Big Idea:To begin understanding point of view students can focus on one character and draw their ideas from a story. They will then take on that character and write on their life as an ant or grasshopper.
Big Idea:In this lesson my students have now read about slavery during the Columbus Exploration period. Students will discuss slavery and how it was based on judgement. They will then discuss and connect judgement to jobs to determine equal and fair.
Big Idea:To help students become better at identifying the gist of a passage, paragraph, or article they need to practice finding pieces that help them. This lesson focuses them on the gist of a famous person to practice this skill.
Big Idea:Context clues can be tricky and looking for the hidden clue to understand the whole meaning takes practice. This lesson uses the word "probably" to help students build a complete sentence that relates to the hidden context clue.
Big Idea:Students often forget that asking questions during their reading can help them to understand what they are reading. It also sets them up for success when having to look of evidence because they pay better attention to the order and details.
Big Idea:The Olympics have caused quite a stir and to use the momentum from the games this lesson has students read about an Olympian they do not know from the past. They will then judge that athlete on the performance they demonstrate in writing.
Big Idea:When drawing a conclusion, students often do not realize how important our schema is to mastering this skill. Students will practice using their schema and evaluate how it helps them to draw conclusions.
Big Idea:When students over highlight or underline it defeats the purpose of finding the main idea. This lesson helps them focus on the most important pieces and practice underlining with real purpose.
Big Idea:Cause and effect is not always a simple concept. Students are starting to see that when they write the effect often is written first. This lesson we find the relationship and then try to write them to explain our understanding.