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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Lights, Camera, Action: Interviewing a Book Character

Students get the inside scoop on a story when they create interview questions and answers for characters in the books they read.


Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan

Catching the Bug for Reading Through Interactive Read-Alouds

Students learn about story structure, new vocabulary, and a variety of reading strategies by participating in an interactive read-aloud of Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten by Joseph Slate.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Promoting Cultural Values Through Alphabet Books

C is for Culture in this lesson in which students research a culture different from their own and compile an alphabet book that showcases cultural symbols for each letter of the alphabet.


Grades   4 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Learning about Clouds with Haikus

Using a mobile app or Interactive activity, students write haikus describing various types of clouds that they have studied.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

More than One Way to Create Vivid Verbs

This lesson teaches students how to use old verbs in a new way, thus creating new and fresh descriptive phrases.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Language and Power in The Handmaid’s Tale and the World

Students work in small groups to examine Margaret Atwood’s use of and observations about language in The Handmaid’s Tale. Through this activity, students discover and articulate overarching thematic trends in the book and then can extend their observations about official or political language to examples from their own world.