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Quick as a Cricket Lesson Plan
Teaching young learners about similes is easy as pie with this primary grade language arts lesson. Following a class reading of the children's book, Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood, young readers learn the definition of a simile as they look at the numerous examples presented in the story.
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Quick As A Cricket
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of reading a story and then they reenact it while performing a pantomime. They answer questions related to the reading and then children move throughout the class imitating slow movements of the snail.
K - 1st English Language Arts
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book. Starting with background information about Scott O'Dell and his writing of the story, this guide moves on to provide a plot summary, character and setting descriptions, key vocabulary, important themes, and chapter related guiding questions.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
As Fast as a Cheetah
Students listen to the story Quick as a Cricket, and write their own descriptive sentences about their class. After listening to the story and discussing the animals' individual characteristics, students will use KidPix to write and illustrate sentences describing their class.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Using Similes, Synonyms, and Antonyms
Children study similes, synonyms, and antonyms and identify examples in the book Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. They write short stories about themselves using antonyms, synonyms, and comparisons of themselves to animals. They draw pictures to go along with their stories and read their stories into the tape recorder, where they will be kept in the library where other students can access them during story time.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Books for Teaching "All About Me!"
Students learn about experiences and feelings through books. In this lesson plan, students read a variety of books to aid in their understanding of life. Through a listing and brief synopsis of twelve books, students explore feelings, friendship, going to school, discipline, differences, who they are, and how to act toward other students.
Pre-K - K English Language Arts
Figurative Language Similes
Learners illustrate a simile. For this figurative language lesson, second graders are introduced to similes. They read the story Quick as a Cricket and talk about the similes used. Everyone chooses a simile and draws a picture to go along with it.
2nd English Language Arts