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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Q is for Duck: Using Alphabet Books With Struggling Writers

A is for zoo? Q is for duck? The alphabet as students know it is transformed when students create a class book that contains clever associations for each letter of the alphabet.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Artistic Elements: Exploring Art Through Descriptive Writing

Paint a vivid picture in your reader's mind with good descriptive writing! Artwork provides the perfect starting point for practicing descriptive writing that conveys color, shape, line, and mood.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Generating Rhymes: Developing Phonemic Awareness

Traditional chants and songs are adapted to help young students recognize and generate rhymes. The word and letter patterns involved in rhymes provide a stepping stone to reading skills.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Help Wanted: Writing Professional Resumes

Students will create a beginning resume that represents their current work experience and demonstrates their knowledge of rhetorical situations for professional writing.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Authentic Persuasive Writing to Promote Summer Reading

Turn summer reading lists from a teacher-centered requirement to a student-driven exploration by asking students to create brochures and flyers that suggest books to explore during the summer months.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading

This lesson pairs the reading of historical fiction with nonfiction to introduce students to the large themes of history.