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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Textmasters: Shaking Up Textbook Reading in Science Classrooms

Engage students in content area reading with the Textmasters strategy, which allows students to collaborate with their peers in different roles that enable better understanding of the content.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Delicious, Tasty, Yummy: Enriching Writing with Adjectives and Synonyms

Students thoroughly explore identifying synonyms and adjectives before using them to add variety and interest to their own writing.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring a Teen's World: Learning SAT Vocabulary Through Drama

Students use SAT vocabulary to create and film a screenplay. They perform all roles, from writing through filming, resulting in a resource for their classmates.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Audience and Purpose with a Single Issue

Students explore the concepts of audience and purpose by focusing on an issue that divided Americans in 1925, the debate of evolution versus creationism raised by the Scopes Monkey Trial.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Texting a Response to Lord of the Flies

Students use Lord of the Flies to explore communication styles and techniques by writing text messages from one of the novel’s characters to an imagined audience off the island.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Literary Characters on Trial: Combining Persuasion and Literary Analysis

Students stage a mock trial for a literary character, with groups of students acting as the prosecution, defense, and jury.