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Teach Critical Thinking and Creative Writing with The Addams Family 2!

Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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Common Core State Standards

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Take your students on an adventure they'll never forget with The Addams Family!

Inspired by themes from the upcoming film, The Addams Family 2, the program introduces important social and emotional learning concepts, encouraging students to reflect on accepting differences, family, traditions, and staying true to yourself.

This program includes:

  • Teacher's guide/lesson plan
  • Language Arts activities to build students' critical-thinking and literacy skills 

Please visit the PROGRAM SITE for:

  • "Smile and Say Spooky!" frame maker, where students and their families can customize four Addams Family frames to use for their own family photos!
  • Classroom wall poster
  • Curriculum standards alignment
  • Film trailer
  • And more!

Made Possible By: UA Releasing

Standards

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

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