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  • NC.ELA.RL.3.10 - By the end of grade 3, read and understand literature at the high end ...
Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups
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This lesson employs direct instruction and small-group discussion to help students learn new vocabulary skills while reading Patricia Polacco?s Pink and Say.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Across the Wide Dark Sea with Writing Task
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This resource, which downloads directly, is a lesson plan to use with the book "Across the Wide Dark Sea" by Jean Van Leeuwen. "Across the Wide Dark Sea" is a realistic text about a boy and his family's nine-week journey and survival during the first winter at Plymouth. This text poetically narrates a young boy's account of risking the ocean ot find freedom in a new land.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
Washoe District
Date Added:
02/26/2019
All About Alliteration: Responding to Literature Through a Poetry Link
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In this lesson, students overcome their fears by using a traditional poem to teach students about alliteration. After reading the book, A My Name Is... by Alice Lyne, students use a variety of print and online resources to brainstorm their own alliterative word lists. They then create a poetry link that uses the traditional poem they have read together as a framework for their own poems.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Lisa Cranston
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Book Report Alternative: The Elements of Fiction
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In this lesson, students identify elements of fiction, analyze a fiction book, locating elements of plot within that book, and communicate elements of plot in their book, in visual and written form, by producing a mini-book.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
03/27/2017
A Case for Reading - Examining Challenged and Banned Books
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Students examine books, selected from the American Library Association Challenged/Banned Books list, and write persuasive pieces expressing their views about what should be done with the books at their school.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Charting Characters for a More Complete Understanding of the Story
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This resource, Character Perspective Charting, is an instructional method designed to reflect the actual complexity of many stories and is a practical instructional alternative to story mapping. This strategy delineates the multiple points of view, goals, and intentions of different characters within the same story. By engaging in Character Perspective Charting, students can better understand, interpret, and appreciate the stories they read.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Cammie Singleton
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Choosing Clear and Varied Dialogue Tags: A Minilesson
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In this minilesson, students explore the use of dialogue tags such as “he said” or “she answered” in picture books and novels, discussing their purpose, form, and style. Students identify dialogue tags in stories, collaboratively revise a passage from a novel to add more variety to the tags, and then apply the text structure to stories that they have written.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Traci Gardner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Color My World: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media
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In this lesson, students will see how artistic materials can extend knowledge. This lesson provides opportunities for students to explore and experience the meaning potential of everyday writing and drawing tools in their own writing. The lesson can adapted for older students.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
S. Rebecca Leigh
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Genre Study
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In this lesson, students begin by working in small groups to analyze differences and similarities among a selection of comics from a variety of subgenres. Based on their discussion, they determine what subgenres are represented and divide the comics accordingly. Students then analyze the professional comics' uses of conventions such as layout and page design. Finally, they create their own comics using an online tool.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Lisa Storm Fink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cultural Connections and Writing for Change
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Awareness and true understanding of other cultures can create the desire to take action. In this lesson, students learn about Palestinian Arabs. After exploring the culture in a book and online, students identify a current social issue that concerns them. In a formal letter written to an appropriate official, students identify these issues and discuss suggestions of ways the problems might be addressed.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Gloria Reading, Michael Rockwell
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dancing Minds and Shouting Smiles: Teaching Personification Through Poetry
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Experiencing the language of great poets provides a rich learning context for students, giving them access to the best examples of how words can be arranged in unique ways. By studying the works of renowned poets across cultures and histories, students extract knowledge about figurative language and poetic devices from masters of the craft. In this lesson, students learn about personification by reading and discussing poems that feature this writing device. Then they use the poems as a guide to brainstorm lists of nouns and verbs that they randomly arrange to create personification in their own poems.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Erin Lassiter
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Depth and Complexity Reading Log and Book Review Guide for Students
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This activity provides a reading log with a focus on Depth and Complexity ideas. Students will record their independent reading minutes and ideas about their reading.
After competing their book, students will use their Depth and Complexity Reading Log notes to create a digital book review to be shared with other students. A guide is included for students to use as they create their digital book review as well as a script. The teacher selects the digital platform that students will use to create their review (Flipgrid, Google Slides, WeVideo).

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Date Added:
06/03/2020
Flipgrid Book Review Guide
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This is an example reading log I've used before to help students document their reading at home while practicing foundational skills. As an extension activity, students will choose one book as they complete reading and use Flipgrid to do a digital book review of the materials. Download the script guide to assist students as they begin to organize and develop video book reviews.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Date Added:
12/11/2019
German And German Immersion: Reading Selection: Ghosts - The White Lady
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This scientific article explains the historical background and the spreading of the legend. It starts with lady Kunigunde who, after the death of her husband, falls in love with Albrecht the Handsome from Nuremberg. After a misunderstanding she kills her two children from the first marriage. Albrecht leaves her and she dies of sorrow over her dead and her fate. Ever since she has been spooking in the Plassenburg castle. The legend spread in variations as one of the most popular ghost stories all over Germany and into England. The article is written for native speakers 9 years and up.

Subject:
English Language Arts
German
World Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Author:
Anja Scheifinger
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How to Compare and Contrast with the Common Core
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In this exercise, students will compare two books of the same genre and similar topics using questions that require students to demonstrate understanding of a text by referring explicitly to the text as the basis for answers.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
WordPress
Author:
Jill Eisenberg
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Importance of reading a high volume of books at their own reading level: Grade 3 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 5
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In this lesson, students are reminded of the importance of reading a high volume of books at their own reading level. This proves particularly helpful to building student reading fluency and the academic vocabulary that the CCLS demands

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/13/2017