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Visualization: Cricket in Times Square

For Teachers 4th
After reading The Cricket in Times Square chapter titled "Caught in the Kitchen," learners list three describing details about the characters and setting. Groups collaborate to find sensory details to support their character assertions....
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Suspect List: Character Analysis

For Students 4th - 6th
Train young detectives to track suspicious characters with this suspect list. While reading a mystery book, detectives note each suspect and their reasons for being suspicious in the chart. Readers can check off a character if he or she...
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The Mighty Elements: Using the Visual Thesaurus to Investigate Chemical Elements

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils create trading cards for elements in the Periodic Table. Initially, they are introduced to the Periodic Table of Elements and the concept of elements in the world around us. After dividing into groups, learners use the Visual...
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Lesson 3: Distinguishing the Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd Standards
It is true that the more you practice something, the better you'll get at doing it. Lesson three in a three part series on author's purpose has kids venture out to determine the author's purpose in three different passages. They'll read...
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Answering Literal Comprehension Questions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Practice using the Turn the Question Around (TQA) method to answer reading comprehension questions based on short narrative paragraphs. Instructions and materials are included for direct, guided, and independent instruction. Responses...
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Finding the Main Idea

For Students 1st - 2nd
The carnival is in town! After reading a short excerpt about a day at the carnival, learners use details to determine the story's main idea. They must differentiate the details from the big picture, as there are multiple options they can...
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Settings That Enhance Mood

For Teachers 7th - 10th
It was a dark and stormy night - or maybe it was a bright and sunny day. Either way, the mood has to be established. Clear directions, interesting examples and detailed prompts lead writers into creating moody settings. As part of a...
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Bug's Eye View

For Teachers K - 5th
Investigate the life of bugs and how they interact with the environment in this integrated science and language arts lesson plan. Young scientists construct mini environments in cages in order to make observations. This data forms the...
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Express Yourself

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify details that make reading and writing more interesting. They classify events, people, places, and things and attach specific characteristics to each one. Everyone generates describing words on a worksheet that's...
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Read All About it

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners create and publish a newspaper that reflects and explains pioneer and medieval societies. They become newspaper writers for a specific time period. They adopt a holistic approach to exploring community life in medieval and...
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Analyzing Nonfiction Text Elements - Editorials

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Examine the text features of non-fiction. Start the lesson by reading editorial samples provided by their instructor and analyze the texts for word choice, details, and organization. An editorial example and graphic organizer are...
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Lesson Plan 12: Beginnings

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Adventure into the world of authors! As part of a larger writing unit, this lesson falls on that exhilarating first day the pen hits the paper. But how to begin? Learners share concerns and excitement. They explore the purpose of first...
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Writing Process: Writing Expository Pieces

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Budding authors explore the writing of expository pieces. They discover the main components of the writing process and apply those components by creating a plan for a short paper. This plan suggests insects or bugs as the main focus,...
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More Details and Transitions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Use details and transition words to enhance writing. Sixth graders examine their own writing and insert more details and transition words provided by their teacher. There is a list of 11 "Terrific Transitions," but brainstorm several...
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners create a visual display from a book. First, they read and analyze the book Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Next, they work in groups to create visual elements from the story. In addition, they write a beginning to their own...
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Using Plot Elements to Retell a Story

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
The stories in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street form the basis for a activity on plot elements. The class examines introduction, sequence, problem, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution and identifies these...
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Spots the Barn Cat: Finding the Main Idea

For Students K
Spots the barn cat is the subject of this colorful worksheet. Young learners demonstrate their ability to identify the main idea in a written passage by reading a short passage about Spots and responding to the prompt asking them to...
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Creative Writing Using The Important Book

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
How do you write a paragraph? First and second graders investigate what a paragraph is and discover its format. The teacher guides them in writing about an oreo cookie before they have the opportunity to use the template themselves. The...
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Show, Don't Tell: Details to Make Writing Come Alive

For Teachers 6th - 9th
After each of three viewings of a 45-second video, aspiring writers employ vivid adjectives and precise, strong verbs to "show, don't tell." First they compose a single sentence, then three, and finally a five-sentence paragraph. Repeat...
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Science Crossword Puzzle

For Students 6th - 8th
Class members read 25 clues about all areas of science, including biology, chemistry, weather, physical science, and insert their answers into a crossword puzzle. There is no word bank and the middle schoolers would need experience with...
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Ancient Tales and Legends

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Investigate motivational problems using educational software as your students determine details and main ideas of the reading. the class practices sequencing activities and read scary and monster stories, then complete associated...
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Rain Forest Research

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the Rain Forest. In this research lesson, 2nd graders go online to gather information about Rain Forest animals. Students print and use the information to write about the many parts of the Rain Forest. Students are...
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A Bumpy Ride

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students are introduced to a new genre. In this genre lesson students explore the characteristics that comprise a biography using the story A Bumpy Ride for reference. This lesson culminates in a personal writing activity that connects...
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Identifying Clues to Help Solve a Mystery

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify clues to solve a mystery. In this details lesson, 6th graders read from Sammy Keyes and The Hollywood Mummy and consider key details or items that would provide a clue to solve the mystery. Students write their...