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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching About Story Structure Using Fairy Tales

From "once upon a time" to "happily ever after," students learn to recognize story structure in fairy tales and create a logical sequence of events when writing original stories.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Charting Characters for a More Complete Understanding of the Story

Character Perspective Charting allows students to compare multiple characters and their points of view to better understand a story.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry Plus! Creating 21st Century Poems with Web Tools

This lesson encourages students to immerse themselves in poetry as they share their original poems orally and digitally with published poets and peers nationwide.

 

Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Writing Acrostic Poems with Thematically Related Texts in the Content Areas

Students read thematically related texts, scaffolded from simple to complex, to help them gather necessary concept vocabulary and background knowledge in a content area. They then write acrostic poems to organize and present their learning in a creative way.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Analyzing and Comparing Medieval and Modern Ballads

Students explore the ballads genre by reading medieval ballads to deduce their characteristics, acting out the ballads, comparing medieval and modern ballads using Venn diagrams, and composing their own ballads.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Question and Answer Books--From Genre Study to Report Writing

After exploring several question and answer books on a variety of topics, students research a topic and create their own class question and answer book.