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Literature Awards: Beehive Award Nominees for Children's Fiction 2003-2004
Students examine information about books that were nominated for Utah's Beehive Award in 2003-2004.
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Song of the Trees Handouts
Climb into a class reading of Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor with this language arts resource. Complete with key vocabulary, reading comprehension questions, study guide, project ideas, and extra credit opportunities, the...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Preparing to Write Historical Fiction: Determining Characteristics of the Genre
A language arts lesson helps young writers identify elements that make up historical fiction. First, it guides them through elements of fictional pieces with vocabulary cards. Then, pupils work collaboratively to brainstorm features that...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Identifying the Main Idea in Fiction
Discovering the main idea in fiction is like uncovering buried treasure; one must persevere to locate it, and the reward is priceless. Scholars delve deep into leveled stories using three questions to aid in identifying the main idea.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Questions
Get the most out of a class reading of Avi's Crispin: The Cross of Lead with this literature circle resource. Based on Bloom's Taxonomy, these questions help young readers find meaning in this award-winning novel. Additional hands-on...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Backpack Travel Journals
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Little Prince: Picture Book Strategy
Picture books aren't just for children; they carry strong, valuable messages for adult as well. Explore the audience for Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince with a lesson that compares picture books to literature intended for...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Charlotte's Web: A Story about Friendship
Strengthen the bonds of friendship within your class with a reading of E.B. White's award-winning novel, Charlotte's Web. Focusing on the unique characters in the story and the relationships they develop, young readers draw from their...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable