Students listen as the teacher reads aloud and demonstrates how he/she visualizes as he/she reads. They share their visualizations with the class. They read with a partner and then compare and contrast their visualizations of the text.
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Mental and Emotional Well Being
Promote positive ways to express emotions with five lessons that focus on feelings, friendship, and dealing with stress. Scholars learn how to identify and express feelings through role play, grand conversation, a game, poetry reading,...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Keywords: A Memorization Strategy
Here is a fabulous, five-page lesson plan on how keywords can help a reader with his/her reading comprehension. After a teacher-led discussion, pupils pair off with each other and work together to identify the main idea in a passage of...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Leadership Qualities: Ender's Game
What are the important character traits of a good military leader? Individuals ponder this question before reading Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel, Ender's Game. After individuals rank a series of qualities, groups meet, compare...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing: An Imagined Story Unit Introduction
Let's pretend! Ben Bova's short story "Moonwalk" is used as a mentor text in a unit that shows kids how to create their own imaginative narratives. A great resource that deserves a special place in your curriculum library.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Whose Point of View? The Journey of Three Generations
A reading of Whale Journey, a fact-filled picture book by Vivian French, launches a study of the life cycle and migration of three generations of gray whales. The interdisciplinary lesson offers opportunities extensions into all subject...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
A Picture is worth a Thousand Words, But a Word Can be worth a Thousand Pictures!
Students examine the process of creating mental images, or visualization, as a tool to increase reading comprehension. They practice visualizing while the teacher reads a passage to them by drawing what they hear focusing on including...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts