Nicole Prejna

Nicole Prejna
3rd Grade ELA
80 Lessons
James C Bush Elementary School
Johnsburg, IL
Student Environment:
Rural
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Native American Research Project:  The First Steps (Lesson 1 of 8)
 
Big Idea: Hello fellow teacher! Are you shopping for a Native American Research Project for your tribe? Look no further! You'll pre-assess Native American schema, give background knowledge, and take notes from a digital source in this first lesson of eight!
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Native American Research Project:  Feature Detectives & Book-Arounds! (Lesson 2 of 8)
 
Big Idea: Your tribe is becoming detectives today! Non-fiction text feature detectives, that is! Lead your students in a lesson about text features including a detective hunt with music, and a book-around to prepare them for success with their upcoming research.
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Native American Research Project: Ready, Set, Research! (Lesson 3 of 8)
 
Big Idea: Hello fellow teachers! Your tribe is ready to dig into informational Native American texts, read, take notes, and collaborate with others.
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Native American Research Project:  Ready, Set, Research, Take Two!  (Lesson 4 of 8)
 
Big Idea: Today is take two of our research days! Your students continue researching and note taking to gather information about their tribe's topic.
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Native American Research Project: Draft Those Great Facts! (Lesson 5 of 8)
 
Big Idea: The tribe begins taking their research and turning it into their own sentences on a planning page.
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Native American Research Project: Draft Day Two (Lesson 6 of 8)
 
Big Idea: You're almost there! Your tribe completes the last part of the drafting process on their planning page in the Native American Research Project.
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Native American Research Project: Pop-up Class Book Publishing (Lesson 7 of 8)
 
Big Idea: Your researchers transform into authors and illustrators, as they publish their Native American Research pop-up page. They draft their final copy and add illustrations meaningful to their text.
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Native American Research Project:  Lights, Camera, Presentations! (Lesson 8 of 8)
 
Big Idea: Congratulations! Your tribe is ready to present all of their hard work! Today, they'll share their Native American book page, answer questions posed by their peers about their tribe and topic, and practice their listening skills during presentations.
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Gathering Around the Fire: An Introduction to Native American Folktales Day 1 of 5
 
Big Idea: Welcome fellow teachers! Are you looking for a lesson related to generational literature, Native Americans, folktales, and recounting? Look no further...in this first lesson of five, your tribe will cover all that and more, before you can say, "Pow-wow"!
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Native American Cinderella:  We Don't All Wear a Glass Slipper!  Day 2 of 5
 
Big Idea: Today the students experience their first Native American folktale, The Rough-Face Girl. They complete activities related to retelling and citing evidence of the author's lesson, and make the connection that Cinderella stories are generational literature.
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Sootface & The Rough-Face Girl:  A Comparison of Native American Cinderellas Day 3 of 5
 
Big Idea: Your tribe will continue to build their knowledge of Native American storytelling. They'll read Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story, and compare and contrast it to The Rough-Face Girl from yesterday.
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Great Storytellers In the Making!  The Tribe Prepares to Share Native American Literature Day 4 of 5
 
Big Idea: The students get to choose from a wide variety of Native American stories. They read, complete a retelling sheet, author's lesson sheet, and prepare to present in front of the tribe.
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It's Graduation Day the Tribe!  New Great Storytellers Are Born Around the Fire! Day 5 of 5
 
Big Idea: It's graduation day for your tribe! They are ready to become a Great Storyteller, just like their teacher! Your tribe gathers around the fire one last time to share their retellings and get one last, special gift from you!
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