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Common Core Curriculum Grade 4 Module 1 Overview: Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn - Native Americans in New York
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This module ensures that students read, write, listen and speak to learn ...

This module ensures that students read, write, listen and speak to learn the history and contributions of Native Americans in New York State, particularly the Iroquois Confederacy. It focuses on reading and listening to primary and secondary sources to gather specific details and determine central ideas, and to reinforce reading fluency and paragraph writing. Students will read literature to develop an understanding of setting, characterization and theme, and informational writing.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
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New York State Education Department
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Collaborative Stories 1: Prewriting and Drafting
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Students hone their teamwork skills and play off each other's writing strengths ...

Students hone their teamwork skills and play off each other's writing strengths as they participate in prewriting activities for a story to be written collaboratively by the whole class.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Saylor ELA 10 Unit 5: Up from Slavery
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After having learned rhetoric and studied examples of historical speeches, it is ...

After having learned rhetoric and studied examples of historical speeches, it is sensible to follow that by reading a longer, historically significant text. Up from Slavery, by Booker T. Washington, is a piece of influential nonfiction literature that provides a window into America’s history while allowing you to hone your reading comprehension, analysis, and evaluation skills.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Foundation Skills
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Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Karen Breazeale
Descriptive Writing and the 100th Day of School
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Students write descriptions of 100th day bottles they create at home, write ...

Students write descriptions of 100th day bottles they create at home, write clues about their bottles for a guessing game, practice descriptive writing, and create a class book.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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ReadWriteThink
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English Language Arts 11
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English III, American Literature, explores the literature of America from the narratives ...

English III, American Literature, explores the literature of America from the narratives of the early colonists to the foundational documents of our forefathers, and the literature of our modern times. In English III, you will gain a firm grasp of the various literary periods throughout American history as well as the ability to analyze different genres and styles of notable American authors. As you progress through the course, you will gain an appreciation for American literature and an understanding of how the literature of the day acted as a reflection of the historical period from which it evolved. This course will also give you the opportunity to hone your own writing skills as you identify the characteristics of effective writing for a variety of different purposes and audiences.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Foundation Skills
U.S. History
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Full Course
Reading
Unit of Study
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The Saylor Foundation
Collaborative Stories 2: Revising
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Using a collaborative story written by students, the teacher leads a shared-revising ...

Using a collaborative story written by students, the teacher leads a shared-revising activity to help students consider content when revising, with students participating in the marking of text revisions.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
ELM Interactives for Grades K-8
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Welcome to our website full of fun online activities! ELM Interactives for ...

Welcome to our website full of fun online activities! ELM Interactives for Grades K-8 is designed to help young students develop and practice computer, online literacy and research skills. ELM Interactives for Students is a collection of instructional activities on the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) databases created by librarians in the Reference Outreach and Instruction unit of Minitex utilizing the Student Interactives hosted on the ReadWriteThink site and provided by the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and the Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity. Each set of ELM instructional activities and Student Interactives are organized by activity and grade level and intended to be teacher initiated and guided. However, any of the activities can be modified to fit any grade, student, or assignment. The Student Interactives highlighted on this website require Flash and are best used on a desktop or laptop computer. These instructional activities can be viewed and used on-demand, whenever they're needed.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Foundation Skills
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jennifer Hootman
Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction
ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas
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V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for ...

V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for a specialized ABC book, as students select, research, define, and illustrate a word for each alphabet letter.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things
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Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things ...

Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things that are important to them.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Lesson Plan
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Action ABC's: Learning Vocabulary With Verbs
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Creating an illustrated alphabet book of action words, from "attack" to "zap", ...

Creating an illustrated alphabet book of action words, from "attack" to "zap", reinforces the definition of verbs as it stretches and expands students' vocabulary.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Lesson Plan
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Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
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Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe ...

Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Lesson Plan
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Active Reading through Self-Assessment: The Student-Made Quiz
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This recurring lesson encourages students to comprehend their reading through inquiry and ...

This recurring lesson encourages students to comprehend their reading through inquiry and collaboration. They choose important quotations from the text and work in groups to formulate "quiz" questions that their peers will answer.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Lesson Plan
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Active Reading Using The Enormous Watermelon
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Using names and high-frequency words from nursery rhymes and the Big Book ...

Using names and high-frequency words from nursery rhymes and the Big Book "The Enormous Watermelon", students engage in word recognition activities such as character identification and a word matching game.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse
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Adapting the song "A-Hunting We Will Go," students put a "whale" in ...

Adapting the song "A-Hunting We Will Go," students put a "whale" in a "pail" and even "take a little "bear" and hug it if we "dare"."

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Airplane Storytime
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Preschool storytime featuring books, fingerplays, and songs about flying which engage children ...

Preschool storytime featuring books, fingerplays, and songs about flying which engage children in playing, writing, talking, singing, and reading.

Subject:
Reading Foundation Skills
Author:
Patrick Jones
Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text
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Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn ...

Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn about Alaskan animals through Native American tales and their own online research.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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Alliteration in Headline Poems
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Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline ...

Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline poem consisting of 25 words that contain at least three examples of alliteration.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
All's Well that Sells Well: A Creative Introduction to Shakespeare
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Students compare attending a performance at The Globe Theater with attending a ...

Students compare attending a performance at The Globe Theater with attending a modern theater production or movie. They then create a commercial for an Elizabethan audience promoting a modern product.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Alphabetizing With Original Stories
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Students write original stories using alphabetical order, beginning each page with a ...

Students write original stories using alphabetical order, beginning each page with a new letter, and then illustrate their texts in class or at home with their families.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Alter Egos and More with Avis "Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway?"
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After reading Avis novel "Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway?", students create ...

After reading Avis novel "Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway?", students create an alter ego for themselves and use it to write their own radio show, modeled after the book.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink