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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Viewing Vocabulary: Building Word Knowledge Through Informational Websites

Students read a text to identify important words, discuss them with peers, summarize the text, and read related texts to identify how those words are used in other contexts.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Text Talk: Julius, the Baby of the World

Students are asked to "talk" with Kevin Henkes’ Julius, the Baby of the World by using open-ended questions to help them interpret the language, plot, and characters of the story.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Creating a Classroom Newspaper

Students write authentic newspaper stories, including learning about various aspects of newspapers, such as writing an article, online articles, newspaper reading habits, and layout and design techniques.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Campaigning for Fair Use: Public Service Announcements on Copyright Awareness

Students explore a range of resources on fair use and copyright then design their own audio public service announcements (PSAs), to be broadcast over the school’s public address system.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Moving Toward Acceptance Through Picture Books and Two-Voice Texts

Students read and discuss literature about intolerance and diversity. They work with a partner to write two-voice poems that illustrate situations of intolerance at their school and suggest a step toward acceptance.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Everywhere with Dr. Seuss

Young readers create a classroom book modeled after Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham to celebrate all the places they can read.