Language Arts - "The Snowy Day," by Ezra Jack Keats
Students write their own ending to the story, "The Snowy Day," by Ezra Jack Keats.
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The Archer and the Sun
Reinforce reading comprehension with a instructional activity about The Archer and the Sun, a Chinese folktale. Kids learn some background information about Chinese culture before reading the story, and answer literacy questions as they...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fun in the Snow
Celebrate the arrival of winter with a reading of Jack Ezra Keats' book The Snowy Day. Engaging children by asking them about their own experiences in the snow, the teacher goes on to read the story aloud before asking the class to draw...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology
Enrich a unit on fairy tales and tall tales with a set of read-aloud lessons. Second graders hone writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary analysis skills as they read classic stories. Complete with extension projects, discussion...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts lesson plan. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying rhyming words,...
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Critical Thinking and Art with The Snowy Day
First graders read a story. In this illustrations lesson, 1st graders read The Snowy Day and discuss how it became a Caldecott winner for its illustrations. Students produce illustrations using similar methods to the illustrator Ezra...
1st English Language Arts
Over in the Meadow Lesson Plan
Get young learners on their feet and moving around with this fun activity for the children's book Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. During an initial reading of the story, the teacher stops and introduces students to a series of...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable