Teacher Resources by Grade
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Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App
Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.
Grades 7 – 9 | Lesson Plan
Using various reading strategies and resources, students explore the issue of food waste. They also create persuasive arguments and blog posts examining this topic.
Students work in pairs and groups as they complete fishbone maps that highlight main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text and then write summaries of content area texts.
The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.
Today's students love chatting online with friends. This lesson combines that love with literature. Students form literature circles and have meaningful online discussions about a literary work.
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.
Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.
Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.
The Flip-a-Chip activity provides hands-on practice with affixes and roots, and also promotes comprehension through structural analysis and vocabulary in context.
This Web seminar will explore the “why” and “how” of teaching multiple texts across all content areas in middle and high school.
Kathy Wickline | Media Specialist/Librarian | Tolono, IL
After nineteen years of teaching high school English and German, I switched to position of media specialist at a middle school