Literature Database Scavenger Hunt for 5th Graders
Fifth graders practice using a database with books in print. They gather information to complete a scavenger hunt and complete a Venn Diagram comparing search engines. They also examine books in different categories.
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Civil War Literature Circle
Historical fiction can be a valuable asset when learning about the past. Integrate several novels written about the Civil War into your social studies unit, with groups of four working collaboratively to comprehend the novel from...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
Fifth graders explore plagiarism. For this plagiarism lesson, 5th graders explore what plagiarism means and what it looks like. Then, students practice writing citations for different resources and go on a citation scavenger hunt through...
5th English Language Arts
Literature Circle Guide: Bridge to Terabithia
Using the novel Bridge to Terabithia, along with this literature guide, readers analyze and respond to each chapter of the novel. Independent practice, small group work, and class discussion allow learners to gain an insightful...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Dinosaurs Before Dark
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education students, this resource provides reading comprehension,...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Come Fly with Me . . . Open a Book: Travels through Literature
This detailed overview of a curriculum unit suggests using travel literature to engage and stimulate your third graders’ interest in reading. The suggested reading list includes fiction and non-fiction materials and offers urban children...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Quilt Squares-Literature Reporting
Differentiate instruction with this crafty approach to demonstrating comprehension. Learners choose a fictional book at their reading level, and afterward create a quilt square. The square is "decorated" with words, illustrations, and...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts
Literature Genres: How Does Your Book Fit In?
Fourth and fifth graders explore literature genres. Working in small groups, they are assigned one genre to investigate. They then create a poster including the characteristics and examples of books in their genre. Finally, they...
4th - 6th English Language Arts