Strega Nona Language Arts
Third graders pull an object from a pot and receive a blank index card. They list descriptive words and phrases for their object on the card. The description cards picked out one at a time, and the class tries to guess what the object is.
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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
The Geography of Folk Tales
Bring your traditional lesson on folk tales to the next level by combining it with a review of the five themes of geography! Pupils practice analyzing a story from a foreign country, apply their knowledge of the five themes, draw a map...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Increasing Multicultural Understanding Through Folk Literature
Young scholars read folktales from around the world comparing two of them using a computer generated Venn diagram. They create a game based on a folktale and use software to create a listening library of folktales.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Create a cross-curricular learning experience based on the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with this collection of learning activities. Starting with a class reading of the story, children go on to learn about the sequence...
Pre-K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Book Illustrations and Their Illustrators as Artists-K-3
Help learners construct relationships between written narratives and book illustrations, and between the narratives in formal visual art and the subject of the visual art. Look at Caldecott winning books and focus on the pictures drawn....
K - 3rd English Language Arts