Students study how imagery affects their comprehension of stories. They participate in a guided journey of The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body. They compare the information from the book and their guided journey.
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The Dark Is Rising: Guided Imagery
To launch a reading of The Dark is Rising, the second novel in Susan Cooper's award winning contemporary fantasy novel sequence for young adults, class members engage in a guided imagery exercise that asks them to visualize the setting...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Tuck Everlasting: Concept Analysis
Base your unit about Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting on a helpful concept guide. Detailing the literary elements as well as any possible affective issues for instruction, the guide would be a great way to begin planning your lessons.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
SuccessMaker® Reading Comprehension
A collection of reading passages is packed with various skills to enhance fourth graders reading comprehension. From distinguishing between fact and opinion to describing character's feelings and recognizing elements of plot, the...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing about a Meal
You don't need to be a food critic to describe your meal accurately! A series of activities introduce learners to vivid adjectives when writing about the taste, smell, and feel of food. After working with word choice, parts of a...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Imagery to Notice Setting
Do your sixth graders have a hard time connecting to poetry? Use a video that's just under five minutes long to guide them through imagining a poem's setting by noting the imagery and sensory details. Though the video focuses on "The...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Description as Mind Control: Using Details to Help Readers Visualize Your Story
The class listens to a descriptive passage from Gary Paulsen's novel Hatchet. The passage evokes mental images which pupils are instructed to illustrate. In small groups, they share their pictures. They discuss which words and details...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Travlin' Through the Basin: Guided Imagery
Learners listen to a story. In this imagery lesson, students listen to nature sounds of the Everglades, water and forest. Learners listen to a reading of the Tangipahoa River guided imagery passage. Students share their feelings inspired...
4th - 5th English Language Arts