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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Dynamite Diamante Poetry

Introduce gerunds and review nouns, adjectives, and verbs through engaging read-alouds; then apply these concepts through collaborative word-sorting and poetry-writing activities.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Tell Me Your Story: Video-Inspired Vocabulary Writing

Students watch a sample of artistic video clips online and respond through creative writing while using the vocabulary words they are currently studying.

 

Grades   K – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Word Study with Henry and Mudge

Henry and Mudge is used in this lesson to build students' word recognition through rereading, high-frequency word banks, word studies, and writing.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Learning to Learn with Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster

Modeled on the activities in Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster, a picture book, students combine vocabulary exploration with word play by planning their own vocabulary parade.

 

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   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

You Know the Movie is Coming—Now What?

In this lesson, students read a literary text with the eye of a director, selecting scenes from the text and putting a cinematic spin on them.