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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

In this lesson, students use a scaffold to help them compile information to write a solid research paper.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

A Biography Study: Using Role-Play to Explore Authors' Lives

Students read biographies and explore websites of selected American authors and then role-play as the authors.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Shhh! Bear's Sleeping: Learning About Nonfiction and Fiction Using Read-Alouds

Students explore the distinction between the fiction story Bear Snores On and the nonfiction book Every Autumn Comes the Bear.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Playing with Prepositions through Poetry

Students play with and explore prepositions during a whole group reading of Ruth Heller's Behind the Mask, and then by composing and publishing prepositional poems based on the book's style.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Get the Reel Scoop: Comparing Books to Movies

Students compare a book to its film adaptation, and then perform readers theater of a scene from the book that they feel was not well represented in the movie version.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Renaissance Humanism in Hamlet and The Birth of Venus

After reading Shakespeare's Hamlet, students identify, analyze, and explain how elements in Botticelli's painting Birth of Venus and examples from the play illustrate the philosophy of Renaissance Humanism.