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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Weather: A Journey in Nonfiction

Questions about weather clear up when students use what they learned from their books to create a presentation to share with the rest of the class.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare’s Secret

Is the case closed on the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays? Student history detectives explore the evidence for and against one of the possible alternatives, Edward deVere, using the novel Shakespeare’s Secret plus a variety of online sources.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Creating a Class Pattern Book With Popular Culture Characters

Students hit the hallways with their favorite pop culture characters in this lesson to photograph the characters in various situations and then write about the pictures in a pattern-book structure.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Students as Creators: Exploring Multimedia

Students are introduced to the genre of multimedia presentations through a review and analysis of online presentations. They then apply what they have learned to create their own multimedia presentations.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Creative Communication Frames: Discovering Similarities between Writing and Art

Graphic organizers assist the development of comparative vocabulary and generate discussions of analogy and metaphor in art as students go on a real or virtual tour of an art gallery.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Discovering Traditional Sonnet Forms

Students read sonnets, charting the poems’ characteristics and using their observations to deduce traditional sonnet forms. They then write original sonnets, using a poem they have analyzed as a model.