Students explore the use of a dictionary. They use their own words to explain the meaning of new words within the context of the story. Students write a descriptive story about the main characters of the story.
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Taking Visual Impairment to School
What is the world like when you can't see, or when your vision is impaired? Learn about how Lisa communicates with the world around her with Taking Visual Impairment to School by Rita Whitman Steingold. Learners answer discussion...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration Visual Study Guides
With the use of Inspiration software, guide your class to create visual study guides. The technique of associating images with words in an outline visual format is demonstrated first by the educator. Learners then build their own study...
5th - 12th Languages CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge: Learning About the Historical and Geographical Setting of Esperanza Rising (Chapter 1: “Aguascalientes, Mexico, 1924”)
Set up your class to read Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, through a class read-aloud and exploration of the setting. The detailed lesson outlines each step. First, class members read over the first few pages and focus on the...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Word Association Poetry with Visual Thesaurus (or Not)
Young poets get inspiration and guidance for making word association poems with the Visual Thesaurus. Your class could complete this project with nothing more than a pencil and paper as well. A nice one-off for a substitute during your...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable