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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Pictures to Build Schema for Social Studies Content

How do you read an image? Students find out in this lesson in which they “read” several images of the Boston Massacre to better understand the event and recognize effects of propaganda.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using Songwriting to Build Awareness of Beginning Letter Sounds

"Bessie bird lives in a barn" in this lesson in which students create alliterative animal songs to help them learn letter names and consonant sounds and build phonemic awareness.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts

Frogs often appear as the main character in fiction stories, but what do students really know about frogs? Students find out in this lesson in which they research real-life frogs.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Involving Students and Families in Ongoing Reflection and Assessment

Students begin by writing a sentence or two each week and progress to daily reflections and records of their school activity. Families respond to these student reflections, which become the basis for discussion among family, teacher, and students.

 

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

“Licensed” to Drive: Old West Figures

This lesson invites students to create a “Driver’s License” for characters that have made a contribution to western expansion in the United States.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Book Sorting: Using Observation and Comprehension to Categorize Books

Students utilize their reading and writing skills as they think critically in order to sort books in multiple ways.