Grades 5 and 6: Theme: Spiritual Journey

5th Grade Theme Book: Spy for the Night Riders


5th Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Teacher-selected books on Medieval castles, especially those that feature detailed illustrations.
  • Castle (DVD) narrated by David Macauley. PBS, 1986.

5th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Spy for the Night Riders? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
  • Frau Luther by Yvonne Davy (a theme book for 7th grade). It would interest the girls.
  • A Mighty Fortress: The Story of Martin Luther Young Disciple Volume 19 Number 40 - Volume 21 Number 13.

Technology Ideas

  • Create a classroom newspaper with the student news articles from the 16th century.
  • From the news articles, create a TV news show. Connect to another class via Skype or a similar tool and present your news shows to each other. Include commercials if desired. Then spend some time asking each other questions.
  • Create a Google Earth tour (KMZ file) with the towns and events from the book.
  • Create a class illustrated slideshow with Bible texts about salvation. Share in church.
  • Create a Reformation fact illustrated class multimedia slideshow. Share in church.
  • Create a live wax museum with students dressed as reformers. Have students read their biographies in the first person and share with another class via Skype.
  • Have students create a Spy Group. Have them come up with name of the group and spy gear. Have them present their purpose of being spies. Have them present all this in a PowerPoint presentation.

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Add them here

Lesson Plans


Learning Center Plans



6th Grade Theme Book: Jonah


6th Grade Official Supplemental Books

  • Royalty and Ruin by Ellen G. White. Pacific Press, 2007. Each student will need a copy of this book for use during Sessions 2 through 8. Royalty and Ruin is an abridged version that is simpler to read than the full version. If you don't have copies of Royalty and Ruin, use the online full version.

6th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Jonah? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.
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Technology Ideas

  • Have students write sentences that include personification. Connect to another class via Skype and quiz them. See if they can identify the personification in the sentences.
  • Create a foreshadowing multimedia presentation that includes shadows and illustrates and explains the foreshadowing in the book of Jonah.
  • Use Google Earth to trace Jonah's journey.
  • Create a prophet book slideshow including the questions from the Blackline Masters page 9. Compile into a class slideshow and share in church. Create an "animals in the Bible" illustrated multimedia presentation. Share in church.Use Skype to connect to a current or returned missionary or student missionary. Use relatives, students' relatives, your church, college/university or AFM as resources to find someone to connect with. Ask them questions about being a missionary based on Jonah's missionary experience. i.e Did you ever feel like running away like Jonah? How did you handle it? and Did God ever save you miraculously like Jonah? Tell us about it.
  • Create a PowerPoint or movie telling the story and present it for the children's story time at church.
  • Have students illustrate the story of Jonah and then make it into an electronic book. Scan illustrations into the computer and have students record their own story.
  • The Story of Jonah - Audio Reader's Theatre - The teacher can play the audio for the students and then have them act it out on their own.
  • Have students create a comic strip about the Book of Jonah using Creaza. Here is an example shown in pdf format: Jonah Comic Strip

Websites

"In Real Life" Ideas

Non-technology ideas, field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Instead of writing a story book about Jonah as suggested in the Daily Learning Guide, have students turn the story of Jonah into a skit to be performed at local churches for a Vespers program.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.
Credit: This page was developed for the AVLN online class, Integrating Technology with Pathways. Class participants contribute to the wiki. Please join the next session of the class if you would like to contribute and receive notifications when this wiki is updated. Requests to join the wiki will only be accepted by class participants. Or, if you would like to contribute without taking the class, you can send updates or ideas to janine@avln.org.