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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Creating a Classroom Newspaper

Students write authentic newspaper stories, including learning about various aspects of newspapers, such as writing an article, online articles, newspaper reading habits, and layout and design techniques.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Pictures to Build Schema for Social Studies Content

How do you read an image? Students find out in this lesson in which they “read” several images of the Boston Massacre to better understand the event and recognize effects of propaganda.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Sort, Hunt, Write: A Weekly Spelling Program

It's easy to make spelling fun. Using a variety of activities from sorting to using words in context will help deepen students' understanding of word patterns.

 

Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

A Recipe for Writing: Fairy Tale Feasts

After examining recipes written based on students’ favorite fairy tales, students research a recipe related to their favorite story, book, or fairy tale and include it in a classroom recipe book.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Aim for the Heart: Using Haiku to Identify Theme

Using haiku, students focus on themes in literature and demonstrate their understanding of an author’s message. Writing haiku to accompany an analytical paper hones analytical skills and fosters creative expression.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Students as Creators: Exploring Copyright

This lesson gives students the tools they need to consider the ethical issues surrounding use and ownership of copyrighted materials.