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Grades   2 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Jazz Up Writing Workshop: Writing Biographies of African American Jazz Musicians

During writing workshop, students research, write, revise, and share their own comprehensive biographies of African American jazz musicians.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Dynamite Diamante Poetry

Introduce gerunds and review nouns, adjectives, and verbs through engaging read-alouds; then apply these concepts through collaborative word-sorting and poetry-writing activities.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Choosing the Right Book: Strategies for Beginning Readers

Students make purposeful choices for their reading materials, thinking about their reasons for reading a book and using strategies to match books to their abilities.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Students as Creators: Exploring Multimedia

Students are introduced to the genre of multimedia presentations through a review and analysis of online presentations. They then apply what they have learned to create their own multimedia presentations.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Picture Books to Teach Characterization in Writing Workshop

Students explore character development through experiences with picture books. They learn about the connections between reading and writing and apply the information they learn to revisions of their own writing.

 

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.