Support your transitional readers (grades 2-3) to experience history by reading one of many You Choose books. Readers are transported in time to historic events. They are encouraged to engage with the text by making choices along the way and following the specific adventure paths that they choose. Further, prompt them to engage in close reading to understand the book's format and author's craft. Following the activity, students can create their won 'You Choose' story using Google Forms.
The Iditarod is a dog sled race across Alaska commemorating the Iditarod trail and the sled dog tradition of Alaska. Tour Builder will give students a way to record all the checkpoints that the Iditarod race has taken their musher and it can be a useful tool for students to write about Iditarod topics. Incorporating the race into your classroom during your non-fictional informational text unit can build engagement and motivation with the students.
The resource was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER Grant.
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive (opinion/argument) essay or debate. Students begin by determining their goal. They then identify three reasons to support their argument, and three facts or examples to support each reason. The map graphic in the upper right-hand corner allows students to move around the map, instead of having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed. The students can then take this map and transform it into a written persuasive piece.
This five- part writing lesson is aimed at the middle elementary grades. After a read- aloud, students guess why the authors chose to represent each letter with a particular word and then summarize the pattern of the book. Students use the pattern to create their own class alphabet book.
CESA#1 EL OER Project
This presentation provides an outline for students to write a short informative essay about one state in the United States.