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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Shared Poetry Reading: Teaching Print Concepts, Rhyme, and Vocabulary

The rhyme and reason behind this lesson is that students will need to develop important reading skills to increase their reading fluency.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for "The Tell-Tale Heart"

What’s that sound? Students participate in a Directed Listening–Thinking Activity (DLTA) using "The Tell-Tale Heart," make predictions, and respond in the form of an acrostic poem or comic strip.

 

Grades   K – 4  |  Lesson Plan

Digging Deeper: Developing Comprehension Using Thank You, Mr. Falker

A read-aloud of Patricia Polacco’s Thank You, Mr. Falker helps promote deeper comprehension through questioning to achieve personal connections and discussions of character and theme.

 

Grade   K  |  Lesson Plan

Writing Reports in Kindergarten? Yes!

This lesson encourages young students to see themselves as writers with a message to convey. Three types of reports are provided to show what kindergartners and emergent writers can do.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Creating Class Rules: A Beginning to Creating Community

Students work together to create classroom rules by brainstorming why they are at school and what they need while they are there.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Looking at Landmarks: Using a Picture Book to Guide Research

This lesson uses Ben’s Dream by Chris Van Allsburg to highlight ten major landmarks of the world. Students research the landmarks and present their findings to the class.