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Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings

Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using Word Webs to Teach Synonyms for Commonly Used Words

Students use word webs to choose synonyms for generic adjectives and to learn to adjust their word usage for different contexts.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Creating an Online Community Through Electronic Portfolios

Students publish their work in an electronic portfolio, which enables them to respond to each other’s content online.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Designing Effective Poster Presentations

Students explore the genre of posters, review informational writing and visual design, and then design poster presentations to share in class or at a school-wide fair.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

How Big Are Martin’s Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future

Inspired by the book Martin’s Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams.

 

Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan

Name Talk: Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge in the Primary Classroom

Students demonstrate their letter/sound knowledge by working with name cards and sharing observations about their classmates’ names, giving teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context.