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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Can You Convince Me? Developing Persuasive Writing
    Through a classroom game and resource handouts, students learn about the techniques used in persuasive oral arguments and apply them to independent persuasive writing activities.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Compare and Contrast Structure in Expository Texts
    Students build their understanding of the terms compare and contrast by participating in class discussions, using Internet resources, working collaboratively, and by visually representing information in a Venn diagram.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Integrating Literacy Into the Study of the Earth's Surface
    Water covers 71% of the earth's surface—does it get the instructional time it deserves in your busy curriculum? Students wade right in to the study of bodies of water as they read and discuss science trade books and work together to develop Readers Theater scripts based on selected titles.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Native Americans Today
    This lesson challenges students' views of Native Americans as a vanished people by asking them to compare their prior knowledge with information they gather while reading about contemporary Native Americans.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Poetry from Prose
    Working in small groups, students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Historical Fiction to Learn About the Civil War
    Students in grades 4 and 5 discuss inferential comprehension and visualization as they use a think-aloud questioning strategy to develop a deeper understanding of a historical novel.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Snowflake Bentley as a Framing Text for Multigenre Writing
    Using Snowflake Bentley as a model, students create a working definition of multigenre text and then use that definition to create their own multigenre piece about winter or another theme.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes
    Students analyze a photograph, brainstorm words to describe the characters' senses and feelings, work in pairs to describe a character's experience, and create a poem using their ideas and similes.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings
    Students adopt a skeptical stance and become weather detectives who ask "Why?" and "Why not?" as they investigate the history and validity of some common weather sayings.