Title: Who Am I? Learning With Biographies
Students often have difficulty differentiating between genres of books in the library media center. During this lesson, students learn to identify a biography and understand the types of information included in this genre. Students will have the opportunity to complete and present a multimedia autobiography, then research a notable person and complete a project describing that person's achievements.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 12:
Title: Animal Studies
This was a collaborative effort between Melanie George and Connie Roan. Students will work in collaborative groups and investigate animal characteristics, their habitats and basic needs using the Internet and library. They will then make a power point presentation of their animals to educate the rest of the class.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 8:
Title: Distance Learning Collaborative Literature Circles: Because of Winn Dixie
During this lesson, two classes in different locations will participate separately in literature circles using Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. The discussion of the book will be a collaborative project using distance learning.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 10:
Title: Montgomery Field Trip Tour Book
During this lesson, students explore the functions of our government through the Internet, slideshow presentations, and by visiting Alabama's capital city of Montgomery. Students will use their field trip as a guide to create a tour book of the government in Montgomery.
Standard(s): [SS2010] ALA (4) 14:
Title: Composers Then and Now
During this lesson students will have the opportunity to research the following composers: Kenny G, W.C. Handy, Johannes Brahms, and Amadeus Mozart. Students will learn to navigate the Internet to locate important facts. They will also learn to use publishing software to create a brochure from the information they collect.
Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (5) 18:
Title: Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
This lesson uses comic strip frames to define plot and reinforce the structure that underlies a narrative. Students finish by writing their own original narratives.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 40:
Title: Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards
Students create their own monster trading cards using '' powerful,'' vivid language to describe their creatures.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 42:
Title: Building Classroom Community Through the Exploration of Acrostic Poetry
What do your students think about each other? Find out as you teach them the concepts of acrostic poems and challenge them to write an uplifting acrostic about a classmate.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 27:
Title: What Makes Poetry? Exploring Line Breaks
Students read various poems and explore why lines are broken where they are and how they affect rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance in poetry.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 5:
Title: The Connection Between Poetry and Music
Students won t miss a beat in this reading fluency lesson that combines music and poetry.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 40:
Title: 'Leap, plashless'': Emily Dickinson and Poetic Imagination
In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students read and explore one of Emily Dickinson's nature poems, A Bird came down the Walk--through interaction with other art forms. First, they listen to clips of a hymn to help them hear Dickinson's meter. Then, they view 19th-century bird images and describe what they see, just as a poet would. They observe how a poet plays with language and imagery to create a scene by acting out verse lines. Finally, they write a brief poem of their own, using what they have learned and their own observations.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 37:
Title: Using Children's Literature to Develop Classroom Community
Conversation and cooperation bring out the best in students when they hold dialogues about their individual strengths, abilities, and talents.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 36:
Title: Find favorite book picks in the Children's Choices.
Students create lists of their favorite books and then the class creates a '' Top Picks'' class booklist. Students can use the Book Cover Creator to create a book jacket for their favorite book.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 26:
Title: November is National American Indian Heritage Month.
Students explore Native American heritage through the study of pourquoi tales, write their own original pourquoi tales, and use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press to publish them.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 41: