English Language Arts Grade 4
Reading: Literature Standard 6
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
Can You Haiku?
Haiku show us the world in a water drop, providing a tiny lens through which to glimpse the miracle and mystery of life. Combining close observation with a moment of reflection, this simple yet highly sophisticated form of poetry can help sharpen students' response to language and enhance their powers of self-expression. In this lesson, students learn the rules and conventions of haiku, study examples by Japanese masters, and create haiku of their own.
Helpful Animals and Compassionate Humans in Folklore
Students will learn to define a folktale, understand the characteristics of helpful animal folktales, explain the roles humans play in helpful animal stories (human in distress, compassionate hunter, seeker/companion), and the conditions for animal transformation.
Into the Book: Student Area
Although students need to use a key to enter this site it doesn't take long to get started. After the key is entered students can choose one of the 8 reading strategies to learn about and then practice by completing the online student interactives.
Is Superman Really All That Super? Critically Exploring Superheroes
Popular culture texts such as comic books, video games, or even television shows can be valuable tools for teaching students critical reading skills. Comparing these texts with children's literature helps students explore what elements they share in common and how perspective or point of view influences their understanding of the characters.
Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources
In these activities, students research narratives from the Federal Writers' Project and describe the lives of former African slaves in the U.S. - both before and after emancipation.
Teaching Point of View With Two Bad Ants
This lesson provides students with the opportunity to use illustrations and text to develop an understanding of the point of view of the characters.
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