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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using a Predictable Text to Teach High-Frequency Words

After reading an engaging yet predictable text about a child looking for his cat, students use a similar format and high-frequency words to craft tales about their own lost pets.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Movies and TV: Learning the “Language” of Moving-Image Texts

Introduce students to the idea that movies and TV have their own language and grammar, which gives them special ways of telling their stories.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Sort, Hunt, Write: A Weekly Spelling Program

It's easy to make spelling fun. Using a variety of activities from sorting to using words in context will help deepen students' understanding of word patterns.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh’s “1984” Commercial

This lesson uses the “1984” Macintosh Commercial to introduce students to dystopian characteristics. Students analyze techniques used in the commercial and identify the comments that it makes about contemporary society.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Completing the Circle: The Craft of Circular Plot Structure

Students identify, explore and apply the elements of circle plot structures to their own stories by using graphic organizers, reading and writing stories, and using checklists to assess their work.

 

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.