Category Archives: Literature

A Poetic Reaction

A POETIC REACTION Skills: literary response Looking for a unique yet simple book report idea? Try these acrostic reports! Have each student list the title of her book vertically and then write a sentence about the book that begins with … Continue reading

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Novel ABC’s

Skills: key ideas and details These alphabet books are perfect for literature circles! To begin, have each small group cut 13 sheets of paper in half and label each page with a different letter pair. The students identify a detail … Continue reading

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Author’s Style, Mood and Theme

Remind students to pay attention to authors’ clues. Copy thebookmark for each student. Before reading, have the child list the title and author of a current reading selection. Then, as she reads, guide her to list the words, phrases, and … Continue reading

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Literature Main Idea and Supporting Details

GOT THE POINT? Skills: main idea and supporting details Students are sure to get the point of a nonfiction reading when they follow it up with this skill sheet. From:  The Mailbox  Literature Links

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Greeting Cards with Multiple Meanings

Making greeting cards takes on a whole new meaning when multiple-meaning words are involved! Discuss with students possible ways that a multiple-meaning word could cause a misunderstanding. Allow volunteers to share their experiences. Next, explain that each child will create … Continue reading

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Name Droppers

Here’s a super simple idea for investigating insect characteristics. Just provide research materials and copies of the form. Then challenge each pair of students to name a different insect for each characteristic listed on the page. When a duo finishes, … Continue reading

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Revising for Sentence Variety

Writing: W.4.5; W.5.5 REVISING FOR SENTENCE VARIETY Give students practice writing different kinds of sentences with this flipbook. First, guide each child to stack two sheets of paper so the bottom edges are an inch apart. Next, have him fold … Continue reading

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