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Grades   7 – 9  |  Lesson Plan

Finding Solutions to Food Waste: Persuasion in a Digital World

Using various reading strategies and resources, students explore the issue of food waste. They also create persuasive arguments and blog posts examining this topic.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

I've Got the Literacy Blues

Students will be singing the blues in this lesson in which they identify themes from "The Gift of the Magi" and write and present blues poetry based on those themes.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping

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.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Investigating Names to Explore Personal History and Cultural Traditions

Students investigate the meanings and origins of their names in order to establish their own personal histories and to explore the cultural significance of naming traditions.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Note Writing in the Primary Classroom

This lesson provides a wealth of ideas for using notes in the classroom to promote authentic writing among children.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Involving Students and Families in Ongoing Reflection and Assessment

Students begin by writing a sentence or two each week and progress to daily reflections and records of their school activity. Families respond to these student reflections, which become the basis for discussion among family, teacher, and students.