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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

The Connection Between Poetry and Music

Students won’t miss a beat in this reading fluency lesson that combines music and poetry.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace

Make space for critical literacy and engage students in meaningful, thoughtful discussions. Using Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, students dig deep into themes such as prejudice, courage, and self-confidence.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

I’ve Got It Covered! Creating Magazine Covers to Summarize Texts

Start the presses! Catchy titles, eye-popping graphics, and attractive fonts are all on students’ agendas in this lesson as they create magazine covers to summarize a topic.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Searching for Gold: A Collaborative Inquiry Project

Each small group of students researches one aspect of the same big topic, such as the Gold Rush, and teaches what they have learned to the rest of the class.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Name That Chapter! Discussing Summary and Interpretation Using Chapter Titles

Students name unnamed chapters in a novel they are reading. They discuss possible chapter names, considering accuracy, word choice, and connotation, before settling on a choice.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy

By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.