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Spelling - Students will bring their spelling words to life
as they use their classmates' bodies to make letters and spell words.
It Out - The poetry of Shel Silverstein is funny, quirky
and whimsical. Students will enjoy putting his words into action!
Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words" - Summarizing a story through illustrations.
Circles - The student will be able to name an adjective that describes
Anyone - Extending vocabulary through the use of adjectives.
Charades - It will be interesting to see how your students will interpret
the verb/adverb cards they draw in the following activity.
and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Everyone has bad
days, but Alexander's seems to be just awful. In this activity, students
create their own bad day by describing a series of events that go wrong
Vocabulary - Coupling a basketball challenge with this vocabulary
lesson will help make learning fun for your students!
Not Buddy" Can You Draw Me - Students will analyze the first chapter
of "Bud, Not Buddy" and be able to draw a mental picture of a story character
by drawing on their personal, literacy, or cultural understanding.
Me! - This is a lesson in persuasive writing. Students will create
an ad using pictures, words and a Power Point.
Trait" Paragraph - Students will write a paragraph about a character
from a book, either fiction or nonfiction.
of Main Ideas - When it rains, it pours! Once students get the hang
of the following activity, the ideas and details about the story will
flow like water.
Sentences - Students will be able to compose and write sentences following
the conventions of the English language.
and Contrasting With A Venn Diagram - Introducing the use of a Venn
Recipes - The learner will be able to correctly sequence steps in
a recipe, and use information to answer comprehension questions.
Compound Words - Given a list of words, students will be able to identify
and create compound words by writing the correct word pairs with 95% accuracy.
my toy! - Students will use a toy to better understand adjectives
or Opinion? - Students will generate ideas about what a fact and what
an opinion is while the teacher records their ideas on a T-chart.
Yourself In A Story - After listening to the story, "I Like Me!" by
Nancy Carlson, students will discover attributes about themselves and
use them to make a "Me Web".
Letter Writing / Asking ?'s - Students will understand the components
that make up a friendly letter.
Reading Strategy - Students will learn to be metacognitive with their
reading and demonstrate literal comprehension of leveled material.
to Build a Burger - Identify the main idea of an expository text.
to Edit a Paper - Apply grammar and language conventions to communicate
To Write a Biography - Children should be able to go on their own
and write their own versions of biographies by the end of this unit.
means Hello - Students will be able to identify different ways of
using books to help others learn.
all about organization - Students will work on an art project or a
picture that they will then describe in a paragraph to help with organization.
Literary Genres - Students will be able to identify the aspects of
from Rifka - The student will be able to read Letters from Rifka
and write a response as Tovah to three of Rifka's letters.
or Lay and Sit or Set - Help your students understand when to use
lie, lay, sit, and set with this mnemonic technique.
Pad Letters - Incorporating game play with spelling words can make
this lesson more exciting for students!
Lib Story Time - The student will be able to write a creative story
using the appropriate part of speech that is prompted.
Hunt - Can you picture that? This lesson will help your students make
a connection between their vocabulary words and real world objects.
Inferences and Conclusions - Students will make inferences based on
the text that they have read.
Inferences In Work - Students will be able to create their own inferences
from pieces of art and from literature.
Fashioned Radio Program - This lesson allows students to work together
to create a program by only using sounds and their limitless imagination
of Speech: Nouns - Students will be able to identify nouns in a sentence.
of View - This lesson will challenge students to look at a story from
multiple points of view and compare the differences.
Hunt - The student will be able to highlight all the pronouns in a
It Down - Students have a chance to get "slap happy" during this lesson!
Vocabulary words and definitions will have them buzzing!
Basics - Students will be able to write complete sentences with appropriate
use of the Nouns, pronouns, and verbs.
Race - Get ready, get set, SPELL! The adrenaline will be high as students
battle it out at the white board to see who can spell the words the fastest.
Race - Whether it is a mystery or a fairytale, students will have
fun putting the words they have learned into a story!
Paragraphs - The students will formulate a six sentence paragraph
with a main idea, four supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.
vs. Predicates - Recognizing subjects and predicates of a sentence
Creating sentences with subjects and predicates.
Toy Diagrams - Diagramming sentences has just become fun! Students
use Tinker Toys to help them diagram sentences.
Whipping Boy - The Whipping Boy is a story of Jemmy, a boy
who must take the place of Prince Brat every time the Prince should be
whipped. This is a high action book that has scenes that are easy to act
out. In this activity, students create a short play by acting out various
scenes from the book.
You Mr. Restaurant - Letter writing is an important task for students
to learn to master. This lesson helps students begin this process.
Twist Mania - This lesson introduces students to the concept of alliteration
through tongue twisters.
or False - Close, but not enough... This lesson challenges students
to discern between what is true and what is not quite right about three
similar vocabulary definitions.
Questions - In this activity, students are put on the 'hot seat'.
They have to give one to three sentence answers to questions asked by
their classmates. The classmates are trying to find out as much about
the book as possible by asking one question each.
Idioms - This lesson will have students "chomping at the bit" to learn
more about idioms!
Characterization - Characterization based on weekly story read.
(p, f, r, w, and h) Consonants - Given sufficient materials, students
will complete a chart using a letter assigned by the teacher and present
this project to the class through an oral presentation.
Tenses - To learn past, present, and future tenses of verbs, and to
use them correctly in sentences. To use correct subject/verb agreement.
Bingo - Students will learn new vocabulary words by using synonyms
and context clues through the use of bingo game.
Comprehension Strategy - After initial introduction of ten new vocabulary
words, students will use this activity to broaden their understanding
of how these words are used in sentences.
Words - Students will learn new vocabulary and understand that words
may have more than one definition.
Books: Creating a Storyline - This is a fun activity for kids. Stories
use their own imagination from visual cues to create a story. This really
helps with grammar and prediction skills. It is also a very useful creative
Seek - Puzzles, un-puzzled... In this activity, students will make
a puzzle with their spelling words for their classmates to decipher.
Wall Madness - Students will be racing to see who is able to "shed
some light" on any misspelled words they see on the word wall. Who can
spell them correctly?
me a Picture - Students will pick out pictures that relate to each
other, write captions, and create a photo essay.
A Letter - Students will know the proper way to address and format
a Five Paragraph Essay - Students will create a graphic organizer
which they will use to organize their thoughts and writing process.
a Research Paper Unit - Note taking techniques to be used in the completion
of a research paper.
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