Read and respond to the fantasy literature, comparing and contrasting characters by building your own 3-dimensional models.
Identify the characteristics of fantasy literature. Read a variety of fantasy books. Share your responses in book groups and informal discussions.
Reread texts to find quotes from favorite characters. Record quotes that exemplify characters from a variety of books.
Create 3-dimensional Crayola® Model Magic models of your favorite characters, drawing from several pieces of fantasy literature or from one book or author. Use author descriptions to trigger your own imagined concept of each character. Shape Model Magic with simple tools, such as plastic forks, toothpicks, and Crayola Scissors.
Build arms and other features by pressing Model Magic around drinking straws cut to size. Add fine details after major construction is completed.
Texturize slightly stiffened Model Magic with tools such as combs or sandpaper. Dry.
Use Crayola Washable Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes to add color. Dry.
Share figures while engaging in comparison/contrast character discussions. Reenact portions of the story to reveal character traits. Use quotes and author descriptions to support your ideas.
Send a postcard from space to show what you know about the other planets.
Study voting rights then create a "Wanted" poster focusing on a famous suffragist.
Honor women who helped to shape our world. Create a place for great leaders at history’s table.
Challenge yourself and your classmates to come up with new words based on vocabulary or spelling words! This brainstormi
Words count! Discover the power of words in poetry such as Maya Angelou’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. Then create a change
Build vocabulary by playing with a word and its synonyms. This fun chalk game can expand your knowledge, one word at a
Think about careers! Picture where and how you'd like to work and whom you'd like to work with.
How can older students make a difference in the lives of younger ones? Create and share interactive storybooks to bring
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