Children will learn simple hand gestures to break words into syllables, show the beginning sound and the rest of the word as they blend and segment each word. They will practice with 5 new words per activity.
This is a computer science lesson plan created by educators in the South Sanpete School District. Students will read a story that describes the first computer bug. This book will help students to see character qualities in a computer scientist who broke social norms, persevered, and loved solving problems. They will then go on to debug programs with bugs using Blue Bots. The lesson is designed for fifth grade and includes modifications for grades 1-5.
This concise and reader-friendly resources offers a rationale for book clubs as well as easy-to-use supplemental materials that can help teachers implement the approaches described in their own classrooms.
This practical resource provides clear descriptions of approaches and ideas for connecting students to books that they will love. Kittle offers suggestions and supports for using reader surveys, giving book talks, selecting texts, and building classroom libraries.
This resource is a Language Arts student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, the three Gale databases (Kids InfoBits Grades K-6, Research in Context Grades 6-8, and Reference Collection Grades 9-12), the Library of Congress (located in the section called General Resources), and eMedia - to help students research and read about Booker T. Washington.
This website includes text, images, and video instruction in the principles of backwards design. The material provides an overview of these principles as well as different stages to help teachers work through in their plans and templates they can use.
This article provides nine research-based elements of vocabulary instruction that can guide teachers thinking about the way they approach word study in their curriculum.
In Other Words helps adolescents build facility with the formal register of school by connecting its conventions to the conventions of the language they speak outside the classroom.
While many study skills, composition and reading skills texts separate these activities into discrete skills to be learned separately, this books recognizes that these skills are interconnected. A student who struggles with the reading will have a hard time writing about it or discussing it. A student who has inadequate strategies for listening to lectures will struggle to see the connections between the lecture and the reading. Therefore, this book moves away from the “skills and drills” texts that are so common in reading and writing textbooks. Instead, this book features process and provides opportunities for students (and instructors) to think about the best ways to approach academic tasks. For example, a “skills and drills” oriented book might teach students how to take Cornell Notes and use graphic organizers, but it does not provide any information for students that would allow them to decide when it would be best to choose one note taking method over the other. This book’s main focus is helping students develop that sort of judgement.
This book provides an in-depth discussion of essential questions and the way they can frame reading instruction. The text includes multiple examples and appendixes that provide unit planning supports.
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Students learn the linguistic strategies Achebe uses to convey the Igbo and British missionary cultures presented in the novel and how the text combines European linguistic and literary forms with African oral traditions.
This lesson plan is to be used for a reading lesson. The students will choose a fiction story and get it approved by the teacher. Then they will take notes as they read to compare and contrast either characters, settings, or events in the story. After finishing the book, the students will create a venn diagram in Pages on Ipad and submit that to the teacher. The students needs to have three facts for each contrast and comparison.
Looks at the development of reading motivation, engagement, and achievement by comparing struggling and advanced readers in each of these elements.
This website provides an overview of principles of effective vocabulary instruction as well as ideas for vocabulary study geared specifically towards supporting English language learners.
Children will learn how to correctly hold a book, notice the spacing between words, tie illustrations to text, and track the words with a finger. Children will demonstrate that reading is done left to right, top to bottom, and front to back.
This lesson plan is the fourth in the "Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community" series.It provides a video of the poet, Edward Hirsch, offering a little backstory, then reading the poem "Cotton Candy." The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.
Heavily influenced by social and scientific theories, including those of Darwin, writers of naturalism described"”usually from a detached or journalistic perspective"”the influence of society and surroundings on the development of the individual. In the following lesson plan, students will learn the key characteristics that comprise American literary naturalism as they explore London's "To Build a Fire" and Crane's "The Open Boat."
This book provides theoretical rationale for teaching grammar in the service of reading and writing in the ELA classroom. It also showcases several possibilities for integrating linguistic study into units on literature and writing.
This book includes a comprehensive look at sociolinguistic aspects of the English language, such as historical, cultural, and environmental influences.