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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Get the GIST: A Summarizing Strategy for Any Content Area

GIST is a summarizing technique that can be used in any content area. Students will learn and apply the strategy while doing online research and writing activities on news stories.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Four Simple Steps to Small-Group Guided Writing

Students will go batty about the three writing strategies they learn in this lesson centered on Nicola Davies' Bat Loves the Night.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Storytelling in the Social Studies Classroom

People make the past come alive as students research and then share stories about famous Americans who promoted democratic ideals.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

From Quantitative to Qualitative: Writing Descriptions of Data From Tables

Students develop quantitative reasoning and critical thinking by analyzing descriptions tables for content, language, and organization with a particular focus on verb tense selection, and then writing descriptions of tables themselves.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Technical Reading and Writing Using Board Games

Students celebrate a novel they have read and get hands-on experience with technical writing by creating a board game based on the novel and writing the instructions for it.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Seeing Multiple Perspectives: An Introductory Critical Literacy Lesson

Students consider the perspectives of central but silent characters in Stevie (Steptoe, 1968), gaining much deeper understandings of the story and realizing that every story truly gives a partial account.