Sixteen engaging lessons motivate students to master PowerPoint presentations and show what they have learned about literary elements in the fiction and nonfiction books they read. Each classroom-tested and easy-to-create activity includes teacher tips to introduce and guide students’ work, reproducible student direction pages, and sample PowerPoint activities on CD that provide a modeland make teaching a snap. Lesson topics include character, plot, setting, point of view, theme, foreshadowing, flashback, metaphor, mood, and more. For use with Grades 4-8.
An avowed reading warrior,” Christine Boardman Moen’s efforts to nurture the love of reading have earned her the ICARE for Reading Award (Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education, 2003) and the Educator of the Year award (Illinois Reading Council, 2005). A classroom teacher more than for 25 years, Moen currently teaches 7th and 8th grade language arts in Illinois and is a grade 7-12 literacy mentor. Outside of the classroom, Moen conducts staff development across the country and serves as an adjunct associate professor of education at Rockford College. She is the author of ten professional books for teachers, including the best-selling Better Than Book Reports published by Scholastic, and one children’s book, and contributes to professional periodicals, including the Illinois Reading Council Journal, NCTE's Voices in the Middle, and Book Links. You can visit Christine's Web Site at www.chrismoen.com.
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