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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction

In an effort to help motivate students to read nonfiction, students are challenged to use a timeline to help them name the year when certain products were invented.

 

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 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring How Section Headings Support Understanding of Expository Texts

Nonfiction may be dull for some students, but this lesson helps them focus on the main ideas. Through awareness of section headings, students learn to sort and categorize main concepts.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Argument, Persuasion, or Propaganda? Analyzing World War II Posters

Students analyze World War II posters, as a group and then independently, to explore how argument, persuasion and propaganda differ.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Research Building Blocks: Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments

Students are guided through the process of taking notes while reading factual information, then turning those notes into new sentences and paragraphs written in their own words.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Guess What’s in the Bag: A Language-based Activity

Students play a guessing game to practice using descriptive language.