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Author's Purpose: Real vs. Imaginary
In this author's purpose activity, students study the various book covers and circle the covers of books that may about a real event, versus a fictional event. Students then write a title of a book based in reality and draw a picture to match.
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I Am a Storyteller
Choose a book (preferably about following directions and listening) and examine the parts with beginning readers. They listen as you introduce the title, author, and illustrator, then read the story. Although the different parts of this...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
We all love to be entertained by the books we read, but how do we as readers know if that is the author's true intent? The first lesson in this series begins with a class reading of the children's book The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Doing Our Share
Whether at home or in the classroom, each member of a community has certain responsibilities they must tend to. With the help of the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne, kids learn how to assign jobs in a fair and safe manner...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Surprise!: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)
Surprise! is the theme of this series of challenge activities. The surprise comes from the information your scholars will discover when researching topics such as alligators and crocodiles, living in other countries, becoming a...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying an Author’s Purpose - Part 2
The ability of young readers to cite textual evidence when discussing a piece of writing is essential to the development of their reading comprehension skills. The second lesson in this series allows learners to practice this technique...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Guided Reading with Elizabeti's Doll
Practice reading strategies using Elizabeti's Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen. Readers utilize decoding and comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading the story. A detailed list of text features, high frequency words,...
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Lesson Ideas to Enrich Student Inquiry into the Holocaust
Students inquire about the Holocaust. In this Holocaust activity, students read books and discuss their thoughts. Students also collect current event articles from newspapers. Students investigate ghettos, Pearl Harbor and Navajo Code...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts