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Use O. Henry's ubiquitous tale of love and poverty to explore irony. After reading the story, middle schoolers identify examples of all three kinds of irony in the story. With partners, they brainstorm original examples of irony. Then the pairs merge into larger groups to create and present skits that demonstrate irony based on the ideas they developed.
Excite the animal lovers in your 1st grade class with this lesson! After reading three animal stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Sleeping Pig," "EEK! There's a Mouse in the House," and "Red-Eyed Tree Frog"), learners practice sequencing events in past tense. Additionally, they use several prepositions to describe the locations of various items. The lesson is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
The sheep on the ship was shocked by the Fish on the Shore! Can you guess which digraph we're studying? Take a look at the /sh/ sound with your young readers. Have them write words with the target sound in letter boxes, and then small reading groups will read Tish the Fish to the teacher.
Judith Viorst's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is an excellent way to teach youngsters about cause-and-effect relationships in fiction. Use the chart of cause-and-effect situations to introduce this concept, asking kids to come up with personal examples (i.e. "I ran around the whole lunch recess, so I am tired"). After reading half of the text aloud, model how this relationship can be found in the story with the pre-done matching worksheet (consider re-writing it onto chart paper). There is another matching worksheet for the end of the story that kids can complete as practice. For pre-readers, do this together. Explore the word cavity using the simple prompts, which can easily to applied to other vocabulary.
Three pages containing 51 true and false questions make up this nervous system review. The major topics listed at the top of the test mention a film strip and a laboratory activity, but the questions appear to be answerable without having to have seen the film or participated in that particular lab. The content, however, is aimed at an advanced biology curriculum.
Bring Edgar Allan Poe's spooky story to life! After reading the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart," middle and high schoolers identify the theme, character traits, irony, and other story concepts. During pre-reading, they take notes, underline key passages, and circle unknown words. They finish by writing a three-page reaction and review of the story.
Use this reading comprehension assessment to prepare for a state test, or to assess your students' reading. After reading a four-paragraph passage, young learners answer seven questions on literary devices, tone, and author's purpose. An answer key with thorough explanations of each answer is included.