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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Thrills! Chills! Using Scary Stories to Motivate Students to Read

Students examine story elements through teacher read-alouds and independent reading and then use reader-response journals and graphic organizers to prepare for the creation of their own scary stories.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Charting Characters for a More Complete Understanding of the Story

Character Perspective Charting allows students to compare multiple characters and their points of view to better understand a story.

 

Grade   1  |  Lesson Plan

Hey Diddle, Diddle! Generating Rhymes for Analogy-Based Phonics Instruction

Students practice matching rhyming words, apply phonological awareness to analogy-based phonics, and use the interactive Construct-a-Word to create rhyming words by adding a beginning consonant to a word ending.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Cooking Up Descriptive Language: Designing Restaurant Menus

Students explore the menu genre by analyzing existing menus from local restaurants. They review adjectives and descriptive writing and then work in groups to create their own custom menus.

 

Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things

Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things that are important to them.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt: Researching Nutrition to Advertise for Health

After researching nutrition and analyzing food advertisements, students work in cooperative groups to create their own advertisements for food products.