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Home  >  Teaching and Learning  >  Reading Workbooks  >  Elementary School
The Elementary section is for beginning readers, and is further divided into Pre-School/Kindergarten, 1st through 3rd Grade, and 4th through 6th Grade.
Biography Exercise
Alice Knapp had third and fourth grade students read a biography of and write a report about a famous black American as part of a unit on the Civil Rights Movement. She was looking for something more than a traditional book report.

Different "Versions" and Comic Fun
Alice Knapp, librarian at Chugach Optional Elementary School in Anchorage, offers exercises based on different versions of familiar stories and on comic collections.

Looking at Books Through First Graders' Eyes
Reviews of My New Boy by children in Beverly Courtnage's Oceanview Elementary class.

Readers Theater for Bilingual/ESL Students
Readers Theater is a drama that is meant to be performed as a group reading, not as fully staged production. It is a great tool for teaching reading, especially for Bilingual/ESL students.

Using Jazz Chants for Bilingual/ESl Students (2 pages)
Jazz Chants are snappy, rhythmical poems and rhymes that can be said with a swinging rhythm --similar to rap or rapping. Students develop a sense of the rhythm of the English language and practice using idiomatic phrases and expressions.

Lesson Plan for "Tlingit Moon and Tide" (3 pages)
In this lesson, students are exposed to the creation of the tides in the Tlingit world. The creation of the tides is essential to the existence of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people, who depend on intertidal resources for food, culture, and livelihood.

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