Sharon Draper's new novel is the story of Melody, a 10 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy so severe that she can neither speak nor move independently. Trapped inside Melody's uncooperative body is a brilliant mind with a cutting wit. Melody is relegated to a classroom of special needs kids because she can't communicate what is going on in her head.
Compare dictionary definitions of hero and idol with students and clarify the distinctions. Explain that anyone can become a hero when they act courageously and nobly.
Define words for students using Webster's dictionary: Hero - a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his or her brave deeds and noble qualities. Idol - any person or thing regarded with blind admiration, adoration, or devotion.
Tell students they are going to do a "think, pair, and share. Ask students to think about the following questions for one minute: What qualities or characteristics do heroes have?
Have students pair up and share their ideas with a partner for one minute. Partners report ideas to the whole class, giving the reasons for their thinking.
Lists these ideas on chart paper, transparency, or white board using the following format: Go to Heroism In Action and, as a class, listen to the opening video clip.
Ask students what characteristics named here match ones they've identified. Ask if this video presents new ones that should be added. Explain that this list is tentative and can be expanded or revised as they read about and discuss people who have done heroic deeds.
Have students identify a modern-day person who has such characteristics, giving examples to support their opinion.
Make a list of these identified "heroes around us. Have students respond to the following statement in their journals: My behavior reflected a characteristic associated with a hero whenIV.
Best Parts of the Book A. _____ _____ _____ B. _____. Students write a book review and can also read recommendations submitted by other kids.
Includes tips on writing a review. Your First Name only: Your Last Initial: Your Grade By sending us your work, you are giving Scholastic permission to edit, promote, and put up on vetconnexx.com However, because lots of students send us work, we. In the first square (top left) write the title, author, and illustrator (if there is one) of the book.
Also, include an illustration. In the next three squares, illustrate and write about the beginning, middle, and end of . vetconnexx.com-Literacy.W Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
• Write own first and last names correctly • Use developing knowledge of letter-sound correspondence (e.g., sound spelling or invented spelling) to spell independently grade-level decodable words, including words in word families. Create a First-Rate Book Report Make the story jump off the page and into your presentation.
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