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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Informational Texts Using the 3-2-1 Strategy

Students can count on using the 3-2-1 strategy to help them successfully comprehend and write about an informational text.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The Magic of Three: Techniques for the Writer's Craft

Students learn to use tricolons—a writer's technique of putting words and phrases into groups of threes—to add rhythm and power to their writing.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare’s Secret

Is the case closed on the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays? Student history detectives explore the evidence for and against one of the possible alternatives, Edward deVere, using the novel Shakespeare’s Secret plus a variety of online sources.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Campaigning for Fair Use: Public Service Announcements on Copyright Awareness

Students explore a range of resources on fair use and copyright then design their own audio public service announcements (PSAs), to be broadcast over the school’s public address system.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Love of War in Tim O’Brien’s “How to Tell a True War Story”

Students explore the theme of love of war through texts on camaraderie among soldiers. They then compose a visual collage depicting their beliefs about the relationship between love and war.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching Student Annotation: Constructing Meaning Through Connections

Students examine text closely and create annotations to make personal and meaningful connections with the work.