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Grades   3 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Scaffolding Comprehension Strategies Using Graphic Organizers

Students learn collaborative strategic reading (CSR). During and after reading, students apply four reading strategies—preview, click and clunk, get the gist, and wrap-up—and use graphic organizers for scaffolding.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

No Teachers Allowed: Student-Led Book Clubs Using QAR

Students are introduced to the Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy through a read-aloud and question sort. Students then use the strategy to develop questions for a peer-led book discussion.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Promoting Cultural Values Through Alphabet Books

C is for Culture in this lesson in which students research a culture different from their own and compile an alphabet book that showcases cultural symbols for each letter of the alphabet.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

The Tale of Despereaux: Fact or Fiction?

Using the book The Tale of Despereaux, students look a closer look at medieval times to see if the novel accurately portrays this time in history. Looking at key sections of the book, students will use the Compare and Contrast Guide and Map to help them decipher between fact and fiction.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Developing a Living Definition of Reading in the Elementary Classroom

Using the guiding question, "What is reading?" students interact with a variety of texts as they uncover the skills necessary to interact with texts and develop a definition of reading.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Connotation, Character, and Color Imagery in The Great Gatsby

Students explore the connotations of the colors associated with the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.