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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Learning Clubs: Motivating Middle School Readers and Writers

Students participate in learning clubs, select content area topics, and draw on texts—including websites, printed material, video, and music—to investigate their topics, and share their learning using similar media.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Reading and Writing About Whales Using Fiction and Nonfiction Texts

Students will have a whale of a good time in this lesson in which they use fiction and nonfiction texts to write a letter to an online scientist.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Collaborating, Writing, Linking: Using Wikis to Tell Stories Online

Students become online authors in this lesson in which they write and post a short story using wiki technology.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Having My Say: A Multigenre Autobiography Project

Students compose a multigenre paper, modeled after the Delany sister's autobiography, Having Our Say, that includes the autobiographical narrative essay as well as an informational nonfiction piece.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Paying Attention to Technology: Reviewing a Technology

Students read and analyze technology reviews to establish the characteristics of the genre. They then compose their own reviews on a technology of their choice.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Promoting Diversity in the Classroom and School Library through Social Action

Students explore the effects of stereotypes by analyzing children’s books. Then they create bookmarks that encourage readers to question the assumptions of stereotyped books and to seek out matching, balanced texts.