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A Home for Luna is a heart-warming tale about adapting to another place, displacement, our need for community and friendship, and the life-changing value of kindness.
About the story: When Luna washes up on a strange shore, she is scared and lonely. She shelters under a wooden crate and dreams of a home from long ago.She soon discovers there is beauty in her new land. “A smell filled the air. A smell like home, but not exactly.” Along the way Luna makes unexpected friends. But will she ever feel at home in a place so different from the one she remembers?
This teaching resource will help guide your teaching with this book and the themes that are contained within it. Themes include: relationships, conflict, homelessness, adapting to change. It is also a book that can lead to discussions on what living things need to survive, observable changes in our environment (sky and landscape), life cycles, ecosystems and sustainability.
This generic novel study unit can be used with any book and includes multiple ways to engage students and encourage reading comprehension! It is a great tool to study literature as students focus on literary elements like setting, plot, characterization, conflict, resolution and theme in an interactive way!
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Comprehension and vocabulary activities for the Newbery award-winning novel, The Family Under the Bridge written by Natalie Savage Carlson. This book will expose your students to the hardships of poverty and the power that comes with family. The setting: Christmas time in Paris. (I include this as a Christmas book, but it can be used anytime!)
Designed for 5th-8th grade students, American Crocodile Informational Text and Crossword Puzzle will provide students with details about the only crocodile native to the Americas in the following categories:
* Differences from alligators
* Distribution and Habitat
* Food and Growth
After reading the text (3 pages), students are to complete the crossword puzzle. Answer Key provided.
This cross-curricular resource will inform and assess students’ understanding of the basic process of photosynthesis. Includes both close reading and a cloze activity.
This cross-curricular (Language Arts – Science) informational article has been designed to help students gain a better understanding of why some animals in our world are endangered. The article will list causes such the need for more land and food for humans as well as pollution and hunting. Students will also be given several examples of animals from around the world that are in danger and what we need to learn in order to make plans to help them survive.
This Reading / Literacy resource has been created to use with the Caldecott winning book, Jumanji, written by Chris Van Allsburg. It includes Guided Reading questions, Journal Response pages, Reading Journal pages, Student Activity pages, Extended Activities, Vocabulary work. Designed to use with 3rd – 4th -5th grades.
Autumn / Fall Migration – Informational Text is a 5 page resource that will give students valuable information about the migration of many types of animals from around the world that migrate every Autumn.
Information in the text includes:
- What migration is
- What type of animals migrate (examples)
- Why animals migrate
- Which animal has the longest migration
- How animals find their way
After students read the one page of informational text, there are 3 additional student pages to answer questions (multiple choice, short answer and essay).
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 5
Your students will love this cute resource, Language Arts Fun – Similes, Alliteration, Fact or Opinion, Acrostic Poetry, with a SPIDER theme. There are 4 student worksheets – Just PRINT & GO…Your students will be practicing important thinking and creative skills!