Students examine how to use a rainbow picture as a graphic organizer through the use of color-coding. They produce a writing piece using this graphic organizer. They expand their writing from simple paragraphs to multi-paragraph stories.
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Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale
If friendship were a soup, what ingredients would be in it? As part of a study of Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, kids engage in a series of friendship-themed activities using materials contained in this richly...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Finding a Pot of Gold Story Starter
Young or old, the prospect of finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow captures the imagination of us all. Encourage children to explore the possibilities of this interesting myth with a fun and simple creative writing prompt.
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Pin the Preposition on the Rainbow
Your kids won't need luck to remember their prepositions after this St. Patty's Day- inspired lesson! The concept of prepositions is illustrated in a straight-forward manner. The class defines prepositions and prepositional phrases, and...
4th - 5th English Language Arts
A Leprechaun Writing Lesson
Explore myths by writing about leprechauns. Using an Irish folktale, learners will identify leprechauns in popular culture and discuss their supposed traits. Then they will brainstorm ways to catch a leprechaun and write a short "how to"...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts