Are You Money Smart?
Learners discuss the irony of "Smart" by Shel Silverstein from his book "Where the Sidewalk Ends." They also practice letter writing, and identify and count coin/money values.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Whatif by Shel Silverstein
What a skillful way to incorporate Shel Silverstein, a wonderful author, into the classroom. Composed of three tasks, children are led through a series of text-dependent questions that force them to unveil the meaning of Silverstein's...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Selfless Service and The Giving Tree - Building Ethical Conscience
Upper elementary schoolers investigate philanthropy and selflessness by reading a children's book. In this ethics instructional activity, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Recycling/Solid Waste Education with Shel Silverstein: "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout"
Both poetry analysis and waste disposal are more engaging topics for young readers with a activity to accompany the Shel Silverstein poem 'Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" from Where the Sidewalk Ends. Not only...
4th English Language Arts
Visualize and Draw to Increase Comprehension
Improve readers' comprehension with a pair of visualization opportunities. First they listen, eyes closed, as you read a description from Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, and discuss ideas about what they "see." After you read...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Genre Lesson: Poetry
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Groups do...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed