In this support lesson, students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character in order to understand their motivation. Use this as a support for the lesson What's the Theme? Analyzing Character Motivation.
What if Cinderella’s stepsisters weren’t really evil? In this engaging lesson, you will introduce your students to multiple points of view and discuss how these different perspectives can change a reader’s experience.
In this support lesson, your ELs will learn how to determine point of view in a text while using pronouns to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Mythological Creature: Vampire.
The flying, crowing, strutting figure of Peter Pan is known to kids of all ages, but how much do we really know? In this lesson, your class will use the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook to take a closer look at Peter and his world.
Strengthen your students' understanding of figurative language by helping them interpret visual puns! Students will use a webpage to help them understand puns in their future reading and writing endeavors.
Does onomatopoeia BANG your students up or cause them to want to BARF? Help them out with this comical lesson on the well-known figurative device. Students will have a fun time completing worksheets and using onomatopoeias themselves.
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to use conjunctions when contrasting information from two different characters’ perspectives. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Whose Point Is It Anyway? lesson.
Use pantomime performance to drive your students to predict, question, and cite main ideas. With this dramatic lesson plan, your class will craftily capture information on a graphic organizer to boost their reading comprehension!
Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Students can have a love affair with fiction while details of the genre can go unnoticed! Using this lesson, your students look under the hood of their favorite fiction by analyzing texts across common themes and topics that hook readers.
In this support lesson, your EL students will learn eight common theme words and will practice applying them to a short story. Use this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Determining the Theme of a Poem.
Adaptations are often used to retell old stories in new mediums. However, not all adaptations are exactly like their originals. This lesson helps students understand how inclusions and omissions can change a story.
In this lesson you will allow students to explore the inferences in the opening chapter of Bud, Not Buddy. Then they will have the opportunity to develop these skills further with high cognitive partner and individual activities.
So many students love to read books in a series but they don't give much thought to what a series really is. In this lesson students discover the two kinds of book series and apply classifying criteria to examples in the library.
Quoting is a valuable skill in today's education. Lead your students on the right path with explicit instruction that will stick. Then, back it up with hands on practice on and experience in their own leveled chapter books.
Is it fairly accurate there is a 100% chance that trying to teach your students about oxymora is controlled chaos? Your students will find their lack of knowledge growing smaller after this teacher-approved figurative language lesson.
Reading reflection topics like theme, problems, and solutions can be challenging concepts for young readers. Help your students make sense of these literary elements using dynamic organizers that draw comparisons between fiction texts.
In this support lesson, ELs will learn how to identify the characters and setting in a story while using noun phrases to support their understanding. It can be used alone or as support for the lesson Exploring the Features of a Book Series.
Comparing and contrasting fiction sub-genres encourages young learners to recognize more intricate details in texts. Use this lesson plan to teach your students to compare and contrast traits within a sub-genre.
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