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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

What Are My Rights? Exploring and Writing About the Constitution

Students speak up in this lesson about rights, examining the Constitution in the context of issues that affect their everyday lives.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Describe That Face: An Interactive Writing Game

Students write descriptions of characters, incorporate new vocabulary words, practice using simile and metaphor, engage in peer editing, and post their revised descriptions on the walls for a matching game.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Informational Texts Using the 3-2-1 Strategy

Students can count on using the 3-2-1 strategy to help them successfully comprehend and write about an informational text.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Developing Characterization in Raymond Carver's "A Small, Good Thing"

Students read Raymond Carver's story "A Small, Good Thing," focusing on characterization in order to develop one of the static characters—the hit-and-run driver who causes Scotty's death—more fully.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading

This lesson pairs the reading of historical fiction with nonfiction to introduce students to the large themes of history.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

The Day Jimmy's Boa Taught Cause and Effect

This lesson introduces the concept of cause and effect with Trinka Hakes Noble's books about Jimmy and his boa constrictor.