When students look at literature with a more critical eye, it helps them to learn different styles of writing and illustrating. In this lesson, we compare two versions of a popular fable.
Now that most second graders can compose complete sentences and short paragraphs, it is time to challenge them to choose words to liven up their writing. Is the turtle slow or poky? Are you hungry or famished? A change of one word can make a difference! Let’s practice this skill.
Much of the news these days is about who will be the next president of the United States. Even young children are noticing it on the news. But what does the president do? This lesson will help to explain the duties of the president and the duties of being a good citizen.
Children have a natural curiosity about space and traveling to planets. Stimulate interest in learning about the International Space Station by presenting your little astronauts with activities that help them understand what it’s like to live and work in outer space.
Science can be easily integrated into regular play in the summer time. Gather a few supplies that can include toys like cars, marbles and small balls to learn about friction. Be flexible with your plan to allow for your child’s own creativity and scientific curiosity.
You probably remember a carefree day when you were a child lying in the grass watching the clouds form different shapes. Time stood still and it was so relaxing. Do you ever wish you could do that again? You can! Turn it into a cross curriculum lesson: science, art and literature.
There’s no better way to spend a summer day than playing in water! Turn the time into a science lesson by talking about things that float and sink. It’s a painless and fun way to learn.
It’s summertime, a time for patriotic celebrations to enjoy outdoors. July 4 marks the anniversary of Congress adopting the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It is the document, which declared that the colonies would be free of British rule. A book and activities are included in this lesson plan.
Word problems make math more relevant to students. This lesson uses a book to provide a setting for practicing math word problems.
As students study the properties of matter they learn to be more observant of things around them. In this lesson students observe several liquids and think of descriptive words for each. Are all liquids alike? If not, can they be different from each other and still be liquids?