Design a Book Jacket
Students analyze the book jackets of books and then design one based on the typical characteristics of book jackets.
K - 5th English Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Preparing to Write Historical Fiction: Determining Characteristics of the Genre
A language arts lesson helps young writers identify elements that make up historical fiction. First, it guides them through elements of fictional pieces with vocabulary cards. Then, pupils work collaboratively to brainstorm features that...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Close Reading: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Three readings make up a close reading lesson showcasing Mem Fox's picture book, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. After each reading, take part in a different activity designed to support comprehension and answer the question, What is...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Rereading Portions of the Iroquois Constitution and Eagle Song: "Somebody In Wanted But So"
A new close reading approach is introduced as learners continue with the novel Eagle Song in the twelfth activity of this unit. This reading comprehension strategy focuses on identifying the character, setting, motivation, problem, and...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sample Guided Reading Lesson for Emergent Readers
Give your guided reading lesson plan a boost with a sample lesson plan designed to reinforce academic content covered in previous assessments. The sample plan describes how the story and activities were chosen and offers the following...
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. A fun and interactive lesson about elements of a story prompts your class to use descriptive language as they analyze characters...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading
Combine informational reading skills with fictional text in an innovative historical fiction lessons. After reading a fictional text related to diseases, class members read non-fictional text to gain knowledge about specific infectious...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Judging a Book by Its Cover
Here's one of the very few lessons I've seen that works for everyone: kindergartners through college students! Readers of any age pick out a book from the class library or the school library, that has a damaged cover or jacket. Pupils...
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts