The Making of a Good Friend
Students examine the text of the Ethics of the Fathers. They decide which characteristics would make a better friend. They evaluate the actions of others around them and write a poem with a partner about sharing.
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Wanted! A Few Good Friends
What are your scholars' rights and responsibilities? As part of a larger unit, this lesson references past activities. Use the discussion prompts to help scholars recall school rules, then read Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Are You a Good Listener?
Your learners talk to each other every day, but are they really listening? Use a lesson based on listening skills to ensure that class members feel heard and respected. It includes games, discussion topics, and self-assessment tools that...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Giraffes Can’t Dance Concepts: Giraffes Can't Dance
Teach young children that with a little perseverance and the help of a good friend, anything is possible. This two-part lesson series based on the book Giraffe's Can't Dance starts with a shared reading about Gerald and his attempts to...
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Making Comparisons in a How-to-Report
Use this guide sheet to help your class prepare to write a how-to report. They focus is on using comparative and superlative adjectives to make writing clear and effective. To practice, pupils replace an underlined adjective in seven...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
The Big Bad Wolf and the Friendly Letter
A terrific presentation on the teaching of friendly letter writing. Learners engage in a PowerPoint that is part story, part writing exercise. There are lots of great tips on how to construct a letter, and young writers are encouraged to...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
The Mini Page: Make It a Good New Year
The New Year is a time for reflecting on the previous year in order to make resolutions and set goals for self improvement. With multiple suggestions towards becoming a better classmate, student, friend, and healthy person, the resource...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Introduce Vocabulary: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Priceman)
Ask budding readers, "How do you make an apple pie?" You may get many answers, but Marjorie Priceman takes the cake with her idea in How to Make an Apply Pie and See the World, an adventurous tale full of wonder and new vocabulary. Using...
K - 3rd English Language Arts