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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

You Can't Spell the Word Prefix Without a Prefix

Students explore the role of prefixes, as well as their origins and meanings, and examine how the understanding of prefixes can improve comprehension, decoding, and spelling.

 

Grades   4 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension: Monitoring Using the INSERT Technique

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of monitoring.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Astronomy Poetry: Combining Poetry With the Content Areas

Students’ responses to this lesson will be out of this world after they’ve researched astronomy to write poetry and compile a poetry book.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Completing the Circle: The Craft of Circular Plot Structure

Students identify, explore and apply the elements of circle plot structures to their own stories by using graphic organizers, reading and writing stories, and using checklists to assess their work.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using Mobile Devices to Illustrate Literary Devices

Using mobile devices, students capture images to represent literary devices. Students then reflect on why their images depict the literary devices.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Genre Study

Multidimensional, challenging, and popular with students, comics provide an excellent way to introduce the concept of genres.