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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 17: Obituary
The Cay has been criticized by groups such as the Council on Interracial Books for Children because of the way race is portrayed. Explore the argument against the book while taking the author's perspective into account. Class members read Theodore Taylor's obituary, adding to a graphic organizer from the previous lesson and filling out a new chart about a specific excerpt.
6th Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Short But Sweet
After analyzing and evaluating news summaries found in the New York Times "Week in Review" section, middle schoolers study the steps for summarizing a news article briefly and accurately. They write two news summaries: one on a newspaper article, and one on another type of informational text.
6th - 12th Language Arts 118 Views 687 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Summarize a Non-Fiction Passage
After reading a text, one way to find out how much your class comprehended is to ask your pupils to summarize. This worksheet helps class members prepare for writing a summary of a nonfiction text. They note down the topic, up to eight key words, four important facts or idea, and the main idea.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 69 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Literacy Language Kit for the Book Hi! Fly Guy
Create a buzz in your class with this collection of learning activities for the book Hi! Fly Guy. Including a list of comprehension questions, a sequence of events activity, a summary writing assignment, and a vocabulary list, this resource covers a wide variety of literacy skills.
7 mins K - 3rd Language Arts 22 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Science Learning Summary Guide
Apply reading standards to your science curriculum by asking pupils to complete this guide. Individuals note down important vocabulary as well as two ideas they learned and two supporting facts for each idea. They then take this information and use it to build a summary about the topic.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Maui and the Sun Retold by June Melser
Wouldn't it be great if we could slow down the sun and make the days longer? That's exactly what happens in Maui and the Sun, as retold by June Mesler. Beginning with an independent reading of this interesting creation myth, learners focus on identifying the problem and solution of the story before participating in a whole-class discussion.
1st - 6th Language Arts 16 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Drop everything and check out this amazing resource! It includes everything a teacher would need to teach a child how to summarize text and compose written summaries. It begins with goals and vocabulary and then provides page after page of research-based and evidence-based strategies that are proven to effectivly teach comprehension through summarization, sequencing, plot events, key details, and main ideas.
4th Language Arts 100 Views 87 Downloads
How to Summarize an Event in History or Today - or a Story
Ask your class to write a quick summary of a historical or current event. The learning exercise offers a place to note down important details about the event, such as time, place, people, how it started, and how it ended. Pupils then take this information and use it to compose brief summaries in the space provided.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Summary: A Brief Edition
Sixth graders review organizational elements of informational text to locate important ideas. They enhance their skills by writing a simple citation, and evaluate one another's summaries for effectiveness. Several worksheets are included to help your writers create their summary, but the Transition Words and Phrases page is especially helpful.
6th Language Arts 22 Views 196 Downloads
Can Scientists Discover a Limit to Discovery?
Is there anything left to discover? Evaluate opposing sides of the debate regarding whether or not there is a future for scientific discovery. Middle and high schoolers assess quotations from the articles included to evaluate claims and write final reflections, choosing one of the two viewpoints.
8th - 12th Science 18 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Upper graders recognize and hone the skills needed to complete a valuable summary. They complete a group summary, and then reread their summaries to find the main idea and supporting details. They put practice to the test as they summarize another article on their own.
4th - 6th Language Arts 109 Views 1391 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
The first verse of A.A. Milne’s poem, Beetle, is the basis for a model of how to summarize a text. The two-page worksheet also includes a short story for guided practice, as well as summarizing questions, a story sharing activity, and an answer sheet.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 64 Views 825 Downloads
Summarizing - Squirrel Rehabilitation
Young scholars watch a video of how squirrels are rehabilitated back into nature and summarize it. They watch the video twice, paying close attention to detail. Before summarizing, they check their notes for important details and fill out a graphic organizer.
4th - 8th Language Arts 63 Views 362 Downloads
Summarizing Details in Sequence
Seventh graders write a few sentences explaining the most important events of their lives during the past year. As a class, they discuss why they chose the elements they did for their sentences. To end the lesson, they read a variety of stories and summarize the plot in one paragraph.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Familiarize your class with folktales and hit Common Core standards along the way. Before reading the provided short story, readers practice drawing and supporting inferences and analyzing the point of view in two short exercises. They then read the story several times, focusing on different aspects of the text each time.
6th - 8th Language Arts 66 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 3
If you're looking to set your class up for writing effective arguments, try out this idea. While originally created with freedom as a guiding idea, the activity could easily be adapted for other themes. As a class, create a chart of argument characteristics.
6th Language Arts 14 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Hints for Writing a Conclusion
Writing the conclusion of an essay can often seem like a superfluous or daunting task. Support your young writers in understanding the various types and purposes of a conclusion paragraph, such as summarizing key points of a paper or encouraging readers to take action.
4th - 10th Language Arts 70 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Two Stories
Compare new and old versions of the classic story Alice in Wonderland in this comprehensive learning exercise packet. Learners read an excerpt from the original, answering several analysis questions. They do the same for a more modern version, paying careful attention to word choice.
4th - 6th Language Arts 59 Views 325 Downloads CCSS: Designed