A Christmas Carol LessonThis lesson uses the acronym STEAL to teach characterization as students read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Time Frame: 10 ELA blocks of about 30 min each.
This is a lesson plan designed to be a culminating project after a novel study. It includes student voice and choice, and is designed around using iPads to create a project. Image
This lesson plan describes a project done by students for an online, at-home Honors ELA course (6th grade). Students find a published, narrative story that they would like to retell. They evaluate the quality of that story using a rubric. Then they learn about performance techniques (diction, inflection, and pacing) and practice their storytelling. Eventually, they audio-record themselves telling the story using GarageBand. This audio file is submitted as the project, and is graded with a rubric. I published the audio files onto a Google Site and called it our class podcast! Viking ship image by pixabay.com
A fun way to get students to start thinking about who they currently are as a reader and what their reading goals for the new school year should be. Thumbnail Image Credit: "Reading" by be creator is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/