Preparing for author visits....Get aquainted
Fifth graders study Eileen Christelow as an wuthor and illustrator. They connect and read information from a web site and gather notes from this reference. They read a picture book and construct support for a story from a different point of view.
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Disaster Preparedness Activity Book
Join the American Red Cross as well as Mickey and friends as they help to prepare young scholars for natural disasters. After reading brief informational passages about earthquakes, floods, fires, storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes,...
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Outline Your Plot
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Explain How the Author Develops Point of View
Study point of view from the author's perspective! Using "The Wind's Visit," kids explore poetry and point of view with context clues about characters and their actions. The video is a good way to clear up a concept that can be...
7 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Guest Speaker Preparation: A Cooperative Lesson
Are you planning to have a guest speaker talk to your class? Prepare in advance and help your class transform into an engaged and thoughtful audience. Before the visit, young writers work cooperatively to brainstorm what they want to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing
Transitional words and phrases are essential writing tools that allow authors to clearly guide their audience through a story. In the fifth lesson of this series on narrative writing, learners begin their drafts by linking together the...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed