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Short Story Presentation
Students select & read a short story of their choice. determine which type of software (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher or Student Writing Center) to use as they develop a product that summarizes/recaps the short story. Very well thought out lesson!
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Mice and Beans
A great addition to a multicultural unit or curriculum study, use the set of questions based on Pam Muñoz Ryan's Mice and Beans to engage learners and enhance their reading experience. As youngsters read, they note the highlighted words...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing: An Imagined Story Unit Introduction
Let's pretend! Ben Bova's short story "Moonwalk" is used as a mentor text in a unit that shows kids how to create their own imaginative narratives. A great resource that deserves a special place in your curriculum library.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Stories for reading comprehension
A packet full of old-fashioned short stories could be a review activity for a reading comprehension lesson. Learners read 14 stories before answering multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blank sentences, and vocabulary exercises.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 4.3: Animals and Present Continuous Tense
Delight your young grammarians with an exercise about animals and the present continuous (progressive) tense. Using several word banks, learners fill in the blanks of sentences about various animals, including bird, bears, and lions.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 7.1: Present Continuous, Imperative Sentences
Express what will be happening with exercises on present continuous for future arrangements, or future progressive tense. Several fill-in-the-blank and matching activities challenge kids to use the correct form of the given verbs. The...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Story of a Wise Woman
The Story of a Wise Woman tells the tale of South Carolina's, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and how she persevered to plant and harvest indigo. With this short story and questions worksheet, your early readers test their comprehension with four...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable