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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Renaissance and Reformation Writing for the SAT
Responding to a question on the Machiavellian principle of a ruler's need for power and ruthlessness, young historians are given writing tips and a framework for constructing a well-developed essay in 25 minutes. The given structure of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Beginning Daily Activities Unit
Begin each day with a warm-up that has ELLs focusing their minds on a skill that will be taught that day. Focusing on verbs, each daily lesson reinforces study and self-management skills, helps learners become proficient in working with...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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