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6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 2: Close Read
The second lesson of a pair about Paul Laurence Dunbar, this plan focuses in particular on his poem, "We Wear the Masks." After a short historical introduction, class members conduct a series or readings, marking up the text and discussing literary elements such as imagery, tone, and personification.
6th Language Arts 69 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
The language of the Constitution can feel quite ominous to young learners, but there are a variety of strategies you can utilize to help your class grasp the important concepts and ideals in our nation's founding document. This lesson plan takes you and your readers step-by-step through a close reading of a secondary source analyzing the phrase "We the People" in the Constitution's Preamble.
7th - 9th Language Arts 53 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Literacy Language Kit for the Book Hi! Fly Guy
Create a buzz in your class with this collection of learning activities for the book Hi! Fly Guy. Including a list of comprehension questions, a sequence of events activity, a summary writing assignment, and a vocabulary list, this resource covers a wide variety of literacy skills.
7 mins K - 3rd Language Arts 22 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teddy Bear Mini Book
What better way to engage young children in reading than with this fun printable book about teddy bears? Using simple, repetitive language supported by clear illustrations, this is an ideal resource for teaching reading skills in the in early elementary grade levels.
Pre-K - 2nd Language Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan for Scaffolding Complex Texts
Enhance a class read-aloud of the children's story Hi! Fly Guy with this reading comprehension lesson. 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.
7 mins Pre-K - 2nd Language Arts 21 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review See, Say, Write and Read!
Support children with developing their reading, writing, and spelling skills. Children start by reading and writing the words the, can, and jump before reading three sentences describing animals that can jump.
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 14 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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When learners know the language of the Common Core, it opens them up to acquiring the skills they will need to meet the standards. Focus on developing the language of the Common Core while working on reading comprehension skills through the activities available in this app.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 148 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Women Earned a Living
Develop reading fluency while learning about what women did for work in the early 1900s. Class members learn a bit about the time period, study vocabulary, and read the text, "Piecework" by Marie Ganz, several times, eventually recording themselves to hear their own reading out loud.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Developing Reading Fluency: Criteria for Reading Aloud
Third graders develop their reading superpowers in a lesson plan on fluency. After first listening to an audio recording or teacher read aloud, the class works together identifying criteria for fluent reading, focusing on phrasing, rate, punctuation, and expression.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 220 Views 141 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Developing Reading Fluency: Beginning the End of Unit 2 Assessment
Third graders continue to develop their reading fluency in preparation for their assessment in the tenth lesson of this unit. Young readers are provided with a short passage on Helen Keller, which they use while working in pairs reading and providing feedback on each other's fluency.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 136 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Annotation and Analysis of Author's Purpose
Model for readers how to identify an author’s purpose in a nonfiction text. Using a document camera, conduct a close reading and annotate a passage from N. Scott Momaday’s, “Riding is an Exercise of the Mind.” Groups then read and annotate the rest of the passage.
6th - 10th Language Arts 278 Views 579 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explaining the Themes of Eagle Song: (Chapter 8, "Peace")
Your class reaches the end of the novel Eagle Song as young readers focus on determining the theme of this story. Similar to previous lessons in the unit, the teacher begins with a read aloud of the first few pages of chapter 8, before asking students to finish the chapter independently.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 83 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rereading Portions of the Iroquois Constitution and Eagle Song: "Somebody In Wanted But So"
A new close reading approach is introduced as learners continue with the novel Eagle Song in the twelfth lesson of this unit. This reading comprehension strategy focuses on identifying the character, setting, motivation, problem, and resolution in a text.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 59 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
On-Demand Assessment: Writing of an Information Paragraph About How a Bullfrog Survives
Having read and discussed Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, third graders demonstrate their bullfrog expertise by writing informational paragraphs. Building on the note-taking and paragraph planning from the previous lesson, learners create writing with a topic sentence, supporting details, and concluding sentence while focusing on carefully choosing words for effect.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 145 Views 96 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Best Friends MiniBook
Share this printable book with young readers and teach them what it means to be best friends with someone. This short, lighthearted story is perfect for primary-aged students still developing their foundational reading skills.
K - 2nd Language Arts 18 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Nightingale
Engage emergent readers in a literature unit on fairy tales with this printable version of "The Nightingale." Including dialogue, multisyllabic words, and up to five lines of text on a page, this book is ideal for developing the reading fluency of second and third grade students.
Pre-K - 3rd Language Arts 13 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Questions are an essential component of reading comprehension; not just answering them, but asking them as well. This instructional activity starts by introducing young readers to the difference between literal questions and inferential questions, which require the use of prior knowledge.
7 mins K - 3rd Language Arts 41 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Close Reading of Waiting for the Biblioburro: Finding the Main Message and Taking Notes
Expose your class to Waiting for the Biblioburro, narrative nonfiction that will act as the bridge between ficiton and informational texts to come. Class members do a close reading of the text, looking at excerpts instead of the whole text to make it more manageable.
3rd Language Arts 39 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Practice: Winnie-the-Pooh
Whether your first graders can read or not, they will enjoy this comprehension activity. They read or listen to an excerpt from a Winnie-the-Pooh story, they predict what will happen next, then draw Pooh Bear's favorite food. A compare and contrast discussion question is also included.
1st Language Arts 32 Views 127 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Textual Analysis Lesson: Segregation: Past or Present?
Are your scholars reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee? If so, use this textual analysis packet and lesson guide to drive deeper thinking about the characters, create personal connections, and apply historical contexts to the text. Learners explore segregation, reading an informational text for more understanding.
4th - 6th Language Arts 35 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed