Skill-building through potent instruction, day by day In these much-anticipated sequels to The Common Core Companion, Janiel Wagstaff and Leslie Blauman provide a collection of connected lessons and formative writing assessments that bring Monday-to-Friday clarity to the task of integrating reading and writing with ELA standards. In each volume, the 50+ lessons are divided into fi ve, week-long learning sequences addressing key literacygoals. A best-practice glossary, If/Then charts, unit-planning calendars, and other tools round out these essential references, both in book and online. Follow each sequence and week by week, you’ll build the instructional potency to help students achieve a year’s worth of growth as you integrate: Writing Narratives with Identifying Sensory Words in Text Research with Identifying Topic and Details Opinion Writing with Close Reading for Text Evidence Comparing and Contrasting with Publishing Using Digital Tools Informative Writing with Use of Text Features
Quick Activities and Rubrics That Help Kids Understand Literary Elements and Use Reading Strategies for Better Comprehension This classroom-tested resource includes 25 easy and fun projects to help students explore literary elements such as plot, character, setting, theme-and deepen their comprehension. Each project includes directions, student samples, and a reproducible rubric.
This collection of mini-plays makes learning 130 common idioms a breeze! Each short, funny script introduces 7 to 10 idioms in a favorite theme, such as sports, animals, food, and clothing, and provides the context students need to understand the meaning of these idioms. As they read and practice the scripts, students boost their vocabularies and their language-learning skills. Each play includes teaching tips for introducing the featured idioms and extension activities that make the idioms part of students’ oral, written, and reading vocabularies. Also includes a comprehensive glossary of the idioms. For use with Grades 3–6.
Author: Carol Pugliano
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 1998
Turn your classroom into a readers' theater with this delightful collection of short, simple plays on themes kids adore-pets, dinosaurs, space, losing a tooth, birthday parties, making new friends, going to school, and many more. These lively plays include adorable illustrations that support the text as well as rhymes, repition, and predictable language to help bolster young children's reading and oral language skills. Comes complete with teaching strategies and cross-curricular extensions. For use with Grades K-1.
This collection provides teachers and librarians with Readers Theatre scripts to promote and reinforce character education. Each original script presents a wide variety of dilemmas and situations, often drawn from true events, and includes suggestions for presentation and props. Student interpretation enables the audience to fully understand the content of the script through the use of characterization, setting, and movement by the readers. Readers Theatre scripts are grouped by grade level and age-appropriate theme. Themes include important topics such as respect, cheating, compassion, conflict resolution, survival, sportsmanship, honesty, and leadership. Grades 2-5.
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
Release Date: 2015-05-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
12 Fairy Tales from the author of the Wizard of Oz series of books. Inspired by Lang and the Brothers Grimm, Baum sought to create an American type of fairy tales, avoiding the usual violence and roman often found in these sort of stories.