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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Read a Song: Using Song Lyrics for Reading and Writing

This lesson will be music to the students’ ears when they hear that they get to read song lyrics and compose original lyrics for a familiar song.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Buzz! Whiz! Bang! Using Comic Books to Teach Onomatopoeia

This lesson is sure to sizzle, not fizzle, as students use comic strips to find onomatopoetic words, develop a vocabulary list from the words, and discuss why writers use onomatopoeia.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using Classic Poetry to Challenge and Enrich Students' Writing

This lesson sets poetry in motion when students experiment with poetic styles to improve their writing skills and enhance their understanding of poetry.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Prompting Revision through Modeling and Written Conversations

Students create a checklist outlining what effective writers do, revise his or her own writing, and engage in a written conversation to help peers with the revision process.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Developing a Living Definition of Reading in the Elementary Classroom

Using the guiding question, "What is reading?" students interact with a variety of texts as they uncover the skills necessary to interact with texts and develop a definition of reading.

 

Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

A Recipe for Writing: Fairy Tale Feasts

After examining recipes written based on students’ favorite fairy tales, students research a recipe related to their favorite story, book, or fairy tale and include it in a classroom recipe book.