Different! Diverse! Dynamic! What Do Stories Share?
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Students compare and contrast the stories, "Leo, the Late Bloomer," and "Thank You, Mr. Falker." They develop a Venn diagram, and write and illustrate the central theme of the stories.
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How Do We All Live Together?
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Doing Our Share
Whether at home or in the classroom, each member of a community has certain responsibilities they must tend to. With the help of the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne, kids learn how to assign jobs in a fair and safe manner...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building Background Knowledge About Physical Environment: What Makes it Hard for Some People to Get Books?
How far would your pupils go to be able to have access to books? Revisit Heather Henson and David Small's That Book Woman and challenge class members to take on the role of Cal or the Book Woman. By putting themselves in someone else's...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Questionnaire: What Do You Like to Read?
What do your fifth graders know about types of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry? Find out as they fill out this questionnaire that requires them to list authors and texts that exemplify each genre. Not only will you be able to assess what...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Vocabulary: What Do Authors Do?
To reinforce vocabulary in Eileen Christelow's book about the writing process, What Do Authors Do?, use a worksheet that focuses on six multi-syllabic words from the text. Your readers select the correct word from a bank to fill in the...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Teaching Tolerance: Accepting and Embracing Differences
Since the attacks on September 11th, people have become less accepting of others that are different. By reading picture books that focus on teaching tolerance, learners learn how to accept and respect people's differences.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Beginning Short Stories - "What Do We Have to Eat?"
After reading two short stories, learners identify vocabulary associated with food and eating. This activity with 5 questions could be used as a reading comprehension and vocabulary practice for younger students or an ESL worksheet for...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts
What I Treasure Most
"What do I treasure most in the world?" Young writers respond to this prompt by crafting a personal narrative that shows why they value this object, person, animal, or special skill. They also create a pop-up illustration of their treasure.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Possible Perspectives
Visual art is the inspiration for a creative writing activity focused on having learners write from different perspectives. They analyze the image Yellow Rain Jacket, picking out details to help their storytelling. They use the details...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts