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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

This is My Story: Encouraging Students to Use a Unique Voice

What did the wolf think of Red Riding Hood? Once Upon a Fairy Tale offers his side of the story and more, providing vivid examples of how voice enlivens narrative. After comparing versions of the story, students apply the concept of voice to Fractured Fairy Tales and other writing activities.

 

Grades   2 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Jazz Up Writing Workshop: Writing Biographies of African American Jazz Musicians

During writing workshop, students research, write, revise, and share their own comprehensive biographies of African American jazz musicians.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Zines for Kids: Multigenre Texts About Media Icons

Special edition! Students use ReadWriteThink tools to create magazines about prominent figures using a variety of writing genres and styles.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Modeling Academic Writing Through Scholarly Article Presentations

Students prepare an already published scholarly article for presentation, with an emphasis on identification of the author’s thesis and argument structure.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry from Prose

Working in small groups, students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Animate that Haiku!

Following the traditional form of the haiku, students publish their own haikus using Animoto, an online web tool that creates slideshows that blend text and music.