Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Grades 1 – 2 | Lesson Plan
Through a close reading of Amelia Bedelia, students reread the material to discuss text-dependent questions, promoting deep thinking about the text and its characters.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive
Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.
Henry and Mudge is used in this lesson to build students' word recognition through rereading, high-frequency word banks, word studies, and writing.
This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.
Make space for critical literacy and engage students in meaningful, thoughtful discussions. Using Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, students dig deep into themes such as prejudice, courage, and self-confidence.
Word Wizard uses themes from four popular U.S. children's books to create word puzzles that students solve by unscrambling letters and considering related clues.
Children find favorite words, phrases, and sentences from familiar stories. Working together, they combine their words and phrases to create a poem. The poem is then shared as performance poetry.
ABC Match is a game that has students practice letter-recognition fluency while honing their memories. Students match initial letters with pictures, playing either with a timer or without.
Students use themed graphic organizers to compose cinquain poems on topics common in the early elementary classroom.
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.
In this Web seminar, Katherine will provide participants with protocols and templates to use that will help you see what your students are doing well in order to help them want to revise and write more.
Marci McGowan | First-Grade Teacher | Spring Lake, NJ
When I read Traci Gardner's Composing Cinquain Poems: A Quick-Writing Activity, I knew I had found just the right culminating activity for our unit on poetry and pattern writing