In this literature based worksheet, students read an excerpt from one or more of the books listed and write down the titles of two that they think have been presented to readers in an appealing way.
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"Troika" From Lt. Kije Suite by Sergei Prokofiev
In this classical music appreciation instructional activity, students listen to a recording of "Troika" from Lt. Kije Suiteby Sergei Prokofiev. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology
Enrich a unit on fairy tales and tall tales with a set of read-aloud lessons. Second graders hone writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary analysis skills as they read classic stories. Complete with extension projects, discussion...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review The Giving Tree Anniversary Teaching Guide
Celebrate poetry month all of April with a guide that uses six of Shel Silverstein's most famous books as a basis for the lessons. Discussion questions and writing activities are provided for each of Silverstein's books.
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
Make a study of producers and consumers with an updated version of the classic story The Little Red Hen (this one is called The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza). After reading and discussing the story and terms, learners practice being...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Learning Network: Re-envisioning Classic Stories
Readers reflect on enjoyable stories they know, brainstorm criteria that make a story "good," analyze a New York Times article about innovative children's performances, re-envision classics on their own, and peer edit drafts. Use this as...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Contemporary Music With a Classical Flavor - Activity 1
Students discover compositional techniques through the study of a current young composer and listening examples. This 30-minute instructional activity is an introduction to a unit on current classical music trends.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Slimy Advertising and a Wicked Resume
Learners create advertisements. In this advertising and resume writing lesson, students read a variety of fractured fairy tales and create a product which appeals to its intended audience (i.e. witches, frogs, etc) through advertising.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts