Common Core Aligned Resources for W.5.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
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Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a comic strip combines both images and words for the ultimate narrative effect. After reading The Three Little Pigs and deciphering the plot elements, elementary readers work through four...
How Water Pollution Is Cleaned Up
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
As a follow-up from the previous lesson plan, young environmentalists discuss the benefits of water filtration and whether or not it's the best option. Other alternatives including air stripping, bioremediation, and phytoremediation are...
Separate But Equal - Is It Black or White?
4th - 6th CCSS: Designed
The story of Ruby Bridges and the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education are fantastic tools for discussing the concept of separate but equal. Kids tackle some big questions about what is fair, what is civil, and what rights or laws...
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Digging for Clues
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Make critical and creative thinkers out of your class, with an archeology-based project they'll love. They start the activity by first researching what archeologists do, then they generate a list of the qualities archeologists need to be...
Settings that Reinforce Characters
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
A vivid setting can bring a story to life. Challenge your writers to dive into this element as they complete worksheets in preparation for their first draft. This packet starts by giving an example of a description that simply tells who...
Writing Informative Text: School Days
5th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewA three-part writing assessment challenges scholars to think critically about schools of the past and present. Learners read informative texts, answer questions to prepare for a discussion, research in small groups, complete a Venn...
A Classroom Guide to Peter H. Reynolds's Creatrilogy
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Thomas Jefferson and Monticello: An Introduction to Writing Historical Fiction
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Jefferson is one of the most recognized names and faces in America—but is there more to the third president of the United States? Upper elementary and middle schoolers conduct research on Jefferson, his famous home at Monticello,...
Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park
1st - 6th CCSS: Designed
What would change in your daily life due to a power outage? Here, learners explore the inventions brought to us by the one and only, Thomas Edison, and imagine a day without them. Scholars take part in a grand conversation and write a...