Through the Years
Second graders read "The Hundred Penny Box" by Sharon Bell Mathis. They collect pennies and pictures for each year they have been alive. They use software and their scanned photographs to design an autobiography.
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Exploring Chinese Celebrations
Seven activities make up a lesson designed to explore Chinese celebrations through grand conversation and crafts. Scholars create plates of Chinese food, a lion mask, paper lanterns, red envelopes with good wishes, and a classroom dragon...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
End of the Year Photo Writing Project
Close out the school year with a look back at a specific event. You provide individuals with photos of themselves, and each pupil fills out the graphic organizer here to prepare for writing a paragraph about the memory depicted in the...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Write Way through Core Curriculum
This interesting, 17-page series of lessons was written by two second grade teachers who attempted to write a full year's worth of curriculum for their classes. What is presented here is an excerpt from that full-year plan. These lessons...
2nd English Language Arts
Introduction to the Months of the Year
Students explore the months of the year. They recognize the months and draw pictures of their favorite activities and events for certain months. Students use the Internet to research information about the months of the year. They create...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts