Writing a Pilgrims and Jamestown Readers Theater Part of the curriculum that we teach in fourth grade is the Pilgrims and the Jamestown settlers. After this concept has been introduce and students have had some exposure to this time in history, we write a readers theater. First thing I do is look at the standards at what students should know about these settlers.
Barbara is an amazing middle school teacher from Sparks, Nevada. A book to encourage more humor in the classroom: Author and longtime friend of WritingFix, Barry Laneco-wrote the book that inspired this on-line lesson: Voice Lesson in Persuasive Writing.
In Northern Nevada, we purchase this text for our inservice participants who submit original lessons for the WritingFix website. Barry's co-author-- Gretchen Bernabei --is also an accomplished writer of books for imprving the teaching of writing.
Hey all you teachers using this lesson this Thanksgiving: We want to see your students' best work inspired by this prompt and mentor text! You can now post up to three of your students' protest stories at our ning! Celebrate your students' revised and polished writing by sharing it with the world!
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A Quick Lesson Overview: A note from Barbara, this lesson's creator: Children use it all the time to outwit their parents, teachers or any other adult essentially obstructing their goal or reward. I was reminded of this recently when talking to a parent about their child and his behavior in my class.
Failing Language Arts, this child was looking at spending his summer in summer school. A writing prompt that captured at least attempted to capture the many conniving, sneaky, and clever ways children weasel their way out of things. The mentor text, My Lucky Day, is an example of how the tools of a persuasive argument can be sneaky, sly, or as my students would say, a little sketchy.
Summary of this Lesson's Mentor Text: Could this be his lucky day? Unfortunately, an intelligent and somewhat sly pig has other ideas. Using the power of persuasion, and a keenness for trickery, the pig outwits the fox and ultimately ends up clean, fat and happy.
A formidable opponent, intelligence clearly wins over stupidity, or an empty stomach in this case.
Getting Students to Think about Persuasion: Give students two copies of this vocabulary graphic organizer and complete one on each of the following words: Some of the not so obvious boxes to be filled out: Example — Use the word in a child friendly sentence.
Manny tried to persuade his mother to buy him the puppy. Synonyms — List at least five examples Box 4: Explanation-In your own words, write an explanation of the word using only synonyms.
Or, how would you explain this word to an elementary student? Manny tried to convince his mother that he needed the new puppy. Non-examples — What is persuasion not? It is not obstinate, willful, or headstrong. List at least five examples. List the title and author that goes with the lesson you're teaching, Box 8: Mentor Text Word Bank — List other words from the story students might be interested in either using in their own story or looking up at a later time.
Since this activity will be completed prior to the whole group read, be sure to reference back to this section once the story has been completed.Thanksgiving Spelling Unit (Grade 1) Here is a complete unit with Thanksgiving spelling words.
Includes a word list, ABC order activity, puzzles, and assessment resources. Thanksgiving Spelling Unit (Grade 2) Here's a Thanksgiving spelling unit for second graders.
More Thanksgiving Art Activities; Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving Choose from these activities to help students expand their knowledge. Includes a reading passage using compare and contrast, enrichment activities, web resources, and practicing writing skills by .
Lots of holiday lesson plans and resources from Mr. Donn. Lessons and activities for a variety of grade levels from NEA. Discoverer's Day The First Thanksgiving A 2nd-grade unit.
Thanksgiving: A Celebration of Gratitude Ideas for a 1st or 2nd-grade unit. Give your students something to be thankful for during Thanksgiving time with this list of 78 new elementary writing and journal prompts, especially for the holiday. Give your students something to be thankful for during Thanksgiving time with this list of 78 new elementary writing and journal prompts.
Poetry for 2nd Grade; Creative Writing Warm-Ups & Exercises Sequencing Activities for First Grade; Sequencing Activities for 2nd Grade 4th of July Activities for Kids; Thanksgiving. Welcome to my Fall and Thanksgiving printable worksheets page..
This page contains examples of colorful worksheet sets that contain the following themes: Thanksgiving, turkeys, pilgrims, thank you, fall, and autumn.. It is often difficult to get students enthusiastic about writing assignments. I have found that my students immediately become more interested in creative writing activities when.