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Grades   K – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Two Thumbs Up! Get Students Writing and Publishing Book Reviews

Students evaluate book reviews written by other children, discussing their components and effectiveness, and write reviews of favorite books to record on video or post online.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Great American Inventors: Using Nonfiction to Learn About Technology Inventions

Who are the people behind the world’s greatest inventions? Students read biographies of a terrific trio of American inventors and create presentations that highlight how their inventions from the past impacted the future.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

In Literature, Interpretation is the Thing

Students consider Shakespearean literature to be or not to be useful in a modern context when they analyze the relationship between text and reader interpretation..

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

An Exploration of Text Sets: Supporting All Readers

Students create text sets on a high interest topic and use the texts to practice three strategies for reading for information.

 

Grades   5 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Introducing Basic Media Literacy Education Skills with Greeting Cards

In this lesson, students examine and create holiday/event cards, analyze holiday elements, and create their own. The activities help students focus on the reasons for composing messages as they do.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Style: Translating Stylistic Choices from Hawthorne to Hemingway and Back Again

After exploring the styles of two authors, students translate passages from one author into the style of another. They then translate fables into the style of one of the authors.