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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Cross-Age Tutoring Activities With Lewis and Clark

Interaction and adventure draws high school and elementary school students together as they analyze stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Cyberspace Explorer: Getting to Know Christopher Columbus

Students explore multiple online sources to gather information about the life of Christopher Columbus, complete a cyber scavenger hunt, and use their notes to prepare a timeline and summary report.

 

Grades   7 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Accountable Book Clubs: Focused Discussions

Students form literature circles, read Esperanza Rising or Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Muñoz Ryan, use a Critical Thinking Map to discuss social issues, and use a class wiki.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Searching for Gold: A Collaborative Inquiry Project

Each small group of students researches one aspect of the same big topic, such as the Gold Rush, and teaches what they have learned to the rest of the class.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Ferocious Fighting Fish: An Ocean Unit Exploring Beginning Word Sounds

Focus students’ attention on alliteration in this ocean-themed unit. Students explore alliteration in framing texts then compose their own class book to explore figurative language in their own writing.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling

The compare and contrast essay is taught through modeling from the brainstorming phase through the first draft.