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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Pourquoi Stories: Creating Tales to Tell Why
    Where did the stars come from? What makes lightning and thunder? Pourquoi tales are narratives developed by various cultures around the world to explain natural phenomena. Students study three tales and learn about their cultures of origin, then work cooperatively to write and present an original pourquoi tale.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Skimming and Scanning: Using Riddles to Practice Fact Finding Online
    Students will learn to skim and scan to make sure they don't flounder when they're surfing the Internet for facts to help them complete riddles about the United States.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Strategic Reading and Writing: Summarizing Antislavery Biographies
    Antislavery heroes are the focus of this lesson. Students research a historical figure who played a key role in the abolition of slavery, and then create a three-dimensional biographical mobile.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings
    Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Tale of Despereaux: Fact or Fiction?
    Using the book The Tale of Despereaux, students look a closer look at medieval times to see if the novel accurately portrays this time in history. Looking at key sections of the book, students will use the Compare and Contrast Guide and Map to help them decipher between fact and fiction.
  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 Pictures to Build Schema for Social Studies Content
    How do you read an image? Students find out in this lesson in which they "read" several images of the Boston Massacre to better understand the event and recognize effects of propaganda.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Vote for Me! Developing, Writing, and Evaluating Persuasive Speeches
    This lesson encourages students in grades 4 and 5 to think critically and write persuasively by focusing on preparing, presenting, and evaluating mock campaign speeches.
  9. 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.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing Acrostic Poems with Thematically Related Texts in the Content Areas
    Students read thematically related texts, scaffolded from simple to complex, to help them gather necessary concept vocabulary and background knowledge in a content area. They then write acrostic poems to organize and present their learning in a creative way.

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