Theme 11 Abbreviations
In this spelling and language arts activity, students complete 8 pages of varied exercises. Included are abbreviations, pronouns, spelling riddles, and adverbs.
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Explaining the Themes of Eagle Song: (Chapter 8, "Peace")
Your class reaches the end of the novel Eagle Song as young readers focus on determining the theme of this story. Similar to previous lessons in the unit, the teacher begins with a read aloud of the first few pages of chapter 8, before...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Picture Books to Teach the Habits of Mind
Foster a healthy and kind classroom community with a series of literary lessons focused on the habits of mind. Each lesson features a picture book that shares a literary theme with one or more of the habits of mind.
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Does the Author Convey Themes in Bud, Not Buddy?
After reading up to chapter 12 of Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, scholars read chapter 13 and take part in a grand conversation about the author's writing techniques. Pupils discuss how his writing conveyed literary themes...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Giver: Concept Analysis
Cover the vocabulary and thematic concepts from Lois Lowry's The Giver with an extended reference guide. It includes relevant plot elements, discussions on themes and motifs, and any possible issues arising from your class's background...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Descriptive Language and Theme
Get ready to explore themes with a session rich in modeling that includes both worksheets and an assessment recording sheet. The class completes a pre-assessment to determine their understanding of theme and how to identify it. They read...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Novel Lesson for The Giver
Lois Lowry's The Giver is one of the most engaging and thought-provoking works of literature in the middle school curriculum. Round out your novel unit with a collection of reading activities, comprehension questions, memoir and journal...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Thinking about Theme
Sixth graders explore theme in science fiction texts by examining how plot conflicts are resolved. This resource focuses on Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, but the approach and guiding questions could apply to a variety of texts.
6th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed