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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Word Maps: Developing Critical and Analytical Thinking About Literary Characters

Students read "After Twenty Years" by O. Henry, use a word map to identify characters' qualities or traits, discuss the characters' feelings and actions, and reflect upon these in journals.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Creating a Class Pattern Book With Popular Culture Characters

Students hit the hallways with their favorite pop culture characters in this lesson to photograph the characters in various situations and then write about the pictures in a pattern-book structure.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing

A big green monster helps students build their reading fluency and word recognition skills through choral reading, literacy center activities, and writing stories.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Our Classroom: Writing an Owner’s Manual

Students write an owner’s manual that helps them get to know their classroom, provides them with a sense of ownership, and lets others know about their classroom.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

A-B-C: It’s Easy as 1-2-3 to Make Math Alphabet Books

Using the Alphabet Organizer app, students create alphabet books to review math terms.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Hypertext Writing Experience

Students analyze "choose your own adventure" stories and brainstorm to develop setting, characters, and plots for their own adventures stories and related Websites.