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ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: English Language Arts (2)
Title: Going Batty
Description: In this lesson, students will learn characteristics of bats. The students will be able to see that different texts can present points in different ways. The introduction to the lesson will begin with a video clip of bats. They will listen to two stories one fiction and the other nonfiction. They will listen to learn characteristics of bats from both stories. Students will turn and talk with a partner after each book to discuss characteristics they learned about bats. Once they have heard both stories they will complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the two books. Students will use Edmodo as a means to publish their writing and share with their classmates. They will have the chance to read other students' posts and reply back with meaningful text connections.This lesson would work well around Halloween.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Language Arts
Title: Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study      Add Bookmark
Description: In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: From Little House to My House: Exploring History and Family Roles      Add Bookmark
Description: Blaze a trail to new perspectives on home and family through historical fiction read-alouds. Students compare an episode from one of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (in picture book format) with the author's life and with their own experiences.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Let's Build a Snowman      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, students use both fiction and nonfiction texts, the Internet, and a K-W-L chart to learn about how animals survive the winter.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2