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E. Literature:1. The student understands the common features of a variety of literary forms.:3-5:The student...

LA.E.1.2.1 Add Website - Add Activity

identifies the distinguishing features among fiction, drama, and poetry and identifies the major characteristics of nonfiction.

Children's Literature Web Guide

This site is a collection of Newbery and Caldecott titles, commentaries on children's books, and discussion boards. There are links to authors, stories, resources and organizations related to children's literature. Cinderella Project offers an opportunity to compare and contrast 12 versions of this classic tale.

LA.E.1.2.2 Add Website - Add Activity

understands the development of plot and how conflicts are resolved in a story.

LA.E.1.2.3 Add Website - Add Activity

knows the similarities and differences among the characters, settings, and events presented in various texts.

LA.E.1.2.4 Add Website - Add Activity

knows that the attitudes and values that exist in a time period affect the works that are written during that time period.

History Happens

To add an audio/visual component to the study of historical fiction, stories from America's history have been put on online music videos. There are 2 stories from African American history, one story from the Civil War period, one dealing with Hispanic Heritage, two about Immigration, one about Native Americans, one from the Revolutionary War period, and one from World War II.

"RealPlayer" is needed to play these videos. It can be downloaded for free:

LA.E.1.2.5 Add Website - Add Activity

identifies and uses literary terminology appropriate to the grade level, including symbol, theme, simile, alliteration, and assonance.


Many activities for teaching language skills.

Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad

It uses Harriet Tubman to teach all subject areas and deals with similies/metaphors as skill areas with the activities.

The Wacky World of Words

This website helps children with literary terminology.

Fruit Poetry

Look at and use fruit to come up with simile ideas for your poetry.

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