"How Wood Tick Became Flat" is a tale from the Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation. This tale helps students become familiar with cultural storytelling and its importance in Native cultures. Students will have a brief introduction to the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation and thier location in Utah. This lesson include an experience eliciting discussion and literacy activities. Students will create a diamante poem using a Native American tale.
These activities can be used for any novel study in the upper elementary grades. Graphic organizers allow students to demonstrate understanding of ELA skills. Book Trailer project shows understanding of the novel.(This resource's preview image was created by the author using iMovie trailer templates.)
In this lesson, students will create two digital projects using a book of their choice, which will then lead to a digital Book Talk to persuade other students to read their book. This lesson is a fun way for students to think and "talk" about books! The lesson includes multiple digiatl platforms for Mac computers that are sure to spark student engagement, while also encouraging a love of reading.
Use this reading log to make winter reading more fun! Your students can create a Bingo by reading different types of books on the Bingo board. This activity is perfect to increase student engagement in reading during some of the most challenging months of the school year.