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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text

Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn about Alaskan animals through Native American tales and their own online research.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Using American Sign Language to Improve Comprehension and Vocabulary

American Sign Language is combined with the hilarious poetry and pictures of Sam's Sandwich, a lift-the-flap book, to engage all types of learners in acquiring key vocabulary.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Storytelling in the Social Studies Classroom

People make the past come alive as students research and then share stories about famous Americans who promoted democratic ideals.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Dr. Seuss's Sound Words: Playing with Phonics and Spelling

Boom! Br-r-ring! Cluck! Moo!—Everywhere you turn, you find exciting sounds. Students use these sounds to write their own poems based on Dr. Seuss's Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You?

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Examining Story Elements Using Story Map Comic Strips

Comic frames are traditionally used to illustrate a story in a short, concise format. In this lesson, students use a six-paneled comic strip frame to create a story map, summarizing a book or story that they've read. Each panel retells a particular detail or explains a literary element (such as setting or character) from the story.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Constructing New Understanding Through Choral Readings of Shakespeare

After reading The Tempest or any other play by William Shakespeare, students work in small groups to plan, compose, and perform a choral reading based on a character or theme.