The Starfish Story is a great product for back to school. This poem adapted from Loren Eiseley’s work, is a perfect way to spread inspiration and motivation to your colleagues, staff or students in your class. #backtoschool #inspiration #free
Great activity for World War II that forces students to think critically! Students are given five scenarios that involve World War II, the Holocaust, and its aftermath. Then they are asked to answer a series of thought provoking moral questions. Each story is based on a true event and the real stories are also provided. Extension suggestions and a lesson plan are included.
When teaching Bible lessons to children, science experiments can get them involved and help illustrate the moral in the story. Use simple items to set up science demonstrations to create exciting, memorable lessons for your children. Encourage students to try these experiments and discuss them at home.
The Common Core State Standards require that students be able to recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, moral, or theme. Using the 9 main themes identified in my own classrom, I have created a quick and easy worksheet for students to use when determining theme and responding to literature!
This poster can be put up in the classroom for the students to refer back to when reading a story and considering different themes they come upon while reading. 2.RL.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson or moral.
ELA standard 3.RL2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text. I will use this chart to lead class discussions on retelling/summarizing stories throughout the year from our CC reading series.