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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching About Story Structure Using Fairy Tales

From "once upon a time" to "happily ever after," students learn to recognize story structure in fairy tales and create a logical sequence of events when writing original stories.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Lonely as a Cloud: Using Poetry to Understand Similes

Students identify similes in poetry and gain experience in using similes as a poetic device in their own work.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Nature Study Outdoor Treasure Hunts (with Spanish language option)

Students take a walk on the wild side when they research an animal and create a scavenger hunt activity for their classmates.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt: Researching Nutrition to Advertise for Health

After researching nutrition and analyzing food advertisements, students work in cooperative groups to create their own advertisements for food products.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Critical Discussion of Social Issues

Through a series of picture book read-alouds, students engage in critical discussion of complex issues of race, class, and gender.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Expository Escapade—Detective's Handbook

Students create a Detective's Handbook based on a detective mystery they have read. The handbooks include expository and descriptive writing, as well as a letter.