In this close reading lesson, students will analyze vocabulary, story elements, and characters' responses to events using Chapter 1 of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web. Students will respond to the text by writing an opinion or narrative composition.
In this close reading lesson, students will work with the teacher and in cooperative groups to read and comprehend Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg. Through multiple close readings, the students will determine and analyze the point of view of the text, sequence the key events, and answer text-dependent questions. Students will also create an original narrative, rewriting the story from a human's point of view.
In this lesson, students will engage in reading The Raft by Jim LaMarche. Through several close readings and discussions, students will analyze and synthesize how key details and characters' actions and motivations help to determine the author's central message. The lesson begins with a strong "hook" that will also bring closure to the reading and reinforce the students' understanding of the central idea.
This lesson provides an in-depth look at a literary text that links reading to social studies, Lewis and Clark and Me. At the completion of this lesson, students will have read about specific events from the Lewis and Clark expedition as told from Lewis' dog's point of view. They will analyze story elements and the characters in the text. Students will be able to create a chapter for the book that models the story structure used by the author.
This lesson (part three of three in a unit) introduces students to personal narratives and its four major components: character description, setting description, dialogue, and interesting details. The lesson focuses on supporting students as they write personal narratives with significant and important details that cover the same theme as the text My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig, bullying.
Wendell and Floyd are late to class once too often and their teacher gives them an ultimatum. They decide to take a secret shortcut to school which proves to be anything but a shortcut. In this lesson, students will use the picture book The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague as a model to write narrative fiction focusing on organization of the text using sequencing /transitional words and phrases.
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