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Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups

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In this lesson, students read Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco to identify words that are unfamiliar to them. Working collaboratively in small groups, they discuss the meaning of these new words, using context clues from the text, prior knowledge, and both print and online resources. Students then apply their knowledge of the new vocabulary to further their understanding of the text.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Peggy Harper

An Introduction to "Beowulf": Language and Poetics

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This lesson provides an introduction to the language and poetics of the epic poem, "Beowulf." Although students read "Beowulf" in translation, they will be introduced to the five characters in the Old English alphabet no longer used. Students will translate a phrase from the Old English, listen to a passage read in Old English, then learn about poetic devices important in "Beowulf." Finally, students will compare the use of alliteration in Auden's poem, "The Age of Anxiety" to the alliteration and meter used in "Beowulf."

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: John Paul Walter

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.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Lisa Cranston

Outwit-Outplant-Outlast

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In this activity, students will play the parts of native plants, invasive plants, and herbivores in a game. They will quickly see the advantages that invasives have over natives. Students will experience the vulnerabilities of native species, such as competition, predation, and dependence on nutrients, water, and space.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Integrating Literature and Social Studies with Fever 1793

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In this lesson, students are drawn into post-Revolutionary Philadelphia during the midst of the infamous yellow fever epidemic of 1793 by reading Laurie Halse Anderson's novel Fever 1793. Use this novel as supplemental reading to assist students in developing their understanding of and interest in colonial times, while heightening their reading skills and ability for higher order thinking.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Developing Reading Fluency: Criteria for Reading Aloud

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Students will begin by listening to a poem chosen by the teacher. Students will investigate what being a fluent reader means. They will then partner with another student to practice reading aloud with appropriate expression and rate, examining their own fluency in reading aloud. This is Lesson 8 of 10 from the unit Grade 3 Curriculum Map Unit 2, Module 1: http://engageny.org/resource/grade-3-ela-module-1-unit-2 .

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Lesson Plan, Reading, Self Assessment, Vocabulary

Author: Expeditionary Learning

Archetypes in Literature and Media

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This Powerpoint introduces archetypes found in literature, tv shows, and movies.  Brief explanation for each of the selected archetypes and examples are presented.  There is an application assignment where students will find additional archetype examples and write a brief essay demonstrating understanding of archetype.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Doug Chesnutt

100 Number Chart

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For this interactive, students place numbers on the correct spot of the 100 chart. There are two levels of difficulty. Beginner-students are given one line of the 100 chart with two missing numbers at a time & advanced-students are shown the entire 100 chart with twenty missing numbers. Students receive a funny surprise at the end of the activity.

Material Type: Interactive

Author: ABCya.com