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Caves

For Teachers K - 4th
Explore caves with your class! Your scholars will participate in scientific observation, research, inference and deduction, reading, vocabulary, and writing activities about caves with this lesson plan. This resource contains five...
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About Frogs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Following a reading of Frogs by Gail Gibbons, young scientists write about one fact they learned from the reading to include in a class book about frog facts. Class members illustrate their sentences and add a title page and a table of...
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Working on the Slant

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Compare and contrast a major news story from various newspapers. How does the perspective change? Are certain things included in some of the stories and left out of others? Have pupils complete a graphic organizer to compare how...
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Feature Article

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Bring the characteristics of a feature article to light for the class. Look at examples in magazines and pick out the characteristics of the text that grab attention. Also discuss how they can choose photographs and use a strong voice to...
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Only the Facts

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Practice the strategy of summarizing to gain meaning and knowledge from an informational text. Young readers highlight supporting details and main ideas, and then they use this to summarize two articles: "The Great Quake" and "What is an...
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Feature Article Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
What is a feature article? Your budding journalists will review the term, study and identify some characteristics of a feature article, and build awareness by sifting through feature articles. As a possible extension, consider actually...
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How to Handle A Recall, Or Not

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore many sides of the massive Toyota recall in 2010. After reading several articles on the issue, class members discuss the recall and devise ways to handle it from a PR perspective (Toyota's and its competitors'). Procedural detail...
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Literary Comparison

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Compare and contrast two pieces of literature with this activity. With the use of a Venn diagram, pupils make connections between literature and real-life situations. They practice skills of surveying a text looking for important...
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Daughters Come of Age in Women's Fiction

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Introduce your young readers to fiction written by women authors. For each story, they explore the way these daughters discover and claim their own identities. Individually, class members use the literature to examine their role in their...
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Applying Ahimsa to Traditional Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Investigate the life of Mahatma Gandhi by researching non-violent lifestyles. Learners define the word ahimsa and discuss the personal characteristics that made Gandhi a peaceful warrior. They also create a poster about the story "The...
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Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
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Comparing Poems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
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Comparing Two Stories

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Compare new and old versions of the classic story Alice in Wonderland in this comprehensive worksheet packet. Learners read an excerpt from the original, answering several analysis questions. They do the same for a more modern version,...
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Analyzing Two or More Nonfiction Texts

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How does recognizing the author's purpose help you draw conclusions about a topic? Using two articles (both are attached), learners brainstorm why each author wrote each article. Are their purposes similar or different? Learners use a...
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Text Structure Booklet

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers work on comparing and contrasting different text structures with this project. First, they study an example of a sample page in a booklet, which they go on to use as a model. They complete a booklet with text structure,...
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Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have your class explore Buddhist Jataka Tales to compare and contrast them to European fables. After defining fables, Jataka tales, and the elements of each, learners identify themes and patterns for both types of narratives and the...
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Text Features of Fiction, Poetry, Drama: Story Matrix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a...
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Choosing A Search Site

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Computer savvy kids construct a lift-the-flap poster to aid them in selecting appropriate search sites for research and information gathering. Through online observations, they record and compare the features of four children's search...
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Identifying Text Features of a Self-Written Fable

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Make learning the parts of a book fun by having pupils construct their own glossary entries, table of contents, and title page. Beginning with a review of text features and a hunt for examples, kids use previously written fables to...
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Mixed Bags: Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers K - 1st
The second in a series of three lessons from Scholastic comparing and contrasting fiction and nonfiction, this activity requires learners to read, write, and compare two books independently. After briefly reviewing the features of...
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Finding Nonfiction Features

For Teachers K - 1st
The first lesson in a series of three lessons from Scholastic on fiction and nonfiction, this plan is designed to help young readers begin to distinguish between types of books. Learners will read many books in order to compare the...
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Lesson Four: Using a Venn Diagram to Compare Two Texts

For Teachers K
Kindergarteners practice comparing and contrasting two texts, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Butterfly. They listen to these two texts, one fiction and one nonfiction, about caterpillars. They then record the similarities and...
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Yummy Apples!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young learners listen to a read aloud of Gail Gibbons book, Apples and the story A Red House With No Windows and No Doors. They compare characteristics of a number of kinds of apples, graph them and create a apple print picture. Learners...
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Lon Po Po: A Chinese Fairytale

For Teachers K - 1st
Explore Chinese fairy tales with young readers. They will read an American fairytale and a Chinese fairy tale then use a T-Chart to compare and contrast them. Finally, they retell the story in their own words and note the illustrations...