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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

In the Poet's Shoes: Performing Poetry and Building Meaning

Students take poetic license when they interpret William Carlos William's poem "The Red Wheelbarrow" to help create a poem of their own.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

Classroom biography study offers high-interest reading with a purpose, as students begin with inquiry and research, summarize and organize their information, and prepare oral presentations to share with the class.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Weekend News! A Weekly Writing Activity

On Monday mornings, you're likely to be asked, "What did you do this weekend?" In this lesson, students respond to this question in a self-assessed writing assignment about their weekend adventures.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Comic Makeovers: Examining Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Media

Students explore stereotypes in the media and representations of race, class, ethnicity, and gender by analyzing comics over a two-week period and then re-envisioning them with a "comic character makeover."

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Technical Reading and Writing Using Board Games

Students celebrate a novel they have read and get hands-on experience with technical writing by creating a board game based on the novel and writing the instructions for it.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection

Students use Internet search engines and Web analysis checklists to evaluate online resources then write annotations that explain how and why the resources will be valuable to the class.