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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Family Ties: Making Connections to Improve Reading Comprehension

Families are all about connections between people. In this book, students read three books about different families and make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections to those texts.

 

Grades   7 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Accountable Book Clubs: Focused Discussions

Students form literature circles, read Esperanza Rising or Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Muñoz Ryan, use a Critical Thinking Map to discuss social issues, and use a class wiki.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using Songwriting to Build Awareness of Beginning Letter Sounds

"Bessie bird lives in a barn" in this lesson in which students create alliterative animal songs to help them learn letter names and consonant sounds and build phonemic awareness.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Hypertext Writing Experience

Students analyze "choose your own adventure" stories and brainstorm to develop setting, characters, and plots for their own adventures stories and related Websites.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Comic Strips and Cartoon Squares

Students must think critically to create comic strips highlighting six important scenes from a book they have read.

 

Grades   6 – 9  |  Lesson Plan

Sharing Information about Careers with Infographics

Students research careers of their own choosing. Then using Piktochart, students create their own infographics to illustrate their research.