Down Where The Waves Begin
In this language arts instructional activity, students read the story about the little girl and how she took a vacation to the beach with her family.
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Taking Down Syndrome to School
Teach your class about the ways they can befriend and understand people who are different from them with a reading comprehension lesson plan. As youngsters read Taking Down Syndrome to School by Jenna Glatzer, they answer a series of...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fairy Tales
Once upon a time are four words most children are familiar with when reading a fairy tale. But do they know that fairy tales are a great way to learn the literary elements of reading and writing? Use a thorough fairy tale unit to teach...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Revising for Organization and Style: Bold Beginnings
Get young writers thinking about how to write a great beginning for their narratives. After examining examples of strong beginnings in literary text, young writers discuss the criteria for a compelling introduction. Then, independently,...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Charlotte’s Web Activity Pack
That Wilbur is some pig! Use Charlotte's Web as the starting point for this group of activities. Ranging from trust-building exercises to collaborative writing assignments to a debate where kids take on the points of view of various...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Students begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Where Do I Begin?
Writers learn how to create an interesting beginning for their own personal narrative. They participate in a teacher guided mini-lesson about how to begin a story. They work through guided practice and finally write three beginnings to a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable