Teacher Resources by Grade
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Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
Through Prezi, a web application, students create "zooming" presentations for various purposes, such as presenting research, defending an opinion, or sharing a digital story.
Curl up with a good book againor not. In this lesson, students brainstorm why they reread some books, while passing up others, and write their reflections in an essay.
This tool allows students to complete crossword puzzles on a variety of grade-appropriate topics, and also create and print their own crossword puzzles.
Students get the big picture of the Middle East when they read and analyze Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis.
This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.
Students examine a letter of the alphabet from all angles, creating image pools of original metaphors that they then turn into poems.
Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.
After reading John Updike's “Ex-Basketball Player,” students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.
This guide includes basic theory and practice for supporting students reading independently, which is the last instructional context along the gradual release of responsibility.
Wilhelm's vital book looks at "what this act of reading really is": a social practice and a search for meaning.
Melissa Comer | Associate Professor | LaFollette, TN
As a university professor, I want students to get excited about making new discoveries, to think critically and creatively, and to apply their learning in a classroom setting