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Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure to use exact verbs in their story.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 106 Views 452 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Do your learners need to practice identifying figurative language? This lesson outlines a method for working on that tricky skill. After teacher modeling and think-aloud, fourth and fifth graders identify examples of figurative language in several listed poems and fill in a chart with the examples.
4th - 5th Language Arts 146 Views 300 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Vocabulary Strategies for the Analysis of Word Parts in Mathematics
Pair this resource with a reading of any math textbook, article, or book. Learners take note of unknown words and use the provided graphic organizer in order to use word roots, prefixes, and suffixes to help them determine the meaning of these words.
3rd - 8th Math 32 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kill two birds with one stone with a fun language arts instructional activity on idioms. Not only will students learn about this interesting form of figurative language by listening to a Walking Classroom podcast, they will also get some exercise by actually going for a class walk.
4th - 6th Language Arts 153 Views 105 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Riddles from The Hobbit
“Riddle me this!” What do J.R.R. Tolkien and Bill Finger have in common? Why, they’re both riddlers, of course. The riddles found in The Hobbit are the focus a series of activities that direct learners’ attention to word relationships and word meanings.
5th Language Arts 17 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson plan detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil War era.
7th - 9th Language Arts 123 Views 288 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge: Learning About the Historical and Geographical Setting of Esperanza Rising (Chapter 1: “Aguascalientes, Mexico, 1924”)
Set up your class to read Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, through a class read-aloud and exploration of the setting. The detailed lesson outlines each step. First, class members read over the first few pages and focus on the setting, brainstorming ideas and talking with classmates to visualize the scene.
5th Language Arts 48 Views 106 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Getting to Know Esperanza (Chapter 2: “Las Uvas/Grapes”)
Delve into Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan with close reading and evidence-based, text-dependent questions. Part of a unit series, this well-sequenced, Common Core designed lesson draws on material from the previous day and from homework so that pupils begin the day with prior knowledge, and then move into more complex response work.
5th - 7th Language Arts 76 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 4: "Los Higos/Figs")
How do you know what a character's personality is like if an author doesn't tell you? With a focus on character development in Esperanza Rising, pupils complete a jigsaw activity to analyze the actions of Mama, Abuelita, and Miguel.
5th - 7th Language Arts 122 Views 157 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Contrasting Two Settings (Chapter 6: "Lost Melones/Cantalouples")
Continue working through Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan, by looking into language choices and discussing text-dependent questions. Pupils converse in small groups and as a class about plot, setting, and figurative language. Using sticky notes, called evidence flags in the plan, class members mark evidence that corresponds with a series of questions.
5th Language Arts 56 Views 118 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit Assessment and Discussing Themes in Esperanza Rising: (Chapter 9: "Las Ciruelas/PLums")
Give this skills-based assessment halfway through your unit on Esperanza Rising. After a brief review, class members take the test, which asks them to show that they know how to analyze the novel independently. They are asked to summarize, discuss the importance of the title, demonstrate knowledge of characterization, make inferences, and determine the meaning of words and phrases using context clues.
5th - 7th Language Arts 39 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 3: "Las Papayas/Papayas")
Start off your day with a quick reading comprehension quiz about chapter three of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. After they complete the quiz, pupils participate in a discussion and look closely at the text. A strong Common Core designed lesson, the activities described here focus on discussing the text in groups, making inferences, responding to text-dependent questions, and using evidence.
5th - 7th Language Arts 132 Views 210 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Characters Changing Over Time (Chapter 10: "Las Papas/Potatos")
Engage further in Esperanza Rising with a focus on close reading and metaphor. Class members zero in on the tenth chapter, examining characters and big ideas. Pupils discuss the text in small groups and as a whole class, and participate in a give-one-get-one activity, using their sticky notes to mark pieces of evidence that they want to share.
5th - 7th Language Arts 32 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Gathering Evidence and Drafting a Two-Voice Poem (Chapter 13: "Los Duraznos/Peaches")
Begin class with a short comprehension quiz and review and then move into a new genre: two-voice poems. The lesson provides information about this type of poetry as well as a video example made by eighth graders that you can show your class.
5th - 7th Language Arts 76 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Understanding Themes in Esperanza Rising
Determining a theme or central idea is greatly emphasized in the Common Core standards. Target that skill though big metaphors and central symbols in Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising. Help your class reach the standard through discussion, close reading, text-based questions, a kinesthetic opinion survey, and a brief writing assignment.
5th - 7th Language Arts 93 Views 159 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Revisiting Big Metaphors and Themes: Revising and Beginning to Perform Two-Voice Poems
Now that your class has read all of Esperanza Rising, take the time to tackle big metaphors and themes. Pupils will participate in an activity called Chalk Talk, in which they circulate around the room in small groups and add comments to charts that are labeled with five metaphors in the novel.
5th - 7th Language Arts 61 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Leveled Vocabulary for And Then There Were None
Chaotic, perjury, tenacious, vague, predatory, idiosyncrasy. Using Marzano and Brown’s six steps of direct instruction for vocabulary (choose, restate, illustrate, use, discuss, play) readers of And Then There Were None engage in a series of activities to determine and clarify the meaning of level one, two, and three vocabulary drawn from Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery.
8th Language Arts 42 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Season for Chapters
Art, music, poetry, and the beauty of the seasons is what you'll find in this very nice unit idea. You can use any of the suggested books and activities to engage your second graders in an exploration of the changes that take place throughout the year.
2nd Language Arts 14 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 107 Views 114 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 1: Poem
While originally created to accompany The Cay, this poetry lesson plan could be used on it's own, especially if you are working on dialect. Class members conduct a close reading of "When Malindy Sings" by Paul Laurence Dunbar and listen to an audio recording to get a better idea of what the dialects sounds like.
6th Language Arts 50 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Designed