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Maui and the Sun Retold by June Melser
Wouldn't it be great if we could slow down the sun and make the days longer? That's exactly what happens in Maui and the Sun, as retold by June Mesler. Beginning with an independent reading of this interesting creation myth, learners...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce your scholars to onomatopoeia and alliteration using a language elements worksheet. They examine six sound words and match them to four pictures. Next, learners read two examples of alliteration and write one of their own. They...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Figurative Language
Follow a scaffolded routine to reinforce the concept of figurative language. With a read-aloud of Once in a Blue Moon by Nicola Morgan, class members observe how to identify personification and idioms, chart phrases and meanings, then...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Anansi and the Pot of Beans
Anansi is a tricky character, but can he realize he's wrong and write an apology letter? Learners use Anansi and the Pot of Beans to practice writing, art, and figurative language. A series of activities are engaging for both advanced...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using 5 Senses to Describe Details
Should your young writers use more sensory details in their writing? Encourage class members to incorporate similes and metaphors to their poetic writing with a packet of worksheets focused on figurative language. Class members complete...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1: Figurative Language
The story Once in a Blue Moon by Nicola Morgan is full of figurative language. Second graders choose one idiom from the story and create an illustration of its meaning. Handouts and structured vocabulary practice is included with the...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed