Lesson Plans & Worksheets for Grades 3 to 5
Beginning in third grade, students are starting to learn more challenging curriculum, but that doesn’t mean teaching and learning during these critical elementary school years has to stop being fun! While standardized assessment tests given during fourth or fifth grade makes core skills mastery a must, there are plenty of creative and interactive ways to reach and teach students, building a foundations skill set they will use throughout the higher grades. These lesson plans, worksheets and thematic units use creativity and imagination to engage students, and they are all written by educators and have been tested and tried in elementary classrooms throughout the US. Visit Bright Hub Education today and help us continue to build a strong, educational resource on the Web.
- Habitats of the World: Lesson Plan for Grades 3-5
In my experience, every child’s favorite topic in life science is habitats. They love learning about the different animals that live in each habitat, and how much snow or rain each one receives.
- Parts of a Flowering Plant: Lesson for Grades 2-4
Spring is in the air! That means plants will soon be sprouting up everywhere we look. This is a great time of year to teach about plants and their main parts.
- Bridge to Terabithia Magazine Activity
Have your students urn the novel "Bridge to Terabithia" into a world of its own by creating an original magazine.
- Response to Literature Lesson Plan for Bridge to Terabithia
Delve into the themes of "Bridge to Terabithia" by having your students write a Response to Literature essay. This will provide students with the opportunity to identify themes contained in a novel, and then explore them in depth by locating and describing supporting evidence found in the book.
- "Bridge to Terabithia" Figurative Language Lesson
Have your class explore the rich use of figurative language in "Bridge to Terabithia" with this lesson plan.
- James and the Giant Peach Culminating/Enrichment Activities
After you and your class have read the book, increase your students comprehension with one of the following enrichment activities. Thirteen ideas are included that students can work on individually or in pairs.
- James and the Giant Peach Plot Analysis Activities
In this lesson, students will analyze the plot of 'James and the Giant Peach' by creating an "excitement graph" or a "story map". Students will learn to identify the main events of the story.
- James and the Giant Peach Character Study Activity
Explore the characters from James and the Giant Peach by creating charts for each one. Students will find textual examples that show character personalities and motivations.
- James and the Giant Peach Vocabulary Building Activities
James and the Giant Peach is a favorite for kids and adults alike. This series of lesson plans are suitable for upper fourth grade students and lower level fifth grade students, although it could be modified for older or younger students.