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Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Using American Sign Language to Improve Comprehension and Vocabulary

American Sign Language is combined with the hilarious poetry and pictures of Sam's Sandwich, a lift-the-flap book, to engage all types of learners in acquiring key vocabulary.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Slipping, Sliding, Tumbling: Reinforcing Cause and Effect Through Diamante Poems

Writing, revising, and publishing are just a few of the tasks students will complete in order to take their cause-and-effect diamante poems from an idea to a reality.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Traveling the Road to Freedom Through Research and Historical Fiction

Students learn how to walk a mile in someone else's shoes by reading historical fiction about the Underground Railroad.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Proverbs: An Introduction

Students are introduced to proverbs and explore how proverbs are often tied to a culture's values and everyday experience, although their meanings are not always readily apparent to us today.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Characters in Because of Winn-Dixie: Making Lists of Ten

The list of ten things about Opal's absent mother that her father shares in Because of Winn-Dixie serves as inspiration for students to create their own lists describing literary characters.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

What's the Difference? Beginning Writers Compare E-mail with Letter Writing

Students compare e-mails to traditional letters, identifying style and intended audience for each. They then write both an e-mail and a letter about the same topic.