"A Boiled Seed Cannot Sprout" - Author Unknown
"A Day's Work" by Eve Bunting
"The Rabbi and the Pearl"
"Honest Abe", "The Children’s Book of Heroes", William Bennett, p 46-48
"A Great Somebody" by Adrienne Sealy Hardesty, G.E. Manual, p. 18
LEXICON: Complete at least three.
- Define the word.
- What do you notice about the word.
a. # of letters
b. # of consonants, vowels
- Create a math problem with the #’s.
- Use the word in a meaningful sentence.
- Write all parts of speech for the word.
- Analyze for root word, prefixes, suffixes.
Word Wall Vocabulary: virtuous
Vocabulary (P 8,11)
Hand Jive Words
Pair students up. Have children clap hands together for consonants and lap clap for vowels. Put hands in the air at the end as you say the word.
Connecting the 8 Expectations and Life Principles through Literature
As a group identify the examples of the Eight Expectation and Life Principles that are evident in the story.
Have students draw around his/her own hand, wrist, and forearm on a sheet of blank paper.
Follow directions on ‘HAND’Y Curriculum to complete the analysis of the story.
Cooperative Learning Structure
Pair Share: (P 3,5,6)
- If students are seated on floor: Designate ‘elbow buddies’.
- If students are seated at tables: Assign table partner.
- If students are standing: Have students walk around and on a designated signal, find a partner near them. Those students without a partner raise their hands and find one.
- Have pairs share with each other, then with other pairs, other teams, or the entire group.
Using the literary selection for the Introductory Activity create a “What if……” question to change the outcome of the story.
Using a Pair Share, write and/or tell a partner the new version.
Some of the online videos have brief advertisements attached at the beginning that may be inappropriate for viewing by students and need to be cued before showing.