Students will learn about three nonfiction text features: charts, graphs, and diagrams. They will analyze and interpret the information represented in these visual forms and discover how they aid in the comprehension of nonfiction texts.
Popular fiction throughout the ages colors the way people speak. In this short lesson, students will read a myth and non-fiction paragraph in order to identify and define words that come from mythology.
In this lesson, your students will identify adjectives in noun phrases and understand how noun phrases are used to describe characters and settings in fictional texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to Tell Me More.
Mix-ups of "there," "they're," and "their" happen way too often. There is no better time than now to help your students get their homophones down. They're sure to have fun with this interactive English lesson!
In this lesson, students will participate in a freeze dance, then be guided in slow-motion movements using mindfulness. Finally, they will discuss how movement and music can help them feel calm or energized.
Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
In this lesson, ask students to compare and contrast two important African-American historical figures. Students will write an informational paragraph on the similarities and differences between W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver.
In this lesson students will complete an activity called "Raise Your Hand If You..." and be able to define the word “assumption.” This lesson supports the practice of compassion for oneself and others.
Use this lesson to guide your ELs towards identifying and discussing the problem and solution in a story. Teach this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Traditional Literature: Story Mapping.
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Lovely* and work in small groups to create a book or a symbol of appreciation for others' differences. Students will consider how appreciating differences supports community and relationships.
Charts, graphs, and diagrams are complex text features for students to decipher. Use this lesson to familiarize students with these features. It can be taught on its own or before the lesson Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Every story has a problem and every problem has a solution! Use this lesson to help students identify the problem and solution in fiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Compare and Contrast Short Stories.
Review synonyms and antonyms by creating oxymora! An oxymoron is a fun way to integrate figurative language in students’ writing. This lesson will ask students to use antonyms to create their own oxymora.