Students read independently each day of the week and record difficult words and phrases. They fill out a literature log, retell the story and participate in word work based on the language of the book. They free write in journals each week.
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A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book....
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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The story of Rama and Sita is one of the best-loved and most retold stories from the Ramayana. Learners in grades one through eight learn about heroes, anti-heroes, and Indian literature by reading story cards that summarize the story...
K - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Response Journal Lit Logs
Here is a learning exercise presenting many ways to create topics and start sentences. The writing prompts are best used for young writers who are creating reading response journals or literature logs. Sometimes, all a writer needs is a...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Teaching Peace through Literature and Song
Negative effects of bullying come to light through listening to the book Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. Class members identify philanthropic acts portrayed in the story and make illustrations to connect them to their own...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Those Fabulous Fables
A video leads off this activity on fables, introducing the class to this important form of traditional storytelling. The group defines fable and hears an explanation of the origin of this type of folk tale. They summarize the story they...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Expository Nonfiction
Highlighters and Post-it notes bring purpose and fun to marking important ideas and details in a text. Readers keep summaries of texts they have read in a journal or log, and can use this to retell main ideas and supporting details. This...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts