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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension: Evaluating Using the Meeting of the Minds Technique

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the strategy of evaluating, using the Meeting of the Minds technique.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings

Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Crossing Boundaries Through Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry

Students explore the idea of "crossing boundaries" through bilingual, spoken-word poetry, culminating in a poetry slam at school or in the community.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Collaborating on a Class Book: Exploring Before-During-After Sequences

Students and the teacher produce a class book through a group-writing activity, focusing on a basic before-during-after sequence of events.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives

Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Trading Information about Minerals Through Trading Cards

Using the free Trading Cards Mobile App, students create trading cards to share properties of various minerals with their classmates and connect the use of minerals to their own lives.