Title: What's the Theme?
This lesson is a beginning lesson to use to introduce the skill of theme. Students will read two picture books "Ranita, the Frog Princess" and "Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody!", determine the theme for each, and then compare them in a writing assignment.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 2:
Title: Living in the Wild
In this lesson, students will compare and contrast how the Prehistoric Americans lived off the land at Russell Cave and how Sam Gribley from "My Side of the Mountain" lived off the land.
This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.
Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 3:
Title: Mystery Writing with Alfred Hitchcock
During this lesson students will explore the life of Alfred Hitchcock by navigating the Internet. Students will learn about the mysteries involved in his films and become mystery writers themselves.
Title: It Happened to Me: Eruption of Mount St. Helens
During this lesson, students navigate different websites to become familiar with volcanoes. Students then describe a volcanic eruption by creating their own stories about what it was like during the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.
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: Shoals Area Landmarks and Sites of Interest
In this lesson students choose a local landmark or site located in the Shoals area and research that site's contribution to history. Students demonstrate their knowledge of a specific Shoals area landmark or site by creating various presentations showing why these landmarks and sites attract people from all over the world.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 12:
Title: Writing the Biographical Sketch
Working in pairs, students interview each other in order to collect information about their partners. They will practice the writing process as they write biographical sketches which incorporate scanned pictures.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 39:
Title: Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text
Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn about Alaskan animals through Native American tales and their own online research.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 35:
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: Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation
Students observe animals using one of the many webcams broadcasting from zoos and aquariums around the United States and the world, with a focus on observation, discussion, questioning, and research.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 39:
Title: Research Building Blocks: Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments
Students are guided through the process of taking notes while reading factual information, then turning those notes into new sentences and paragraphs written in their own words.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 43:
Title: Readers Theatre
Students develop scripts, perform, and use their voices to depict characters from texts, giving them the opportunity to develop fluency and further enhance comprehension of what they are reading.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (4) 43:
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: Fraction's Narration
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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: Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828.
After dividing students into small groups, students play a variation of the game Balderdash to celebrate the publication of Webster's dictionary.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 41: