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Resources for Grades 5 - 6


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Lesson Plans

 

Q is for Duck: Using Alphabet Books With Struggling Writers

A is for zoo? Q is for duck? The alphabet as students know it is transformed when students create a class book that contains clever associations for each letter of the alphabet.

 

Student Interactives

 

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

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

 

 

Reading, Writing, Haiku Hiking! A Class Book of Picturesque Poems

Students learn haiku
write descriptive poems
and share with the class.

 

 

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer

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

 
 

 

What Makes Poetry? Exploring Line Breaks

Students read various poems and explore why lines are broken where they are and how they affect rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance in poetry.

 

 

Story Map

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 
 

 

Exploring Change through Allegory and Poetry

Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.

 

 

Word Family Sort

Word Family Sort

This online activity helps students recognize word patterns by having them sort a series of words into short-vowel word families.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Reading and Writing Nonfiction Genres

Reading and Writing Nonfiction Genres

This practical, hands-on text shows how to teach nonfiction to elementary students.

 

NCTE Virtual Conference: Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards

NCTE Virtual Conference: Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards

NCTE Virtual Conference recordings will help school and district-based teaching teams think through their plans for providing every student with the best possible support in reaching goals identified in their state standards for English language arts.

 

 

Community Stories  

Jacquelynn Pleis

ReadWriteThink Inspires Cultural Exploration

Jacquelynn Pleis | Teacher | Centennial, CO

Our fifth graders study their culture as a culminating experience to their elementary years