Use this resource with your students to practice relating to the text by making connections. Your students will practice making text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections as they read literature or informational text.
Introduce students to the inspiring environmental activist Wangari Maathai. Children will read a short biography about the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
This exercise will give your students practice reading a text, making a prediction, and citing text evidence to support it. They will use introductory phrases as they complete sentence frames to create strong evidence-based sentences.
Then what happened? In this activity, students will choose stop and jot sticky notes from different parts of the story to practice their sequencing and summarizing skills as they respond to questions about the literature.