The Great Gilly Hopkins - Characterization and Prediction
Sixth graders prepare a mock trial to determine Gilly's guardianship. They need to develop convincing arguments to convince the jury.
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Somewhere In The Darkness Guide Sheet 1 Pages 1-29
Has your class just started Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers? This guide sheet, created for the first 29 pages of the novel, offers review of and practice with characterization, prediction, summary, and inference. Pupils...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
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
Can You Feel the Thunder?
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Jacket: Journal Templates Teacher's Guide
Explore this story involving prejudice and racism to enhance learners' comprehension skills. The story The Jacket by Andrew Clements involves an African American boy who is falsely accused of stealing someone's jacket. This teacher's...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Framed Paragraphs characterization, problem and solution, symbolism, conflict
Support your learners as they work on writing paragraphs by providing graphic organizers, outlines, and frames. Sift through this packet to find the perfect organizers and templates to prepare pupils for writing. The resource...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 5: Theme Matters
Young scholars explore themes in fiction with this literacy comprehension lesson. They generate ideas for possible themes developed in the fairy tale of The Ant and the Cricket. Next, they examine the plot of The Great Gilly Hopkins and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed