This lesson is strictly to have students find a love for reading. Many times we just give them books and make them read them, but if we can incooperate a series that is popular and urge them to go to the library, they might catch on that there are millions of books and they will like some of them. This would work for 5-6 grade students and is based on "The Bad Guys" series.
This resource was created by Maelynn Liewer, in collaboration with Dawn DeTurk, Hannah Blomstedt, and Julie Albrecht, as part of ESU2's Integrating the Arts project. This project is a four year initiative focused on integrating arts into the core curriculum through teacher education, practice, and coaching.
In this lesson students will examine the characters in a chapter who happen to have differing view points. This is an important factor for success with this lesson. Students will analyze characters and actively express theiir perspectives on different topics and questions. Students will use their background knowledge,previous learning from the book, and make inferences about the characters. During the "discussion" students use their acting skills to be a partticular character and discuss from that point of view. They will justify the stance they take as they speak in character. This creates a great understanding of perspective and view points before moving into deeper dives about author's perspectives.
This Learning Plan was created by Tessie Boudreau as part of the 2020 NDE OER Project. The attached Remote Learning Plan is designed for Grade 6 English Language Arts students. Students will read about different historical events told from various points of view to explore the multicultural perspecitves text can share based on the author's point of view. Students will write their own opinion essay using evidence to support their claim about the debate of celebrating Christopher Columbus's discovery and heroric status in America by reading and research various text sets. This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standard: NE LA It is expected that this Learning Plan will take students 60-90 minutes to complete.