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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Improve Students' Writing Using Online Workshops

"If tomorrow morning the sky falls...have clouds for breakfast." Cooper Eden's book If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow offers unconventional responses to life's challenges, and this lesson's activities encourage students to do the same. Online writing groups provide a forum for constructive peer review.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Taking Photos of Curious George: Exploring Character Through Images

Students will be monkeying around in this lesson when they create a digital class book in which they imagine what Curious George would do if he visited their school.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry Portfolios: Using Poetry to Teach Reading

Teach your students about sentence structure, rhyming words, sight words, vocabulary, and print concepts using a weekly poem.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Decoding The Matrix Exploring Dystopian Characteristics through Film

This lesson uses clips from The Matrix and other dystopian movies to introduce students to the characteristics found in dystopian works, such as Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter

Students write persuasive letters to their librarian requesting that specific texts be added to the school library. As they work, students plan their arguments and outline their reasons and examples.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure

This lesson uses comic strip frames to define plot and reinforce the structure that underlies a narrative. Students finish by writing their own original narratives.