown from seeds.
Second graders read the book The Archer and the Sun and complete language arts activities to go along with it. In this reading lesson plan, 2nd graders complete activities including sequencing, drawing, acting, reading, and writing.
Students read and explore a West African folktale. In this folktale lesson, students read the book The Clever Monkey Rides Again and examine West African proverbs. There are several related multi-subject extensions on this lesson which include rhyming words from the text, calculating the measurements of a West African elephant, and drawing a picture of an African jungle.
Second graders complete a variety of activities related to the book "The Clever Monkey" by Rob Cleveland. They answer story comprehension questions, and rewrite the story. Students also complete a comprehension and fact or opinion worksheet, and write a radio announcement using descriptive words.
Read and compare and contrast a variety of African and American proverbs. They conduct an interview with family members to develop a list of proverbs, conduct Internet research to gather African proverbs, and create pictures and notecards comparing two proverbs.
First graders read the story Anansi Goes to Lunch and complete language activities to go with the story. Students complete discussion, phonics, reading, writing, and public speaking activities.
In this learning English learning exercise, students discuss topics on conversation cards, write the qualities of a good teacher, and discuss quotes. Students discuss 18 topics, rate 20 qualities, and discuss 4 quotes.
Students practice writing a response to a famous quote. In this writing lesson, students copy and respond to the given quotes. There are 183 quotes in this lesson.
Third graders gather African and American proverbs from family and school sources. They compare and contrast the proverbs and interpret the lessons they are trying to teach.
Students examine the use of proverbs in African literature. Working in pairs, they create illustrations using the proverbs, and their meanings. They decorate their "proverbial piocture pages" with African symbols they find in books or on the Internet.
Students explain the meaning of African proverbs. For this African culture and literacy lesson, students choose several African proverbs from a given list and reword them in language that is more easily understood. Students brainstorm some American proverbs and compare and contrast them with those from the African culture.
Designed for native speakers of Spanish, and written almost entirely in Spanish, this resource begins with explanation of native speakers and strategies that you can use to teach them. After the introductory section, is a collection of worksheets and activities designed to help learners with Spanish reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The worksheets cover several topics, such as la muralla de Ávila, poetry, and descriptive writing. The resource closes with a list of relevant children's literature written in Spanish, categorized by theme, and a final writing assignment with a related gallery walk.
–People always die in revolution. No death - no victory.” Part ten concludes with Mao Zedong's victory over Chiang Kai Shek and the establishment of The People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. As the images of destruction and emergence fade the narrator intones, –There is a Chinese proverb: "It is easy to seize power, but difficult to maintain it.”"
Help your middle or high school class generate ideas for writing through class discussions. Next, explore organizational strategies to facilitate planning which help learners create a coherent essay complete with introduction, main points, and conclusion. Finally, they develop a thesis to clearly plan their five-paragraph essays using the philosophy discussed in class.
Wind is a natural resource available around the world. Help your pupils appreciate the power and importance of wind by researching wind farms, making pinwheels, and designing windmills. An informational text is provided, as are templates for the pinwheels and windmills. You might need to go into more depth in order to meet all of the listed standards.
Take a break from vocabulary development and have your Spanish scholars immerse themselves in Spanish culture. What are common Spanish proverbs? In short sessions over the course of a few weeks, the class will learn about different proverbs and the cultural differences between Mexico and the United States.

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