Language Arts Lesson Plans
- Developing a Character - Students will learn that they need to make inferences when they read about a character based on little pieces of information.
- AN EXCURSION - Students should appreciate the modern computers that help make our life more comfortable and should know how to use them properly and economically.
- Finding the main idea and supporting - To identify the main idea and supporting details in a passage and a song.
- Flicka Units - Students will read the book Flicka and answer comprehension questions.
- Grammar and Writing - Students will be able to develop extended sentences and develop note-taking and summarizing skills.
- Identifying Mood - Identify mood in a short story.
- Identifying Themes and Generalization - Demonstrate knowledge of story and identify theme and generalization after reading a selection.
- Irony - Define and identify irony in a short story.
- J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit - This novel is the backbone of a genre and it is important to be familiar with it, even if it seems mild/boring compared to some of the books that are available now.
- Juan's Story - Students will be able to make inferences.
- Making Predictions - Students will be able to make initial predictions about the story's plot based upon the title and cover art.
- Main Idea - Identify main idea while reading a selection.
- Main Idea, Simpson's style - SWBAT define the words plot, setting, main characters, conflict, and resolution.
- Pasta Punctuation - Students will write dialogue correctly using quotation marks, commas, and periods.
- Poetry Review - Summarize and apply reading strategies by completing a journal entry after reading a selection independently.
- Poetry Unit - Analyze two poems by identifying a variety of figurative language and sound devices in both.
- "Rikki-tikki-tavi" - Students will be able to analyze plot development by diagramming the concepts in a plot diagram and implementing them to their writing piece.
- Sequencing Sentences - To help students recognize when events are not in logical order in reading material and in their own written work.
- Stargirl - This will help students make connections with what they are reading and gain the ability to evaluate the importance of the information that they read.
- The Circuit - Students will be able to read the novel, "The Circuit" which includes an engaging plot, effectively developed characters, dialogue, and a clearly developed theme.
- The Road Not Taken and Song of the Open Road - Students will be able to read, analyze, and comprehend the poems The Road Not taken by Robert Frost and Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman through the utilization of graphic organizers.
- Two Kinds - Students will be able to read the short story, 'Two Kinds" that includes an engaging plot, effectively developed characters, dialogue, and a clearly developed theme.
Other English Lesson Plans
- Creating Effective Interviews- Students will be able to establish questions centered around the theme of this year's book.
- Fact or Fiction- Using the Clifford the Big Red Dog stories, students learn to distinguish fact from fiction.
- Figuring out double meaning phrases and situations- Students will be able to understand the double meaning situations in Amelia Bedelia Helps Out.
- King Arthur's Family Tree- "This activity tracks the genealogy of the legendary king before his birth OR after."
- Libby Bloom Teaching Guide- Teaching ideas, thematic links and interdisciplinary links for this book by Susan Rowan Masters.
- Life in a Castle- Students will write a letter to a friend describing life in a castle.
- Literature Board Games- "Students create board games based on materials they have read."
- Rainbow Friends- Students will work cooperatively with one another to discover and respect the talents and gifts of each other.
- Superman: Modern Mythology- "The learner will demonstrate application of literature by applying ideas from a literary selection to a different context."
- Teamwork- "Students will be able to define teamwork. Students will work together to brainstorm 3/4 words that teamwork means to them. Students will develop three or four positive guidelines for working in a group together."
- The Other Tall Tales- "Students research tall tales, retell a tall tale, and write an original tall tale of their own."
- Where in the World is Camelot?- "The student will research and plot the various locations of the legendary Camelot."