Nightingale: Chinese Hand Scroll with Poem
After listening to the Hans Christian Anderson story, "The Nightingale," students research more information about the bird. They then write an "If" poem, using facts about a nightingale. Next, watercolors are used to illustrate the poe
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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
Do your young readers know that poems can be performed as a team? They listen to a few examples from Paul Fleischman's book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, paying attention to how the how readers work together. They examine the...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Poems: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Act out the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" rhyme with youngsters. Learners observe visual instructions before completing the corresponding actions, then draw the spider into a scene. Finally, they write down rhyming words that have the ai spelling...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Telling Tales with Kamishibai
Kamishibai (paper drama), is a Japanese form of storytelling that uses emakimono (paper picture scrolls), to relay a moral lesson plan. As part of a series of resources that examine Japanese art and artists, learners watch a video...
K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What is an acrostic poem? It is one of the many forms of poetry that expresses a particular thought, idea, emotion, or feeling. Play with an interactive that allows young poets to craft a topical acrostic of their choice using an online...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year
Students examine the major differences between earstern and western dragons and their association with the Chinese New Year. They view and discuss a video, read New Year poems, explore various websites, and create a lion mask.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Hickory, Dickory, Dock
What did the mouse run up? The clock! Practice consonant blends and rhyming with a lesson that combines a nursery rhyme with pronunciation practice and a hands-on craft activity. Kids will master the -ock word family with this set of...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable