Students are engaged and motivated to build content area vocabulary through the creation of ABC books. A small-group activity introduces a variety of ABC books, including books for older readers that use the letters of the alphabet as a starting point to present information about a featured subject. Students then decide on a style and structure for their own alphabet books and choose a word for each letter from content area textbooks, encyclopedias, reference books, or suggested websites. A storyboard is constructed including each of the 26 words, the context in which it will appear, and a quick sketch of the proposed illustration. Students' final ABC books are created using either the interactive Alphabet Organizer or PowerPoint.
After looking at an image that tells a story, students brainstorm about the possible events and characters the image illustrates. Students then write from the point of view of one of the characters in the image, sharing the character's thoughts and feelings, describing the events that led up to the picture, or imagining the events that followed.
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Files to Download
Response To Literature Template
Flow map to written summary template
Double Bubble map to written comparison template.
Response to Literature Templates
Sample essay about being famous.
A sample ThinkingMap for an argument paper.
A model to move from a ThinkingMap to an written argument.
Vocabulary Card Games
34 Ideas on Writing
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Tool For Writing
In this are you will find many tools to help you analyze what you read, prepare you to respond to the literature and help you write your response clearly and concisely.
Response to Lit Chart.pdf
Response to Lit-After Reading.pdf
Response to Literature.pdf
Similarities and differences chart.pdf