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Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Twenty-First Century Informational Literacy: Integrating Research Techniques and Technology

Students develop their reading, writing, research, and technology skills using graphic novels. As a final activity, students create their own graphic novels using comic software.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Phonics In Context

Use an engaging, authentic text to build students’ knowledge of phonic elements and give them a taste of Japanese culture.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching Shapes Using Read-Alouds, Visualization, and Sketch to Stretch

Visual clues in winter-themed books used in this lesson encourage students to make real-world math connections.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

How Big Are Martin’s Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future

Inspired by the book Martin’s Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

For Argument’s Sake: Playing "Devil’s Advocate" with Nonfiction Texts

Students learn how to play "devil’s advocate" by evaluating sports reforms, reading an engaging non-fiction article, and participating in a town hall meeting in which they represent the interests of various stakeholders to generate debate and develop critical thinking skills.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Research Building Blocks: Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments

Students are guided through the process of taking notes while reading factual information, then turning those notes into new sentences and paragraphs written in their own words.