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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Identifying and Classifying Verbs in Context

The interactive read-aloud in this lesson helps students to identify and classify the three verb types—action, state-of-being or linking, and helping verbs.

 

Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Blogging in the Primary Grades? Yes, Indeed!

Give students an authentic reason to read and write by researching blogs written by their peers around the world and then writing their own.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Review Redux: Introducing Literary Criticism Through Reception Moments

Literature takes on a life of its own as students take a hands-on approach to exploring A Raisin in the Sun for cultural and historical context.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Blogtopia: Blogging about Your Own Utopia

Students work together to create their own utopias, using blogs as the primary source of publication.

 

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

“Licensed” to Drive: Old West Figures

This lesson invites students to create a “Driver’s License” for characters that have made a contribution to western expansion in the United States.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Sí, Se Puede: Making a Difference, One Letter at a Time

After reading the book ¡Si, Se Puede!/Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A., students learn about labor unions, strikes, and organizing for change. Students interview staff members in their school to learn about their daily work life, and write persuasive advocacy letters.