Do You Mean?
Students examine old sayings. In this interpretation instructional activity, students read and interpret traditional sayings or proverbs. They discuss how these sayings can help improve their lives, behavior or how they treat others.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Hidden Feast
What is a proverb? This is the leading question of this resource. First, explore proverbs and their meanings. Then, read aloud The Hidden Feast: A Folktale from the American South by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss and partake in a grand...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Can You Hear a Rainbow?
Teach your class about compassion and empathy with Jamee Riggio Heelan's Can You Hear a Rainbow? As kids read about Chris, a boy who is deaf, they discuss the things he likes to do, as well as the ways he communicates with the world.
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maniac Magee: Anticipation Guide
Activate your learners' prior knowledge and experience with an anticipation guide for Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. Kids answer eight questions about prejudice, skin color, and friendship before reading the book, and include reasons and...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Talking Stick and The Tree of Gratefulness
Learning how to engage in a thoughtful and respectful discussion is key to developing skills for a collaborative work environment. Learners discuss how Native Americans used talking sticks as a way to help discussions run smoothly. Each...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Discuss the idea of gifts and gift-giving with a lesson on Priceless Gifts by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. As you read the story to you class, kids answer reading comprehension questions, talk about common proverbs, and talk to their...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Traditions and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee
Students explore the connections between tradition and language. They examine the environment, history and culture of the Tlingit, Lakota and Cherokee tribes and identify the importance of maintaining languages for oral traditions.
K - 2nd English Language Arts