Get to the Point
In this taking notes worksheet, students read current events from a newsletter. They write three main points from each of the five stories.
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Getting to Know Esperanza (Chapter 2: “Las Uvas/Grapes”)
Delve into Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan with close reading and evidence-based, text-dependent questions. Part of a unit series, this well-sequenced, Common Core designed lesson draws on material from the previous day and from...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Determining Point of View: Paul Revere and the Boston Massacre
If you're teaching point of view, this is the lesson plan for you! First, decipher the writer's point of view from a primary resource, then compare and contrast the primary source with a secondary source to explore the Paul Revere's...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Orient the Reader by Establishing a Situation and a Point of View
Good writers are a lot like fishermen: they know how to hook their readers. The second lesson of this series teaches learners how to grab the attention of their audience while introducing characters and establishing a context. Take time...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Bring Characters to Life Using Details Such as Thoughts, Feelings, Actions, and Dialogue
The best stories ever written are those with characters that come to life. The fifth lesson of this narrative writing series teaches young writers how thoughts, feelings, actions, and dialogue add depth to characters. Pause the video at...
8 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Telling Our Stories of Giving - Writing to Persuade
After identifying the parts of a persuasive piece of writing, young writers explore different prewriting activities for the persuasive essay. They have the option to write a news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay to...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable