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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Word Recognition Strategies Using Nursery Rhymes

Whether you sing or recite familiar nursery rhymes in this standard lesson, students will learn how to create and categorize words that have similar endings.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Word Sorts for Beginning and Struggling Readers

Students are introduced to short-vowel word families and learn to sort words alone and with a partner using the Word Family Sort activity.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Consumerism Where Ads and Art Intersect

Students add up the effect of images and persuasive language to analyze the art and words in advertisements.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuading an Audience: Writing Effective Letters to the Editor

Students use persuasive writing and an understanding of the characteristics of letters to the editor to compose effective letters to the editor on topics of interest to them.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Choosing the Best Verb: An Active and Passive Voice Minilesson

Students explore how active and passive voices are appropriate to different audiences. They examine online resources, and then draw conclusions about verb use, which they apply to their own writing.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Using Microblogging and Social Networking to Explore Characterization and Style

Students use social networking sites to trace the development of characters by assuming the persona of a character on the class Ning and sending a set number of tweets, or status updates.