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Grade   1  |  Lesson Plan

Hey Diddle, Diddle! Generating Rhymes for Analogy-Based Phonics Instruction

Students practice matching rhyming words, apply phonological awareness to analogy-based phonics, and use the interactive Construct-a-Word to create rhyming words by adding a beginning consonant to a word ending.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

You Can't Spell the Word Prefix Without a Prefix

Students explore the role of prefixes, as well as their origins and meanings, and examine how the understanding of prefixes can improve comprehension, decoding, and spelling.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Flip-a-Chip: Examining Affixes and Roots to Build Vocabulary

Do your students detest having to define vocabulary words? Don"t confine them to worksheets—turn the study of affixes and roots into a hands-on contest to create context-rich vocabulary puzzles.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

“Blind Date with a Book”: Creating Lifelong Readers

This multi-lesson learning project encourages students to read engaging texts at their grade level and also works to promote habitual, independent reading in all students.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using Mobile Devices to Illustrate Literary Devices

Using mobile devices, students capture images to represent literary devices. Students then reflect on why their images depict the literary devices.

 

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

Blending the Past with Today’s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction

To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.