Second graders read "Tuesday" for inspiration. They draw three pictures that illustrate the beginning, middle and end of a story with very short notes to describe the sketches. They use the sketches as an organizer to use before writing a story.
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Interesting Beginnings: An Autobiographical Sketch
Learners discuss the characteristics of an autobiography. Individually, they complete a graphic organizer and a timeline of events about their life. In groups, students brainstorm ideas for an interesting sentence and write an...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts
Lesson: Before You Go...Travel Recommendations from the Experts!
Here is a lesson that sounds like a lot of fun. Kids discuss the artistic elements and motives for the painting, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. To get the scope and scale of this oversized masterpiece, they use butcher paper and the...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Personal Picture Narratives: Jacob Lawrence
Second graders study artist Jacob Lawrence and his paintings of Harriet Tubman; students create their own painting in Lawrence's style. In this art and history lesson, 2nd graders read and study the art from Jacob Lawrence: Exploring...
2nd English Language Arts
Small Moments: Plan, Sketch, Write
Learners practice planning before a writing assignment. In this creative writing instructional activity, students discover the benefits of planning out a story before putting it on paper. Learners practice marking story points for 3...
K - 2nd English Language Arts