Adopt An Egg... Grade 5/6 ...Language Arts

Teacher: Stuart
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$200.00

1 Course Introduction 08:02

This video will touch on the many curriculum areas covered in my Adopt An Egg unit. I hope you enjoy the intro song I wrote!

2 Lesson 1... My Little Eggy 04:16

Picture of Lesson 1... My Little Eggy This lesson will have the student create a face and a name for their egg. A worksheet is included.

3 Lesson 1...My Little Eggy... Video Lesson Review 02:41

This video explains how the Eggy album title page might look. It shows the simple use of color and design to complete the page. It also reminds the student of the importance of including the egg's name at the bottom.

4 Lesson 2... "Home Sweet Home" 04:29

In this lesson the student will design and draw a "top view" of the layout of his/her house for his/her egg. Then he/she will make a house for the egg to be used the rest of the week.

5 Lesson 2...Home Sweet, Home... Video Lesson Review 05:57

This video explains one possible way to design a house for an egg. It points out the importance of including windows, doors and specific rooms all from a "bird's eye" perspective.

6 Lesson 3... About My Eggy 08:20

This video explains what a jot note outline is and how it is useful in aiding creative writing samples.It explains how to complete the outline and then use it in the creative writing assignment in the lesson.

7 Lesson 3... About My Eggy... Video Lesson Review 15:34

This video explains how to use the jot note outline to gather information about the egg. It then explains how each jot note idea can be transformed into single, complete sentences in the creative writing template included in the lesson.

8 Lesson 4... A Day With "Eggy" 05:18

This lesson gives the student a chance to work with a spreadsheet to organize and plan a day of fun activities for his/her little eggy.

9 Lesson 4 ...A Day With Eggy Review Lesson video 05:53

This video explains how the spreadsheet for Eggy's exciting day might be completed. It details filling out, in jot notes, each section of the chart being mindful to use the food guide provided to ensure proper nutrition.

10 Lesson 5...Eggy Idioms 00:00

This lesson introduces idioms to the student. It explains what an idiom is and how it works. It also asks the student to research some idioms and include them on the worksheet. Finally it asks the student to convert those same English idioms into "eggy idioms".

11 Lesson 5...Eggy Idioms..Video Review Lesson 05:05

This video explains how to decipher what the chosen idioms mean figuratively as opposed to their literal meanings. It also shows how the student can transform the English idioms into an "Eggy" idioms.

12 Lesson 6...The Real Story Of Humpty Dumpty 09:13

This lesson gives the student proofreading practice. As the editor of the popular magazine "The Inside Yolk", the student has received breaking news about Humpty Dumpty. He/she must fix all the grammar, spelling and usage mistakes in the "piece" before printing it in the magazine.

14 Lesson 6...The Real Story Of Humpty Dumpty..Video lesson Review 13:57

This video carefully points out each correction needed in the breaking news "piece" received by the editor of The Inside Yolk. Corrections are made for usage, punctuation, quotations, apostrophe, spelling and capitalization mistakes.

15 Lesson 7... Dear Eggy 04:31

This lesson asks the student to decide what 3 behavior problems his/her egg has and to seek out advice from Dear Eggy. The student will write a friendly letter and address the envelope in this activity.

16 Lesson 7... Dear Eggy..Video Review Lesson 04:18

This video explains the correct format the student would use in a friendly letter. It shows the proper headings, greetings,spacing and closing of the letter.It also shows how to address the envelope to Dear Eggy.

17 Lesson 8...Dear Eggy Reply Letter 05:49

This lesson gives the student a chance to use creative thinking skills to come up with good advice for the worried parent. This advice will be conveyed in a friendly letter using all the rules that go with that format. It also gives the student a chance to properly address an envelope destined for the concerned parent.

18 Lesson 8...Dear Eggy Reply Letter...Video Review Lesson 04:18

This video reviews the correct friendly letter form to be used by the student as he/she writes some advice for the concerned parent. The heading, greeting, main body,closing and final signature are all displayed. The proper way to address the envelope is also shown on this video.

19 Lesson 9...Try to Haiku 04:23

This lesson introduces the student to the traditional Japanese poetry called Haiku.After learning about Haiku and seeing some examples for them to complete, the student is asked to complete 5 more Haiku poems on the worksheet provided.

20 Lesson 9...Try To Haiku..Video Review Lesson 05:19

This video demonstrates how the Haiku poems, given in the activity sheet, could be completed. It stresses the importance of the syllable count for each line.

21 Lesson 10...It's Not A Crime To Rhyme! 04:23

This lesson explains what rhyming couplets are and how they work. The student is given several rhyming couplets to complete all in the "eggy" theme.

22 Lesson 10...It's Not A Crime To Rhyme...Video Review Lesson 04:59

This video explains the rhyme scheme and word flow of each line of a rhyming couplet. By using hand claps, the beat or meter of each line is demonstrated to show how the language flow is important to making a pleasing rhyming couplet.

23 Lesson 11...Eggy Limericks 07:09

This lesson introduces the limerick form of poetry. The rhyme pattern and syllable count rules are explained. The student is given a worksheet which gives them practice in finishing limericks and finally writing their own limerick from start to finish. Of course these limericks all follow the egg theme.

24 Lesson 11...Eggy Limericks...Video Review Lesson 06:53

This video explains and demonstrates the syllable count and rhyming pattern of each limerick. It also provides possible lines to complete the incomplete limericks given in the activity sheet.

25 Lesson 12... Famous Eggs In History 04:36

This lesson gives the student a chance to do some research about 3 famous people and use a jot note outline in the process. The student will then use the outline to help write three short biographies about their three famous people (eggs).

26 Lesson 12...Famous Eggs In History...Video Review Lesson 08:05

This video explains how the jot note outline could have been completed for each famous egg. Then it explains how each jot note could then be transformed into complete sentences for each mini biography.

27 Lesson 13...Reader's Theater...The Real Story Behind Humpty Dumpty 09:09

This lesson introduces the student to reader's theater and script writing. It explains the different aspects of reader's theater including script form, stage directions, and the use of punctuation and expression to bring the script to life. Finally, the student is asked to complete the story by writing, in script form, how they envision the story ending.

28 Lesson 13...Reader's Theater...The Real Story Behind Humpty Dumpty...Video review 08:03

This video shows how the Reader's Theater script could be acted out. The entire script is performed including the ending I wrote for the play. The student will gain an appreciation for how such a script might be performed.

29 Lesson 14...Finding the Important Words...Addition and Subtraction 08:03

This lesson teaches the student how to read carefully a short paragraph in order to highlight the most important words that will help in solving the addition or subtraction problem.

30 Lesson 14...Finding Important Words...Video Review 16:33

This video reviews the kind of thinking it takes to choose the important words in a given math problem. Each important word is highlighted to show the student the correct words to choose. It also explains the "math" meaning of the important words.

31 Lesson 15...Sherleggy Holmes Word Detective 16:33

This lesson gives the student a chance to decipher scrambled words, all with the word "egg" hidden in them. Each word has an accompanying clue to help the detective solve the mystery word.

32 Lesson 15...Sherleggy Holmes Word Detective...Video Review 05:51

This lesson gives the student a chance to decipher scrambled words, all with the word "egg" hidden in them. Each word has an accompanying clue to help the detective solve the mystery word.

33 Lesson 16...Sherleggy Holmes Sentence Detective 06:14

This lesson gives the student a chance to critically analyze mixed up sentences with words placed in random order. The student will use his/her linguistic knowledge about word order to change each gibberish sentence into a logical English sentence or phrase.

34 Lesson 16...Sherleggy Holmes Sentence Detective Video Lesson Review 08:29

This video explains the correct order of the mixed up words with proper punctuation placement.

35 Lesson 17... Sherleggy Holmes Spoonerism Sleuth 05:05

This lesson introduces the student to "spoonerisms" and explains how they work. It is a fun challenge to decipher the true meaning of the mixed up words and phrases.

36 Lesson 17... Sherleggy Holmes Spoonerism Sleuth...Video Lesson Review 06:22

This video provides the English translations for the 25 "spoonerisms" given in the lesson.

37 Lesson 18...Sherleggy Holmes...Word Detective Part Two 05:27

This lesson gives the student a chance to use logical deduction skills to figure out the mystery words given. Using only three single word clues, he/she is challenged to make the "connection" between the three words and solve the mystery word.

38 Lesson 18...Sherleggy Holmes Word Detective Part Two...Video Review Lesson 04:21

This lesson gives the answers for the twenty mystery words posted.It shows, for most solutions, how the three clues were connected to help solve the answer.

40 Lesson 19...Finding Important Words Part Two..Multiplying and Dividing 05:53

This lesson explains some important words related to multiplying and dividing. The student is challenged to find and underline only the important words that are discussed and shared in the video portion of this lesson.

41 Lesson 19 Finding Important Words Part Two...Video Review 19:03

This lesson reveals the important words related to multiplying and dividing. Each highlighted word is explained how it is important in math terms. Even the math answers are given!

42 Lesson 20...I Love My Little Eggy...Lyric writing 09:45

This lesson gives the student a chance to hear the melody and sing along with the song I wrote for this unit. The student will be asked to write their own 6 line chorus for the final time through the song. Suggestions are given concerning the rhyme scheme and syllable count for each line of the chorus.

43 Lesson 20... I Love My Little Eggy...Video Review 04:13

This video gives the student a chance to sing the song again but this time singing their own chorus at the end of the song. The song is then replayed and my lyrics for the chorus at the song's end are revealed and sung.

Course Description: 

A multi lesson unit, which meets North American Language Arts curriculum requirements through several diverse, creative, academic challenges. Firstly, it is designed to challenge the student to take responsibility for an egg for several days.

However, this unit will also help develop the student's abilities in his/her creative writing (story and song lyric writing),proofreading, letter writing, poetry(Haiku, rhyming couplets,limericks), use of idioms, spreadsheets, jot note outlines, finding important words in math problems, historical and current news research, reader's theater (performance and script writing), linguistic knowledge of letter order in scrambled words and word order in scrambled sentences, deciphering spoonerisms and various arts and crafts skills.

This unit regularly challenges the student to use critical thinking skills (pre planning,logical deduction are two examples) and also their linguistic knowledge of words and sentences. This course includes 40 content rich video lessons (teaching lessons and video review lessons) as well as 27 supporting documents (worksheets and various charts and templates). Of course, parents will have immediate access to these videos and supporting documents after purchasing this course. The students who complete this course will benefit not only in experiencing what is required from taking responsibility for an egg for several days but also from the rich diversity of creative, fun and challenging acitivities throughout.

 

Course Goals: 

Upon completion of this course, the student will have a newer, deeper appreciation for what being responsible really means. Also he/she will have experienced at least 20 creative and challenging learning opportunities from within the Language Arts curriculum at the grade 5/6 level. Finally, each student's thinking skills (creative and critical) will have been developed and strengthened.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course is typically grade 5/6 (11 and 12  year olds) however I have taught this course to grade 4 students as well.

 

Course Requrements:

Students taking this course are expected to have satisfactorily understood and completed the 20 language arts based activities given to them. They will also have completed an "Eggy" album which will contain the final copies of their creative writing samples.

 

Course Includes:

- over 6 hours of instructional video

- 20 teaching video lessons

- 20 video review lessons

- 27 supporting documents in the actual lessons (worksheets, information charts,activity templates) and in the "resources section" (answer sheets)

 

Course Topics:

- design planning and creation... arts and crafts (egg title page, home construction)

- current news research, creative writing, jot note outline usage (About My Eggy...eggy information paragraph)

- spreadsheet usage (a day with Eggy)

- working with and writing idioms (Eggy idioms)

-proofreading skills (The Real Story Behind Humpty Dumpty)

- letter writing, envelope addressing (Dear Eggy, Reply to Dear Eggy)

- poetry writing (Haiku, limericks, rhyming couplets)

- jot note outlines and historical research (Famous Eggs In History)

- Reader's Theater... performance and script writing (The Real Story Behind Humpty Dumpty)

- critical reading for information ( Finding important words in math problems)

- use of logical deduction and linguistic knowledge for letter order, word order and English bloopers (Sherleggy    Holmes:WordDetective...scrambled egg words, scrambled egg sentences, mystery egg words with clues and spoonerisms)

- lyric writing and singing (I Love My Little Eggy... original song)

  • Teacher: Stuart
  • Areas of expertise: Junior Grades 4/5/6: Language Arts, Creative Drama, Theater and Music, Math and Science.
  • Education: Bachelor Of General Studies 1976 Brandon University Bachelor of Education 1979 Brandon University
  • Interests: Playing guitar, writing musicals for schools, acting, teaching Sunday School, writing novels
  • Skills: Music appreciation and composition, creative drama,theater direction and production, script writing, creative writing, critical thinking,logical deduction Math, Science, Language Arts....making learning fun!
  • Associations: Retired Teachers of Ontario
  • Issues I care about: A passion for making learning fun. Also a passion for the student teacher programs from different universities. Working with these young men and women in my classroom was always a high point in my teaching year.

Hey, I love to teach. I love making learning challenging, creative and most importantly, fun.

Lesson 6... The Real Story Behind Humpty Dumpty...Proofreading answer sheet

This sheet reveals all the punctuation, spelling, usage and sentence corrections found on The Real Story Behind Humpty Dumpty.

Lesson 14...Finding Important Words... Answer Sheet

This answer sheet will reveal the highlighted important words in the given worksheet.

Lesson 15...Sherleggy Holmes Word Detective...Answer Sheet #1

This answer sheet will reveal the scrambled words in the given worksheet, properly unscrambled.

Lesson 16...Sherleggy Holmes Sentence Detective...Answer Sheet #2

This answer sheet will reveal the correct word order for the sentences in the given worksheet.

Lesson 17...Sherleggy Holmes Spoonerism Sleuth...Answer Sheet # 3

This document provides the English translations for the 25 "spoonerisms" given in the lesson.

Lesson 18...Sherleggy Holmes...Word Detective Part Two...Answer Sheet

This document provides the answers for the mystery words given in the lesson.

Lesson 19...Finding Important Words Part Two..Multiplying and Dividing...Answer Sheet

This answer sheet will reveal the highlighted words related to multiplying and dividing.

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