Fifth graders participate in activities to help them develop into independent readers. By working through the matrix, they are held accountable for their reading while participating in self selected reading.
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Cause and Effect Matrix
Study cause and effect in both literature and informational text with a lesson designed for several different reading levels. After kids review the concept of cause and effect, they read an article or story and note the causes and...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Specific Skill: I Can Listen Attentively
Practice makes proficient. Scholars practice how to be attentive listeners, a skill that is imperative in and outside the classroom. The listening skills lesson is divided into sections: Tell, Show, Practice, Feedback, and Re-teach.
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Text Features of Fiction, Poetry, Drama: Story Matrix
How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
I'm Published! A Parts of Speech Book
Reinforce the importance of the writing process with this publication lesson. Elementary and middle schoolers compose a parts of speech book which includes one page each for nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts