Character Education- Creativity
First graders, after listening to "Inch by Inch," break into groups and discuss who was being creative in the story and how. They think of other ways the inchworm could have gotten out of his problem, then write and illustrate their ideas.
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Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson
What a great activity. Kids create humorous ceramic character (heads) spikes to enliven a planter. Modern art is full of expressive and exaggerated forms and your class gets to create them out of clay. This would be a lovely activity to...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Fortune Cookies Motivate Writing
Fortune cookies are used as motivation for a story. In this creative writing lesson, young writers review the six traits process. They discuss interesting characters, setting, problem and solution in a story. Original stories based on...
K - 5th English Language Arts
Writing in First and Third Person
Explore narrative writing by participating in a role-playing activity. In this perspective lesson plan, learners define first and third person in writing and discuss how it changes the mood of the reader. The first activity has pupils...
1st - 4th English Language Arts
The Five Senses: How They Relate to our World
Students explore the five senses and the significance of each sense. In this five senses and diversity activity, students listen to You Can't Smell a Flower With Your Ear by Joanna Cole and take a walk observing opportunities to use all...
K - 5th Science
Celebration and Satire- Beginning Level
Students examine art elements in a late-19th-century self-portrait painting. In this visual arts lesson, students analyze the painting "A Centennial of Independence" and identify the color, shape, and symbols in the art piece. Students...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Using Words to Work Things Out
Students explore appropriate ways to communicate feelings. In this character development activity, students listen to Hands are not for Hitting and several other books about expressing emotions appropriately. Students observe puppet...
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts