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Building Background Knowledge: Learning About the Historical and Geographical Setting of Esperanza Rising (Chapter 1: “Aguascalientes, Mexico, 1924”)
Set up your class to read Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, through a class read-aloud and exploration of the setting. The detailed lesson outlines each step. First, class members read over the first few pages and focus on the setting, brainstorming ideas and talking with classmates to visualize the scene.
5th Language Arts 48 Views 106 Downloads CCSS: Designed
My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.
Although this legislative process lesson is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.
4th - 6th Language Arts 17 Views 159 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Descriptive Prompt: Precise Language
Incorporate sensory details into a piece of descriptive writing. First, elementary and middle schoolers improve a piece of writing by using precise, vivid language, as well as appropriate word choice. They then listen to a variety of read aloud books which focus on the senses.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 61 Views 483 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Read Aloud Fox in Sox
Kindergarteners listen to the Dr. Seuss and create their own rhymes. They read the story Fox In Sox by Dr. Seuss and discuss the author's work and his impact on children's literature. They will also create their own rhymes similar to the rhymes used by Seuss.
K Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 67 Downloads
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza organization.
4th - 6th Language Arts 27 Views 230 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Developing Expression and Fluency Through Recognition of Punctuation : Reading Comprehension, Oral Reading, Grammar
Why do we use punctuation marks? Start the class by reading a short passage aloud, using correct punctuation. Then, hand out a copy of the passage to each child and have them find the punctuation marks. After studying the punctuation marks as a class, have the group read the passage together, practicing fluency.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 19 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Developing Expression and Fluency through Recognition of Punctuation
Practice reading with expression and fluency by recognizing the importance of punctuation. The class listens to the teacher read a passage aloud using proper expression. They identify the types of punctuation in the passage and discuss the proper expression of each punctuation mark.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 6 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Give Me Some Expression!
Work to improve oral expression while reading aloud. Young scholars read sentence strips, changing their volume, speed, and tone to match what is written, making the sentence more meaningful. They read an entire story with a partner who uses a checklist to evaluate their use of expression.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Independent Reading: Building The Power of Stamina
The Incredible Book-Eating Boy is read aloud to young readers, and the story is discussed. Then, the lesson plan goes into how to build up one's reading stamina. The class brainstorms ways that they can build up their stamina such as: staying in one reading spot, reading silently, sticking with a book until it's finished, etc.
3rd Language Arts 20 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Chrysanthemum - Read Aloud
First graders participate in active read aloud of Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. In this read aloud lesson plan set, 1st graders practice the "turn and talk" technique as they listen to Chrysanthemum. They listen to the story chapter by chapter practicing the technique.
1st Language Arts 17 Views 68 Downloads
Explore emotions associated with moving to a new home with young learners. First they listen to the books Painted Words/Spoken Memories by Aliki and Going Home by Eve Bunting. Then they are invited to share their experiences as well as make predictions and compare and contrast the two books through class discussion.
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Once Upon a Time...
Third through sixth graders complete a unit on the art of storytelling, folktales, and fairy tales. They explore various websites, create a story, and demonstrate storytelling techniques. Additionally, they listen to classmates retell stories.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 6 Views 306 Downloads
Reading a Dialect
Reading a dialect can be difficult; show readers that it can also reveal fascinating details! They read two extracts from Jane Gardam's The Hollow Land, which is written in a British dialect. Readers answer comprehension questions, comparing the dialect to American English, explaining difficulties they faced while reading, and defining unfamiliar words and phrases.
4th - 6th Language Arts 25 Views 155 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Create a Book on Tape
Learners of all ages record themselves reading their favorite books with accuracy and feeling. They must read with sound effects and consider the audience for whom the tape is being made. They are assessed based on the quality of their readings and the things they did to make their recordings special.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Students begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first pages of chapter 2, before working in small groups to answer text-dependent questions using sticky notes to locate supporting evidence in the book.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 54 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Danny Responds to Conflict (Chapter 5, "The Longest Day")
As they continue to read Eagle Song, learners further develop their reading comprehension skills while working collaboratively with their peers. Following a similar format to previous lessons in this unit, the teacher reads aloud the first few pages of chapter 5 while students work in groups to answer text-dependent questions, supporting their responses with specific examples from the book.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 56 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Arthur's Perfect Pet
Choosing the perfect pet is a difficult decision to make. After a class read-aloud of the book Arthur's Pet Business by Marc Brown, children participate in correspondence with Arthur, writing letters back and forth as they help him choose the best pet for his family.
K - 2nd Math 89 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed