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Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience

Students use various tools and features of digital readers to develop vocabulary, support comprehension, respond to text, improve fluency, and enhance the reading experience.

 

Grades   4 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Multiple Perspectives: Building Critical Thinking Skills

Students use critical literacy skills to understand the concept of perspective and to then create a diary for an animal they research with a partner.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring and Sharing Family Stories

Writing gets personal when students interview family members in order to write a personal narrative about that person.

 

Grades   8 – 11  |  Lesson Plan

"Three Stones Back": Using Informational Text to Enhance Understanding of Ball Don't Lie

Students engage in a close reading of a passage from Matt de la Pena's novel Ball Don't Lie before researching important background information to assess the accuracy of the claims made by a character.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Moving Toward Acceptance Through Picture Books and Two-Voice Texts

Students read and discuss literature about intolerance and diversity. They work with a partner to write two-voice poems that illustrate situations of intolerance at their school and suggest a step toward acceptance.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

On a Musical Note: Exploring Reading Strategies by Creating a Soundtrack

Students create a soundtrack for a novel that they have read, as they engage in such traditional reading strategies as predicting, visualizing, and questioning.