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First graders listen to a read-aloud of Frida. They investigate and recognize Frida's work, answer questions about her life, and create a personal self portrait symbolzing what makes them feel better during difficult times. Students are given three examples of Frida's self portraits.
Young scholars study the life cycle of the frog. For this life cycle lesson set, students listen to a read aloud of Frogs, A First Discovery Book, and make a sequencing booklet that shows the four stages of the frogs life cycle. They observe tadpoles changing into frogs. They watch a Power Point presentation made of digital pictures of the changes they observe.
Young learners listen to a read aloud of Gail Gibbons book, Apples and the story A Red House With No Windows and No Doors. They compare characteristics of a number of kinds of apples, graph them and create a apple print picture. Learners can compare and contrast the two stories after participating in a variety of activities with apples. They will share their observations about the apples and taste various types of apples.
Listeners hear chapter 1 from The Tale of Despereaux and discuss what they saw in their minds as well as why they pictured that particular sense, object, or person the way they did as a way to practice the reading strategy of visualization. Have young artists then create images on paper that correlate to the sections being read aloud. These illustrations should be the images learners see in their heads from the descriptions.
Fourth graders examine the culture of American women during the westward movement during the 1800's and learn how to embed a table in Microsoft Word. In this women's history and technology lesson plan, 4th graders listen to read alouds and read independently stories about women of the westward movement during the 1800's. They make table in Word in which they place the names of the eight woman in the lesson plan. They learn how to format the table.
Youngsters of all ages listen to read alouds from a variety of genres to improve their reading and writing skills. They apply personal experiences to comprehend the texts and create oral and written responses to the readings. In addition, they will spend time each day focused on an interactive read aloud session.
Sixth graders participate in choral or concert reading which addresses the neurological impress method. They follow as the teacher read aloud while pointing to the words in a portion of a high interest text. Finally, they work on their recognition of Instant Words with a partner while monitoring their progress.
Students are introduced to various types of folk tales. During a read-aloud, they predict what they believe is going to happen next and practice following the story line. To end the lesson, they answer comprehension questions and complete various activities related to the story.
Sixth graders compare and contrast fiction and non-fiction stories, and practice their spelling and vocabulary skills. They choral read aloud as a class in an effort to improve fluency while reading an American legend entitled, Stormalong. Finally, they complete both guided and independent practice sheets.
Young elementary learners develop expression while reading. They listen as the teacher demonstrates expression when reading aloud. Individual learners read with a partner and practice using expression in their reading. When their partner reads, they fill out an evaluation on their partner's reading.
Young scholars are exposed to enriched literacy they come to understand that simply decoding the words within the story is not enough to make the story interesting. While reading aloud students see how reading with expression keeps the audiences attention and makes the story seem more realistic. This instructional activity has activities that show children how changing the speed and volume of your voice can affect the outcome of a read aloud.
Students study the elements of a fairy tale. After listening to a fairy tale (or more than one) read aloud by the LMS and/or the classroom teacher, the students complete a graphic organizer and write their own fairy tale. They share their work by reading it aloud to the class or displaying it for others to view.