A simple resource that works with any fictional text. Readers follow the cinquain poem model and example presented to describe two characters from a book or story they are reading.
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The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog
Read the story The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog: A Folktale from Great Britain by Margaret Read MacDonald and choose from multiple activities to learn about the tale's theme—kindness. With so many options, your kind kids will...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Junie B. Character Building Cinquain Writing - Dignity
In this poetry and character building worksheet, 3rd graders help Junie B. Jones write a cinquain poem about honesty and dignity. They read about how one of the characters wrote Junie a cinquain telling her about how he trusted her...
3rd English Language Arts
Poetic Justice: Understanding the Life of a Tethered Dog
The Humane Society provides a lesson in which class members explore the issue of tethering dogs. Through the resources used -- a comic, a poem, and narrative and expository writings -- class members realize that messages can be conveyed...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Enrichment Activities - "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH"
Fifth graders read the novel "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH." They discuss the various characters in the book, and the different types of conflict that take place within the book. They also research owls and rats to make comparisons...
5th English Language Arts