What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students evaluate the changes Disney made to the myth of "Hercules" in order to achieve their audience and purpose.
In this lesson, students will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections after reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. Students gain a deeper understanding of a text when they make authentic connections. After reading the novel, the instructor introduces and models the strategy of making connections. After sharing and discussing connections, students choose and plan a project that makes a personal connection to the text.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Science created this resource as part of an online workshop series, but you are welcome to use or modify it for your classroom. It includes a video and written directions for creating nature journals and tips for incorporating them into your classroom. For information on taking any the Nature Neighborhood online workshops for CEUs or EE credit, visit: https://naturalsciences.org/learn/educators/online-workshops.
In this lesson, students are introduced to opinion writing and begin to create a list of topics about which they have a stron opinion to share.
The NC Kids' Exploration Journals are a fun educational tool to help youth explore their communities and natural surroundings! Each journal contains: 18 multidisciplinary activities with guided prompts, 6 lined journal pages for recording observations and reflections, and 4 blank pages for individual creativity.
The digital versions of the journal are designed to be printed out for students either as individual activities or in its entirety so that they can explore their school yard, local park, or own backyard. Though designed for 1st - 5th-graders, older audiences may enjoy them too! They are also available in both English and Spanish languages.
While supplies last, hard copies of the journals are currently available for free to teachers by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Arts Education
- English Language Arts
- Healthful Living
- Social Studies
- Material Type:
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- NC Arts Council A+ Schools Program
- NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
- NC Museum of Natural Sciences
- NC State Parks
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 5th Grade ELA.
This resource accompanies our Rethink 5th Grade ELA course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
In this lesson, students explore how to write from an object’s perspective. The teacher uses a picture book, Dear Mrs. La Rue, to introduce the idea of writing from a non-human’s perspective. A mini-lesson follows in which students work together to define the word "perspective." Students collaboratively write and share a short example of writing from a pencil sharpener’s perspective. Students ultimately write their own stories from an object’s perspective after reading the model story. This lesson takes multiple days as students prewrite, draft, revise, edit, and publish their stories.
Students will complete a K-W-L google slide on space and what they know. This slide will be located on their choice board (Pluto). After reading their Wonders anchor text “When is a Planet Not a Planet”, students will be asked to complete 4 activities out of 8 from a choice board to help further their understanding about Pluto and other information presented in the anchor text. Once students have completed the choice board activities they will share their findings in a Flip Grid stating their opinion on whether or not Pluto is in fact a planet?