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America Street Genre Lesson: Short Story 6
America Street Lesson 1: What’s the Point of View? 6
America Street Lesson 2: Interpreting Perspective 6
America Street Lesson 3: Multiple Perspectives 6
America Street Lesson 4: Using Plot Elements to Retell a Story 6
The Art of Miss Chew Read-Aloud Lesson: The Art of Miss Chew 3
The Art of Miss Chew Paired Text Questions: The Art of Miss Chew & "Blazing Art to Go" 3
Author's Purpose Lesson 1: To Entertain 2
Author's Purpose Lesson 1: Identifying an Author’s Purpose 3
Author's Purpose Lesson 1: Identifying Author’s Purpose in a Newspaper 4
Author's Purpose Lesson 2: To Inform 2
Author's Purpose Lesson 2: Identifying an Author’s Purpose - Part 2 3
Author's Purpose Lesson 2: Categorizing Texts According to Author’s Purpose 4
Author's Purpose Lesson 3: To Persuade 2
Author's Purpose Lesson 3: Distinguishing the Author’s Purpose 3
Author's Purpose Lesson 3: Changing an Author’s Purpose 4
Bat Loves the Night Read-Aloud Lesson: Bat Loves the Night 1
Bat Loves the Night Paired Text Questions: "Bat News" & Bat Loves the Night 1
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Read-Aloud Lesson: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 3
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Paired Text Questions: "Ryan's Well" & The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 3
Bridge to Terabithia Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction 5
Bridge to Terabithia Lesson 1: Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction 5
Bridge to Terabithia Lesson 2: Identifying Plot Conflicts 5
Bridge to Terabithia Lesson 3: Analyzing Relationships 5
Bridge to Terabithia Textual Analysis Lesson: Boys vs. Girls: It’s Not Just in Your Head 5
Bridge to Terabithia Lesson 4: Theme Matters 5
Bridge to Terabithia Lesson 5: Character and Relationship Changes 5
Cause and Effect Lesson 1: Signal Words in Expository Text 4
Cause and Effect Lesson 1: Effects 1
Cause and Effect Lesson 1: Effects 2
Cause and Effect Lesson 1: Cause and Effect Signal Words 3
Cause and Effect Lesson 2: Cause and Effect Relationships in Historical Fiction 4
Cause and Effect Lesson 2: Causes 1
Cause and Effect Lesson 2: Causes 2
Cause and Effect Lesson 2: Implicit Effects 3
Cause and Effect Lesson 3: Implicit Cause and Effect Relationships 3
Cause and Effect Lesson 3: Cause and Effect Relationships in Myths 4
Cause and Effect Lesson 3: Cause and Effect Relationships 1
Cause and Effect Lesson 3: Cause and Effect Relationships 2
Character Lesson 1: Physical Attributes K
Character Lesson 1: Actions 1
Character Lesson 1: Personality Traits 2
Character Lesson 1: Identifying Descriptive Language 3
Character Lesson 1: Protagonist 4
Character Lesson 2: Actions K
Character Lesson 2: Feelings 1
Character Lesson 2: Predicting Actions 2
Character Lesson 2: Using Evidence to Describe a Character 3
Character Lesson 2: Antagonist 4
Character Lesson 3: Main and Secondary Characters K
Character Lesson 3: Looks, Actions, and Feelings 1
Character Lesson 3: Describing Characters with Rich Language 2
Character Lesson 3: Changes in a Character 3
Character Lesson 3: Relationship Between the Protagonist and Antagonist 4
Chasing Vermeer Genre Lesson: What is a Mystery? 6
Chasing Vermeer Textual Analysis Lesson: Who was Vermeer? 6
Chasing Vermeer Lesson 1: Mysterious Plot Problems 6
Chasing Vermeer Lesson 2: Identifying Clues to Help Solve a Mystery 6
Chasing Vermeer Lesson 3: Character's Motive 6
Chasing Vermeer Lesson 4: Predicting a Mystery’s Solution 6
Chasing Vermeer Lesson 5: Red Herrings 6
Classify and Categorize Lesson 1: Creating an Outline from Research 4
Classify and Categorize Lesson 1: Adding to Sorted Groups K
Classify and Categorize Lesson 1: Sorting into Two Groups 1
Classify and Categorize Lesson 1: Sorting in More than One Way 2
Classify and Categorize Lesson 1: Answering a Research Question 3
Classify and Categorize Lesson 2: Organizing Information into an Outline 3
Classify and Categorize Lesson 2: Using Text Features to Find Information 4
Classify and Categorize Lesson 2: Sorting into Predetermined Groups K
Classify and Categorize Lesson 2: Sorting into Three Groups 1
Classify and Categorize Lesson 2: Sorting Characters in More than One Way 2
Classify and Categorize Lesson 3: Organizing Research 3
Classify and Categorize Lesson 3: Writing a Research Report 4
Classify and Categorize Lesson 3: Creating Groups and Sorting K
Classify and Categorize Lesson 3: Sorting Based on Character Traits 1
Classify and Categorize Lesson 3: Sorting Information into Predetermined Categories 2
Come On, Rain! Read-Aloud Lesson: Come On, Rain! 1
Come On, Rain! Paired Text Questions: "Cool in the Hot Desert" & Come On, Rain! 1
Compare and Contrast Lesson 1: Using Compare and Contrast Key Words 3
Compare and Contrast Lesson 1: Identifying Compare and Contrast Key Words 2
Compare and Contrast Lesson 1: Comparing and Contrasting 1
Compare and Contrast Lesson 1: Identifying What is the Same K
Compare and Contrast Lesson 1: Compare and Contrast Passages 4
Compare and Contrast Lesson 2: Compare and Contrast Settings 3
Compare and Contrast Lesson 2: Using Compare and Contrast Key Words 2
Compare and Contrast Lesson 2: Comparing and Contrasting Yourself to a Character 1
Compare and Contrast Lesson 2: Identifying What is Different K
Compare and Contrast Lesson 2: Writing Compare and Contrast Essays 4
Compare and Contrast Lesson 3: Compare and Contrast Characters 3
Compare and Contrast Lesson 3: Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales 2
Compare and Contrast Lesson 3: Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters from a Book 1
Compare and Contrast Lesson 3: Similarities and Differences in a Text K
Compare and Contrast Lesson 3: Compare and Contrast Editorials 4
Digging Up Dinosaurs Read-Aloud Lesson: Digging Up Dinosaurs K
Digging Up Dinosaurs Paired Text Questions: "Who Is Sue?" & Digging Up Dinosaurs K
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction 5
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes Textual Analysis: Comedy Q & A 5
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes Lesson 1: Analyzing Relationships 5
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes Lesson 2: Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction 5
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes Lesson 3: Identifying Plot Conflicts 5

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