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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Blogging With Photovoice: Sharing Pictures in an Integrated Classroom

Make the most of your students' diverse ability levels and experience with a prewriting activity in which they describe an abstract idea using blogging and photographs that they have taken.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Word Storms to Explore Vocabulary and Encourage Critical Thinking

Students learn that dogs are more than just pets in this lesson, which teaches them to use research and vocabulary-acquisition strategies to learn and write about working dogs.

 

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   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Brochures: Writing for Audience and Purpose

Students create brochures on the same topic as another piece of writing they have done, highlighting how shifting purposes and audiences creates changes in their strategies as writers.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Star-Crossed Lovers Online: Romeo and Juliet for a Digital Age

Explore the modern significance of an older text, such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, by asking students to create their own modern interpretation of specific events from the drama.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Heroes Are Made of This: Studying the Character of Heroes

Designed to explore the hero and the heroic in literature, this unit asks students to discuss their ideas of heroism and analyze heroes in literature.