Poetry with Colors
Third graders use similes and metaphors when writing a poem contrasting the story The Colors of Fall to their own interpretation of what different colors represent. Students publish their poems and then illustrate them.
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Teaching with Aesop's Fables
Bring the applicable morals of Aesop's Fables to your classroom with a series of reading comprehension activities. With 12 different fables with activities and exercises, the packet focuses on the ways learners can apply the fables and...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Poet's Toolbox
If you need a instructional activity for your poetry unit, use two poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ("Rain in Summer" and "The Slave in the Dismal Swamp") and a resource on Elements of Poetry. The lesson plan guides you through...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Music Evokes Memories and Emotions
Dim the lights, take a deep breath, and press play to explore the emotions and memories that music elicits. Class members begin using relaxation techniques designed to create a positive listening experience. As music plays, learners...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry Beyond Words: Creating Poetry with Linguistically Diverse Students
Models of and directions for how to write 20 different types of poems are featured in an NCTE resource. The introduction to each form highlights the embedded concepts. For example, tongue twisters encourage poets to use alliteration and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
New Review Covering Your Bases: Rhyming, Ordering, and Recapping
After reading the poem, Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, scholars examine each stanza in order to complete the challenge—organizing stanzas to recreate the poem in its correct order. A grand conversation follows the activity...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable