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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Combining Read-Alouds With Economics in the Primary Grades

Students learn that what you read in books can really add up when they analyze literary texts for economic concepts.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Idol! Bringing Readers Theatre Center Stage in Your Classroom

Students produce a Readers Theatre performance to compete to be named the Reading Idol. Students vote on the final performances and record them as podcasts.

 

Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing

Students explore their towns' landmarks, symbols, and people; look at brochures and other informational tools; practice writing for a specific audience and revising; and work collaboratively to create a brochure.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Many Years Later: Responding to Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool”

Students analyze the Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “We Real Cool” and then write about how the character’s pool hall days might influence who the character becomes fifty years in the future.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Engaging Students in a Collaborative Exploration of the Gettysburg Address

In small groups, students closely examine one sentence from the Gettysburg Address and create a multigenre project communicating what they have discovered about the meaning and significance of the text.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt: Researching Nutrition to Advertise for Health

After researching nutrition and analyzing food advertisements, students work in cooperative groups to create their own advertisements for food products.