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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Learning Clubs: Motivating Middle School Readers and Writers

Students participate in learning clubs, select content area topics, and draw on texts—including websites, printed material, video, and music—to investigate their topics, and share their learning using similar media.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry Portfolios: Using Poetry to Teach Reading

Teach your students about sentence structure, rhyming words, sight words, vocabulary, and print concepts using a weekly poem.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using Greeting Cards to Motivate Students and Enhance Literacy Skills

Imagination and illustration are the key in this lesson in which students read and create their own greeting cards.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Language and Power in The Handmaid’s Tale and the World

Students work in small groups to examine Margaret Atwood’s use of and observations about language in The Handmaid’s Tale. Through this activity, students discover and articulate overarching thematic trends in the book and then can extend their observations about official or political language to examples from their own world.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Id, Ego, and Superego in Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat is used as a primer to teach students how to analyze a literary work using plot, theme, characterization, and psychoanalytical criticism.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Choose, Select, Opt, or Settle: Exploring Word Choice in Poetry

Students investigate the effects of word choice in Robert Frost’s “Choose Something Like a Star” to construct a more sophisticated understanding of speaker, subject, and tone.