Second graders listen to the Strega Nona story, and choose their favorite scene from the story to create the scene using graphics tools. They then use word processing skills to tell what is happening in the scene, and the reasons they chose it.
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Strega Nona: Retell Song Lyrics
Need a fun way to retell a great story? Here are song lyrics that retell the Tomi De Palo classic, Strega Nona. There are two songs, the first tells the story of Strega Nona (sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?") and the second warns...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Common Core Suggested Book Lists for 2nd-8th Grades
Planning for your class, but not sure what your pupils should read this year? Check out this list of suggested books! You'll be able to meet Common Core standards for reading with these texts. The list provides book ideas for every grade...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts
How Characters Affect the Plot
How do a character’s feelings and actions influence the plot of a story? The interaction between character and plot is explored in this instructional activity that uses When Charlie McButton Lost Power to launch the discussion. Charlie’s...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Deck the Halls with Literature Trees
Reinforce and assess reading comprehension by having your class make a literature tree! After reading a book, pupils make decorations to represent the book's themes, characters, and setting. Materials for decorating can be as diverse and...
K - 12th English Language Arts