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character, setting, theme, plot development, & point of view

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This Point of View Printable provides fun practice for your classroom. Students read a paragraph and decide if it is written as first person, third… 6th Grade Reading, Student Reading, Reading Tutoring, Teaching Reading, Professor, Authors Point Of View, Writing Folders, Writing Prompts, Middle School Literacy

Point of View Activity

This Point of View Printable provides fun practice for your classroom. Students read a paragraph and decide if it is written as first person, third person limited, or third person omniscient. The paragraphs help the students understand Point of View. Use this versatile freebie as homework, a workshe...

Teaching point of view can be both challenging and fun. The Common Core State Standards includes a point of view standard at each grade level. Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, 7th Grade Ela, Third Grade Reading, Fourth Grade, Creative Teaching

Five Ideas for Teaching Point of View | Book Units Teacher

Teaching point of view can be both challenging and fun. The Common Core State Standards includes a point of view standard at each grade level. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.

Teaching about Story Conflict Reading Lessons, Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Ideas, Creative Teaching, Conflict In Literature

Teaching about Story Conflict

A blog full of tips, lessons, and ideas to use in the upper elementary classroom.

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Settings (Book Units Teacher) Teaching Character Traits, Character Activities, Teaching Writing, Teaching English, Teaching Ideas, Character Education, Creative Teaching, Literary Elements Activities, Teaching Resources

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Settings | Book Units Teacher

If you are looking to add some high interest activities for teaching characters and settings, try using the animated shorts Geri’s Game to teach reading skills.

Point of View Freebie Game! Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Authors Point Of View, Third Grade Reading, Second Grade, Authors Purpose

Point of View Freebie

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Learning about main idea and supporting details is FUN when you use the ice cream cone analogy! This blog post contains a main idea anchor chart activity and a FREE main idea worksheet. Everything you need for one main idea lesson is available here. Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Comprehension Strategies, Guided Reading, Reading Comprehension, Close Reading, Reading Skills, Teaching Main Idea, Teaching Ideas

Main Idea Anchor Chart (FREE worksheet included!)

Learning about main idea and supporting details is FUN when you use the ice cream cone analogy! This blog post contains a main idea anchor chart activity and a FREE main idea worksheet. Everything you need for one main idea lesson is available here.

Great Lesson Ideas for Teaching Mood vs. Tone ++ Get the free printable pockets pictured here. Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Reading Time, Tone Vs Mood, Teaching Ideas, Creative Teaching, Teaching Resources

Tone vs. Mood Lesson Activity | Book Units Teacher

Describing the tone of visual and multimedia elements begins with the following fifth grade Common Core Student Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.

Teaching about Story Conflict Reading Lessons, Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Ideas, Creative Teaching, Conflict In Literature

Teaching about Story Conflict

A blog full of tips, lessons, and ideas to use in the upper elementary classroom.

about Themes in Literature Theme Anchor Chart, plus tips on teaching students how to identify themes in literature. FREE posters, too!Theme Anchor Chart, plus tips on teaching students how to identify themes in literature. FREE posters, too! Reading Comprehension Skills, Comprehension Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Close Reading, Teaching Ideas, Reading Logs, Reading Survey

Teaching about Themes... using the cupcake analogy!

This blog post uses the cupcake analogy to define and explain story themes. Just as creme can be hidden inside the cupcake, the theme is hidden inside a story. This blog post includes free posters, too!

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Settings (Book Units Teacher) Teaching Character Traits, Character Activities, Teaching Writing, Teaching English, Teaching Ideas, Character Education, Creative Teaching, Literary Elements Activities, Teaching Resources

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Settings | Book Units Teacher

If you are looking to add some high interest activities for teaching characters and settings, try using the animated shorts Geri’s Game to teach reading skills.

Need a fun hands project for your students' ELA block to practice Characterization? This paper bag book project hits all of the teaching points for Characterization. and can be used as a work station, in interactive notebooks, or Reading Resources, Classroom Resources, Classroom Ideas, Paper Bag Books, 4th Grade Math Worksheets, Positive Traits, Reading Anchor Charts, Teacher Created Resources, Teaching Ideas

Characterization Paper Bag Book | Distance Learning

Analyzing characters helps students make connections and deepens understanding. This resource breaks down this skill into teachable points and can be used with strategy groups, as a work station, in interactive notebooks, or as an at home project. Students learn what to look for in analyzing charac...

This post will illustrate how to teach character traits using silhouettes. This simple no prep method is both engaging and fun for students. Teaching Activities, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Reading, Teaching Tools, Creative Teaching, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Literature, 6th Grade Ela

Silhouette Characterization - A Teaching Strategy | Book Units Teacher

This post teaching Silhouette Characterization. This simple no prep method is both engaging and fun for students. Option 1 – Print the silhouettes found on page…

If you are looking for point of view mentor texts or read alouds for teaching point of view, definitely check out this post. This article shares several engaging read alouds with brief summaries and suggestions for how to use them. The post also shares id Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Math Lessons, Guided Reading, Library Lessons, Spanish Lessons, Student Teaching, Learning Spanish

Read Alouds to Teach Point of View | Mentor Texts for Reading Series

Check out this post for point of view mentor texts or read alouds for teaching point of view, including how point of view affects a story.

Illustrated vocabulary words and task cards to teach mood and tone. English Language Learners, Teaching Language Arts, Author's Tone, Mood Card, Tone Words, Ela Anchor Charts, Illustrated Words, Emotional Child, Mood And Tone

Mood and Tone

My 5th graders are studying author's tone, and mood. These are complex concepts for my ESOL students to understand. To start off I adapted a great Author's Tone and Mood lesson. Before having student write, they took turns talking about their stories this really helped my lower ones generate ideas, and gave all of them practice…

Teaching literary techniques can help writers take their stories to the next level. Picture books written by master authors can quickly and efficiently teach the techniques for you. Middle School Literature, Middle School Literacy, Middle School Libraries, Teaching Literature, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, Teaching Writing, Children's Literature, Teaching English

Picture Books to Teach Literary Techniques

Use great picture books to teach literary techniques to your students in order to help with reading comprehension and writing techniques.

 I& Amanda Wilp, author of The Primary Gal. I teach fifth-grade, and have a nerdy passion for differentiation. I love to integrate technology. Teaching Plot, Student Teaching, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Reading Workshop, Reading Skills, Literary Elements, Story Elements, Plot Activities

Plot Activity: FREE Vocabulary Cards for Graphic Organizer

Need a FREE printable template to help instruction on plot structure? Use this graphic organizer to help your students ideas. This teaching resource will allow for an easy class activity to engage your upper elementary students!

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