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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Predicting and Gathering Information With Nonfiction Texts

Students take a walk on the wild side when they develop an understanding of nonfiction texts with hands-on experiences and intense analysis.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups

This lesson employs direct instruction and small-group discussion to help students learn new vocabulary skills while reading Patricia Polacco’s Pink and Say.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Idol! Bringing Readers Theatre Center Stage in Your Classroom

Students produce a Readers Theatre performance to compete to be named the Reading Idol. Students vote on the final performances and record them as podcasts.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Reading Strategies with Henry and Mudge

In this lesson, students read Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night as a whole group as the teacher models a questioning strategy. In subsequent sessions, students practice the questioning strategy and reread for fluency.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Many Years Later: Responding to Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool”

Students analyze the Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “We Real Cool” and then write about how the character’s pool hall days might influence who the character becomes fifty years in the future.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

An Exploration of The Crucible through Seventeenth-Century Portraits

In this lesson, students incorporate analyses of characters from The Crucible with examinations of original seventeenth-century portraits of Puritans to create a visual portrait of the character. The project culminates in a “Portrait Gallery Walk” where students present and defend their artwork.