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Adventure and Exploration
Fifth graders compare/contrast the theme of survival in each of the novels as exhibited by the actions, thoughts and feelings of the main characters. They use Inspiration software to represent their conclusions in a graphic organizer.
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Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Explore literature after reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Sixth and seventh graders compare and contrast the setting, motivation, theme, and characterization of each...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Understanding Dialect as Used by Mark Twain
A reading of Mark Twain’s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County not only offers pupils an opportunity to practice their listening skills but also provides them with examples of dialectic speech. This is the gol’derndest lesson...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Eye on Exploration: Take a Second Look
Students research the Age of Exploration. In this explorers unit, students examine why people became explorers, what the consequences of exploration were and what motivated the explorers. This is done through reading selections, studying...
5th 21st Century Skills
Examine character in depth. Over the course of these six lessons, learners explore their own character traits, determine the traits of characters in the books they read, practice comparing and contrasting, and collaborate in small groups...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Students explore The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this characterization lesson, students create scrapbooks or PowerPoint presentations that exhibit how they are personally connected to Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Huckleberry Finn, or...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Slavery Past and Present
Research characteristics of slavery during the 19th century by reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Also view several informational texts, pictures, story illustrations, and primary source documents. Pupils write an expository...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Teaching Point of View With Two Bad Ants
What better way to explain the concept of point of view than from an ant's perspective! After reading Two Bad Ants, pupils identify the point of view of the ants by studying the text and pictures. Then, they fill out a chart that...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable