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Grade   1  |  Lesson Plan

Awareness of Alliteration: Enhancing Writing Through Mentor Texts

Through this lesson, primary students strengthen their phonemic awareness while using picture books featuring alliteration as models for their own writing.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Crossing Boundaries Through Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry

Students explore the idea of “crossing boundaries” through bilingual, spoken-word poetry, culminating in a poetry slam at school or in the community.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Let's Read It Again: Comprehension Strategies for English-Language Learners

Help Spanish-speaking English-language learners unlock the mysteries of their new language by using a bilingual book to recognize unfamiliar words and construct meaning from the text.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching the Epic through Ghost Stories

In this lesson, students connect to the oral tradition of epic storytellers by sharing their own oral tales of ghosts and goblins and monsters.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Modeling Academic Writing Through Scholarly Article Presentations

Students prepare an already published scholarly article for presentation, with an emphasis on identification of the author’s thesis and argument structure.

 

Grades   6 – 9  |  Lesson Plan

Poppin’ Fun with Physical and Chemical Changes

Students will enjoy learning about physical and chemical changes as they turn their own photos into a narrated video using the iPad app SonicPics to illustrate (and eat) their results from a popcorn lab.