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EngageNY

EngageNY Grade 4 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 3

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders continue their research on colonial life in America and build on knowledge gained in the first two units of the module. Taking that knowledge and putting it into a historical fiction narrative is the focus of this final...
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Outline Your Plot

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a...
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Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
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Creating Villains

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The villain is sometimes the best character in a book. They are usually troubled, dynamic, and will do anything to stop the main character. Have your class better understand villainous antagonists by creating one in class. They work...
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Create a Superhero

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What would your super power be? After a discussion on superheroes and how they help their fictional communities, young writers write stories and comic strips about themselves as superheroes with the power to help others.
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Sara's Sister

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Does it matter where medication is stored in your home? Absolutely. The best way to identify proper and improper storage of medications is to participate in different role-play scenarios. A lesson models safe storage of medications in...
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Matilda - The Ghost

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
How do you think the parrot in "The Ghost" chapter of Matilda feels in the chimney? Put a class member in the hot seat and have the class ask questions relating to how they might have felt if they were the parrot in the chimney. Then,...
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Why Volunteer?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Inspire scholars to volunteer their time to make a positive change in their community. With help from research, a public speaker, and reflection, learners define and asses what it takes to be a volunteer in a business, non-profit,...
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Comic Strip Writing Templates

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Spark interest in young writers with a three-box comic strip template including speech bubbles. Learners draw and write a sequential comic with boxes that are stacked on top of each other. Using this format or the other templates...
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Show, Don't Tell Sentences

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
The written word has a magical way of evoking the most descriptive images in one's mind. Encourage scholars to write descriptively with a worksheet that challenges young writers to show, not tell, what traits make up a character. 
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Character Profile (Boy)

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Accompany narrative writing or reading with a graphic organizer designed to study a male character. Scholars examine the character traits, actions, sayings, appearance, and development that best describes a male character's personality.
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Character Profile (Girl)

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Accompany the narrative reading or writing process with a female character examination. Scholars look deeply into a specific character's traits including their appearance, sayings, actions, and the way she transforms throughout the story. 
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EngageNY

Revising for Organization: Timely Transitions

For Teachers 4th Standards
During the eighth lesson plan in a historical fiction unit, pupils practice thoughtfully transitioning their ideas in sequential order. After the teacher models how to add these transitions by using the wheelwright draft created in a...
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Writing Dialogue: Revising Historical Narrative Drafts to Add Dialogue

For Teachers 4th Standards
By the tenth lesson plan in a language arts unit, young writers have written, revised, and peer-edited their historical fiction narratives. Fourth graders finally pull all of their revision notes together to create a second draft. The...
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Planning for When to Include Dialogue: Showing Characters’ Thoughts and Feelings

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young writers examine dialogue conventions, including indentation, quotation marks, and the display of thoughts and feelings through a fictional text. By noticing where and when an author uses dialogue, they decide how to...
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Dreamworks Animation Character Design

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Dive into animation creation using Dreamworks® animated films. Compare and contrast characters, wonder and ponder why the plot is so important, and think of background and themes as your creativity unrolls onto paper.
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Making Magical Creatures Talk

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Invite your young writers to take the reins with writing dialogue. Using two characters of their own creation, kids work with partners and then individually to write short conversations.
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Dialogue Rules, Worksheet, and Writing Assignment

For Students 3rd - 10th Standards
Punctuating dialogue properly can be tricky, but your pupils can become punctuation masters with practice. This resource includes an explanatory page that describes the rules of writing dialogue and provides examples. On the second page,...
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How Do We All Live Together?

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the...
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What If?

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
For many children around the world, food scarcity is a painful reality of daily life. Help young scholars understand the seriousness of this global issue with with a reading of the book The Good Garden. After discussing food security and...
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Gotta Go Back in Time

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
What better way to conclude a reading of George Washington's Socks than by writing original historical fiction narratives. After choosing interesting events from the past, young writers perform research to gather key facts to include in...
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Develop Events in a Narrative Using Description and Dialogue

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Dialogue really brings a story to life and can reveal a lot about its characters, plot, and setting. Explore how this literary technique is used to engage an audience as young writers begin drafting their narrative response to The Story...
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Add Details about Characters in Narrative Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Stories are much more interesting to read when they involve realistic characters. The sixth lesson of this writing series helps learners add details to enhance the characters in their personal narratives. This revision process involves...
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Super Digital Citizen

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Teach your charges how to become responsible digital citizens with superheroes! Start out with a brief class discussion about what acting safely, responsibly, and respectfully looks like. Next, have each pupil create their own digital...