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Grades   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Thoughtful Threads: Sparking Rich Online Discussions

Today's students love chatting online with friends. This lesson combines that love with literature. Students form literature circles and have meaningful online discussions about a literary work.

 

Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Whose Shoes? Using Artifacts to Teach Reading and Rhyming Patterns

If the shoe fits… Actually, any shoe will fit this lesson, and the Artifact Analysis Questions provided will help students see it in a whole new way. Several rhyming texts take the shoe theme a step further, and introduce activities to increase students' awareness of rhyming words.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Gabbing About Garfield: Conversing About Texts With Comic Creator

Students will definitely get animated as they discuss comics' features and designs, and they're sure to enjoy the lesson's punch line assignment: creating a comic strip of their own.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Found Poems/Parallel Poems

Students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching the Epic through Ghost Stories

In this lesson, students connect to the oral tradition of epic storytellers by sharing their own oral tales of ghosts and goblins and monsters.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Developing Persuasive Arguments through Ethical Inquiry: Two Prewriting Strategies

In this lesson, students use focused prewriting strategies to explore content and ethical issues related to a persuasive assignment.