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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Gingerbread Phonics

"Run, run, as fast as you can." Students use this refrain from The Gingerbread Man to learn letter-sound correspondence. Students use their new skills to write an online story.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers

Students improve their reading fluency by selecting a poem online to perform in class.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip

3, 2, 1... Blast off! Students learn new vocabulary by taking a virtual field trip to the moon, read-alouds, creating a picture dictionary, and completing a final writing activity.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Finding Common Ground: Using Logical, Audience-Specific Arguments

Using a hypothetical situation, students generate arguments from opposing points of view, discover areas of commonality using Venn diagrams, and construct logical, audience-specific arguments to persuade their opponents.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Dialect Detectives: Exploring Dialect in Great Expectations

Great Expectations is rich in dialogue and in the dialect of the working class and the poor of Victorian England. What does Dickens reveal about his characters using dialect?

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song

Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” then create their own poetry about a historical event.