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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Stop Signs, McDonald's, and Cheerios: Writing With Environmental Print

Students use logos from everyday life to identify individual letters and then create their own captions for the images.

 

Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring the Subtext Strategy: Thinking Beyond the Text

What is it like to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? Students find out in this lesson in which they "become" the characters in Judith Viorst's book.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Planning Story Characters Using Interactive Trading Cards

Students use trading cards to examine fictional characters in a story.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Weaving the Old into the New: Pairing The Odyssey with Contemporary Works

After exploring The Odyssey and a contemporary epic, students choose paired characters from the texts, complete a graphic organizer, and place their characters in hypothetical contemporary situations.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song

Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," then create their own poetry about a historical event.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

From Dr. Seuss to Jonathan Swift: Exploring the History behind the Satire

Use Dr. Seuss's The Butter Battle Book as an accessible introduction to satire. Reading, discussing, and researching this picture book paves the way for a deeper understanding of Gulliver's Travels.