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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

When I Was Young In...A Literature to Language Experience

Past meets present in this lesson in which students practice verb tense when they write personal short stories that they then publish in a flip book.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Tiered Companion Texts to Comprehend Complex Nonfiction Texts

Students progress through increasingly difficult tiered texts to gain the necessary background knowledge and problem-solving skills to comprehend complex nonfiction texts.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Writing Free Verse in the "Voice" of Cesar Chavez

Poetry and politics combine in this lesson where students write a free verse poem in the voice of Cesar Chavez.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Summarizing with Haikus

Using the Haiku Poem App or the Haiku Poem Interactive, students summarize papers they have written using the traditional format of a haiku.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Defining Literacy in a Digital World

Through listing and observation, students identify the many texts that they read and compose—including books and magazines, television shows, movies, audio broadcasts, hypertexts, and animations.

 

Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan

Story Writing from an Object's Perspective

Students explore writing from non-human perspectives through a picture book read aloud, mini-lesson, collaborative writing, and the writing process. Students create “A Day in the Life of…” story about an inanimate object.