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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Seuss and Silverstein: Posing Questions, Presenting Points

Students will enjoy this blast from the past as they read the works of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein to analyze the way social issues are addressed in selected works.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings

Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Tell and Show: Writing With Words and Video

Writers and film buffs alike will sharpen their skills in this multimedia unit as they work together to author and design a digital video.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Book Buddy Biographies: Intermediate and Primary Students Working Together

Students create a personalized biography for their reading buddy, and each child is the author, illustrator, and editor.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Memories Matter: The Giver and Descriptive Writing Memoirs

Using The Giver, students discuss the importance recorded history. This provides context for descriptive writing of students’ own history in a lesson that integrates personal writing, research, and literary response.

 

Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: Using Illustrations to Guide Writing

Students use illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a guide to write mysteries
and then present their stories to the class for students to discuss to which illustration each
story corresponds.