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Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan

It's Okay to Be Different: Teaching Diversity With Todd Parr

All kinds of characters will enjoy this lesson that celebrates diversity by discussing what makes everyone unique and special.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Is Superman Really All That Super? Critically Exploring Superheroes

What makes a superhero super? By comparing popular culture superheroes with heroic characters in children’s literature, students learn to think critically about character traits, and consider how cultural perspectives influence the kinds of heroes we choose.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

e-Book Reading and Response: Innovative Ways to Engage with Texts

Students in grades 5 through 12 read and respond to electronic books by using e-book tools and features, including digital note-taking capabilities.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Note Writing in the Primary Classroom

This lesson provides a wealth of ideas for using notes in the classroom to promote authentic writing among children.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

You Know the Movie is Coming—Now What?

In this lesson, students read a literary text with the eye of a director, selecting scenes from the text and putting a cinematic spin on them.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Mapping Characters Across Book Series

Students work on a guided characterization project, using a graphic map to illustrate the ways a character from a book series grows and evolves over the course of the story.