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Students talk about how their peers can influence their behavior. In this peer pressure lesson, students complete a KWL chart on peer pressure, read a handout on peer pressure and break into groups to discuss the information. Students watch and discuss commercials from the Above the Influence website.
In this quantitative data worksheet, students examine how vertical line diagrams can be used to display discrete quantitative data. They read about the use of tally charts to create vertical line graphs that display the data. They complete 7 multi-step questions by creating a tally sheet and vertical line drawing for each data set. They enter their answers in the online version of the worksheet to receive immediate feedback.
Use graphic organizers to fully understand vocabulary words with learners. They choose words they are unfamiliar with and write them on an organizer. Then, they research the word for the antonym and synonym. Next, they draw a pictorial representation of the word and finish by sharing their charts with the class. A comprehensive way to learn new vocabulary words!
Do figures of speech enhance a play or story? In small groups, learners locate and describe figures of speech they find while reading a reader's theater play. After making predictions, they describe how the figures of speech make the play better. They also compare the play to the story on which it was based. Part I of the instructions relates to this activity; Parts III and beyond appear to have been accidentally cut-and-pasted from another unit.
Students explore rocks and minerals. For this rocks and minerals nonfiction comprehension guided reading lesson, students observe rocks and make a list of their observable traits. Students preview the book Rocks and Minerals by reading the title of each section and predicting what information that section might include. Students read the book independently and then complete a related pyramid fold project.
To help learners better comprehend informational texts, they work through a series of activities. They discuss strategies, make predictions, skim passages, focus on key words, and practice taking notes. This instructional activity focuses on what to do before, during, and after reading. It also includes an information collection chart and handouts.
Explore the concept of literal and figurative language in this language arts language instructional activity. After reading an excerpt from Gary Paulsen's memoir, middle schoolers then classify the information in the memoir by drawing conclusions, inferring information, and identifying literal or figurative language.
Fifth graders explore music appreciation by identifying music rhythms and notes. In this music reading lesson, 5th graders discover the different musical scales and practice memorizing them in class. Students research music information on the web and utilize their recorder instruments to play Jingle Bells.
Students participate in guided reading lessons associated with the book The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo In this guided reading activity set, students complete lessons that include pre-reading, reading, and post reading activities. They focus on text conventions, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Prepare your class to read the tragic story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. With video clips and graphic organizers about World War II, Pearl Harbor, and the effects of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, they will have all the background knowledge they need to understand the history behind Sadako's story. A SMARTboard is necessary to view the provided links, but many discussion questions are included in the lesson plan for use in class.