Name Tag Glyphs In this lesson, students practice a way to communicate without words by using a glyph.
They create a name card using information about themselves. Dialect Detectives: Exploring Dialect in Great Expectations Great Expectations is rich in dialogue and in the dialect of the working class and the poor of Victorian England.
Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni.
They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice. Beginning Writers Compare E-mail with Letter Writing Students compare e-mails to traditional letters, identifying style and intended audience for each.
Packing the Pilgrim's Trunk: Personalizing History in the Elementary Classroom Students make personal connections between their lives and those of Pilgrim children by following the Pilgrims' move to the New World, their daily lives and struggles and their first Thanksgiving. Identifying, Comparing, and Writing About Nonfiction Texts Students compare the traits fact and fiction by using a Venn diagram to compare fiction and nonfiction books about Native Americans.
Improving Fluency through Group Literary Performance Students participate in shared reading, choral reading, and readers theater, using books by Bill Martin, Jr.Edward Stratemeyer, creator of book series such as Nancy Drew, was born on this day in 1862.Students select several books from one of Stratemeyer's series to read, discuss shared elements in the books, and use the 3-Circle Venn Diagram to compare story elements. Students celebrate the birth of English logician, philosopher, and creator of the Venn Diagram by building community within the classroom by comparing and contrasting likes, dislikes, and characteristics about one another.What does Dickens reveal about his characters using dialect?Comparison and Contrast Guide The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays. Students study how regional dialect is written phonetically by reading a segment of Harris' story, as well as two others, and compare them using the Interactive Venn Diagram.Long recognized for their pedagogical value, Venn diagrams have been a standard part of the curriculum of introductory logic since the mid-20th century. Because the conclusion is represented by the shading in the intersection of G and I, the syllogism is valid.Venn introduced the diagrams that bear his name as a means of representing relations of inclusion and exclusion between classes, or sets. To diagram the second premise of the second example—which, because it is universal, must be diagrammed first—one shades the part of M (“mammals”) that does not intersect A (“animals”).Students may view and edit their draft diagrams, then print the finished diagrams for reference.In some cases, the Venn diagram tool has been customized to complement a specific lesson or activity. If so, check out Venn Diagram for i Pads and Android tablets!Repeated readings and literary performances help students with their reading accuracy, expression, and rate. Writing in Science Field Journals Students plant a garden and study its growth using the inquiry process of questioning and exploring.As they research and study, students record their observations in a field journal.