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Grades   7 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Accountable Book Clubs: Focused Discussions

Students form literature circles, read Esperanza Rising or Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan, use a Critical Thinking Map to discuss social issues, and use a class wiki.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Telling a Story About Me: Young Children Write Autobiographies

Students tell their life stories in this lesson about autobiographies based on family photographs.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Picture Understanding! Building Comprehension in the Primary Grades With Picture Books

Students move from modeled to independent comprehension of fiction stories by using texts by Jan Brett and interactive tools that demonstrate their comprehension.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics

Students are introduced to Old English and the poetic devices of alliteration, kenning, and compounding in preparation for reading the epic poem Beowulf.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

If a Body Texts a Body: Texting in The Catcher in the Rye

Students imagine the possibilities afforded by text messaging technology in The Catcher in the Rye; They compare and contrast major forms of communication, select points in the novel to represent with text messages, and share and discuss their creative work.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry

Students explore poetry about sports, looking closely at the use of onomatopoeia. After viewing a segment of a sporting event, students create their own onomatopoeic sports poems.