English Language Arts

Preschool/Kindergarten
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Story Map

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The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Starfall Reading Program

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The Starfall reading program is designed to be fun, exciting, and to instill confidence in young children as they learn to read. The website and companion printed materials are clear and effective tools to help you implement proven teaching methods. Our website was created by carefully observing the way children learn using a computer. The Starfall Website is easy for students to navigate independently, but it is not intended as a surrogate for the teacher. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game

Grade 3 ELA Module 2B

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In this module, students will use literacy skills to build expertise—using reading, writing, listening, speaking, and collaborative skills to build and share deep knowledge about a topic. This focus on research intentionally builds on Module 1, in which students explored the superpowers of reading. Specifically, students will seek evidence of culture, which can be thought of as the story of a group of people constructed through the generations; it can be evidenced through ancient and modern-day customs and traditions. The module will begin with a class study of the culture of Japan: Students will read Magic Tree House: Dragon of the Red Dawn, a book set in ancient Japan, paired with Exploring Countries: Japan, an informational text about modern Japan.

Material Type: Module

The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing

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Go Away, Big Green Monster!‰ŰÓEd Emberley‰ŰŞs tale about a scary, multicolored monster‰ŰÓis 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.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Maureen Gerard

Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash

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It's laundry day with Mrs. McNosh! Rhyme words, clap out syllables, make tee shirts and write or illustrate poetry in this laundry-themed interactive lesson. Learning to hear rhymes and distinguish syllable sounds helps children learn to read and write!

Material Type: Lecture

All about Time

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This lesson will help children relate the concepts of past, present and future to their own lives. This lesson will be 45 minutes and include discussions, book reading and coloring. The children will learn the vocabulary words: time, yesterday, today and tomorrow. They will be able to relate this to personal experiences in their own lives. Materials:CalendarWhite board, white board markersHoughton Mifflin Social Studies Teacher Edition Level K My WorldWorksheets for all 15 studentsPencils and crayonsBig Ideas / Essential Questions:What is the difference between last year, this year and next year?Can you describe some of these differences using examples from your own life? 

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Alisa Cook

Reading Connected Text Fluency

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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Reading Connect Text Activities, a page of sequential and supplemental activities that helps teachers teach students to decode their first sentences in print.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Game, Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Holt, Laurence, et. al.

Eye on Idioms

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The activity includes a series of exercises, in which students view the literal representations of idioms and then examine the metaphorical meanings of the idioms.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Taking Photos of Curious George: Exploring Character Through Images

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What would Curious George do if he visited your school? What crazy adventures would he have? These and many other questions provide the framework for students to create a digital class book about Curious George‰ŰŞs adventures in their school. In this lesson, students begin by exploring a familiar character (Curious George) by using books, a website, and a graphic organizer. Students extend what they have learned by imagining what George would do if he visited their school. Students work in pairs to discuss locations in the school George might visit and what he might do in each location. Next, students take George on a trip to each location and take a photo of him posed in a humorous way. After taking pictures of the funny monkey in a variety of poses and locations, students work together to create a storyboard and then a digital "book" that tells their story.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.