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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Phonics In Context

Use an engaging, authentic text to build students’ knowledge of phonic elements and give them a taste of Japanese culture.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

QARs + Tables = Successful Comprehension of Math Word Problems

Using census data for an example, students use the question-answer relationship (QAR) strategy to understand and solve word problems that refer to tables and other graphics.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Casting Shadows Across Literacy and Science

Shadows, shadows, everywhere! In this lesson, students read fiction, informational text, and poetry about shadows to extend their knowledge of the concept before casting their own shadow poetry.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Examining Story Elements Using Story Map Comic Strips

Comic frames are traditionally used to illustrate a story in a short, concise format. In this lesson, students use a six-paneled comic strip frame to create a story map, summarizing a book or story that they've read. Each panel retells a particular detail or explains a literary element (such as setting or character) from the story.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Bridging Literature and Mathematics by Visualizing Mathematical Concepts

During interactive read-aloud sessions, students identify how an author conveys mathematical information about animals’ sizes and abilities. They then conduct research projects focusing on the same mathematical concepts.

 

Grades   5 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

Songs of Our Lives: Using Lyrics to Write Stories

Students learn about the life and music of John Lennon, write a short story from their lives integrating lyrics from some of their favorite songs, and create a class book of stories.