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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Thundering Tall Tales: Using Read-Aloud as a Springboard to Writing

Imagination and application are key to this tall tale lesson in which students take what they know about tall tales to spin a yarn of their own.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Twenty-First Century Informational Literacy: Integrating Research Techniques and Technology

Students develop their reading, writing, research, and technology skills using graphic novels. As a final activity, students create their own graphic novels using comic software.

 

Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing

Students explore their towns' landmarks, symbols, and people; look at brochures and other informational tools; practice writing for a specific audience and revising; and work collaboratively to create a brochure.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Minilesson

Students review the basic conventions for using quotations from literature or references from a research project, focusing on accurate punctuation and page layout, then apply the conventions to their texts.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using Children's Natural Curiosity to Lead to Descriptive Writing

Inspired by the book It Begins with an A, kindergarten students are invited to turn their curiosity and guesswork into a class book, complete with illustrated objects and descriptive language

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Put That on the List: Independently Writing a Catalog Poem

In this follow-up to writing collaborative catalog poems, students write individual catalog poems about what really matters in their lives, based on Carver's poem "The Car."