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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Internalization of Vocabulary Through the Use of a Word Map

Students practice with words and develop both definitional and contextual knowledge through two agents—purposeful sequencing of steps and collaboration with peers.

 

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   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Inspire Healthful Reading Using Unconventional Texts

This minilesson encourages children to seek out and appropriately react to nutrition labels and to make healthy food choices, integrating science, math, health, and literacy.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Naming in a Digital World: Creating a Safe Persona on the Internet

Students explore naming conventions in digital and non-digital settings then choose and explain specific names and profiles to represent themselves online.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Literature as a Jumping Off Point for Nonfiction Inquiry

Students use text sets to research a topic inspired by a fiction book they have read. A text set is a collection of multiple text genres with a single focus.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Active Reading through Self-Assessment: The Student-Made Quiz

This recurring lesson encourages students to comprehend their reading through inquiry and collaboration. They choose important quotations from the text and work in groups to formulate “quiz” questions that their peers will answer.