Literature: "Harriet the Spy" By Louise Fitzhugh
Pupils examine websites about the book, "Harriet the Spy." There are suggested classroom activities, such as having students keep a journal of their observations. Also includes tips on how to teach pupils to use descriptive writing.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Harriet Tubman: Using Precise Adjectives
It's never too soon to encourage young writers to broaden their descriptive lexicon beyond good, great, and awesome. A short passage about Harriet Tubman for elementary scholars features clear, precise adjectives. The attached graphic...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Writing Lesson: Descriptive Paragraph
Explore the writing process by crafting descriptive paragraphs. Fourth graders discuss strategies for overcoming writing fears, play the game "I Spy" using descriptive words, observe the teacher writing a paragraph and going through the...
4th English Language Arts
Grade 3 Literacy in Science: Animal Adaptations
I've always feel that the best lessons or units are ones that employ multiple content areas as a way to foster a complete topical understanding. Third graders research and study animal adaptations and then use their findings to write...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking...
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Learners develop computer research skills while searching facts about Harriet Tubman. Students learn about ways in which Harriet Tubman's childhood influenced her future. Learners learn to use primary documents to learn about the...
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills