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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Planning Story Characters Using Interactive Trading Cards

Students use trading cards to examine fictional characters in a story.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Comparing a Literary Work to Its Film Interpretation

Students will really get into the swing of things as they analyze the text and film versions of Edgar Allan Poe's story, "The Pit and the Pendulum."

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Inferring How and Why Characters Change

Students will really get into character when they read short stories and analyze the how's and why's of characters' behaviors.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

The Tale of Despereaux: Fact or Fiction?

Using the book The Tale of Despereaux, students look a closer look at medieval times to see if the novel accurately portrays this time in history. Looking at key sections of the book, students will use the Compare and Contrast Guide and Map to help them decipher between fact and fiction.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Family Message Journals Teach Many Purposes for Writing

This lesson encourages children to explore authentic reasons for writing by writing messages to their family in a family message journal.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Gaining Background for the Graphic Novel Persepolis: A WebQuest on Iran

To prepare students for reading the graphic novel Persepolis, this lesson uses a WebQuest to focus students' research on finding reliable information about Iran before and during the Islamic Revolution.