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Links To Activities

http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/6-12/Tools/mainideanotes.pdf

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/book_buddy/rosie/skill_pre.html

http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?num=5&act=2&que=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headline

http://esl.about.com/od/readinglessonplans/a/newslesson.htm

http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?str=reading&num=2&act=3&que=1

(Excellent for headings)

http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?str=reading&num=2&act=4&que=1

(Excellent for captions)

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/tintinfun/sortItOut/dragDropShark.cfm

(Captions)

SKILL:  Write a compare and contrast essay using the 5 paragraph essay format

Possible Teaching Points

Good readers can recognize differences and similarities in subjects.

Good readers can compare and contrast information from different texts.

Good readers can spot contrast by recognizing keywords and phrases.

Good readers can recognize comparisons by recognizing keywords.

Good writers can compose a solid thesis statement.

Good writers know what an introductory paragraph is and what it contains.

Good writers know what body paragraphs are and know what they contain.

Good writers can develop a strong conclusion.

Good writers know how to transition from one paragraph to another.

Good writers write strong, compact sentences.

Good writers know how to create an outline they can follow.  

Links to Activities

http://www.literacymatters.org/18under/helplee.htm#

http://writesite.cuny.edu/projects/keywords/compare/hand1.html

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tvenn.htm

http://www.floridatechnet.org/ged/LessonPlans/LanguageArtsReading/ReadingLesson17.pdf

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/persuasion_map/

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/five_par.htm

http://www.geocities.com/soho/Atrium/1437/

http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/essay/ (EXCELLENT RESOURCE FOR 5 PARAGRAPH ESSAY)

http://depts.gallaudet.edu/EnglishWorks/writing/fiveparagraph.html

http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/donelan/para.html

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/transitions.html

http://www.bobbrooke.com/WritersCorner/paragraphtransitions.htm

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