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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension in Action: Teaching Summarizing With the Bio-Cube

Students learn the ins and outs of writing biographies by researching a contemporary or historical figure and writing a summary.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Learning Clubs: Motivating Middle School Readers and Writers

Students participate in learning clubs, select content area topics, and draw on texts—including websites, printed material, video, and music—to investigate their topics, and share their learning using similar media.

 

Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Schema-Building Study With Patricia Polacco

Students use the Semantic Impressions and Possible Sentences strategies to write about Patricia Polacco's books Chicken Sunday and Rechenka's Egg, complete a character study, and write using a WebQuest.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Story Character Homepage

Students analyze personal homepages, as well as a character in a book they have read, and then create a homepage for the character.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Hypertext Writing Experience

Students analyze "choose your own adventure" stories and brainstorm to develop setting, characters, and plots for their own adventures stories and related Websites.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Developing a Living Definition of Reading in the Elementary Classroom

Using the guiding question, "What is reading?" students interact with a variety of texts as they uncover the skills necessary to interact with texts and develop a definition of reading.