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Exploring Figurative Language in Fiction and Nonfiction
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
A reading of Pat Street's There's a Frog in My Throat launches a study of figurative language. Using a pocket chart, display one phrase containing figurative language. Class members choose the best explanation from three choices offered....
Maui and the Sun Retold by June Melser
1st - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Wouldn't it be great if we could slow down the earth 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...
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a instructional activity about literary devices. As...
The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this lesson serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to draw a scene from...
Mars Comes Down to Earth: Language Arts Tutorial Activity
4th - 5th
Have a young reader who needs extra help? The article Mars Come Down to Earth provides an opportunity for additional reading practice. Working with a tutor, a student reads the story aloud, completes a question sheet, and then discusses...
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
Matilda - Miss Honey and The Trunchbull
3rd - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
As the instructor reads aloud several quotes from five chapters of the story Matilda, class members mime their interpretation of the scenes. Then, after reading "Miss Honey" and "The Trenchbull" (chapters seven and eight), the class...
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