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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Learning About Research and Writing Using the American Revolution

Students across the board will get a kick out of researching a historical figure from the American Revolution to create an acrostic poem.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Diagram It! Identifying, Comparing, and Writing About Nonfiction Texts

Students compare the traits fact and fiction by using a Venn diagram to compare fiction and nonfiction books about Native Americans.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using the Internet to Facilitate Improved Reading Comprehension

Could some common online activities actually improve reading comprehension? Understanding RSS feeds requires inferential thinking, as students use the summary to draw conclusions about the full content.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The Children’s Picture Book Project

In this lesson students evaluate published children’s picture storybooks. Students then plan, write, illustrate, and publish their own children’s picture books.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Assessing Cultural Relevance: Exploring Personal Connections to a Text

As a class, students evaluate a nonfiction or realistic fiction text for its cultural relevance to themselves personally and as a group.

 

Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan

Fairy Tale Autobiographies

Students read and analyze fairy tales from several cultures, identifying common elements. Choosing common situations, students write original fairy tales, using picture books as models and a peer review process.