Family Album "A Patchwork Quilt"
Third graders list of four important life events They create a quilt square for creating a whole class quilt. This project allows students to be creative and none of the squares look the same.
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Family Role Model Activity
What does is take to be a role model? Through grand conversation, and the use of books and a graphic organizer, scholars find out and apply the requirements to identify a role model within their family. They then journey through the...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Secret to Freedom Teacher’s Guide
Students read the story "The Secret to Freedom" and participate in active reading to personalize what they have read. In this reading lesson, students follow several writing activities and discuss their work . Students integrate their...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Generations: An Exploration of our Families Through Literature
Students complete a unit of lessons on families. They read and analyze various stories, label a map, assemble sentences, write letters to grandparents, analyze character traits, and write and illustrate a sheet for a class book.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Personal Narrative Paragraphs: Class Quilt
Begin this activity by asking third graders to bring from home pieces of cloth that represent something important to them. (Have extras for students who need them.) They reflect on important events in their lives, compose narrative...
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Family Lessons in Philanthropy: The Drive
Students investigate family philanthropy. In this family philanthropy activity, students review vocabulary such as community, family, service, volunteer, tradition, and caring. They listen to Valerie Flournoy's, The Patchwork Quilt. They...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts