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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

Are your students easily fooled? You’ll find out in this lesson in which students carefully and critically examine hoax websites to determine their validity.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

In the Style of Ernie Pyle: Reporting on World War II

Students will think this lesson should make the headlines when they finish researching Ernie Pyle’s work in preparation for writing their own news articles.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text

Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn about Alaskan animals through Native American tales and their own online research.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

You’re the Top! Pop Culture Then and Now

Students analyze the lyrics to Cole Porter’s “You’re the Top!” and then update them to include current “tops” in pop culture.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Hypertext Writing Experience

Students analyze "choose your own adventure" stories and brainstorm to develop setting, characters, and plots for their own adventures stories and related Websites.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Once Upon a Time Rethought: Writing Fractured Fairy Tales

Students read and analyze fairy tales, identifying their common elements. They then write their own “fractured” fairy tales by changing one of the literary elements found in the original.