Students read a passage from an article and sort out irrelevant facts leaving only the information that is relevant to the the headline. They then read aloud their edited stories and compare them with the versions on CBBC Newsround.
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Grade 3 Literacy in Science: Animal Adaptations
I've always feel that the best lessons or units are ones that employ multiple content areas as a way to foster a complete topical understanding. Third graders research and study animal adaptations and then use their findings to write...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
Unlocking and Exploring Folktales
Designed with many of the Common Core standards in mind, this 10-lesson unit is brimming with ELL strategies, teacher's notes, and the best of core instructional methods for teaching the common elements of folktales, and exploring...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Written Conversation: The Need for School Constitutions
Do schools need written constitutions? Fourth graders dive into this constructive conversation by answering, sharing, and discussing five relevant prompts. The written conversations protocol, a highly effective discussion management...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Gathering, Evaluating,and Organizing Information for a Research Report
It's never too early to build research skills! Students locate information relevant to a subject they are doing a research project on. They take notes and sort the information under main topic headings. Through research, they gain an...
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Gettysburg Address Lesson Plan
Study the Gettysburg Address with young learners. American history comes alive as your class takes a closer look at the Gettysburg Address. They examine the reasons why it was given, summarize its parts, and discuss its relevance today....
4th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. A fun and interactive activity about elements of a story prompts your class to use descriptive language as they analyze...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed