In this lesson students will listen and match sounds ... either rhyming sounds, beginning sounds, ending sounds or vowel sounds.
These active process-oriented lessons focus on concepts of line direction and type, organic shape, 3-D form, real and implied texture, secondary color, and principles of composition. Literacy-infused lessons explore text direction/spacing, observation, description, and story elements through drawing, painting, collage, clay modeling and printmaking.
The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2
An activity combining language and science to encourage students to think about the night sky to help them write a poem related to astronomy.
Go Away, Big Green Monster!ŰÓEd EmberleyŰŞs tale about a scary, multicolored monsterŰÓis used to help students build their reading fluency and word recognition skills. In this lesson, students chorally read the story and then point out familiar color words or sight words that appear in the story. After finishing the story, students are introduced to four different literacy center activities that include participating in a read along, building word families with story words, playing a memory game with color words from the story, and retelling story events using sentence strips. In the sessions that follow, students create their own artwork of the big green monster and use that artwork to help them write a story. Students use both self- and peer-editing to improve their writing. Completed stories are either published on the Internet or in a class book.
The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read-alouds. The 9 units (or domains) provide lessons (including images and texts), as well as instructional objectives, core vocabulary, and assessment materials. The domain topics include: Different Lands, Similar Stories; Fables and Stories; The Human Body; Early World Civilizations; Early American Civilizations; Astronomy; Animals & Habitats; Fairy Tales; and History of the Earth.
Students hit the hallways with their favorite pop culture characters in this lesson to photograph the characters in various situations and then write about the pictures in a pattern-book structure.
Cyberlabkids is a website for children to practice and learn English. it is fun and entertaining. The ministry of Education in Costa Rica is using it and it is being used all over the world for free.
This is a REMIX of the MSDE Grade 1, Unit 1 Environment Lesson Plan 1. In this lesson, the students will be going on a nature walk to identify what is in their environment. Students will continue to develop an understanding of the word, environment, throughout the lesson and unit. They will listen to a story read aloud about how the Earth was created.
Students will participate in either a cooperative learning activity (jigsaw strategy) or a teacher directed activity to help students gather information about the different habitats on earth. Students will share and discuss the information gathered in order to identify some commonalities among all habitats and relate this understanding to environments. Then the teacher will guide the students in developing generalizations about habitats and their connections to environments overall. (A habitat is an animal’s home. A habitat includes all of the things the animal needs to survive. A habitat it found in the surrounding environment. They are connected.)
In this lesson, the students will listen to The Lorax read aloud. Students will answer text-dependent questions during the read aloud. In addition, they will identify how the environment has been negatively changed throughout the story.
This lesson focuses on the essential question: How do I harm the environment? As students listen to the story, The Wump World, read aloud, they will identify ways the environment was harmed. Students will make connections to other texts read in this unit and write about ways they could help the environment.
This resource will primarily be used prior to going to outdoor school for a 5th grade class. Though some of the resources might seem like a stretch for that age range it allows for some differentiation for those students that are looking to expand their knowledge base. In addition, this journal covers some basic rules and guidelines for living within a group of people which is why we include some dining etiquette.
Making predictions is a skill readers need for comprehending fiction and nonfiction. Three lessons are identified here to give young readers opportunities to make predictions about nonfiction text found in print or on web pages. The lessons are aligned with the national standards for English language arts. The article appears in the free, online magazine that focuses on the seven essential principles of climate literacy.
- Arts and Humanities
- Reading Informational Text
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- Ohio State University
- Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
- Provider Set:
- Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
- Jessica Fries-Gaither
- National Science Foundation
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Students will listen to a familiar story with repetitive lines that the children can remember. They will make puppets and retell the story in small groups with an adult volunteer or an older child. Main Curriculum Tie: English Language Arts Kindergarten Reading: Literature Standard 2, With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. All children will participate in retelling a familiar story using puppets. This will help develop oral language and comprehension.
In this project, students work in pairs to write a short poem that demonstrates understanding of figurative language. They then design, engineer and build a gear mechanism that illustrates the meaning, theme, or concept of their poem. This engineering and language arts project was developed by Allen Distinguished Educator, Scott Swaaley.
This resource is an integrated unit spanning math, economics and English. This unit is focused on the the subject of the minimum wage and the themes of equity, financial stability and quality of life.