Can You Stretch the Truth?
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Students study folk tales. They write a class folk tale and then one of their own using a famous character or known celebrity as their main character. They put on a class play of one of the student's folk tales.
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Matilda - Throwing the Hammer
Full truth, or an exaggeration? How can you tell when a storyteller is exaggerating a story? Readers analyze a story told by Hortensia, and identify the exaggerative language she uses. Then, learners write their own narrative story using...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Circle It! Indirect Objects
If you give this learning exercise to your class, make sure you know where the indirect object is! Young grammarians work on their grammar skills with a series of ten sentences, each with an indirect object ready for pupils to circle.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 instructional activity is divided into sections: Tell, Show, Practice,...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Additional Vocabulary Building Activities
Why say that someone is nice when you could express so much more by calling this person delightful, charming, or gracious? After going over a sample word, have your pupils exercise their synonym skills by assigning each pair an overly...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Are You a Comma-Kazi?
Let's eat Grandma! Help learners avoid comma errors that cause confusion by reviewing the rules with a 34-slide PowerPoint. Practice the short activities provided to check for understanding. This comprehensive comma creation is a...
4th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teach21 Lesson Plan: Truth or Lie: Lesson 4
Fifth graders examine how the truth can be a lie. In this truth or lie lesson, 5th graders share stories about the consequences of a time when they told a lie. They play a game of "Balderdash." They work on a research project and...
5th English Language Arts
"Knot" the Whole Truth: Writing a Modern-Day Story with a Tall Tale's Voice
Beyond Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, tall tales can be a great way to teach young writers about word choice and voice in their writing. Using Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee and the Six-Trait Writing process, they begin to write their own...
5th - 9th English Language Arts