Category Archives: Language Arts

O Say Can You Sequence?

Grades 2-4 by Kathryn S. Gallagher PS13Q The Greatest Flag That Ever Flew details the creation of “The Star Spangled Banner” through the eyes of Caroline Pickersgill, daughter of flag maker Mary Pickersgill. Students will sequence this key event in American history, … Continue reading

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Symbols and Sounds of Freedom

  TITLE: Symbols and Sounds of Freedom Primary Subject: Social Studies Secondary Subject: Reading/Language Arts Grade Levels (4–6) Homer L. Thomas, Prince George’s County, MD Short Description: Symbols and sounds convey meaning and often evoke an emotional connection or response. … Continue reading

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The Music in Me

by Melissa Zirkel 1st Grade Whittier Elementary School, Kansas City Public School District Students will explore people, places, and things of the past and draw conclusions about the lives of others in relationship to their own. Students will also engage in … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_Lesson 3

Guiding Question – What do our National Symbols mean to me? Focus Word – Liberty Lesson 3 – Emma Lazarus Introduction: 1) Introduce “The New Colossus” by asking what immigrant means. Capture the answers in a wordle. 2) Read “The … Continue reading

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Module III: Narrative Writing through Patriotic Song

A.  (Teacher models lesson with student assistance.) During the early 1900s, the march sound of John Phillip Sousa rang across America, World War I was taking shape, cities were growing, women won the right to vote, and many homes across … Continue reading

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Module II: Informational Writing through Patriotic Song

A.   “Star Spangled Banner” Model Writing Lesson Details: What important information do the Lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” and related art works tell us about the life and times of Francis Scott Key and others who lived about 1812? … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_ Lesson 1

Guiding Question – Why did we go to War? Focus Words – Freedom/Independence/Liberty Introduction: 1) Introduce “Paul Revere’s Ride” through one of the videos and KWL Chart. Ask students: What do you know about Paul Revere? Why is it important … Continue reading

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