Fiction and Poetry
Students explore fictional text and poetry. They explore the story structures used in the types of texts and examine the language patterns used. Students practice tracking text in the correct manner.
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Money Can't Buy Everything: Writing Poetry
Explore consumerism by reading poetry. Learners define the terms synonym and antonym while utilizing a thesaurus to replace certain words in a money related poem. They then discuss the relationship between money, words, and happiness.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Different Types of Writing
What type of writing is this? Learners read a brief introduction to various types of text: instructions, explanations, poems, folk tales, novels, informative, and arguments. The introduction doesn't explain these, so consider going over...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Comprehension: Fiction and Nonfiction
This resource is made up of a series of reading passages with accompanying questions. On the first page, learners read the definitions of both fiction and non-fiction. They examine four short selections before writing either fiction or...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Heartsongs Poetry by Mattie Stepanek
Use Mattie Stepanek’s Heartsongs book of poetry to inspire young poets to write about their own lives, experiences, and feelings. After reading the introduction to Mattie’s book, in which he talks about himself and his reasons for...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Regions of North Carolina Diamante Poem
Providing a creative way to review information, this lesson plan has learners create a diamante poem to share what they have learned. In this case, the topic of the poem is North Carolina, but a teacher could use this technique with any...
4th English Language Arts
Text Features of Fiction, Poetry, Drama: Story Matrix
How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
What is True? Discovering the Difference between Fact and Fiction
The ability to distinguish between fact and fiction is the focus of this language arts lesson. Begin by viewing a PowerPoint that gives examples of fact and fiction. Then listen to The Story of the Milky Way, and try to determine what...
3rd English Language Arts