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35 resources with the keyterm shel silverstein

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Whatif by Shel Silverstein

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
What a skillful way to incorporate Shel Silverstein, a wonderful author, into the classroom. Composed of three tasks, children are led through a series of text-dependent questions that force them to unveil the meaning of Silverstein's...
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Lesson: That Long Jakes

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Cross-media analysis takes time and attention to detail. The class analyzes the painting Long Jakes and the poem "Backward Bill." They pay attention to the similarities and differences in each piece, looking for details that describe the...
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Seeds, Plants, and Us

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students observe plant growth and the parts of a plant. In this plants biology lesson, students identify and describe the job of plant parts after listening to the story The Carrot Seed by Ruth Kraus. Students  plant seeds and record...
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Genre Lesson: Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Groups do...
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Poems: What They Look and Sound Like

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Explore the poetry genre through this two-part literature analysis. Learners focus on four forms of poetry: haiku, acrostic, rhyme, and shape. They learn defining features, make text-to-self connections, and find similar characteristics...
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Flashlight Poems

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students read various forms of poetry and identify poets, both contemporary and traditional. They discover how Shel Silverstein rhymed great stories in his poems. Afterwards, they read Shel Silverstein's poems and write verse in a...
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Bridge to Terabithia: Visualizing to Optimize Comprehension

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Good readers visualize. And in our image-rich culture it is imperative that children are provided with opportunities to practice this important skill. A selection from Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends and Bridge to Terabithia,...
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A Light in the Attic

For Teachers K - 2nd
Review selections from Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic and recognize characterization and tone used. Discuss and compare the various tones of each poem. Learners complete a character map and a pair share activity as well. Have...
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Visualize and Draw to Increase Comprehension

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Improve readers' comprehension with a pair of visualization opportunities. First they listen, eyes closed, as you read a description from Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, and discuss ideas about what they "see." After you read...
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Runny Babbit

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students are introduced to elements of poetry through the book Runny Babbit. In this poetry lesson, students learn about the newest Shel Silverstein book, then examine the poem's form, rhythm, and rhyme. Students look for other Shel...
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Personify This

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study personification in published works of poetry, then create their own through the use of diamante or cinquain poetry. They read and discuss poetry by Shel Silverstein, William Jay Smith, and Elinor Wylie.
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Analyzing Story Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore language arts by completing a graphic organizer in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the poem "Sick" by Shel Silverstein and discuss the different elements in the piece which make it an effective poem....
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Trash Collage

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create a collage. In this collage lesson plan, students read a poem from Shel Silverstein and create an illustration to accompany the poem.
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Giving Cheer

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Learners explore kind behavior. In this values development and literacy lesson, students listen to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, then generate a class list of ways the tree helped the boy and ways in which the boy helped the tree....
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Hug O' War

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars discuss philanthropic behavior. In this philanthropy lesson plan, students read Shel Silverstein's Hug O' War and brainstorm ways of working together.
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Trash or Treasure?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify things that can be reused. In this environmental instructional activity, students read the poem "Hector the Collector" and discuss the difference between junk and treasure. Students complete a reflection about what they...
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The Giving Tree

For Teachers K - 1st
Students listen to the story "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein and examine the character trait of respect. They answer story discussion questions, role-play the tree and the boy throughout the story, and create a poster or a skit...
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Let the Bugs do the Rhyming

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils listen to limericks and write their own about a favorite insect.
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Monday

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the short "i" sound. They read and listen to various poems, identify and list the words in the poems with the short i sound, read Shel Silverstein's poem, Sick, and create their own poem.
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Recycling/Solid Waste Education with Shel Silverstein: "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout"

For Students 4th
Both poetry analysis and waste disposal are more engaging topics for young readers with a worksheet to accompany the Shel Silverstein poem 'Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" from Where the Sidewalk Ends. Not only...
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Comparing Author's Voice

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders compare various voices. In this author's voice lesson students read poems from two books, Spooky ABC and Where the Sidewalk Ends. Students choose words that indicate the voice of the author.
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Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Learners read poetry by Shel Silverstein and then write their own poetry. In this poetry lesson, students read Shel Silverstein's poetry and then write their own version of several poems.
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Character Education - Giving

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss and think critically about a narrative text, "The Giving Tree," by Shel Silverstein, recognize and describe the theme of the book. They consider the importance of giving and record personal experiences in a journal.
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Words and Phrases that Support the Author's Voice

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the author's voice. In this author's voice lesson students read poems by Shel Silverstein. Students choose words and phrases that indicate the author's voice.