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Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer...
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"I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Reading

For Teachers 6th Standards
It is much easier for kids to know they have reached a goal when that goal is clearly defined. By providing sixth graders with a checklist of Common Core reading standards written in "I can" format, each child can keep track of his own...
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Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your...
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Can You Feel the Thunder?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and...
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Teach This Poem: “As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days” by Walt Whitman

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Walt Whitman's poem "As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days" offers scholars an opportunity to practice their noticing skills. They first examine a postcard of the Newport News Shipyard listing things they notice about the image and how...
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Teach This Poem: "Violin" by Nikki Wallschlaeger

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Nikki Wallschlaeger's Violin is the featured poem in a lesson that uses music and multiple readings to delve deep into its analysis. After a writing warm-up, learners watch and listen to a video that showcases Regina Carter Quintet's...
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Analyzing and Discussing: Modern Voices

For Teachers 6th Standards
This is the way we go to school. Scholars take a look at two poems about different ways to get to school, TyrannosaurBus Rex and Point A to Point B. Pupils work in triads to analyze the poem images and determine the theme. 
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Launching Modern Voices: Concrete Poetry

For Teachers 6th Standards
Challenges are different for today's kids. Learners begin to think about their own challenges by examining the adversities faced by children in medieval villages. They complete a graphic organizer as they watch the video Hackschooling...
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Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs and Revising for Language

For Teachers 6th Standards
This is a formal affair. Scholars take a look at using formal writing in essays. They analyze the model essay Are We Medieval?: Opportunities in the Middle Ages and Today? They then begin working on the first draft of their own essays.
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Theme, Figurative Language, and Word Choice in Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to show what you know. Scholars complete a mid-unit assessment to demonstrate their learning from the past lessons. Learners work independently to identify the theme and answer questions about Pask, the Runaway. They also examine...
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Jigsaw, Part 1: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Complete a puzzle one piece at a time. Scholars gather in triads to complete jigsaw activities over a monologue from Good Masters! Sweet Ladies. They read as a group and independently and use sticky notes to identify the gist of each...
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Close Read, Part 1: “Taggot, the Blacksmith’s Daughter”

For Teachers 6th Standards
There would be no luck if it were not for bad luck. Scholars take a close look at the theme of adversity through multiple reads of Taggot, the Blacksmith’s Daughter. They place sticky notes on important details of the story and complete...
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Close Read, Part 1: “Hugo, the Lord’s Nephew”

For Teachers 6th Standards
Fourth time is a charm. Learners complete multiple reads of Hugo, the Lord’s Nephew. On the fourth read, they make notes about each page on sticky notes. They then complete a think-pair-share activity with a partner to determine the...
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Launching the Book: Good Master! Sweet Ladies!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Every person has a different story to tell. Scholars take a quick look at the book Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village. They discover that each character tells a different story. They then look at one...
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Where We Stand

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Academics learn strategies to share their opinions and agree or disagree with others in a respectful manner. The resource provides scenarios to help individuals form opinions and share them with...
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Launching the End of Unit Assessment: Drafting Literary Analysis

For Teachers 6th Standards
Is there a connection? Scholars work to write a summary and theme to connect The Lightning Thief and myth of Cronus. They begin by looking at a model essay and then work on their own drafts. 
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Determining Theme: Reading Myths in “Expert Groups”

For Teachers 6th Standards
Leave it to the experts. Scholars work in expert groups to analyze new myths. Each group is assigned to become an expert on either The Fates, The Story of Medusa and Athena, or Theseus and the Minotaur. They answer questions and discuss...
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Planning for Writing: Revisiting “Key Elements of Mythology” and Determining a Theme in the Myth of Cronus

For Teachers 6th Standards
Refresh my memory please. Scholars quickly read over the Myth of Cronus to refresh their memories of the story. They then get in groups and write parts of the myth on sticky notes that relate to the elements of mythology, sticking their...
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Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Writing an Analytical MiniEssay about Mythological Elements and Theme

For Teachers 6th Standards
Two is company. Scholars pair up to continue their mini essay writing from the previous lesson plan. They work on their introduction and conclusion paragraphs and then trade partners for peer feedback and a fresh set of eyes on their...
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What Makes a Myth a Myth? Comparing “Cronus” and “Shrouded in Myth”

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars complete a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Cronus and Shrouded in Myth. Learners work in their triads to write similarities and differences on sticky notes. They then take a look at the text The Key Elements of Mythology to...
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Using Details to Determine Theme: The Myth of Cronus

For Teachers 6th Standards
There's nothing like a good theme! After reviewing the story of Cronus, learners participate in a mini lesson about theme by pulling papers from an envelope and identifying the writing on it as either a topic or a theme. Readers then...
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Building Background Knowledge: The Myth of Cronus

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars look at and describe a picture of Cronus and Rhea and discuss the process of making predictions. Learners then use the images to write a prediction about the myth of the gods on an index card before completing guided reading...
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Love That Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
After reading the novel, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, scholars review poetic devices such as metaphor and onomatopoeia. As a class, then small groups, pupils compare and contrast two poems from different authors, discuss how one...
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Can You Show the Moral?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Aesop's fables are the focus of a lesson that challenges scholars to identify the moral of a story. After completing a worksheet that provides an overview of what a fable is, scholars choose a story to read independently or...