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Students examine the difference between nonfiction and fictional writing. They identify the characteristics of nonfiction literature and examine how a nonfiction textbook organizes information.
Practice comprehension skills using the story, The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon by Bea Uusma Schyffert. Learners answer questions, fill out graphic organizers, and engage in extension activities involving writing and research. They will identify the main idea and make inferences about the story.
Young scholars explore Earth science by identifying characteristics of water. In this water cycle lesson, students read 10 separate books regarding Earth science and weather patterns. Young scholars analyze the information from the books and complete graphic arts activities, vocabulary quizzes and study questions.
Stories and math blend beautifully with a subtraction word problem activity featuring Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale, by Lisa Campbell Ernst. Youngsters listen to the version while watching a PowerPoint presentation (included) which has them engage in subtraction distance problems. Partners come up with strategies to solve and present their ideas. Consider having pairs create visual depictions of their solutions to project on a document camera. Next, they use a mileage chart (included) to calculate distances for several muffin-delivery routes. Scholars work with three and four-digit whole numbers. There are extensions included.
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their subject. Next, they research print and Internet sources for evidence of the subject's heroic actions.
Third graders explore early American culture through classroom centers surrounding the book, Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. They choose a skill that they find in the story, research it and write a how-to essay about it.
First graders explore how to use word processing software and how to edit their work.
Students explore the natural environment through a video and nature sounds tape. They keep journal's of the unit's activities and vocabulary terms. They play a web of interdependence game and compose a list of forest animals and write reports.
Second graders perform a variety of activities to demonstrate reasons it is helpful to work on a team and share findings with others. The lesson provides opportunities for students to participate in three activities. They work cooperatively to complete the investigations using appropriate tools and simple equipment.
Second graders read a book about jaguars.  In this reading comprehension lesson, 2nd graders preview a book about jaguars, define the word carnivores, read about jaguars, discuss what they learned, and make a T chart of interesting and important facts learned about jaguars.
Learners read about rocks. In this reading comprehension instructional activity students read a nonfiction book about rocks. Learners write about the main ideas found in the book.
Fifth graders define, differentiate and categorize the reading genres of poetry, drama, chapter books and biographies using graphic organizers in both small-group and whole-group settings.
Sixth graders identify and differentiate between reading genres. In this literary texts instructional activity, 6th graders practice identifying various literary genres working group stations and as a class. Students complete several graphic organizers to highlight the similarities and differences in the various texts and use the library to find specific texts.
In this reading graphic aids instructional activity, students examine a diagram and then respond to 4 short answer questions regarding the data. Students also create their own diagrams in the space provided.
Fourth graders explore the life and journeys of the pioneers who made the westward movement during the age of expansion. This three lessons unit utilizes written expression and research to compile information and create a final project.
Fourth graders complete a unit for the book, 'Charlotte's Web.' They identify the fictional and non-fictional aspects of the book, list the characteristics of friendship, complete graphic organizers, and create a Powerpoint presentation of the story elements.
Sixth graders become members of the BSI in this research simulation. They apply for Biographical Scene Investigator membership, investigate an individual, keep an evidence notebook and write an investigator's report.
Eighth graders examine different pieces of literature from specific isolated Pacific islands. In this Geography instructional activity, 8th graders read and interpret a written selection. Students construct a map of the stories setting.
Fifth graders gain information about the Revolutionary War using novels by Jean Fritz. They analyze historical characters, form opinions on historical events, and write and respond to literature in a variety of creative writing assignments.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Formula One Race Cars. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.

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