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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Fighting Injustice by Studying Lessons of the Past

Social injustice occurs every day all over the world. In this lesson, students research a few historical examples of social injustice, including the Holocaust, the Trail of Tears, and Japanese internment.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Weekend News! A Weekly Writing Activity

On Monday mornings, you’re likely to be asked, “What did you do this weekend?” In this lesson, students respond to this question in a self-assessed writing assignment about their weekend adventures.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Author Study: Improving Reading Comprehension Using Inference and Comparison

"Reading between the lines" can be as crucial to comprehension as understanding the words on the page. Through guided author studies, students experience the benefits and the limitations of inference.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Opening the Door for Reading: Sharing Favorite Texts to Build Community

In this lesson, students build classroom community by exploring environmental print and a teacher-created display that focuses on a favorite book. They then create and share their own presentations.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Having My Say: A Multigenre Autobiography Project

Students compose a multigenre paper, modeled after the Delany sister's autobiography, Having Our Say, that includes the autobiographical narrative essay as well as an informational nonfiction piece.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Audio Broadcasts and Podcasts: Oral Storytelling and Dramatization

After exploring Orson Welles' 1938 broadcast of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, students create their own audio dramatization of a text they have read.