Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Big Idea:To help students be more confident and fluent readers, a reader's theater can help build their expression. It is a fun way to include all students in reading and also helps them gain a deeper understanding of the text.
Big Idea:The art of saying thank you is so much more meaningful when students put their words on paper. In this lesson students write real thank you notes that will be mailed to give them a real world experience and motivation for genuine effort.