A way to organize your literature curriculum: Genres.... "Knowledge of different genres gives students useful schemata-frameworks for understanding born of prior knowledge and experience-for story types" (Lynch-Brown, Short, & Tomlinson, p. 247).
Outlining Main Ideas and Details Adapted from: Expository Writing by Tara McCarthy, page 72. | Scholastic.com
Inspire your students to invent a useful product by reading Young Thomas Edison by Michael Dooling and then brainstorming ideas. They will design their invention and write about its purpose. A fun activity that pairs well with the study of Thomas Edsion as a biography genre study.