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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Sort, Hunt, Write: A Weekly Spelling Program

It's easy to make spelling fun. Using a variety of activities from sorting to using words in context will help deepen students' understanding of word patterns.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Author's Voice Using Jane Addams Award-Winning Books

History has many faces in this lesson in which students read Jane Addams Award-winning books to learn about peace, social justice, world community, and equality.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

I Remember That Book: Rereading as a Critical Investigation

Curl up with a good book again—or not. In this lesson, students brainstorm why they reread some books, while passing up others, and write their reflections in an essay.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Picture Books to Teach Setting Development in Writing Workshop

Students use a graphic organizer to analyze setting development in picture books. They then apply what they have learned to their own writing.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Creating Careers for Characters

Students select a job listing for a character in a book they have read, then create a resume and application letter for that character.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Responding to Tragedy: Then and Now

After reading several poets' personal responses to the September 11th terrorist attacks, students write a "then and now" poem that puts their early memories of the event in conversation with their current understanding of and response to the tragedy.