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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

My World of Words: Building Vocabulary Lists

Working in small groups, students select vocabulary words and research their meanings. In a culminating activity that uses text and illustration, each student creates a "My World of Words Journal."


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Bad Case of Bullying: Using Literature Response Groups

Students learn how to effectively deal with bullying by participating in literature response groups and writing about when they experienced a similar situation or emotion as a fictional character.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

What Did They Say? Dialect in The Color Purple

Y’all set down a spell and learn ‘bout dialects!” In other words, your students will use The Color Purple to explore dialect and how it reveals information about the characters.


Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Experiencing Haiku Through Mindfulness, Movement & Music

By being present and mindful on nature walks, students write haiku using vivid sensory language; and explore body movement, music and art as visual and kinesthetic representations of their poetry.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Critical Discussion of Social Issues

Through a series of picture book read-alouds, students engage in critical discussion of complex issues of race, class, and gender.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Authoring an Epilogue That Helps Our Characters Live On

This lesson uses One Green Apple by Eve Bunting to teach how characters change across a text. It will also guide students through writing an epilogue to accompany their independent book.