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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Writing a Movie: Summarizing and Rereading a Film Script

Lights! Camera! Action! In this lesson, students view a scene with no dialogue from E.T., write a script for that scene, and perform a dramatic reading while the scene plays.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

A Journal for Corduroy: Responding to Literature

Connect home and school, literature and life, as students take a storybook character home with them and take turns writing stories about his visit.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using a Word Journal to Create a Personal Dictionary

Students will be the definition of vocabulary experts as they use the skills they learn in this lesson to track, define, and ultimately master unfamiliar words.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Letters and Learning Genre

Using their prior knowledge of books containing letters, students show their understanding of genre by rewriting a story and reflecting on how traditional stories differs from stories told in letters.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Discovering Poetic Form and Structure Using Concrete Poems

This lesson uses concrete poems to explore the connection between a poem's layout and its meaning. While appropriate any time of year, the lesson is especially topical near Columbus Day.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Many Years Later: Responding to Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool"

Students analyze the Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "We Real Cool" and then write about how the character's pool hall days might influence who the character becomes fifty years in the future.