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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   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

All About Alliteration: Responding to Literature Through a Poetry Link

Studied students stupefy! Students learn about alliteration by listening to an alliterative read-aloud and apply the knowledge they gain to the creation of their own poem and illustration.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Robert Frost Prompts the Poet in You

Students will find their inner poet laureate in this lesson that involves writing a poem in the style of Robert Frost.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Character and Author Business Cards

Students respond to a book they have read by thinking symbolically to create a business card for one of the characters.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

You’re the Top! Pop Culture Then and Now

Students analyze the lyrics to Cole Porter’s “You’re the Top!” and then update them to include current “tops” in pop culture.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Writing a Flashback and Flash-Forward Story Using Movies and Texts as Models

Using the film The Sandlot, students are introduced to the literary devices of flashbacks and flash-forwards. They then write their own stories using those devices.