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Lesson Plan

Nature Reflections: Interactive Language Practice for English-Language Learners

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Loraine Woodard

Loraine Woodard

Berkeley, California

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Calendar Activities

Strategy Guides

Podcast Episodes

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 21

Monarch butterflies begin their migration in the fall.

After exploring the ways that monarch butterflies react to seasons, students complete an inquiry study to examine how other things change because of the seasons and create a class anthology.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 25

Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803.

Students visit a quotation attributed to Emerson and identify the definition of success. Students then use the Postcard Creator to write a note to a person that they feel is successful.

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 12

Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817.

Students make mental "snapshots" of a natural setting, then capture the details of their setting by writing and then creating a class booklet of the nature walk.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Shared Reading Opportunities for Direct Literacy Instruction

Shared reading affords teachers the opportunity to teach reading strategies in larger groups. The shared text and teacher support offer unique opportunities for instruction.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Peer Review

This strategy guide explains how you can employ peer review in your classroom, guiding students as they offer each other constructive feedback to improve their writing and communication skills.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Survival!

Whether you need survival how-tos, want to put your survival skills to the test, or like to read historical adventures about brave kids who have survived real disasters, this episode has something for you.

 

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