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How Tiger Got His Stripes
Students read a folktale from Vietnam while using phonics, dramatics, and comprehension strategies. They use visual clues while previewing, Rob Cleveland's, How the Tiger Got His Stripes. Finally, they complete associated worksheets.
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Different Strokes For Different Folktales
Young readers use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and story maps, to analyze a variety of folktales and the elements of a story. They use writing, sequencing activities, and creative art to identify the morals learned from a...
K - 1st English Language Arts
We’re a Family: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)
Teach your English language learners how to talk about their families with three weeks of lessons. Over the course of the thematic unit, learners pick up new vocabulary so that they can talk about families and relationships, clothing,...
K English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
What if the Gingerbread Man was trying to catch you, rather than the other way around? Pupils can find out what happens by reading the story The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray and enrich their experience with the...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Edison Tried and Tried Again
How many times did it take Thomas Edison to invent a successful working lightbulb? Young learners read a short passage about this famous inventor and his determination in getting an idea to work successfully. Then, pupils respond to four...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun
Students explore U.S. history by reading a Native American tale in class. In this cultural storytelling instructional activity, students read the story How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun and discuss the characters and themes of the...
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Introduce Vocabulary: How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? (Yolen)
Dinosaurs don't go to school...but what if they did? Use Jane Yolen's book How Do Dinosaurs Go To School to explore vocabulary in context. Find this on YouTube if you don't have the text on hand. These in-text words give some ideas of...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
EdTech Tuesdays: Extraordinary Jenny Jones
Looking for an interactive storybook for your class? Get an overview of this particular eBook with a demonstration video. Watch as Rich and Jennifer try out the main features of this whimsical app, and explore how it can be useful in the...
5 mins K - 4th English Language Arts