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Resources for Grades 5 - 6


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Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

By looking at advertising and mass media critically, students begin to understand how the media oppresses certain groups, convinces people to purchase certain products, and influences culture.

 

Student Interactives

 

Timeline

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 

 

Comparing Electronic and Print Texts About the Civil War Soldier

Which side will win as students investigate both sides of the battle of using print versus online text for research as they learn about the lives of Civil War soldiers?

 

 

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 
 

 

Alliteration in Headline Poems

Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline poem consisting of 25 words that contain at least three examples of alliteration.

 

 

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.

 
 

 

Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry

Students explore poetry about sports, looking closely at the use of onomatopoeia. After viewing a segment of a sporting event, students create their own onomatopoeic sports poems.

 

 

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Performing Literature to Promote Fluency and Comprehension

This study guide outlines three reading methods--Readers Theatre, choral reading, and performing poetry-- that can be used to promote fluency and comprehension.

 

Bringing Lessons to Life with Animoto

Bringing Lessons to Life with Animoto

Using Animoto, a free Web 2.0 tool, students can develop short digital videos that include music, photos, video clips, and text as well as share their creations electronically.

 

 

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