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Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Loaded Words: Vocabulary That Packs a Punch in Persuasive Writing

In this minilesson, students practice identifying and purposefully using vocabulary in persuasive writing that is intended to have an emotional impact on the reader.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using QARs to Develop Comprehension and Reflective Reading Habits

Students are introduced to question-answer relationships (QARs). Using the QAR strategy, students identify different types of questions and learn how to determine the appropriate response for each question type.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas

V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for a specialized ABC book, as students select, research, define, and illustrate a word for each alphabet letter.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

How Big Are Martin’s Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future

Inspired by the book Martin’s Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Digging Up Details on Worms: Using the Language of Science in an Inquiry Study

This lesson, in which students research worms in order to create a classroom habitat, incorporates reading and writing across content areas as well as math and science activities.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads

Students analyze propaganda techniques used in pieces of literature and political advertisements. They then look for propaganda in other media, such as print ads and commercials.