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Subject: English Language Arts (2)
Title: Hansel and Gretel: Tell Me About it!
Description: From this lesson, students will learn the five elements of a short story (characters, setting, plot, theme, and conflict). Students will then watch a video of a short story and identify those five elements. Afterward, students will work creatively and collaboratively to come up with an alternate ending to the story.  


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Subject: English Language Arts (2)
Title: Can You Find the Purpose?
Description: The lesson will use inquiry, hands-on learning, and technology to teach authors purpose.  This lesson uses the acronym PIE to introduce authors purpose.  The lesson plan covers persuasion.  


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Who's Side Are You On? 
Description: In this lesson students will compare and contrast two versions of The Three Little Pigs. Students will use the Story Kit app on iPads in groups to recreate the story of The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Students will write a brief explanation of which story they believe is true and why. Students will "judge" in "court" which version of the story is true based on evidence provided.   


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Subject: English Language Arts (2 - 3)
Title: Why Did You Write This?
Description: In this lesson, students will learn the reasons an author writes a selection. They will use various books and articles to determine the purpose of each text. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (2 - 3)
Title: A Weed is a Flower
Description: In this lesson, students will learn to identify the main purpose of a text and distinguish it from their own point of view with the book A Weed is a Flower:  The Life of George Washington Carver by Aliki and other informational texts. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm      
Description: Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. In this lesson, students read Diary of a Worm to find out how fact merges with fiction.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Rain, Ice, Steam: Using Reading to Support Inquiry About the Water Cycle     
Description: Water is always moving in a continuous cycle from liquid to solid to gas and back again. Students study this never-ending cycle through shared readings, center activities, and experiments.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Fact or Fiction?
Digital Tool: Genres of Literature Flipchart.
Digital Tool Description: This is a Promethean Flipchart on Genres of Literature.  For this first section on fact or fiction, you can use the first few slides or go as far as you want with it.  It depends on the level of your students.  It is an interactive flip chart with videos and activities that the student can do on the Whiteboard or on individual computers.  The third through fifth slides deal with nonfiction and fiction.  Students will be presented with these slides and then be allowed to work them on the board themselves.


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