Using a Time Focus- Owl Moon
Students practice writing on a specific topic. Students read "Owl Moon." They chronologically and comprehensively list all events occurring in the story. Students choose one specific event in the story on which to write.
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Adding Written Detail: Using Jane Yolen’s Owl Moon as a Mentor Text
Access your senses with a worksheet on sensory language. Based on Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, the worksheet prompts kids to find examples of each of the five senses, as well as phrases for inner emotion.
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 6.1: Will and Won't, Conditional Tense, Time and Numbers
A collection of grammar and vocabulary exercises await your young learners. After working on sentences with the words will and won't, they use the adverbs probably and definitely to complete fill-in-the-blank activities. Next, kids match...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Walk Two Moons: Story Impressions
Story chains connect literary concepts, reinforce context clues, and even help learners predict what's coming next! Using words from the next chapter of Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons, middle schoolers craft story chains to determine...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 6.1: Was and Were, Past Tense Verbs
Help kids understand the past tense of regular verbs with a activity that also features activities about jobs and professions. Exercises include fill-in-the-blanks and multiple choice questions.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Owl Moon: Similies and Metaphors
Teach the difference between similes and metaphors with a lesson on figurative language. After watching some informative videos about writing, kids discuss how to determine if a phrase should be taken literally or not. They work in...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Walking in the Woods with Owl Moon
Kids will think of a special time they spent with a special person as inspiration for their personal narratives. They'll read and then create a flow map for the story Owl Moon. Then they will brainstorm their own narrative using the flow...
4th English Language Arts
Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar
The courage of Las Mariposas, the Mirabal sisters, is the focus of a series of activities designed to accompany a reading of In the Time of the Butterflies that ask readers to consider what it means to be courageous. Beautifully crafted...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Going Back in Time Using “George Washington’s Socks”
After reading Elvira Woodruff's George Washington's Socks, young readers and writers embark upon writing their own historically based story, with a focus on developing ideas and details throughout the piece. In small groups, class...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed