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Students explore reading comprehension by exploring an early reading book with class. In this reading technique lesson, students read the book Look! I Can Read! and identify the methods the character in the story uses to learn how to read effectively. Students answer study questions about the character and settings in the book.
Entitled American Studies, this small unit covers various topics related to the study of the United States. Learners warm up by creating a dictionary of democracy, then dive into three different lessons focused on government, famous Americans, and the Founding Fathers. This is a great way to prepare any third, fourth, or fifth grader for all future US history lessons.
You've heard it before, "The best way to develop vocabulary is to study it in context." Use this learning exercise to help learners use context clues to identify unknown words. The reading selection is broken into five chunks, and it focuses on the famous case of Brown v. Board of Education. For each section, readers attempt to define the bolded words and answer a related question.
How do you know which college is for you? Upper graders consider multiple factors about the college application process, the college system, and how colleges are ranked. They read a New York Times article on the subject then compose blog responses to the four included prompts.
After reading the Declaration of Independence, the Speech to the Virginia Convention, and The Crisis, No. 1, class members discuss the ideas in and structure of these famous documents. Groups focus on either the purpose, tone, diction, persuasive techniques, or organization of the documents. Using the jigsaw format, they share their knowledge with the other groups. Finally, the whole class creates a concept map comparing the three readings.