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Grades   4 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension: Making Connections Using a Double-Entry Journal

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson helps students learn three types of connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world) using a double-entry journal.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Solving Word Meanings: Engaging Strategies for Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary gumshoes use context clues and semantics to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Spelling in Parts: Learning to Spell, Write, and Read Polysyllabic Words

How do you spell polysyllabic? While this word may be a bit too advanced for students, they will definitely be spelling polysyllabic words using a strategy called Spelling in Parts.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Battling for Liberty: Tecumseh’s and Patrick Henry’s Language of Resistance

Students study Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech and the ways Native Americans also resisted oppression through rhetoric and action.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Daily DEAR Program: Drop Everything, and Read!

The teacher shouts, "Drop Everything and Read!" and students settle into their seats to read books they've selected. This independent reading program helps students build a lifelong reading habit.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Preparing for the Journey: An Introduction to the Hero Myth

Students read a variety of picture books that contain elements of the hero’s journey and use an online interactive tool to analyze the stories.