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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using QARs to Develop Comprehension and Reflective Reading Habits

Students are introduced to question-answer relationships (QARs). Using the QAR strategy, students identify different types of questions and learn how to determine the appropriate response for each question type.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring a Teen's World: Learning SAT Vocabulary Through Drama

Students use SAT vocabulary to create and film a screenplay. They perform all roles, from writing through filming, resulting in a resource for their classmates.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Shhh! Bear's Sleeping: Learning About Nonfiction and Fiction Using Read-Alouds

Students explore the distinction between the fiction story Bear Snores On and the nonfiction book Every Autumn Comes the Bear.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Adventures in Nonfiction: A Guided Inquiry Journey

Students are guided through an informal exploration of nonfiction texts and child-oriented Websites, learning browsing and skimming techniques for the purpose of gathering interesting information.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Looking for the Byronic Hero Using Twilight's Edward Cullen

Using the character of Edward Cullen from the Twilight series, this lesson introduces the Byronic hero and asks students to compare the Byronic hero to the traditional hero and villain.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Character Clash: A Minilesson on Paragraphing and Dialogue

Students learn about paragraphing conventions in dialogue by revising their own writing.