What if you were flat? This is one question students will ponder in these Flat Stanley lesson ideas. In addition to reading this fun story, students will learn about important elements of a story, develop figurative language and writing skills, explore their creativity and learn new math vocabulary
The book, First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, identifies with kids who have fears about going to school. Kids will delight in this funny tale. After reading the book, students will engage in predication, vocabulary, comprehension, art, inference and other First Day Jitters activities.
Go and went hardly sound like the same word. Yet, essentially, they have the same meaning. Go is in the present, while went is in the past. Knowing when to use these words all boils down to understanding verb tenses. These activities for practicing verb tenses focus on the past, present and future.
The first day of school can be intimidating for both kids and teachers. Having a plan and plenty of fun activities is essential for making it through the first day. Time will fly by with a name game, classroom puzzle, rule acting, favorites rainbow and an engaging book.
The first few days of school are so important. With these back to school ideas and activities for second grade, teachers can ease kids into the school year, make them feel comfortable and learn about their likes and dislikes.
During the summer, it is important for kids to read. Reading builds vocabulary and fluency as well as sparks the imagination and builds knowledge. This 5th grade summer reading list contains the type of books that will interest kids and keep them reading while they are not in school.
Students learn best through authentic learning experiences and hands-on activities to make abstract concepts meaningful. This lesson plan on perimeter and area involves interactive activities, games and a creative project.
Use this hyperbole lesson plan for elementary students in the third, fourth and fifth grades. First, students will be given the definition and examples of hyperbole. Next, they will read tall tales. Finally, they will have practice writing exaggerations and making hyperbole posters.
Help children with coordination and overall gross motor skills with these amusing throwing and catching games for elementary students. Using hula hoops, bean bags and even beach balls, students will be delighted to participate in these activities.
Through this personification lesson plan for fourth grade, students will explore personification which will help them be more descriptive in their writing. In addition, this lesson plan will help students identify the term personification among other figurative language examples.
This lesson plan on good study skills for elementary students explores appropriate study atmospheres, note taking and reading for understanding. Learning about proper study skills will help students with homework, class work and test preparation.