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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - The Caldecott Award
Students engage in a variety of activities as they study illustrators, how illustrations enhance a studenT book, and the Caldecott Award. They write a report about their favorite illustrator.
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Vocabulary Strategies for the Analysis of Word Parts in Mathematics
Pair this resource with a reading of any math textbook, article, or book. Learners take note of unknown words and use the provided graphic organizer in order to use word roots, prefixes, and suffixes to help them determine the meaning of...
3rd - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Greek and Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
How can adding a prefix or suffix to a root word create an entirely new word? Study a packet of resources that focuses on Greek and Latin roots, as well as different prefixes and suffixes that learners can use for easy reference
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A picture is worth a thousand words. Help your class out with some of those words with a video about drawing inferences from reading passages, images, and other media. The resource focuses on the supporting details of each passage as a...
5 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
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...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Frindle Lesson Plan
"Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle?" Inspired by this quote from the award-winning novel written by Andrew Celements, this instructional activity allows children to invent their own terms for common...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building a Community: Responsibility and Leadership
Somewhere around 660,000 South African children have been orphaned due to AIDS diagnoses in their family. Carol Dyanti, or Mama Carol, has dedicated herself to providing for these children. Discuss other prominent figures and their...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Lesson: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Attention to Detail
After a quick warm up activity, learners get ready to use their keen observation skills to examine an ornate Japanese pencil box. They discuss the artistry, skills, and story of the box, paying close attention to details. They then...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts