Family Involvement-Book Bags
Learners bring home book bags that were packed by the teacher. They read and complete activities in the bag in a period of time. Families and students are involved completing work together.
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Unexpected Family History
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
School-Home Links/Book Links
Get youngsters reading at home and their parents involved with this at home reading assignment. This resource consists of a ready-to-use handout for documenting at-home reading. Formatted as a letter home to parents, this activity calls...
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts
We Are All Related: A Bookmaking Activity
Use We Are All Related by George Littlechild, as a pattern for a class book about family elders. After asking a relative to fill in the appropriate sections of The Elders Speak worksheet, class members fill in the rest of the outline....
3rd English Language Arts
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Teach children that just because something is old, doesn't mean you have to throw it away with a reading of Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. Engaging children with an arts and crafts activity in which they patch the holes in...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter
Everyone deserves to read a great book! Here, pupils write a persuasive letter to the school's librarian detailing their favorite story and why it should be found on the shelves. Class members' persuasive reading passages are shared with...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Relatives Came: A Family Read-Along
Students consider family relationships and traditions. In this family studies lesson plan, students read a book about family and think about their own family activities. Students complete a series of activities involving writing and...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts