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Young scholars work to improve their oral expression while reading aloud. They read and record an entire story with a partner and listen to the playback of the readings. They evaluate their expressive language using a given checklist.
Fifth graders listen to a read aloud of Patricia Polacco's, Thank You, Mr. Falker! students examine the use of voice in the book, discuss the writing and theme ideas. They write a thank you not to their hero.
Students construct sentences using alliteration. In this phonemic awareness lesson, students listen to a read aloud such as Some Smug Slug and identify alliteration. Students write their own sentences using alliteration.
Students investigate the life cycle of the butterfly. In this butterfly lesson, students recall facts from a read-aloud and illustrate the life stages of the butterfly.
Second graders practice reading with expression. After a brief demonstration of the proper way to read with inflection and expression, 2nd graders work in pairss to practice reading aloud fluently and with expression. They are assessed according to their performance.
Fourth graders write a sentence for the verb on the index card they receive to increase their knowledge of action verbs. They then orally identify the verbs in the sentences from the index cards when read aloud and complete the Action Verb and Challenge worksheets.
Young scholars create compound words by combining two words chosen from the board. After listening to the read-aloud of the book, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, each student responds to the story by drawing a picture, and listing his/her favorite foods.
Fifth graders focus on reading activities on Dr. Seuss' birthday. They interview adults in the school about their favorite books and keep records of the book titles. They rotate to various read aloud sessions where teachers read from their favorite books.
Fifth graders participate in a variety of activities surrounding pioneer life. They listen to and read aloud Bound for Oregon and utilize the Oregon Trail CD-ROM, charting their journey on a classroom map.
Second graders divide into four groups taking turns as one person can read a book through once. They practice reading it again more smoothly with expression and then choose one of their favorite characters from the book. The members together create a puppet with which one person will read aloud the book.
Second graders listen to a teacher read aloud introducing a unit about how water changes state. They investigate the state of water as it changes from a solid, to a liquid to a gas.
Young scholars listen to a variety of books about immigration themes. They discuss immigration and some of the ideas presented in the books. They complete a variety of immigration-themed art projects.
Fourth graders read passages of Koya's Cousin Del before answering questions in a discussion setting. They listen to a variety of musical pieces before detailing how the music makes them feel in a short piece of writing. They share their feelings with a partner. For homework, they chose one of the given options to write about.
In this reading activity worksheet, students read about Flag Day. The worksheet explains when the holiday is, why it is celebrated and how the flag should be displayed.
In this alliterations activity sheet, students are given 11 tongue twisters (alliterations) to read aloud. These are divided into "easy to reads" and "more advanced". This is a good phonemic awareness activity for native English speakers as well as ELLs of all ages.
Teach children that just because something is old, doesn't mean you have to throw it away with a reading of Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. Engaging children with an arts and crafts activity in which they patch the holes in pieces of clothing, the class goes on to use the clothes to act out a reading of this award-winning story. To reinforce the concepts of reusing and recycling, an additional activity involves students in turning trash like old cans, jars, and boxes into new creations. This fun, hands-on lesson would fit nicely in the Earth Day celebrations of a primary grade class.
In this Memorial Day read aloud worksheet, students read a short text about the observance of Memorial Day. There are no questions to answer here.
In this reading activity worksheet, students read a 1 page story about Mr. and Mrs. Jones. The story discusses their diet and exercise routines.
Enhance a class read-aloud of the children's story Hi! Fly Guy with this reading comprehension instructional activity. Children first listen as the teacher reads the story, stopping along the way to discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. The book is then re-read as the instructor models his or her thought process, demonstrating how to visualize, ask questions, and make predictions about the text. Finally, children work in pairs to answer basic comprehension questions and summarize the story. A simple, yet effective approach to instilling basic reading comprehension skills in primary grade students.
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