Literature: "Harriet the Spy" By Louise Fitzhugh
Learners 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 learners to use descriptive writing.
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Picture the Place--and Place the Picture
In this writing worksheet, students discover the importance of setting in a story. Students read a novel where characters move from place to place. There is a suggested reading list. Students illustrate a key scene from the story.
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Explore Writing with Louis Sachar
Students identify and interpret the author's writing process and how he came up with his idea for Holes. They experience a moderated chat with the author by participating or reading the transcript. Students also reflect on their own...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
I Have to Change!? The Role of the Adolescent in the Family
Sixth graders examine the changes occuring during adolescents using children's literature. As a class, they brainstorm a list of the various roles they play in their family. In groups, they use excerpts of plays from Shakespeare to...
6th English Language Arts