Students will understand the difference between a theme, a moral, and a topic, and to be able to identify the theme of a piece of literature.
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Protecting and preserving our natural resources is one of the responsibilities of an American citizen. This concept is defined in a way that children can relate it to their own lives. Ways in which children can help to protect and conserve our natural resources are explored.
Learners will read and analyze Buddhist folktales and determine their relevance to everyday life. There are times when the easiest thing one can do is leave and let others deal with a stressful situation. When one stays and works through the tough times, it...
This lesson emphasizes the importance of doing your share of the work. Students listen to a story that illustrates this point and contribute their effort in a cooperative baking project.
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
Through the use of a trade book, students see that a garden is a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They will see that a garden is to be shared with other people and wildlife, such as butterflies and birds....
Unit: Herstory in History
Unit: Save a Drop For Me
Learners will analyze what it takes to participate in a volunteer experience that benefits the community, select a project, participate in it, reflect on the experience and assess its benefits both for themselves and for the common good.
Students learn about the characteristics of an effective personal narrative and compare those to a news article. They do prewriting activities and practice writing details to show rather than tell about an experience.