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Explore Oregon Regions
In Explore Oregon Regions students learn about four regions of Oregon (Coastal, Cascades, Willamette Valley, Eastern) and consider how location influenced the lives of Native Americans. Activities use art, music, reading, speaking, and writing to bring information to life. Students make a salt dough map, sing a region song, research and present an expert project on a region, perform a region commercial, write a book about regions, and make a 3-D art display demonstrating what they've learned about the Native Americans who lived east and west of the Cascades.
The unit (46 page pdf) includes:
*detailed teaching notes, including directions for working with a classroom or with a single child. (Please note: this is a unit designed to be taught, with the teacher supporting students who are doing active research. It is not a series of workbook pages for students to complete alone.)
*photos & examples of student work
*regions of Oregon song (and songbook)
*mapping project (including making a salt dough map)
*expert project on an Oregon region
*commercial presentation on an Oregon region
*writing a book, The Important Thing About Oregon
*3-D art project to learn about how regions influenced lives of Native Americans
*more than 25 student sheets/blacklines (please see list in the Explore Oregon Regions index, included in the Preview. Note that student sheets are NOT extensively decorated with graphics. I wanted my students to do their own artwork. Also, student sheets are not workbook/fill-in-the-blank pages. They are designed as organizers to support students who are doing their own research and writing.)
The unit requires a few basic supplies, listed by project/activity. You'll also need to visit your library to gather non-fiction books on Oregon.
Teaching Duration depends on whether you use all the projects. My class spent about 24 hours on the unit over a period of 2 months. The poetry unit takes ~6 additional hours.
Please see the Preview to view the first 5 pages of the 46 page pdf for Explore Oregon Regions. If you have questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Descriptive Poetry & Tissue Painting: 5-Sense Your Poetry Lessons
With step-by-step instructions, the teacher leads students through the writing process. Utilizing a variety of helpful tools (5-sense poetry flaps, anchor chart, poetry toolbox minibook), they create 5-sense descriptive poetry, ultimately matted on gorgeous tissue painting backgrounds...one of my all-time favorite poetry lessons to use with students in grades 3-8!
*detailed poetry and art teaching notes, ideal for both classroom and homeschool settings
*photos and examples of student poetry and artwork
*handouts: 5-sense poetry flaps, poetry toolbox minibook, Five-Sense Your Poetry assignment sheet, Writer's Conference Record Sheet, Author's Self-Conference/Editing Checklist
*related book suggestions
We used the poetry lessons to write descriptive poems about Oregon.
After learning the 5-sense method for gathering information about a topic, students can use it to write additional poetry or transfer the knowledge to other kinds of descriptive writing.
Your kids will LOVE this!
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