Submitted by j9jones1 on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:41am.
This unit focuses on the foundations to developing effective sentences that will grow and build into strong pargraphs. Students are guided through processes that will help them to create sentences that are fluent. Sentence types, functions, styles are all addressed in this unit.
This integrated literacy and science unit guides students through a cooperative learning webquest in which students work in groups of 4, completing different jobs as part of a "company" that is designing a trip to one of the planets in our solar system. Each job requires students to research and create some sort of written out-put (travel brochure, essay, or diagrams with descriptions).
Submitted by saraparsons on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 7:13pm.
This "unit," or framework is used throughout the year for reading fluency instruction. Blending both face-to-face instruction and digital learning with iPads will improve student engagement with reading and provide more opportunities for differentiated instruction.
Submitted by Knuckles50 on Sun, 02/28/2016 - 6:56pm.
This blended lesson is generated to assist students with increasing their ability to develop into effective writers, able to begin to create and transfer their thoughts into well-written text of many genres. The basis for developing the ability to become effective writers, of course requires lots of practice, but also having a good knowledge of the seven parts of speech.
Submitted by gernerc on Fri, 02/26/2016 - 10:05pm.
This narrative reading unit focuses on historical fiction and emphasizes interaction between readers and text. The readers will learn to connect with the characters, identify the characters’ point of view, and determine the theme of the text. Students will also watch the film in order to analyze literary elements.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:31pm.
For this lesson, students will learn what theme is, understand what the most common themes are, and analyze the theme of short stories. As a final assessment, students will read a novel and write a 5 paragraph essay analyzing the theme.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:24pm.
For this assignment, students will learn about the difference between mood and tone in writing. They will watch a video explaining the difference, work through a website with words writers would use to convey tone or mood, and end with an assignment where they will describe the tone or mood in pictures and passages from books.