ELA: Reading & Creative Writing

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Unit 1

0 Course Introduction 06:00

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The teacher will introduce the course goals and outline the course objectives. 

The teacher will explain the daily lesson plan guide and present what to expect with this virtual reading and creative writing course.

The expectations for interacting with the course, daily reading log, and how to succeed with this English Language Arts program will be explained in detail as an introduction to the course.

This course includes 60 lesson videos approximately 8-12 minutes in length each to limit the screen time of young learners.  Over 130 work pages are included for additional practice material for this program.

For more information about this comprehensive ELA program, see the course description.

Acknowledgements

Special thanks are given to HarperCollins Publishing, Random House Publishing, Penguin Books Ltd., and Dover Publishing for their expressed written permission for the oral reading passages and use of their published texts during this course. 



1 L1: Close Reading Model and Writing Conventions 15:28

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Sarah, Plain and Tall.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, subject verb agreement, and the vocabulary terms singular and plural.  Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

Acknowledgements

Special thanks are given to HarperCollins Publishing, Random House Publishing, Penguin Books Ltd., and Dover Publishing for their expressed written permission for the oral reading passages and use of their published texts during this course. 



1 Lesson 1 Work Page Review 08:03

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 1.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

2 L2 CR Model, Writing Mini Lesson 14:36

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Sarah, Plain and Tall.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, subject verb agreement, and the vocabulary terms singular and plural.  Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

2 Lesson 2 Work Page Review 13:36

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 2.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

3 L3: CR Model and Writing Mini Lesson 12:56

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Sarah, Plain and Tall.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, subject verb agreement, and the vocabulary terms singular and plural.  Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

3 Lesson 3 Work Page Review 12:52

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 3.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

4 L4 CR Model, Author's Craft, Writing Compound Sentences 12:29

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Sarah, Plain and Tall.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions and sentence structure.  Students will learn about forming compound sentences and review conjunctions. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

4 Lesson 4 Work Page Review 14:17

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 4.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

5 L5: Author's Craft, Perspective, Summarizing 08:57

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model summarizing skills, analyze author's craft, and explore perspective and point of view used by the author.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions and summarizing skills for a given text.  Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

 

5 Lesson 5 Work Page Review 05:50

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 5.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

6 L6: Responding to Literature and Creating a Report 10:05

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The students will learn how to respond to a written text, summarize details and events, and create a written report about the book Sarah, Plain and Tall.  The teacher will model the example format for creating a report and how to summarize the main characters, events, and details for a response to literature.

The teacher will model a writing lesson using a variety of sentence structures within your writing.

This course is aligned with the national Common Core Standards for grades 4 and 5.

6 Lesson 6 Work Page Review 06:01

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 6.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

Unit 2

7 L7: CR Model, Author's Craft, and Adjectives 10:32

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Charlotte's Web.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using descriptive words, and modifiers (adjectives).  Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

7 Lesson 7 Work Page Review 10:06

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 7.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

8 L8: Characters, Setting, Plot, and Adjectives 10:46

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Charlotte's Web.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, the parts of a sentencee, and using adjectives effectively in writing.  Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

8 Lesson 8 Work Page Review 07:51

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 8.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

9 L9: CR Model, Sequence of Events, Adverbs 10:18

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Charlotte's Web.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.  The teacher will model how to sequence the events of a story in order to organize a summary of the plot.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, describing words, and using adverbs correctly to enhance details in writing.  Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

9 Lesson 9 Work Page Review 06:26

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 9.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

10 L10: CR Model, Sequence of Events, Climax, Plot, Modifiers 08:52

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Charlotte’s Web.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, climax, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

10 Lesson 10 Work Page Review 08:59

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 10.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

11 L11: Summarizing, Report, Subjective Pronouns 09:27

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In this video lesson, the teacher will model close summarizing skills and creating a response to literature in a report on the award winning book Charlotte’s Web.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model summarizing skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using subjective case pronouns correctly, and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

11 Lesson 11 Work Page Review 06:27

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 11.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

Unit 3

12 L12: Author's Craft, Point of View, Perspective 09:56

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model analyzing skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.  The students will practice finding the point of view in a story and re-writing it from a different perspective. 

They will learn how the point of view shapes the story and how the author uses point of view to relate to the reader.  The student will analyze and compare points of view within different selections and create a written work reflecting a different perspective.


The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions and creating a written work from an alternative point of view.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

12 Lesson 12 Work Page Review 06:25

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 12.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

13 L13: Summarizing, Giving Credit, Writing Purpose 10:21

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class. The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text. The students will explore elements of writing styles. They will apply editing techniques by recognizing strong summaries.  The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.  They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text. Students will practice giving the author credit for ideas, words, or information used in the summary.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

 

13 Lesson 13 Work Page Review 06:01

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 13.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

14 L14: CR Model, CCF, Setting, Characters, Plot, Summarizing 12:57

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In this video lesson the students will explore the style of an award winning author as the characters and setting are established in a text.  Students will be challenged to make connections between the characters and setting, to decipher the author's purpose in the character choices, and to make predictions about the setting of the story.  The student will utilize summarizing skills to relay important details from the text.

Students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety in a strong summary. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

14 Lesson 14 Work Page Review 05:32

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 14.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

15 L15: Writing with Detail, Descriptions, CR Model 09:08

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Students will explore the details used to describe the setting, characters, and plot that the author uses.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.  The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.  They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.
The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions of using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs).

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

15 Lesson 15 Work Page Review 05:37

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 15.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

16 L16: Context Clues, Decoding Meanings 10:36

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In this video lesson students will learn how to use context and word clues to decode a meaning for unfamiliar words.  Students will be encouraged to apply critical thinking strategies to form working definitions for vocabulary words before looking them up to find exact definitions.  The teacher will model the close reading strategies to draw out meaning for unfamiliar words in the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the award winning book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words, and decoding unfamiliar words through the context of the story.  Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

16 Lesson 16 Work Page Review 08:10

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 16.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

17 L17: Summarizing, Report, Sentence Variety and Structure 09:06

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Students will create a summary of the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  The teacher will model critical thinking skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, creating a book report, and identifying elements of author's craft.  The students will practice summarizing the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.  They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.
The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and a variety of sentence structures withing writing.

Students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model creating a response to literature as a report on the award winning book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

17 Lesson 17 Work Page Review 07:20

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 17.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

Unit 4

18 L18: Prepositional Phrases 08:50

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In this video lesson students will learn about prepositional phrases.  They will practice identifying prepositions and their objects. They will relate adjectives and adverbs to prepositional phrases as the phrases are used as modifiers within the sentence.  The students will practice creating sentences with prepositional phrases in order to add variety and complexity to their sentence structure.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class. The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text. The students will explore elements of writing style (modifiers and prepositional phrases). They will apply editing techniques by recognizing the correct use of phrases containing objeccts. 

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

18 Lesson 18 Work Page Review 07:53

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 18.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

19 L19: Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms 09:55

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class. The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text. The students will explore elements of writing styles that build interest and enhance a written piece when used with mastery (synonyms, homonyms, and antonyms).

Students will learn to apply a variety of words, phrases, and styles to their writing as a way to enhance their skills, build interest in their writing, and to hold the attention of a reader with their word choice.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

19 Lesson 19 Work Page Review 06:12

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 19.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

20 L20:Using Commas to Signal Pauses 09:51

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In this video lesson the student will learn to write naturally and fluently.  The student will practice using punctuation marks to signal the reader to pause while reading the text.  The students will utilize punctuation marks to mark the pauses that occur naturally when speaking to another person which will enable their writing to flow as naturally as speech.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class. The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text.

Students will learn to apply a variety of words, phrases, and styles to their writing as a way to enhance their skills, build interest in their writing, and to hold the attention of a reader with their word choice.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

20 Lesson 20 Work Page Review 05:00

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 20.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

21 L21: Underlining and Quotation Marks for Titles 09:37

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In this lesson the teacher will model marks of punctuation used for titles.  Students will learn about punctuating titles of magazines, newspapers, ships, airplanes, works of art, sculptures, articles, chapters, and songs.  The students will be given opportunities to practice identifying titles that need to be punctuated correctly as well as correct examples.

Students will learn to apply a variety of words, phrases, and styles to their writing as a way to enhance their skills, build interest in their writing, and to hold the attention of a reader with their word choice.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

21 Lesson 21 Work Page Review 08:53

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 21.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

22 L22: Similes Make Comparisons 09:07

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class. The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text. The students will explore elements of writing styles.

They will learn to make strong comparisons in their writing through the use of similes and metaphors.

Students will learn to apply a variety of words, phrases, and styles to their writing as a way to enhance their skills, build interest in their writing, and to hold the attention of a reader with their word choice.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

22 Lesson 22 Work Page Review 04:39

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 22.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

23 L23: Metaphors Make Comparisons 08:54

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class. The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text. The students will explore elements of writing styles.

They will learn to make strong comparisons in their writing through the use of similes and metaphors.

Students will learn to apply a variety of words, phrases, and styles to their writing as a way to enhance their skills, build interest in their writing, and to hold the attention of a reader with their word choice.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

23 Lesson 23 Work Page Review 07:49

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 23.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

24 L24: Using Phrases and Clauses 09:22

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class. The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text. The students will explore elements of writing styles.

Students will identify clauses and phrases being used in sentences, understand the positioning of the phrase adds variety to sentence structure, and recognize the proper use of phrases within writing.

Students will learn to apply a variety of words, phrases, and styles to their writing as a way to enhance their skills, build interest in their writing, and to hold the attention of a reader with their word choice.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

24 Lesson 24 Work Page Review 07:36

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 24.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

25 L25: Identifying Sentence Fragments 09:27

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class. The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text. The students will explore elements of writing styles. They will apply editing techniques by recognizing sentence fragments and learning how to correct fragments by adding the missing subjects and verbs.

Students will learn to apply a variety of words, phrases, and styles to their writing as a way to enhance their skills, build interest in their writing, and to hold the attention of a reader with their word choice.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

25 Lesson 25 Work Page Review 06:50

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 25.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

26 L26: Identifying Run On Sentences 09:59

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class.  The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text.  The students will explore elements of writing styles. 

They will apply editing techniques by recognizing sentence fragments, run on sentences, and compound sentences.  They will learn to vary sentence structure to add interest in their writing pieces.  They will utilize proper editing techniques to correct sentence fragments and run on sentences.

Students will learn to apply a variety of words, phrases, and styles to their writing as a way to enhance their skills, build interest in their writing, and to hold the attention of a reader with their word choice.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

26 Lesson 26 Work Page Review 07:49

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 26.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

27 L27: Figures of Speech and Idioms 10:42

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model writing class. The students will explore author’s style and word choice by identifying writing techniques that add variety to a text. The students will explore elements of writing style (synonyms, homonyms, antonyms, and idioms).

They will apply their knowledge about figures of speech by identifying phrases that are used correctly and constructing sentences using idioms of their own.

Students will learn to apply a variety of words, phrases, and styles to their writing as a way to enhance their skills, build interest in their writing, and to hold the attention of a reader with their word choice.

Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the skills that were practiced during the writing lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

27 Lesson 27 Work Page Review 07:57

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 27.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

Unit 5

28 L28: Aesop's Fables The Ants and the Grasshopper 10:02

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

28 Lesson 28 Work Page Review 05:31

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 28.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

29 L29: Aesop's Fables The Belly and the Members 09:08

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

29 Lesson 29 Work Page Review 06:50

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 29.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

30 L30: Aesop's Fables The Fox and the Stork 10:27

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

30 Lesson 30 Work Page Review 06:39

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 30.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

31 L31: Aesop's Fables Town Mouse and Country Mouse 09:07

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

31 Lesson 31 Work Page Review 07:41

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 31.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

32 L32: Aesop's Fables The Two Crabs 08:32

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

32 Lesson 32 Work Page Review 06:39

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 32.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

33 L33: Aesop's Fables The Dog and His Shadow 07:57

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

33 Lesson 33 Work Page Review 06:36

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 33.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

34 L34: Aesop's Fables The Wolf and the Kid 09:39

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

34 Lesson 34 Work Page Review 06:05

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 34.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

35 L35: Aesop's Fables The Tortoise and the Hare 09:53

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

35 Lesson 35 Work Page Review 06:09

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 35.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

36 L36: Aesop's Fables The Boy and the Figs 08:49

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

36 Lesson 36 Work Page Review 06:13

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 36.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

37 L37: Aesop's Fables The Crow and the Pitcher 08:42

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Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned collection of Aesop’s Fables. Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model finding themes and purpose within a text. The students will learn to read critically, analyze the author’s purpose, and apply the theme of the story to real world situations. The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

37 Lesson 37 Work Page Review 07:18

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 37.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

Unit 6

38 L38: The Phantom Tollbooth Creative Writing 11:07

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In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator. 

The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

38 Lesson 38 Work Page Review 07:13

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 38.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

39 L39: The Phantom Tollbooth Making Predictions 08:31

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.  The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

39 Lesson 39 Work Page Review 06:09

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 39.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

40 L40: The Phantom Tollbooth Journal Entry 08:57

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.  The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

40 Lesson 40 Work Page Review 05:47

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 40.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

41 L41: The Phantom Tollbooth Word Pictures 11:31

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

41 Lesson 41 Work Page Review 07:14

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 41.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

42 L42: The Phantom Tollbooth Synonyms 09:40

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

42 Lesson 42 Work Page Review 07:33

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 42.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

43 L43: The Phantom Tollbooth Effective Words 10:20

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

43 Lesson 43 Work Page Review 07:30

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 43.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

44 L44: The Phantom Tollbooth Homonyms 09:50

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

44 Lesson 44 Work Page Review 05:23

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 44.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

45 L45: The Phantom Tollbooth Creative Writing Idioms 09:03

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

45 Lesson 45 Work Page Review 05:37

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 45.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

46 L46: The Phantom Tollbooth Foreshadowing 11:30

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

46 Lesson 46 Work Page Review 06:26

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 46.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

47 L47: The Phantom Tollbooth Point of View 09:22

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

47 Lesson 47 Work Page Review 06:01

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 47.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

48 L48: The Phantom Tollbooth Creative Writing 08:00

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

48 Lesson 48 Work Page Review 06:10

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 48.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

49 L49: The Phantom Tollbooth Background Knowledge 09:00

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

49 Lesson 49 Work Page Review 04:57

The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 49.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

50 L50: The Phantom Tollbooth Background Knowledge 2 10:34

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

50 Lesson 50 Work Page Review 07:22

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 50.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

51 L51: The Phantom Tollbooth Writing With Purpose 09:28

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.   The student will begin selecting the theme of a creative writing assignment.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

51 Lesson 51 Work Page Review 06:55

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 51.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

Unit 7

52 L52: The Phantom Tollbooth SE Short Story 09:05

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This video lesson will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft. The student will begin work on a creative writing assignment as the teacher guides each step. The students will analyze the plot, make inferences, and create predictions about the story. The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story.

In this video lesson, students will participate in a model reading class.  The teacher will model close reading for a selection from the renowned book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students will explore the setting, characters, plot, and point of view that the author uses through the narrator.  The teacher will model reading skills, comprehension strategies, responding to a text, and identifying elements of author's craft.

The students will practice finding the main idea, details, and events of the plot of the story. The student will make connections between the elements of strong writing and author’s style by relating the author’s use of synonyms, homonyms, and idioms to the text. They will learn how to organize information in order to create a strong summary of the text.

The writing mini lesson focuses on basic writing conventions, using detailed describing words (adjectives and adverbs), and practicing sentence variety. Students will be given a response page to complete using their writing skills to respond to the selection that was read during the reading lesson.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

52 Lesson 52 Work Page Review 05:29

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 52.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

53 L53: Writing Short Story Brainstorming 09:25

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This video lesson is part of a unit that teaches the students step by step how to write a short story, edit the story, use author's craft and text features, add style enhancements for interest, and polish their final drafts for publishing.

Students will learn to write with purpose.  They will identify a set theme for their writing.  The students will apply the skills they have learned throughout this course to enhance their writing with features of style and author's craft. 

They will challenge themselves to push through the difficult stages of the writing and editing process to create a written piece worthy of recognition.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

53 Lesson 53 Work Page Review 06:37

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 53.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

54 L54: Writing Short Story Project 09:52

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This video lesson is part of a unit that teaches the students step by step how to write a short story, edit the story, use author's craft and text features, add style enhancements for interest, and polish their final drafts for publishing.

Students will learn to write with purpose.  They will identify a set theme for their writing.  The students will apply the skills they have learned throughout this course to enhance their writing with features of style and author's craft. 

They will challenge themselves to push through the difficult stages of the writing and editing process to create a written piece worthy of recognition.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

54 Lesson 54 Work Page Review 06:04

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 54.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

55 L55: Short Story Project Creating a Draft 09:40

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This video lesson is part of a unit that teaches the students step by step how to write a short story, edit the story, use author's craft and text features, add style enhancements for interest, and polish their final drafts for publishing.

Students will learn to write with purpose.  They will identify a set theme for their writing.  The students will apply the skills they have learned throughout this course to enhance their writing with features of style and author's craft. 

They will challenge themselves to push through the difficult stages of the writing and editing process to create a written piece worthy of recognition.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

55 Lesson 55 Work Page Review 07:12

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 55.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

56 L56: Writer's Workshop Editing Skills Transitions 09:07

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This video lesson is part of a unit that teaches the students step by step how to write a short story, edit the story, use author's craft and text features, add style enhancements for interest, and polish their final drafts for publishing.

Students will learn to write with purpose.  They will identify a set theme for their writing.  The students will apply the skills they have learned throughout this course to enhance their writing with features of style and author's craft. 

They will challenge themselves to push through the difficult stages of the writing and editing process to create a written piece worthy of recognition.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

56 Lesson 56 Work Page Review 08:14

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 56.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

57 L57: Writer's Workshop Proofreading Marks 11:30

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This video lesson is part of a unit that teaches the students step by step how to write a short story, edit the story, use author's craft and text features, add style enhancements for interest, and polish their final drafts for publishing.

Students will learn to write with purpose.  They will identify a set theme for their writing.  The students will apply the skills they have learned throughout this course to enhance their writing with features of style and author's craft. 

They will challenge themselves to push through the difficult stages of the writing and editing process to create a written piece worthy of recognition.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

57 Lesson 57 Work Page Review 08:22

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The teacher will walk through the steps to answering the work page for lesson 57.

The teacher will review the correct answers to provide feedback to the students about the work page and student responses.

This video is to be watched after the student has completed the work page assignment for the previous lesson video. 

58 L58: Creating Your Second Draft 08:16

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This video lesson is part of a unit that teaches the students step by step how to write a short story, edit the story, use author's craft and text features, add style enhancements for interest, and polish their final drafts for publishing.

Students will learn to write with purpose.  They will identify a set theme for their writing.  The students will apply the skills they have learned throughout this course to enhance their writing with features of style and author's craft. 

They will challenge themselves to push through the difficult stages of the writing and editing process to create a written piece worthy of recognition.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

58 Lesson 58 Work Page Review 07:33

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In this video the teacher will review the grading rubric for the short story assignment. 

The teacher will go over strategies and techniques for using a rubric as a guide for the quality of your writing.

This video review is intended to be viewed after the student has completed the editing process before submitting the final draft of the short story creative writing assignment.

59 L59: Polishing Final Draft 08:17

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This video lesson is part of a unit that teaches the students step by step how to write a short story, edit the story, use author's craft and text features, add style enhancements for interest, and polish their final drafts for publishing.

Students will learn to write with purpose.  They will identify a set theme for their writing.  The students will apply the skills they have learned throughout this course to enhance their writing with features of style and author's craft. 

They will challenge themselves to push through the difficult stages of the writing and editing process to create a written piece worthy of recognition.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

Acknowledgements

Special thanks are given to HarperCollins Publishing, Random House Publishing, Penguin Books Ltd., and Dover Publishing for their expressed written permission for the oral reading passages and use of their published texts during this course. 



59 Lesson 59 Work Page Review 05:03

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This video lesson is part of a unit that teaches the students step by step how to write a short story, edit the story, use author's craft and text features, add style enhancements for interest, and polish their final drafts for publishing.

This video reviews the purpose of writing and challenges students to go beyond their assignments to continue writing in daily life.

60 L60: Reviewing and a Final Challenge 09:21

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This video lesson is part of a unit that teaches the students step by step how to write a short story, edit the story, use author's craft and text features, add style enhancements for interest, and polish their final drafts for publishing.

Students will learn to write with purpose.  They will identify a set theme for their writing.  The students will apply the skills they have learned throughout this course to enhance their writing with features of style and author's craft. 

They will challenge themselves to push through the difficult stages of the writing and editing process to create a written piece worthy of recognition.

Aligned with the national Common Core Standards for English Language Arts for grades 4 and 5.

 

Acknowledgements

Special thanks are given to HarperCollins Publishing, Random House Publishing, Penguin Books Ltd., and Dover Publishing for their expressed written permission for the oral reading passages and use of their published texts during this course. 



60 Lesson 60 Work Page Review 06:04

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This video presents a final challenge and previews other courses available from this instructor.

Course Overview

Reading and Creative Writing: Making Meaning of Our Words

This course focuses on upper elementary ELA written response skills. It may be taken by both 4th and 5th grade students, as well as advanced 3rd grade readers. This is a complete year's worth of curriculum.

Course Information and Goals

This literacy unit is designed to actively engage students in the literacy process by focusing on a rich and diverse text set that centers on helping make our world a better place. Students will have multiple opportunities to reflect and share new learning through responsive writing. 

As a reader, students will actively read, listen, comprehend, and discuss literature in various settings through written responses. They will question the text, summarize ideas, and analyze the author’s craft.  The teacher will model close reading throughout the unit. Comprehension strategies will be explicitly taught to support students as readers throughout the unit. Students will share their understanding of the text through focused conversations that encourage reflection and support students as they write responses in their reader’s notes.

As a writer, this unit will encourage students to think deeply about what they read, provide daily opportunities to reflect on the literature, focus on author’s craft, and use their writing to share their thinking about the importance of serving others. Mini lessons throughout the unit will support students with grammar skills and the stages of the writing process.  Structured time to share writing pieces with others is embedded within the unit. As a culminating writing activity, students will create a writing piece to continue to develop and publish that centers on serving others.

 

Target Audience

This course is intended for elementatry students in grades 3 - 5. This course is easily understood by advanced 3rd grade students, 4th grade students, and contains enrichments for 5th grade students. This course is aligned with the National Common Core Educational Standards for reading and language arts for grades 4 and 5. Ages and grade levels for intended audience may vary at the descretion of the parents enrolling the students.

Course Includes

  •      60 lesson videos introducing the content (approximately 600 minutes - 10 hours - of instruction!)
  •      60 additional follow-along activity review videos where I provide the correct answers one by one (120 videos in all!)
  •      Over 130 practice pages for the student that correlate with the lesson videos
  •      Additional Resources for Parents and Guardians with Answer Keys to Daily Work Pages
  •      Lesson Video Short Quizzes for each lesson
  •      Grade book template for documenting student progress through course lessons
  •      Daily reading log to document reading time for student
  •      Book Report template for responding to literature
  •      Standards Correlation Guide listing all standards taught in this course
  •      Certificate of Completion
  •      Modeled Close Reading techniques that students may easily apply to any text
  •      Modeled Writer's Workshop and Editing Techniques
  •      Creative Writing Assignment as Final Project

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  •      Model close reading and critical thinking
  •      Analyze samples of classic literature for author's craft and meaning
  •      Create responses to literature
  •      Explore writing styles with different perspectives, points of view, and themes
  •      Utilize grammar conventions fluently within writing
  •      Synthesize information to make meaning and take action
  •      Formulate questions to make meaning and focus thinking
  •      Analyze to make meaning
  •      Summarize key details to make meaning
  •      Create writing pieces to share meaning and understanding
  •      Analyze writing pieces
  •      Create a short story with a purpose

Course Requirements

Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of the parts of speech (subjects and verbs), punctuation rules, capitalization rules, and mastered basic sentence structure.  Students should be reading fluently on a third grade or higher reading level entering this course.

Course Pacing Guide

Parents may set the pace of the course based on the needs of their individual students.  Younger students may need additional practice days between the video lessons.  Additional practice pages are provided in the content of this course to meet this need for the students.  Older students may complete the course in less time each day.  Those students may need to take the creative writing assignments further to practice additional creative stories.  The course should take a minimum of one semester for older students and a maximum of one school year for the younger students.

Acknowledgements

Special thanks are given to HarperCollins Publishing, Random House Publishing, Penguin Books Ltd., and Dover Publishing for their expressed written permission for the oral reading passages and use of their published texts during this course. 

  • Teacher: Kristin
  • Areas of expertise: Master teacher with more than 10 years of experience in the elementary classroom teaching all subject areas to grades 2-6. Selected to represent her county to the Roper Mountain Science PLUS Institute for Teachers two years in a row. Most recent classroom experience has been teaching all subjects in a 5th grade self contained classroom.
  • Education: Graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Degree in Elementary Education from North Greenville University Received a teaching license from the state of SC Professional Teaching Certificate from the SCACS association of Christian schools Received the National Excellency Award for the Principals of Learning and Teaching
  • Interests: Photography, Painting, Teaching, and Spending Time with Her Family
  • Skills: Author, Drama Teacher, Art Teacher, Computer Technician, Science Lab Instructor
  • Associations: State licensed teacher. Member of the Beta Delta Honors Society
  • Issues I care about: I am passionate about communicating with students and inspiring them to move to the next level in both academics and personal character.

"If my students do not learn the way I teach, I must teach the way they learn." I learned this anonymous quote during my days studying at the university. I have adopted this slogan as my motivation for teaching students, rather than covering content. Every student is a unique learner with different skills, struggles, and successes. I strive to teach in a way that motivates my students by meeting them where they are and challenging them to move one more step forward each day. As we move our instruction into virtual platforms, we have the unique opportunity to reach learners across the globe and motivate them to rise above the day's challenges. I am thrilled to be a part of your virtual learning journey! I may not see you everyday in the classroom, but I still care about your success. You have a unique story to tell. Let me come along side you in your journey this school year to help you tell that story in the most effective way possible so that you can one day inspire others with your story.

Parent Packet

This packet contains information parents and guardians would need to oversee this course.  

  • Standards Correlations to Common Core for Grades 4 and 5
  • Daily Lesson Plan Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Daily Reading Log
  • Suggested Reading List
  • Over of the Unit
  • Grade book template for course

Virtual Reference Library

This reference contains references for locating the reading materials used in this course.  The links for each book available in eBook and printed copies are included. 

Publishing companies were contacted to obtain acceptable use permissions for academic study of the selected texts. 

The permissions do not allow for the complete texts to be provided as photographs or scanned images in this resource.  The selected pages used during the lesson are read aloud with permission from the publishing companies.

Acknowledgements

Special thanks are given to HarperCollins Publishing, Random House Publishing, Penguin Books Ltd., and Dover Publishing for their expressed written permission for the oral reading passages and use of their published texts during this course. 



Unit 1 Answer Keys and Student Work Pages

This resource contains the answer keys to the daily lesson plan student work pages for Unit 1 (Lessons 1-6).


Additional copies of student work pages are attached.


Note: The students have a minimum of one work page for each lesson to complete the assigned work.
Additional pages are provided for extra practice (totaling nearly 140 practice pages for the students in addition to the creative writing project).

Unit 2 Answer Keys and Student Work Pages

This resource contains the answer keys to the daily lesson plan student work pages for Unit 2 (Lessons 7-11).


Additional copies of student work pages are attached.


Note: The students have a minimum of one work page for each lesson to complete the assigned work.
Additional pages are provided for extra practice (totaling nearly 140 practice pages for the students in addition to the creative writing project).

Unit 3 Answer Keys and Student Work Pages

This resource contains the answer keys to the daily lesson plan student work pages for Unit 3 (Lessons 12-17).


Additional copies of student work pages are attached.


Note: The students have a minimum of one work page for each lesson to complete the assigned work.
Additional pages are provided for extra practice (totaling nearly 140 practice pages for the students in addition to the creative writing project).

Unit 4 Answer Keys and Student Work Pages

This resource contains the answer keys to the daily lesson plan student work pages for Unit 4 (Lessons 18-27).


Additional copies of student work pages are attached.


Note: The students have a minimum of one work page for each lesson to complete the assigned work.
Additional pages are provided for extra practice (totaling nearly 140 practice pages for the students in addition to the creative writing project).

Unit 5 Answer Keys and Student Work Pages

This resource contains the answer keys to the daily lesson plan student work pages for Unit 5 (Lessons 28-37).


Additional copies of student work pages are attached.


Note: The students have a minimum of one work page for each lesson to complete the assigned work.
Additional pages are provided for extra practice (totaling nearly 140 practice pages for the students in addition to the creative writing project).

Unit 6 Answer Keys and Student Work Pages

This resource contains the answer keys to the daily lesson plan student work pages for Unit 6 (Lessons 38-51).


Additional copies of student work pages are attached.


Note: The students have a minimum of one work page for each lesson to complete the assigned work.
Additional pages are provided for extra practice (totaling nearly 140 practice pages for the students in addition to the creative writing project).

Unit 7 Answer Keys and Student Work Pages

This resource contains the answer keys to the daily lesson plan student work pages for Unit 7 (Lessons 51-60).

This unit is the Creative Writing Project for the student.  All work is open ended and does not require an answer key; however, suggested grading rubrics and editing guides are provided.


Additional copies of student work pages are attached.


Note: The students have a minimum of one work page for each lesson to complete the assigned work.


Additional pages are provided for extra practice (totaling nearly 140 practice pages for the students in addition to the creative writing project).

Final Draft Paper Templates for Creative Writing

Need additional practice? The pages in this resource packet are blank story templates with different designs.  Let your student practice writing additional stories, or use these pages for the final draft of the creative writing assignment in this course.

Includes:

10 practice page designs

Lay-out using 8 pre-made chapter template

Reading Log, Standards Correlation, Blank Templates

This resource includes the blank templates for:

book reports,

reading logs,

sequence of events,

parts of a story,

main idea and details,

certificate of completion,

brainstorming map,

and grading rubrics.

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$200.00 $89.00
A hands on comprehensive science course. This engaging course shows how interesting and fun science can be by including many hands on experiences using mainly materials that can be found in your own home! This is a greath course for students who like to do their own investigating! +
$250.00 $112.00

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