Your students will enjoy this integrated and differentiated ELA and Art activity! Students create characters, write riddles, and solve each other’s riddles! A detailed lesson plan and two differentiated writing levels are included. This activity can enhance any Author’s Study or focused character work in classroom texts!
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Common Core State Standards Addressed:
CCSS Writing 2. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS Writing 8. With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Conventions of Standard English
CCSS 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS 2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS Reading-Informational Text
CCSS Reading 1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS Reading 2. Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS Reading 10. With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
CCSS 1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS 2. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
CCSS 3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather information or clarify something that is not understood.
CCSS 4. Describe people, places, things and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
CCSS 5. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings
CCSS 6. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.