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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Inspire Healthful Reading Using Unconventional Texts

This minilesson encourages children to seek out and appropriately react to nutrition labels and to make healthy food choices, integrating science, math, health, and literacy.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Solving the Math Curse: Reading and Writing Math Word Problems

Students' reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills add up as they decipher word problems and use what they've learned to solve a crossword puzzle.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Everyone Loves a Mystery: A Genre Study

Students track the elements of mystery stories through Directed Learning-Thinking Activities, story maps, and puzzles. Then they offer clues for other readers as they plan and write original mystery stories.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure

This lesson uses comic strip frames to define plot and reinforce the structure that underlies a narrative. Students finish by writing their own original narratives.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Style: Translating Stylistic Choices from Hawthorne to Hemingway and Back Again

After exploring the styles of two authors, students translate passages from one author into the style of another. They then translate fables into the style of one of the authors.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

It Doesn't Have to End That Way: Using Prediction Strategies with Literature

After listening to the beginning of a story, students use details in the text, personal experience, and prior knowledge to predict the way the story will end.