Updating search results...

Search Resources

57 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • NC.ELA.SL.3.2
Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

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
Alexander Graham Bell | Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lesson, students will learn about Alexander Graham Bell’s work as a scientist and a humanitarian. After watching a biographical video, they will examine sketches Bell drew of his early telephone and read a kind letter written by Bell to his close friend Helen Keller. The lesson culminates with students creating their own Bell-inspired invention.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Icons
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Alexander Hamilton | Lawyer, Writer, and Founding Father
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lesson, students will learn about the humble beginnings, prolific writing, and remarkable accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton. After watching a biographical video, they will examine a memorial portrait of Hamilton and read excerpts from his best-known work, The Federalist Papers. Using their newfound knowledge of Hamilton, they will brainstorm ideas for their own version of a Broadway show based on his life.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Icons
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Amelia Earhart | Aviator, Record-breaker, and Activist
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lesson, students will learn about Amelia Earhart’s groundbreaking career as a female aviator. After viewing a video about her life, students will examine her first pilot’s license and will read a letter she wrote to an aspiring aviator. The lesson concludes with students designing a compass rose to honor Earhart’s legacy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Icons
Date Added:
04/04/2018
American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lesson, collaborative groups will read a variety of American tall tales, then report elements of their story to the whole class. Students add story information to a collaborative, whole-class character study matrix that summarizes all the stories. In a writing activity, students compare two characters of their choice. The lesson process is applicable to any set of related texts.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Renee Goularte
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Benjamin Franklin | Writer, Inventor, and Founding Father
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

Franklin’s widespread interests and numerous fields of endeavor make him the American epitome of the Age of Enlightenment. In this lesson, students will reflect on the parallels between our own age and the one in which Franklin lived and worked. After viewing a short video about Franklin, they will read some of Franklin’s adages through an Enlightenment lens and examine a symbol-rich portrait of Franklin. The lesson culminates with students imagining Benjamin Franklin’s present-day social media presence.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Icons
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Booker T. Washington | Orator, Teacher, and Advisor
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

Students will learn about Booker T. Washington’s struggle to become educated and his contributions to educating his fellow African Americans. After watching a short video, they will discuss the role that compromise played in Washington’s rise to power and fame. By examining a 1906 image of Washington and reading excerpts from his Atlanta Exposition speech, students will be able to recognize Washington’s contributions to the early Civil Rights movement and to assess his controversial philosophy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Icons
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

In this author study, students listen to four books by author Leo Lionni over the course of multiple days. Each reading is followed by discussion focusing on literary elements and comparing characters, themes,settings, and plots. After discussion, students participate in creating and organizing information on a large matrix which depicts the main elements of that day’s story. During the lessons, the matrix helps students review and retell each story and to compare details of two or more stories at a time. On the final day of this lesson, individual students choose any two books to compare using a Venn diagram.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Renee Goularte
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Case for Reading - Examining Challenged and Banned Books
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

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
Cesar Chavez | Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lesson, students will learn about the remarkable organizational skills of Cesar Chavez. In addition to watching a biographical video, they will analyze a photograph of Chavez during a protest against grape growers, and they will read a speech in which Chavez reflects on the accomplishments of the farm workers’ movement. They will then evaluate how Chavez’s tactics could be adapted to a current day labor-related issue.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Icons
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Charlotte is Wise, Patient, and Caring: Adjectives and Character Traits
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lesson, students explore adjectives through a read-aloud and develop a working definition of the term. They list as many adjectives as they can, then combine them with "to be" verbs to create simple sentences. Next, they are introduced to character traits by putting the adjectives from their list in the context of a character from a shared reading. They then use an online chart to equate the character traits with specific actions the character takes. Finally, students "become" one of the major characters in a book and describe themselves and other characters, using Internet reference tools to compile lists of accurate, powerful adjectives supported with details from the reading. Students read each other's lists of adjectives and try to identify who is being described.

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
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

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
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

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
Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

A strong plot is a basic requirement of any narrative. Students are sometimes confused, however, by the difference between a series of events that happen in a story and the plot elements, or the events that are significant to the story. In this lesson, students select a topic for a personal narrative and then do the prewriting in comic-strip format to reinforce the plot structure. Finally, they write their own original narratives based on the comic strip prewriting activity, keeping the elements of narrative writing in mind. This lesson uses a version of "The Three Little Pigs" fairy tale to demonstrate the literary element; however, any picture book with a strong plot would work for this lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Lisa Storm Fink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Defenders of Justice
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lesson, students summarize biographies of leaders, including Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Lydia Maria Child, William Lloyd Garrison, Claudette Colvin, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Date Added:
06/15/2017
Digging Deeper: Developing Comprehension Using Thank You, Mr. Falker
Read the Fine Print
Rating
0.0 stars

The teacher reads aloud Thank You, Mr. Falker. There is a follow-up whole-group instruction that provides a basis for improved higher-level reading comprehension. The teacher works with the whole class to model making predictions and personal connections, envisioning character change, and understanding the themes of the book. Response journals can also be used to further student connections to the characters and themes in the book.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Author:
Nancy Drew
Date Added:
02/26/2019