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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar Skills

Students manipulate sentences from books or magazines to examine changes in meaning and parts of speech.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas

V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for a specialized ABC book, as students select, research, define, and illustrate a word for each alphabet letter.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Picture Understanding! Building Comprehension in the Primary Grades With Picture Books

Students move from modeled to independent comprehension of fiction stories by using texts by Jan Brett and interactive tools that demonstrate their comprehension.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Examining Plot Conflict through a Comparison/Contrast Essay

Students explore picture books to identify the characteristics of four types of conflict. They then write about a conflict they have experienced and compare it to a conflict from literature.

 

Grades   9 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

Developing Aesthetic Criteria: Using Music to Move Beyond Like/Dislike with Poetry

In this lesson, students develop the cognitive tool of criteria development for discussing the aesthetics of poetry and music.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Audience, Purpose, and Language Use in Electronic Messages

Students explore using electronic messaging and Internet abbreviations for specific purposes and examine the importance of using a more formal style of writing based on their audience.