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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Make a Splash! Using Dramatic Experience to “Explode the Moment”

Students will have a blast as they use descriptive language to write about an “explosive” and dramatic moment in their lives.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring and Sharing Family Stories

Writing gets personal when students interview family members in order to write a personal narrative about that person.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The Big, Bad Wolf...Is This a Fact?

Reading is revamped in this lesson in which students use a multimedia approach to study the books by Seymour Simon.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Mail Time! An Integrated Postcard and Geography Study

Children write and receive postcards from friends and family, and then chart where all those postcards come from on a classroom map.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Defining Moments: Charting Character Evolution in Lord of the Flies

Savagery, treachery, lost innocence… Lord of the Flies is rife with character development. Use this lesson to help students chart the character changes of Ralph and Jack, both in groups and individually.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Literature as a Catalyst for Social Action: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Students are invited to confront and discuss issues of injustice and intolerance in response to reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts.