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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   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Using American Sign Language to Improve Comprehension and Vocabulary

American Sign Language is combined with the hilarious poetry and pictures of Sam’s Sandwich, a lift-the-flap book, to engage all types of learners in acquiring key vocabulary.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

And the Question Is... Writing Good Survey Questions

There’s no question that students will be able to compose good survey questions by the end of this lesson.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

The Tale of Despereaux: Fact or Fiction?

Using the book The Tale of Despereaux, students look a closer look at medieval times to see if the novel accurately portrays this time in history. Looking at key sections of the book, students will use the Compare and Contrast Guide and Map to help them decipher between fact and fiction.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Freedom of Speech and Automatic Language: Examining the Pledge of Allegiance

This lesson has students explore freedom of speech by examining the Pledge of Allegiance from a historical and personal perspective and in relationship to fictional situations in novels.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Research Building Blocks: Examining Electronic Sources

In this lesson, students evaluate and rate the relevance of electronic resources as they research information about their state.