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Reading

Students used Padlet walls to post thoughts/connections/questions about their reading of the historical fiction novel My Brother Sam Is Dead. Students were placed into small groups by teacher. Teacher created a Padlet wall for each small group. Group members were asked to post at least two comments per chapter of reading. 

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This is an outlined unit of Romeo and Juliet. Many of the activities can be placed online (Prezi) to achieve the same success. There's an abundance of Quick Writes and Focus Questions that I didn't specify in the unit. These too, can be placed online for blended learning. 

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In this unit students will be exposed to a variety of non-fiction texts. Students will learn that non-fiction texts are an avenue for readers and writers to convey information through text. Using shared reading, guided reading and independent reading, students will experience how readers access and process information about a topic.

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1st Grade Literacy

Nonfiction Texts

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Students will be engaging in close narrative reading and thoughtful textual analysis.  Students will also: will identify third person point of view, mood and tone, dialogue, and different narrative techniques.

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As part of their ELA coursework, students are reading an autobiography to study author’s craft.  In particular, students are exploring how authors use dialogue, transitional phrases/clauses, and sensory details to tell a personal story. The unit will culminate with students writing their own memoirs. The bulk of the unit takes place in the ELA classroom.

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Students will analyze a short story and learn how the plot elements create a compelling story.  After gaining understanding of the plot elements, students will create their own plot element diagram.  Once their plot diagram is complete they will use their knowledge of plot to create their own short story synopsis.  

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Actively learn allows a teacher to annotate published readings (articles, papers, etc.) with questions, comments and related media. The primary purpose is to scaffold reading in ways that add context and support for developing readers. You can import an internet article, google document or PDF.

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Students will be reading historical fiction book at their own level. They will read, summarize, and create three book projects that correlate with some of the 4th grade common core reading standards.

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This unit combines nonfiction reading, biographies, Henry Ford, and Michigan history into one unit. It covers many informational reading standards and Michigan social studies standards all together.

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