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Issues: We've All Got Them: Language Arts/ Visual Arts Integration

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a...
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Art Alive! - Genesee Oaks

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Asher Brown Durand's "Genesee Oaks" offers an opportunity for learners to develop their skill at reading paintings. Viewers respond to questions that focus their attention on different aspects of the landscape, and then create a...
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Sea Signs

For Teachers 1st
Here is a lesson that could easily be adapted to suit the needs of learners with hearing impairments or communication disorders. In pairs, learners research sea animals and sign language through practice and the WiggleWorks® computer...
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The Phantom of the Opera: Ideas for Research and Discussion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You could spend a full day discussing The Phantom of the Opera and not scratch the surface, but a set of lessons about the literary elements and themes of the musical production is a great start. Young thespians build upon the background...
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Story Map

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Simplify a short story or novel in your language arts class with a story map. The graphic organizer includes fields such as title and author, main characters, and problem and solution.
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Learning Language Strategies Through Repeated Readings of Storybooks

For Teachers K
Students participate in literature-based language building activities. They use a book-walk through a familiar story about animals as a springboard for various centers. They choose from music, writing journals, science, drama and cooking...
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Life Snapshots

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students create Inspiration webs using graphics or photographs that depict high and low points in their lives. This technology-based Language Arts lesson for the upper-elementary or middle-level classroom is excellent for improving...
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Anansi: A Language Arts Twist to the Trickster

For Teachers 1st
Students read African folk tales to learn about story elements and writing techniques. In this writing and reading skills lesson, students listen and retell African folk tales about Anansi the spider. Students complete four lessons to...
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A Classroom Guide to Peter H. Reynolds's Creatrilogy

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young readers find, identify, and use their voices with a set of empowering activities based on Peter H. Reynolds' trilogy of books. Sky Color, Ish, and The Dot focus on recognizing moods and treating each other kindly, and their...
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Gold Ore and Smelters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young historians travel back through time as they explore Colorado's gold rush in this social studies lesson. After reading a first hand account of a woman's experience in a smelting facility, students complete the included graphic...
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The Snow Queen Study Guide

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Your students may be more familiar with Disney's Frozen than its source material, "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, but after a theater lesson on the story's characters, author, and adaptation to the stage, they'll understand...
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I Spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Make connections about animal characteristics and the animal's environment. In this animal characteristics lesson plan, students use a piece of art as a springboard for a discussion about animals and camouflage. Students choose an animal...
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Foods and Languages of the World

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore cultures around the world. In this cross-curriculum geography lesson plan, students listen to This is the Way We Go to School , a Book about Children around the World , and locate various countries on the globe and a...
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Adding Snap to Language Arts

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils take photographs of themselves, animals, and objects and used these photos as springboards for writing stories, plays, photo captions, comic strips, ads for products, and greeting card messages.
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Defining Risk: A Search for Theme in Fahrenheit 451

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore their understanding of the notion of risk in relation to their own experiences and in response to a variety of quotes. This exercise serves as a springboard to themes in the novel Fahrenheit 451.
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Spain and Bullfighting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research Spain and bullfighting. They use the Internet and other reference materials. Spain's bullfighting festivals and activities will be used as a springboard for inspiring students to write creatively.
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First Draft/Final Draft

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare paragraphs with and without elaboration and descriptive details. They explore how to revise their own writing by adding descriptive details such as adjectives, adverbs, concrete nouns and precise words.
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Lesson Ideas for Halloween Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Halloween writing activities provide a way to make descriptive language a part of a student's literary repertoire.
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Celebrating Our Cultures

For Teachers 1st
First graders construct a Venn diagram, using KidsPiration, including at least one similarity and two differences between their own and others' family customs and traditions. They read the story, "Too Many Tamales" by Gary Soto and use...
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Self Portrait on Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners are guided into creating their own self-portrait in steps using colored pastels. They also use their self-portraits as a springboard to write a personal narrative. This is a cool lesson!
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Flashbacks

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners create a piece of original fiction utilizing flashbacks. Students define and identify the use of flashbacks in the novel Holes. Definitions and examples are recorded in student journals. They use their examples as springboard...
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Charlie Brown and Friends

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Charles Schulz' Charlie Brown and Friends, a collection of Peanuts comic strips, provides young readers with an opportunity to engage in full-class discussions, work in groups to examine how Schulz develops his characters, and...
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Fairy Tale Variations

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here are two great lessons that work together and are inspired by the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. Young writers and actors will retell the story of "The Frog Prince" through games, improvisational script writing, and song....
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Interpreting a Short Story

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Short stories often are a venue through which writers can express their opinions on society. Read Thank You Ma'am with your eighth graders and reflect upon the commentary exhibited. Anticipatory and post-reading questions are included...