Students listen to and watch books using iMovie, reading along with the movie to improve reading skills. A possible lesson extension includes the creation of individual "Talking Books".
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The Backpack Travel Journals
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Phonics Teachers Resource Book
Looking to improve your classes literacy program? Then look no further. This comprehensive collection of resources includes worksheets and activities covering everything from r-controlled vowels and consonant digraphs, to the different...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Surprise!: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)
Surprise! is the theme of this series of challenge activities. The surprise comes from the information your scholars will discover when researching topics such as alligators and crocodiles, living in other countries, becoming a...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Nature Walk: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)
A three-story unit offers an assortment of challenge activities. Scholars complete a variety of activities, including writing their own campfire song, crafting an opinion paragraph, creating their own club, working on a picture book, and...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A World of Animals: Challenge Activities (Theme 10)
Animals are the theme of this series of challenge activities. Extend scholars' learning opportunities by writing personal narratives and book reports, creating picture and alphabet books, and drawing scenes from stories read aloud.
K English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Publishing a Book Report Using Word Processing
Give your book report that extra pizzaz by typing it! After kids write a book report by hand, have them publish a final copy of a book report using word processing software. They view the How To Write a Book Report website, follow...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
EdTech Tuesdays: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
The fantastic app, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, is the focus of a short EdTech Tuesday video that not only models the various features of the award-winning app, but also includes ideas about how to use this and...
4 mins 1st - 6th English Language Arts
Owl Moon Teaching Plan
Capture the engagement of young readers with this collection of activities based on Jane Yolen's book, Owl Moon. Following a shared reading of this children's story, the class explores the geography of the American Northeast, creates...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable