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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Cost and Savings Using Children's Literature

Students make sense of dollars and cents when they study the importance of saving and budgeting in this lesson.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Thoughtshots Can Bring Your Characters to Life!

Students will walk a mile in the shoes of Solomon Singer as they learn how to use flashbacks, flash-aheads, and internal dialogue to develop realistic characters.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Telling a Story About Me: Young Children Write Autobiographies

Students tell their life stories in this lesson about autobiographies based on family photographs.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Breaking the Rules with Sentence Fragments

Though teachers usually caution students against using sentence fragments, Edgar Schuster's work demonstrates that professional writers often use fragments effectively. This lesson helps students understand that there are reasons that they can and should use sentence fragments to become effective writers.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Literature as a Jumping Off Point for Nonfiction Inquiry

Students use text sets to research a topic inspired by a fiction book they have read. A text set is a collection of multiple text genres with a single focus.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts

Students listen to fiction and nonfiction read-alouds and explore selected Websites to identify factual information about animals. This lesson focuses on ants, but can be adapted to any animal.