Second graders participate in a visitation of an author who comes to school in order to promote reading, writing, and literacy. They reflect upon the job of an author and the contributions he can make to society.
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Distinguishing the Author’s Purpose
A big step in the development of children's reading comprehension skills is the ability to differentiate between the topic of a piece of writing and its purpose. The third lesson in this series presents learners with collections of short...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Oh! the Places You'll Go!
Honor Dr. Seuss on his birthday with a read aloud of the story Oh! the Places You'll Go! and a variety of activities that inspire scholars to dream of their future endeavors. Readers take part in conversations, research the life of...
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Read Across America Classroom Activity Guide
Celebrate the legendary Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a plethora of activities set to five stories—The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and Green Eggs and Ham. Activities include...
Pre-K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Practice Book: The Boy Who Saved Baseball
An array of reading comprehension, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary activities are at your fingertips with a language arts practice packet. Second, third, and fourth graders work on various skills using reading passages and word banks,...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Hermeneutics: Teaching Students Author's Purpose
Learners find the author's meaning in a poem. They read an untitled poem by Ryszard Kapuscinski about the Holocaust (not attached). They research the Polish author's life and discuss what the poem means in that context. They generate...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts