These lessons compare different versions of the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, giving students an opportunity to talk about the similiarities and differences among the different stories. Students are then introduced to non-fiction text about wolves to determine different perscpectives of the wolf as a villian in the stories.
This series of eight lessons has students compare information found in fiction and non-fiction texts related to whales. Students learn to formulate research questions, interact with an online scientist and write letters using the writing process.
These lessons will introduce students to the THIEVES strategy for previewing textbooks and non-fiction articles. The acronym stands for:
H - Headings
I - Introduction
E - Every first sentence in a paragraph
V - Visuals and Vocabulary
E - End of chapter questions
S - Summary
Teacher will model, students will practice with a partner and then use the strategy independently. These short lessons could be applied to any textbook or article in a middle school classroom.