Fourth graders write using compare and contrast skills to write specific, detailed descriptions that give the reader exact images. They use adjectives to write descriptions of animal parts and features to create mental images.
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Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson
Animals oftentimes elicit various characteristics which make them symbolic or representative of human feeling, action, or emotion. The class creates horse characters out of clay to show character action and symbolism. This is a great...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Northwest Coast Indians: Spring and Summer Salmon
Here is a fabulous lesson about the cultures of the Northwest Indians. Through an exploration of a story about the Salmon People, learners study the practice of harvesting salmon and the cultural importance of salmon to the Northwest...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Creature creation - an elaboration writing activity
Fourth graders exercise and improve their elaboration skills by engaging in this creative writing activity. They practice their narrative writing abilities and use higher-order thinking skills by creating a representation of an imaginary...
4th English Language Arts
Universal Myths and Symbols: Animal Creatures and Creation
Learners examine the role of mythology in their own lives. After reading stories, they discover the various theories on the origins of the universe and compare the symbols used by different cultures. To end the lesson, they research a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts