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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Science Texts to Teach the Organizational Features of Nonfiction

Students explore organizational features of nonfiction science. Students then work together to create a two-page spread using those features to present information about their local environment.

 

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   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Developing Inferential Comprehension Through DL-TA and Discussion Webs

Students will love unwrapping this lesson about before, during, and after reading activities based on Margaree King Mitchell’s book, Grandaddy’s Gift.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Aim for the Heart: Using Haiku to Identify Theme

Using haiku, students focus on themes in literature and demonstrate their understanding of an author’s message. Writing haiku to accompany an analytical paper hones analytical skills and fosters creative expression.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Building Vietnam War Scavenger Hunts through Web-Based Inquiry

Students research the effects of the Vietnam war on a specific group of people who were involved. They then create Internet scavenger hunts to share with the class.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

What Makes Poetry? Exploring Line Breaks

Students read various poems and explore why lines are broken where they are and how they affect rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance in poetry.