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A Christmas Carol Study Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Bah! No need to make amends for an opportunity missed if you take advantage of a resource packet designed to accompany a viewing of the musical version of A Christmas Carol. Stuffed with goodies, with activities, exercises, worksheets,...
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If

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Rudyard Kipling's advice to his son in the poem "If" is a resounding message that echoes through generations. After reading the famous poem, middle schoolers work on analyzing specific lines, completing activities based on unfamiliar...
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Dr. Seuss in the Classroom

For Teachers 6th Standards
Explore the works of Dr. Seuss, such as Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches and Egg, The Sneetches and Other Stories, The Lorax, The Butter Battle Book, and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. Each story lesson includes reading...
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Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library, whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core. Designed for middle and high school language arts classes, the packet is packed with teaching tips, materials,...
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Fanciful Tales in Literature Banner Set

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Adorn your classroom walls with these informative, eye-catching posters defining tall tales, folktales, fairy tales, myths, legends, and fables.
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Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Figurative Language and Word Choice in Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 6th Standards
Individuals utilize the strategies practiced in the previous instructional activity to complete a mid-unit assessment on  figurative language and how Christopher Paul Curtis uses word choice to create meaning in Bud, Not Buddy.
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Analyzing Figurative Language and How the Author’s Word Choice Affects Tone and Meaning

For Teachers 6th Standards
How figurative language effects the tone and meaning in Chapter Three of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy is the focus of a series of exercises that ask readers to locate record, and analyze Curtis' word choices.
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Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 6th Standards
The difference between an average piece of writing and an unforgettable piece of writing can lie in the author's word choice. The figurative language in Chapter 2 of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal winner, Bud, Not Buddy, is the...
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Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
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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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Figurative Language

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
When is a staple remover a fanged monster? In your ELA classroom when you're teaching this fun figurative language lesson, of course! Get your young writers using figurative language by making a game of it. Give groups a paper bag full...
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Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
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Poetry Shopping Spree

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms...
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Teach This Poem: “As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days” by Walt Whitman

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWalt 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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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of Lice Peeking

For Teachers 6th Standards
Read along with me. Two learners read the parts of Noah and Lice in Flush as the rest of the class follows along. Readers look for unfamiliar words and the use of figurative language in the text. They complete graphic organizers and...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing Point of View and Plot Development in Flush

For Teachers 6th Standards
It's the halfway point—there's no turning back now. Scholars work on the mid unit assessment for Flush. For the assessment, learners analyze the point of view and plot development by annotating the text using sticky notes and underlining...
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of Florida

For Teachers 6th Standards
Fishing for words. Scholars search for unfamiliar words in pages 27-29 of Flush, place them in their word catchers, and complete part of Noah’s Point of View graphic organizer. After identifying figurative language, learners analyze tone...
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of the Coral Queen and Dusty Muleman

For Teachers 6th Standards
Literally, what's the meaning? Scholars read pages seven through nine of Flush and discuss literal and nonliteral meaning with figurative language. Learners work in triads to identify and define unfamiliar words. They then complete a...
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End of Unit Assessment: Finding Evidence of Laurence Yep’s Perspective on Being Chinese in Dragonwings and Determining Connotative Language

For Teachers 6th Standards
There's a fine line between reality and fiction. As an end-of-unit assessment, scholars complete worksheets to analyze how Laurence Yep's perspective on being Chinese factors into his novel Dragonwings. Next, pupils engage in a class...
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Finding Evidence of Laurence Yep’s Perspective of the Police in Dragonwings

For Teachers 6th Standards
Perspective is everything. Using a graphic organizer, pupils determine Laurence Yep's perspective of the police in his novel Dragonwings. Additionally, scholars complete anchor charts to identify connotative language in the text.
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Chapter 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
Get to the point ... the point of view, that is! Pupils analyze Laurence Yep's Dragonwings for tone, figurative language, and point of view by completing graphic organizers. Scholars also read an excerpt from the novel and record the...
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Chapter 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Just get to the gist. Scholars work in pairs to find the gist of an excerpt from Laurence Yep's Dragonwings. Pupils also complete graphic organizers to analyze the text for tone, point of view, and figurative language. 
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Developing the Narrator’s Point of View, Figurative Language, and Connecting Passages across the Novel Dragonwings

For Teachers 6th Standards
Let's get creative! As part of a mid-unit assessment, scholars create a piece of artwork illustrating the theme from Laurence Yep's novel, Dragonwings. Additionally, pupils use a graphic organizer to identify figurative language in the...