Don't Memorize: Summarize!
Students discover the importance of being able to summarize. After the teacher models correctsummarizing techniques, in groups, they read a book and then decide how to best summarize the events of the book.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts 11 Views 22 Downloads
6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 1: Poem
While originally created to accompany The Cay, this poetry lesson could be used on it's own, especially if you are working on dialect. Class members conduct a close reading of "When Malindy Sings" by Paul Laurence Dunbar and listen to an...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Backpack Travel Journals
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Smart Solutions: Challenge Activities (Theme 6)
Smart Solutions is the theme of unit comprised of activities designed to challenge minds and stretch writing muscles. Enthusiastic writers create their own comic strip, write a problem-solution essay, an opinion letter, a funny story, a...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Main Idea and Summarizing
The ability to identify the main idea of a text and summarize a text will help your learners get far when reading. This resource covers both main idea and summarizing in detail with six short lessons about main idea and five quick...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Common Core Suggested Book Lists for 2nd-8th Grades
Planning for your class, but not sure what your pupils should read this year? Check out this list of suggested books! You'll be able to meet Common Core standards for reading with these texts. The list provides book ideas for every grade...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts
Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Spider and the Beehive
Anansi the spider teaches young readers the importance of sharing with others in this fun African folktale. Offering clear illustrations and repetitive structure, this printable book is ideal for developing children's reading fluency.
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Packet
Looking to set up literature circles in your class? Use these materials to support pupils when they meet in groups. Pupils take on various roles over the course of reading and meet with their groups to share the work they have done on...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Educator's Guide: Holes
You'll be a star at your next grade level meeting with an educational unit on Louis Sachar's Holes. Based on both the novel and film, the lessons include applications to language arts with character studies and movie reviews; social...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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