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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Censorship in the Classroom: Understanding Controversial Issues

Students examine propaganda and media bias, research a variety of banned and challenged books, choose a side of the censorship issue, and support their position through an advertising campaign.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

Classroom biography study offers high-interest reading with a purpose, as students begin with inquiry and research, summarize and organize their information, and prepare oral presentations to share with the class.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Latino Poetry Blog: Blogging as a Forum for Open Discussion

In this lesson, students use blogs to hold discussions about the effect of the factors of culture, history, and environment on Latino poetry.

 

Grades   7 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words: Using Infographics to Illustrate How-to Writing

Students write step-by-step instructions on topics of their own choosing. Then using Piktochart, students create their own infographics to illustrate their instructions.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Finding Common Ground: Using Logical, Audience-Specific Arguments

Using a hypothetical situation, students generate arguments from opposing points of view, discover areas of commonality using Venn diagrams, and construct logical, audience-specific arguments to persuade their opponents.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Hooking a Reader with a Book Cover

Students select a book to read based only on its cover art. After reading the book, they use an interactive tool to create a new cover for it.