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Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

Creating a Persuasive Podcast

Students learn how to get their voice out on the web when they research issues important to them and compose a persuasive podcast to post online.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Writing and Role-Play to Engage the Reluctant Writer

What does the world look like through a javelina’s eyes? Students become javelinas in this lesson when they analyze a character and write from his or her perspective.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Scaffolding Comprehension Strategies Using Graphic Organizers

Students learn collaborative strategic reading (CSR). During and after reading, students apply four reading strategies—preview, click and clunk, get the gist, and wrap-up—and use graphic organizers for scaffolding.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Rummaging for Fiction: Using Found Photographs and Notes to Spark Story Ideas

In this lesson, students use found notes and found photographs as inspiration to help them identify subjects, settings, characters, and conflicts for pieces of creative writing.

 

Grade   K  |  Lesson Plan

What's in a Name? Teaching Concepts of Letter and Word

In this recurring activity, the process of choosing a helper for the day becomes a literacy activity, with the helper's name as a starting place for reading and writing.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Color of Silence: Sensory Imagery in Pat Mora’s Poem “Echoes”

Pat Mora’s poem “Echoes” demonstrates that our senses are powerful tools for literary analysis and comprehension as students use their senses to discover new ways to read and write.