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Robinson Crusoe: The Original "Survivor"!
Fourth graders read and analyze Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, and participate in problem solving activity similar to television show, Survivor. Eight lessons on one page.
Students discover literary classics by reading Robinson Crusoe. In this language arts instructional activity, students investigate the writing techniques that make Robinson Crusoe a classic piece of literature. Students complete a creative writing worksheet and based on story elements from the novel.
Who was Robinson Crusoe? Kids love learning about his interesting story. First, read the simple paragraphs with your learners, and have them answer the six questions provided. There's also space for your learners to record items Crusoe had on the ship, and there's a chart for them to record verbs used in the present tense. Two other short activities, focusing on retelling, close this lesson. Some of the text is written awkwardly.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
In this literature instructional activity, learners respond to 15 short answer and essay questions about Robinson Crusoe. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions based on Robinson Crusoe. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Robinson Crusoe Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Robinson Crusoe Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature activity, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Students may check some of their answers online.
Flowers for Algernon Quiz
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Keyes's Flowers for Algernon. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Jobs on a Ship
Students facilitate each student's comprehension of the different jobs on a ship and the job's evolutions over time. They compare/contrast certain jobs on a ship from history to today. Students work together in cooperative groups to present their combined learnings from this lesson.
Study Guide for Island of the Blue Dolphins
Dive your class into a reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins with this in-depth study guide. Breaking the novel into three parts, the resource begins each section with a focus activity that identifies a specific theme or question to be addressed in the reading. Learners are then provided with background information, key vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to use while taking notes, before answering a series of five comprehension questions. Each of the three sections concludes with extension ideas for writing and discussing key concepts from the book. Also included are reading guides for five additional pieces of writing that encourage young scholars to expand their learning and make connections between multiple texts. A thorough resource that supports students in reading and understanding this award-winning novel.
What's Mongolia Really Like?
Understanding different cultural experiences is a challenging and worthwhile objective throughout grade and content levels. This lesson facilitates an appreciation of rural Mongolian life through a simulation of being a nomadic teen as well as other activities. The resource includes suggested partner readings of books like Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins. It also provides extension activities.
Setting: Your Are There
Setting and conflict are the focus of an image-rich presentation that asks viewers to imagine the story behind the picture. Each principle is illustrated with examples from published stories. Practice exercises are included in this PowerPoint that deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Swinging with the Times
Students examine the many changes in the Tarzan character from Edgar Rice Burroughs' first novel to Disney's newest movie version to explain how student movies are often used to mirror and promote cultural attitudes and beliefs.
H E L P ! enrichment 16.5
In this finding the area of the letters in HELP! learning exercise, students use the 1/4 inch represents 5 feet scale to find the area of each letter, each letter plus the exclamation point, the total area, and the white space. Students solve five problems.
Get Caught Reading: Sharpen Your Literary Focus
Create positive reading experiences that will foster a long-term love of reading.
English Literature - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Everything you wanted to know about the history of English literature and language but were afraid to ask. From Beowulf to Canterbury Tales, the Knights of the Round Table to Robin Hood, Addison, Fielding, Shakespeare, Swift, and many more are all featured in an overview appropriate for a high school or college level survey of English literature.
Six Trait Writing with Jonathan Swift and Washington Irving
Fourth graders demonstrate and evaluate the six traits of writing. They read and identify good writing and bad writing, utilize a rubric to self-evaluate their own writing, participate in a Reader's Theater, and publish a class book.
What's Mongolia Really Like?
Students discover the people of Mongolia. In this social studies lesson, students look at the Mongolian nomadic culture by reading a letter written by a member of the Peace Corps. They describe the different types of communities found in Mongolia and compare them to the United States.
Students participate in a simulation of life on a deserted island. They work with their group to develop an island survival plan and summarize it in a journal. Students use a worksheet and challenge cards to earn points. They will be challenged to use their critical thinking skills and knowledge of islands to "survive" and return to safety.
Students participate in a simulation of life on a deserted island. They apply their critical thinking skills and knowledge of oceans and islands to "survive" and ultimately return to safety. Lesson contains adaptations for all levels.