Literature - Overview - May
Third graders study sayings and phrases, poetry and stories in this month's activities.
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The Jacket: Journal Templates Teacher's Guide
Explore this story involving prejudice and racism to enhance learners' comprehension skills. The story The Jacket by Andrew Clements involves an African American boy who is falsely accused of stealing someone's jacket. This teacher's...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling
This fabulous resource will help your class identify the parts of a story: subject, place, time, action, and moral. Class members will learn about storyboards and create their own about a Native American legend they researched online....
1st - 4th English Language Arts
Amos and Boris: Text Study
Twenty insightful questions follow a read aloud of the story, Amos and Boris by William Steig. Scholars then show what they know through completion of a cause and effect chart, reading fluency assessment, and a written explanatory or...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Book Discussions in a Reading Partnership
Do you have a lot of different reading levels in your class? Pair kids up by level and have them choose a book to read independently. They will make predictions, ask questions, make connections, etc. Consider creating a general reading...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Because of Winn-Dixie: A New Point of View
A instructional activity on Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie focuses on point of view and narrative writing. Children retell parts of the story in writing using different points of view and participate in activities at a number of...
3rd English Language Arts