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Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Analyzing and Podcasting About Images of Oscar Wilde

Students analyze images of Oscar Wilde used to publicize his 1882 American lecture tour. They then compare a caricature to another researched image, sharing this analysis in a podcast.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Improve Students’ Writing Using Online Workshops

"If tomorrow morning the sky falls...have clouds for breakfast.” Cooper Eden’s book If You’re Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow offers unconventional responses to life’s challenges, and this lesson’s activities encourage students to do the same. Online writing groups provide a forum for constructive peer review.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Skimming and Scanning: Using Riddles to Practice Fact Finding Online

Students will learn to skim and scan to make sure they don’t flounder when they’re surfing the Internet for facts to help them complete riddles about the United States.

 

Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: Using Illustrations to Guide Writing

Students use illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a guide to write mysteries
and then present their stories to the class for students to discuss to which illustration each
story corresponds.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Proverbs: An Introduction

Students are introduced to proverbs and explore how proverbs are often tied to a culture’s values and everyday experience, although their meanings are not always readily apparent to us today.

 

Grade   K  |  Lesson Plan

A Getting-Acquainted Activity Using My Teacher’s Secret Life

Students build classroom community as they get to know each other and their teacher better by sharing what they like to do outside school.