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How to make a book trailer. By Teacher Librarian Michelle Harclerode: - Keep scrolling all the way down for lots of goodies & links to websites.

How to make a book trailer

Are you an author? Educational Standards met with digital presentations : Florida SSS ----- Common Core Standards This is the big picture above. A Guide to Writing the Literary Analysis Essay. What Is Readers Theater. Readers Theater is an integrated approach for involving students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities.

What Is Readers Theater

It involves children in…. sharing literature, reading aloud, writing scripts, performing with a purpose, and working collaboratively. Readers Theater is readers reading a script adapted from literature, and the audience picturing the action from hearing the script being read aloud. It requires no sets, costumes, props, or memorized lines. Instead of acting out literature as in a play, the performer’s goal is to read a script aloud effectively, enabling the audience to visualize the action. Benefits of Using Readers Theater in the Classroom or Library? Graffiti Wall: Discussing and Responding to Literature Using Graphics. Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice This lesson is used for discussion of a novel read by the whole class.

Graffiti Wall: Discussing and Responding to Literature Using Graphics

Working individually and in groups, using symbols, drawings, shapes, and colors, alongside words and quotations, students construct a graphic of their section of the novel using an online tool and on newsprint or butcher paper with crayons or markers. Comics and Graphic Novels. More Ideas Than You’ll Ever Use for Book Reports. Submitted by Teacher-2-Teacher contributor Kim Robb of Summerland, BC Create life-sized models of two of your favorite characters and dress them as they are dressed in the book.

More Ideas Than You’ll Ever Use for Book Reports

Crouch down behind your character and describe yourself as the character. Tell what your role is in the book and how you relate to the other character you have made. Create a sculpture of a character. Use any combination of soap, wood, clay, sticks, wire, stones, old toy pieces, or any other object. Creative Literature Projects Students Love. Sometimes it’s difficult to get students interested in literature, especially the classics.

Creative Literature Projects Students Love

Spicing up lesson plans with some creative projects allows students who are not traditionally academically successful to show what they’ve learned in a slightly different way. The results can be refreshing and rewarding! Here are ways you can spice up your lessons as well have examples of what I have done in my classroom. Creating Themed Environments in Your Classroom Creating a classroom party around a themed book topic can be fun and educational. Beyond the Book Report: Ways to Respond to Literature Using New York Times Models. Victor J.

Beyond the Book Report: Ways to Respond to Literature Using New York Times Models

Blue for The New York TimesWord, a bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, provides guidance to browsers with irreverent “shelf talkers,” like this one for “The Book of Night Women,” by Marlon James.Go to related article » | Go to related slide show » Below, we present some alternatives to that classic classroom assignment, the book report.

All of our ideas are inspired by The New York Times in some way, either because we’ve adapted an interesting format, or because we were inspired by an article, review, essay, interview or multimedia feature. Book Party. Book Reports. 20 Ways of Looking at the BookThese activities address multiple intelligences and a range of student ability levels. 21 Literary Temporary Tattoos Every Book Lover NeedsThese images can serve as models for student response to reading.

Book Reports

Beyond the Book Report: Ten Alternatives. In my last post I described 10 ways to cultivate a love of reading in kids.

Beyond the Book Report: Ten Alternatives

I want to expand on that theme by suggesting 10 alternatives to the book report. I'm not a fan of book reports; I don't think they are an effective way for a student to demonstrate understanding of a book and I don't think they help students enjoy or appreciate reading. Let's consider some activities that allow a student to show understanding of a book and that might be enjoyable. This selection of activities is also intended to meet the needs of different kinds of learners -- or to contribute to the development of skills beyond writing. Projects to Engage Middle School Readers. It's my fault.

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

I'll admit it. During my eight years in the classroom, I ruined at least two amazing literary works by assigning horrifically dull reading projects. Lesson 1b: Mood & Tone with Poetry, Music, and Film. BCRs (Brief Constructed Responses) While examining the concepts of mood and tone, you will be expected to analyze your thought process as well as the actual “text” in writing to each of the three BCR prompts below.

Lesson 1b: Mood & Tone with Poetry, Music, and Film

Creativity 2.0: Tone and Mood in Literature - Moving Beyond Paragraphs. I slammed my hand down on the desk. "What are you doing? " Using Marzano Question Stems in a High School Classroom. *******25 September 2012: If you use these questions, please let me know how they work for you. Also, if you reblog, tweet, pin on Pinterest, etc., PLEASE give me the credit I deserve. Tobytheteacher - Choice Boards. Choice Boards/Learning Menus - Gifted and Talented. 10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try. If orange is the new black, podcasting is the new oral report. And now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.

Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today. Current Event Newscasts: Practice non-fiction reading skills by having your students do weekly or monthly podcasts on an interesting current event. Reading Radio: Have your students make short radio broadcasts summarizing the books they are reading.

BigHugeLabs: Do fun stuff with your photos. Traci Gardner. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson A Daily DEAR Program: Drop Everything, and Read! The teacher shouts, "Drop Everything and Read! " and students settle into their seats to read books they've selected. This independent reading program helps students build a lifelong reading habit. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative The old cliche, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is put to the test when students write their own narrative interpretations of events shown in an image. Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Analyzing the Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoonists.

Beyond The Book Report - Gifted Lesson Plans. The following is a guest post written by Erika Saunders. Visit her blog or follow her on Twitter @rozelialives. Interested in writing a guest post? Send me an email at! 09.01.10: Movie Posters: Capturing the Essence of a Story. Introduction. Extraordinary Movie Poster. Extraordinary Movie Poster Grades 9-12.

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