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Grades   2 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Using Web-Based Bookmarks to Conduct Internet Research

The important thing about this lesson is… that it connects literature and science. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown provides a model for original student poems about a content area topic. Web-based bookmarks guide students to appropriate sites on the topic, and a graphic organizer helps them focus their research.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Bad Case of Bullying: Using Literature Response Groups

Students learn how to effectively deal with bullying by participating in literature response groups and writing about when they experienced a similar situation or emotion as a fictional character.

 

Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Schema-Building Study With Patricia Polacco

Students use the Semantic Impressions and Possible Sentences strategies to write about Patricia Polacco's books Chicken Sunday and Rechenka's Egg, complete a character study, and write using a WebQuest.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves

By analyzing Dear Abby's "rant" about bad grammar usage, students become aware that attitudes about race, social class, moral and ethical character, and "proper" language use are intertwined.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Animate that Haiku!

Following the traditional form of the haiku, students publish their own haikus using Animoto, an online web tool to produce slideshows that blend text and music.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Writing ABC Books to Enhance Reading Comprehension

Using the alphabet as an organizing structure, students analyze literary elements in a book they have read and organize their observations in an alphabet book.