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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as the teacher reads aloud a text about a New York merchant, taking categorized notes on the information they hear.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 320 Views 227 Downloads CCSS: Designed
End of Unit Assessment: On-Demand Paragraph Writing
In a two-part lesson, fourth graders are first assessed on their ability to produce an explanatory paragraph and then participate in a gallery walk, presenting their final constitution paragraphs to their peers. To start, learners write a paragraph explaining how their class constitution solves one of several issues described in a bar graph about bullying.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 124 Views 63 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 plan, learners create writing with a topic sentence, supporting details, and concluding sentence while focusing on carefully choosing words for effect.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 141 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. As an engagement activity, class members assume the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja assassin, etc.
11th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading of King Henry's soliloquy from Act III, scene i of King Henry IV, Part II.
11th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit Assessment: Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Bullfrog Life Cycle
The sixth lesson in this Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle unit assesses your third graders' ability to read and understand informational text. The included assessment asks students to take notes about the main idea and supporting details of the text, while also focusing on information they can find in the illustrations.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 153 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and effect relationships and identifying the moral or theme in each of the book's four stories.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 34 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts lesson. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying rhyming words, making predictions, and answering questions to demonstrate their comprehension of the story.
K - 2nd Math 290 Views 162 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 6 Close Reading
Look back at the third chapter of The Cay with your class. Pupils will conduct a close reading, taking a second look at a chunk of text and responding to a series of text-dependent questions. Wrap up with an analytical writing prompt about Phillip's relationship with his parents.
6th Language Arts 35 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with a chunk of text, how to highlight imagery and figurative language, and how to use in-text citations to answer guiding questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the plan also includes photographs of Chicago, historic and contemporary articles, and directions for an argumentative writing assignment.
6th Language Arts 80 Views 179 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mark Twain: "The Glorious Whitewasher"
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence...expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Readers are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as possible. The passage is included with bolded vocabulary words to define in-context, and underlined words defined in the margins.
6th - 8th Language Arts 186 Views 509 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 272 Views 575 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 87 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
7th - 8th Language Arts 107 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 82 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 plan 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 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - "The Fisherman and his Wife"
Help young readers learn to read and interpret complex text independently. Teach young children to ask interpretive questions and use the text itself to answer them. Use art, word play and drama to provide a deeper understanding of stories.
3rd Language Arts 99 Views 336 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 38 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit Assessment: On-Demand Reading to Determine Main Idea and Supporting Details
Children learn about bullying in schools while being tested on their ability to read closely and identify the main idea and supporting details of a text. Following the assessment, students participate in a chalk walk, during which they silently and anonymously address the question "How do you stop a bully from being a bully?
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 200 Views 211 Downloads CCSS: Designed