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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Science (2)
Title: Those Sneaky Poets!!  
Description: This lesson integrates the area of science and english language arts. Students will analyze figurative language in the poem A Drop Around the World by Barbara Shaw McKinney and work collaboratively to create a poster of the water cycle that demonstrates their knowledge of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation in the water cycle. Students will then individually produce a paragraph that demonstrates their knowledge of the water cycle using the key words evaporation, condensation and precipitation.


Subject: English Language Arts (2)
Title: It's Not Hard to Make a Card!
Description: This lesson on poetry and rhyming integrates technology and student creativity.  The students will use what they have learned about poetry to create their own piece of work through a project.  This lesson can be facilitated in flip classroom style, in class flip classroom, style, and classical lecture style.  In this lesson plan I am choosing to facilitate it using in class flip classroom style through stations.  Students will be able to view a presentation that I have created on poetry using the Educreations application, create a card including a poem written by them using Greeting Card Maker, an application available on Android devices, and then send the card to a parent or friend of their choice.  


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Subject: Language Arts
Title: Improving Fluency through Group Literary Performance      Add Bookmark
Description: Students participate in shared reading, choral reading, and readers theater, using books by Bill Martin, Jr. Repeated readings and literary performances help students with their reading accuracy, expression, and rate.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss.      Add Bookmark
Description: After sharing The Cat in the Hat and other patterned books with students, groups brainstorm sets of rhyming words and crate a story using these words.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was published in 1974.      Add Bookmark
Description: Students are introduced to a Silverstein verse and asked for their impressions. They then draw that they imagine when they read one of his lines and then write a line or two to continue the passage.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts      Add Bookmark
Description: Frogs often appear as the main character in fiction stories, but what do students really know about frogs? Students find out in this lesson in which they research real-life frogs.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Using Web-Based Bookmarks to Conduct Internet Research      Add Bookmark
Description: The important thing about this lesson is that it connects literature and science. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown provides a model for original student poems about a content area topic. Web-based bookmarks guide students to appropriate sites on the topic, and a graphic organizer helps them focus their research.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 2,3



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Ferocious Fighting Fish: An Ocean Unit Exploring Beginning Word Sounds      Add Bookmark
Description: Focus students attention on alliteration in this ocean-themed unit. Students explore alliteration in framing texts then compose their own class book to explore figurative language in their own writing.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry      Add Bookmark
Description: Children find favorite words, phrases, and sentences from familiar stories. Working together, they combine their words and phrases to create a poem. The poem is then shared as performance poetry.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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