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Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Whose Shoes? Using Artifacts to Teach Reading and Rhyming Patterns

If the shoe fits… Actually, any shoe will fit this lesson, and the Artifact Analysis Questions provided will help students see it in a whole new way. Several rhyming texts take the shoe theme a step further, and introduce activities to increase students’ awareness of rhyming words.

 

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   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Flip-a-Chip: Examining Affixes and Roots to Build Vocabulary

Do your students detest having to define vocabulary words? Don"t confine them to worksheets—turn the study of affixes and roots into a hands-on contest to create context-rich vocabulary puzzles.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Texting a Response to Lord of the Flies

Students use Lord of the Flies to explore communication styles and techniques by writing text messages from one of the novel’s characters to an imagined audience off the island.

 

Grade   K  |  Lesson Plan

What's in a Name? Teaching Concepts of Letter and Word

In this recurring activity, the process of choosing a helper for the day becomes a literacy activity, with the helper's name as a starting place for reading and writing.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Improving Fluency through Group Literary Performance

Students participate in shared reading, choral reading, and readers theater, using books by Bill Martin, Jr. Repeated readings and literary performances help students with their reading accuracy, expression, and rate.