Are you similar to your Chinese zodiac animal? In this lesson, your students will learn about their zodiac animal and write about an example from their life that captures a time when they displayed traits similar to their zodiac animal.
Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
What do like to groove to? Bebop or hip-hop? In this Black History Month lesson plan, students will listen to and learn about two music genres heavily influenced by African-Americans. Then they will write about which genre they prefer.
Second graders love field trips and sharing their opinions! This fun lesson combines both, as students must convince their teacher to take them on a field trip by practicing their opinion writing and using paragraph structure.
St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Caught a Leprechaun...
Catch him if you can! In this St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will write about what they would do if they caught a leprechaun. They will also create their own leprechaun doll that they can hide somewhere in their home or classroom.
What is the intention of an indentation within a paragraph? Within this lesson, students will explore the reasons why we indent. They’ll categorize and classify content to construct paragraphs that include indentations.
Text formatting can add a lot of richness to how information is explained. In this lesson students will explore the organization of nonfiction texts and go on a scavenger hunt for different kinds of text formatting features.
Understanding how titles, headings, and subheadings work together in nonfiction can help students with writing and with reading comprehension. Students will make observations about nonfiction texts and consider organization choices.