How Does the Gettysburt Address Compare to Requitals in Chinese Poetry.
Fifth graders evaluate and compare literature. They explain and discuss each line of poetry that is read Students illustrate each line of the poetry. They write a paragraph comparing the pictures the class drew to the pictures in a book.
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Comprehension During Independent Reading
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school students begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus both...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Gathering Evidence and Drafting a Two-Voice Poem (Chapter 13: "Los Duraznos/Peaches")
Begin class with a short comprehension quiz and review and then move into a new genre: two-voice poems. The lesson provides information about this type of poetry as well as a video example made by eighth graders that you can show your...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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Get to know the history of Dr. Seuss while using comprehension strategies in this short reading passage worksheet. After reading an engaging and informative article about Dr. Seuss, test readers' comprehension with questions that cover...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Preparing for Guided Reading
Take your guided reading lesson plans to the next level with a collection of printables, templates, and reference tools equipped to support the reading needs of your readers. Included is a detailed information page, grouping sheet,...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Genre Lesson: Poetry
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Groups do...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed